Is it possible be pregnant and get your period?

It is possible to be pregnant and still have a menstrual period, although it is not very common.

During pregnancy, the body produces a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) which stops the menstrual cycle. However, in some cases, a small amount of bleeding may occur around the time of the expected period. This is called implantation bleeding and it occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Implantation bleeding is usually light and may be mistaken for a menstrual period.

It’s important to note that even if you are experiencing bleeding or cramping, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re not pregnant. In some cases, women may have a condition called “ectopic pregnancy”, which is a serious condition where the embryo implants outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube.

It’s also possible to have a menstrual-like bleeding during the early stages of pregnancy, which is known as a “chemical pregnancy” or “early miscarriage”. These occur when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, but it doesn’t develop properly, and the pregnancy ends early, usually before the fifth week of pregnancy.

If you suspect you are pregnant, it’s important to see a healthcare professional to confirm the pregnancy and get the appropriate care. In addition, if you have any concerns or doubts about the bleeding, it’s important to see a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance.

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