could I have had a miscariage or is it posable to have your priod while pregnant?

Destinie - posted on 02/01/2012 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant. I kinda feel like I am. I have been tired I have been sick to my stomach then it goes away and then comes back. I have cramps on the right side only. with lots of discharge. I have had my period. I also think I had a miscarage. I dont really know anything about one tho. I had blood and there was this glob that look like flesh. After that my cramps went away and I had a regular period. Well me and my husband have had unprotected sex since my period. and I have been sick and had wierd cravings. I was just wondering if I might be able to be pregnant and still have my period.

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Jen - posted on 11/20/2012

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I had bleeding and some clots when I was pregnant with my son...I took a test and it was positive and then had bleeding not bad but a week later I had massive bleeding and thought I was miscarring..went to the hospital got checked and had a ultrasound which showed I was 10 weeks 6 days...I thought I was having my peroids and was only like 4 weeks!

Kristy - posted on 08/27/2013

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Okay I'll tell my story. It is august 27 2013 today. My period was due Aug 9 I was 3 days late it started Aug 12th I had it for 5 days normal bleeding. Last Fri night I got some cramping and when I went to the bathroom I was bleeding red. I put a tampon in and checked it before I went to bed it was half full. I put another tampon in and went to bed. I got up the next morning and there was 2 dots of blood on my tampon. I just new something wasn't right so I went to the er and the tested me came in and said I was pregnant. They did blood work to check my hcg level and it was 279 they said I was about 5 weeks pregnant. Well yesterday I did another blood test the hcg level was 452 Iv Ben bleeding since 4 this morning with no cramps. I have to do another blood test tomorrow then doc appointment on Thursday. I really don't no how to feel. I have a 2 year old boy and everything was normal about that pregnancy except having a emergency c-section. But yes I had what I thought was my period.

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well, my mother had her period each month while pregnant with my sister. my sister was pregnant and bled the whole time too. as for you having a period while feeling pregnant, it diffently is possible because it's happened to my family members like i just said. you said that you had gotton a thing that looked like a piece of flesh. well it sounds like you had a misscarriage. but, you could still be pregnant for you could have had twins. did you take a pregnancy test? if negative, you could have lost a baby and your body is still sending you feelings of the pregnancy that you just lost. i have had 3 miscarriages and it's not a fun thing to go through at all. my first that i had lost. well i was around 2-3 months pregnant and i started spotting pinkish blood and started like a period and got heavier and heavier. every time i would move a big blood clot would come out. i called my dr and he said i had 2 options with the miscarriage... a dnc or naturally let it come out. he told me about what happens during a dnc....scraping your insides out and he told me the truth that you can have problems afterwith from having it done. so that scared me and i said i would allow my body to do the natural thing, get rid of it itself. it took 3 months for it all to come out. see , my aunt was pregnant once and started bleeding...having a miscarriage.. she had a dnc and they had found out she had another one in there that was alive. well from having the dnc... she lost it too. she still would have a baby, even though she lost one, if a dnc wasn't performed. my sister this happened to as well. except one bad thing about my sister, she had nothing but problems with her pregnancies afterword, she bled during her pregnancies all because of the dnc left scarring.my 2nd miscarriage that i had had, i started cramping..went to the bathroom and i got a baby on my tissue paper. my baby was in the sac. i was able to see his/her face, little eyes, fingers that was webbed, feet were the same.. but you can tell it was a baby... i was around 3 months. people say that a baby isn't a baby until 3 months... they are wrong.. i wasn't 3 months yet and you can tell it was a baby.. it broke my heart in two and till this day... i think of the baby i had seen that i lost, i wish i knew what it was and that it could have lived. i called this one jesse. for if it was a girl, short for jessica and jesse is also a boys name. my 3rd misscarriage. i was pregnant with twins..they didn't want to misscarry. i went to the dr's and there was no heart beat. an ultrasound was done, no heartbeat. went to another place to have another ultrasound. found out i was carrying twins and still no heartbeat. i was given pills to start miscarriage and well i cramped up and fell to my knees and i felt something come out in my underwear and went to the bathroom, there they were. they were discusting... they were a greenish-black color.so, if you had a misscarriage which it very much sounds like it, i'm so sorry for your loss. but remember you will see this baby again. for once conception is made, they were supposed to be. they had a heartbeat. god says he knows you before you are born, before you are conceived. this baby that has been miscarried will be brought back and put into your arms and you will get the chance to raise him or her.look this up into your bible.may god bless you with another child. i hope that you are still pregnant, for this will be your god-given blessing.

Rachel - posted on 11/16/2012

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You can't have your period while pregnant.youtof CAN have bleeding. Most women who claim to have their periods during pregnancy, are just having bleeding (which can be normal). If they know they are pregnant, and have bleeding on a regular basis, they seem to not know enough about causes of bleeding in a healthy pregnancy, to call this bleeding anything other than a period. I did have an episode of bleeding while I was 7 weeks pregnant. It started out light, went to almost as heavy as my regular period, then went away. I was told by doctors at the .ERthat I was having a miscarriage, and had an ultrasound that showed a viable fetus and went on to have a healthy baby girl. It turns out my bleeding was caused by a small tear where the placenta attached to my uterus. Nobody bothered to explain that to me until I was 4 months along. Unfortunately doctors don't always tell you what is going on even though they should. There is however, tons of information on the web about pregnancy : magazines, medical sites etc. Any site that has some sort of medical professional writing about pregnancy will tell you that any bleeding during pregnancy IS NOT A PERIOD. Is you were to shed your entire endometrium while pregnant, it would be called a miscarriage.

Erika - posted on 02/02/2012

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No. You can't have your menstrual period while you're pregnant.



Some women do have vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. Some even report intermittent bleeding that seems like a regular period to them. But vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is not the same thing as menstruation.



What's the difference?



Menstruation only happens when you're not pregnant: Each month, your uterus grows a thick blood-rich lining in preparation for an egg to embed there. If you don't get pregnant that month, you shed this tissue and blood – that's your menstrual period.



But once an egg embeds in the uterine lining, hormones tell the blood-rich tissue to stay intact to support the growing baby. And you won't shed it and start having your period again until your pregnancy is over.



Then why do some women bleed during pregnancy?



Bleeding occurs during pregnancy for various reasons, some serious and some not.



Some women have light bleeding or spotting very early in pregnancy – around the time their period is due – and they may mistake that for a period. This so-called "implantation bleeding" may be caused by the fertilized egg burrowing into the blood-rich lining of the uterus. It's generally a lot lighter than a typical period and lasts just a day or two.



You may have spotting after a Pap smear, vaginal exam, or sex. This is because there's more blood going to your cervix during pregnancy.



Bleeding can also be a sign of something seriously wrong, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy, which can be life-threatening. (See our article on vaginal bleeding in pregnancy for a complete rundown of possible causes.)



If you notice bleeding, call your doctor or midwife right away, even if the bleeding has stopped. Many women who bleed a little during pregnancy deliver without complications, but you may need an evaluation to rule out a serious problem.



If you're actively bleeding or have severe pain of any kind and can't immediately reach your practitioner, head straight to the emergency room.

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Kristy - posted on 09/14/2013

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OK so this pregnancy ended in miscarriage. Not everyone's happen like that tho. I had a period and others have periods and go on to have healthy baby's.

Deanna - posted on 11/19/2012

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It is rare, but you can be pregnant and still get your period. Especially in the first couple of months. And even more rare, during the entire pregnancy. If you are wondering if you are pregnant, take a pregnancy test.

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i was trying to reply to rachel martin.i'm not trying to be snotting or anything. please don't get me wrong. women are only trying to give advice to others for what they know or even got through. as for having a period during pregnancy. i'm sorry to say..you can. it don't seem like you should of course. but my mother had got through this. every month she had her monthly cycle and still had my sister. my sister had bled during her pregnancy too. it all depends on the person and what they are going through. we don't know someone else's body of course. we can only say to others of what our knowledge is. in my opinion, you need to look up things on if a period is possible before saying it isn't possible.as for going to a dr, some women don't want to go. wether you have the money or not... not all clinics are that good. in my opinion when you go to some of these clinics they don't treat you with the respect like they should. well actually even drs that's not in clinics are the same way. not all drs know everything anyways. they act like they know your body compared to you know your own body. like having a baby... they want you to do as they say as if they are the one's having it. i can see them telling you what should be done if it's your first. but having more than 1 pregnancy, they act like you don't know a thing.
like i had said, i'm not trying to run anyone down. i don't know you just like you don't know me. but don't put other people down for their response to someone asking a question. they are only trying to help. just like you are trying to help when responding.

Melissa - posted on 04/25/2012

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Leigh, you are right. It is pretty rare and even more rare for both to be pregnant simultaneously or even to have both be functional. Quite frankly, I watch way too much of the Discovery Health channel! That's how I know that. :/

Leigh - posted on 04/25/2012

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Sorry Melissa, I was unaware that there was a condition like that. It must be pretty rare though. Thank you for letting me know about that. But yes I agree with you that some bleeding during pregnancy can be heavy.

Melissa - posted on 04/25/2012

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Actually, it is possible to have a second uterus. The condition is called uterus didelphys.



Some of you ladies are reading too literally. Is it possible to have a menstrual cycle during pregnancy? No. Is it possible to have spotting heavy enough to be mistaken for a menstrual cycle while pregnant? Yes.



Rachael Martin, no one called her crazy. We simply suggested she may be having psychosomatic symptoms. It is not "crazy" nor is it uncommon. Have you never read more into something than was actually going on?

Leigh - posted on 04/25/2012

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The only possible way to get your period while your pregnant is if you have 2 uteris', and as far as I'm aware, That is impossible. Any other bleeding is simply spotting, or a miscarraige. I am currently 5 weeks pregnant and thought I had miscarried because I woke up bleeding last week, and I have a history of miscarraiges. Turns out it was just spotting, but I had to go to the doctor to have him make sure. I suggest go to the doctor to have them give you an exam to know for sure either way.

Jody - posted on 04/19/2012

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Although it is not medically possible to have a true menstrual period while pregnant bleeding during early pregnancy is not uncommon and can be mistaken for a period however it is usually lighter than your period. The hormones that trigger a period cannot surge and cause the slothing of the endometrium that is your period while you are pregnant but some people have bleeding from the cervix during pregnancy. Or partial and harmless endometrial loss during early pregnancy is also possible. However bleeding that is heavy, with cramping or pain is not normal and could be a miscarrage etc. Below are some sites you can go to to get more infromation about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy.

Only a positive pregnancy test, preferrably a blood test can tell you for sure if you are pregnant, good luck and baby dust :)

http://www.babycenter.ca/pregnancy/anten...

http://www.babycenter.com/404_can-you-ge...

Jacqui - posted on 02/05/2012

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when i was pregnant i started bleeding at around 6 weeks and continued to bleed every day till just over 10 weeks, i lost blood clots and had heavy cramping, it turned out i was pregnant with twins and that 1 twin had died, so i was having a miscarriage while being pregnant, i gave birth to a very healthy little girl back in 2010, if your unsure i would get it checked out

Rachael - posted on 02/03/2012

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You can NOT have a period while pregnant. a monthly period is the shedding of the uterine lining. Durring pregnancy the uterine lining grows thick and nourishes the egg during implantation and the development of the placenta. If you think you are pregnant do not ask other women who don't even know you, go to a doctor. If you do not have or cannot afford a doctor go to a clinic ESPECIALLY if you have any kind of unexplained bleeding.

A side note to Kate and Melissa G, how can you possibly even suggest that a woman you have never met may be experiencing pseudocyesis or as you termed it "hysterical pregnancy" That is quite presumptive to call someone crazy just by reading a few words.



Destinie, good luck, and take care of yourself!

Melissa - posted on 02/03/2012

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Go get a blood test and/or urine test from your doctor and talk to your doctor best thing you can do is get medical advice!

Melissa - posted on 02/02/2012

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I agree with the "hysterical pregnancy". But I did want to mention this: when I was pregnant with my youngest, I had a LOT of bleeding at 7 weeks and I was sure I was losing the pregnancy. I went to the hospital as I had not decided on an OB yet. I found out that I was pregnant with twins and both had a heart beat. Unfortunately, after a full week of bleeding, one of the babies' hearts stopped beating. If I had not gone to the hospital and just assumed it was a miscarriage, I would not have realized I was still pregnant. So, go to your OB/GYN because you never know.

Kate - posted on 02/02/2012

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It is possible to get your period all nine months of your pregnancy. But it sounds to me like you maybe having a hysterical pregnancy. When you want it so bad your body mimics the symptoms. I would make an appt. With the ob

Tiffany - posted on 02/02/2012

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Yes it is possible to have your period while pregnant! My sister in law had a period every month for three months with her first and with her second she had a period for four months. So it is possible. the misscarriage part well im currently going through one and All I have had was bleeding no cramps nothing. So were still trying to figure out what is going on. Good luck to you and your husband!

Tiffany - posted on 02/02/2012

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Yes it is possible to have your period while pregnant! My sister in law had a period every month for three months with her first and with her second she had a period for four months. So it is possible. the misscarriage part well im currently going through one and All I have had was bleeding no cramps nothing. So were still trying to figure out what is going on. Good luck to you and your husband!

Corinne - posted on 02/02/2012

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hi!! When I got pregnant i also thought I had a miscarriage because I got my period, but you can still be pregnant and the baby be healthy I actually bleed everyday till about 6months into my pregnancy.... my boy came out healthy.I don't know why it happens but Ive heard other stories of this happening as well..hope this helps

Bonnie - posted on 02/02/2012

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You can't have your period while you are pregnant, so either you are not pregnant or you could be going through a miscarriage if the bleeding is heavy. It is normal for many women to have some bleeding during pregnancy. In most cases, with a miscarriage, you will also have heavy cramping.

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If you are pregnant and you're losing clots that isn't a good sign...but you can bleed whilst pregnant and be ok, I did with both of mine.



I'd take a pregnancy test and see what it says, if it shows positive go to the doctors and tell them youve lost clots, get everything checked out; if it shows negative and your still having pregnancy symptoms go to the doctor and explain your symptoms, they can do a more thorough pregnancy test and can rule out anything else if necessary.

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