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Is it possible to be pregnant even though I got my period?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

If you had a menstrual period, you are not pregnant.
On the other hand, it is possible to be pregnant and have vaginal bleeding that may seem like a period. For example, loss of an early pregnancy will cause bleeding. More worrisome is the possibility of bleeding from an ectopic pregnancy. If it's possible you are pregnant, see your doctor right away.

In brief: No

If you had a menstrual period, you are not pregnant.
On the other hand, it is possible to be pregnant and have vaginal bleeding that may seem like a period. For example, loss of an early pregnancy will cause bleeding. More worrisome is the possibility of bleeding from an ectopic pregnancy. If it's possible you are pregnant, see your doctor right away.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Absurd!! One can actually have an apparently normal menstrual period and still be pregnant.
Dr. Alan Patterson
NO if u are pregnant, then it is not your period, u can have bleediing at the time when your period would be , but it is not a period.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

When you become pregnant your ovaries are suppressed and will stop cycling.
Therefore you won't have a period. Some women have bleeding while pregnant for various reasons and mistake this bleeding for a period.

In brief: No

When you become pregnant your ovaries are suppressed and will stop cycling.
Therefore you won't have a period. Some women have bleeding while pregnant for various reasons and mistake this bleeding for a period.
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Dr. David Carcieri
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

We have all heard of women who "had their period" all the while they were pregnant.
This is biologoically impossible. What this usually means is that there was some other reason or complication of the pregnancy that caused irregular bleeding. So often someone may not know they are pregant because they "had their period" when in actuality they are having pregnancy related bleeding.

In brief: No

We have all heard of women who "had their period" all the while they were pregnant.
This is biologoically impossible. What this usually means is that there was some other reason or complication of the pregnancy that caused irregular bleeding. So often someone may not know they are pregant because they "had their period" when in actuality they are having pregnancy related bleeding.
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