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Can you have a menstrual and possibly be pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not with pregnancy

A menstrual period only occurs after a woman has ovulated and did not conceive.
Spotting or bleeding does frequently happen at the time the period is due even when a woman has conceived - that is not menstrual bleeding, it is because of implantation bleeding from the pregnancy getting established in the uterus. Of course a woman on birth control pills will have a period, and not have ovulated.

In brief: Not with pregnancy

A menstrual period only occurs after a woman has ovulated and did not conceive.
Spotting or bleeding does frequently happen at the time the period is due even when a woman has conceived - that is not menstrual bleeding, it is because of implantation bleeding from the pregnancy getting established in the uterus. Of course a woman on birth control pills will have a period, and not have ovulated.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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