Can You Still Have Your Period if You're Pregnant?
Can you still have your period and be pregnant?
Pregnant females no longer get their period. But they can have other bleeding that might look like a period. For example, there can be a small amount of bleeding when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. Called implantation bleeding, this usually happens around the same time a girl would normally get her period.
Other things can also cause bleeding, like a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy (when the fertilized egg implants someplace other than in the uterus). An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency.
If you think you might be pregnant and have pain or bleeding, call the doctor right away. If you are not sure if you are pregnant, see a doctor, visit a health clinic like Planned Parenthood, or use a home pregnancy test.
If you use a home pregnancy test and the results are negative but the signs point to being pregnant (like a missed or late period, breast tenderness, or feeling sick or throwing up), see a doctor or go to a health clinic. If a home pregnancy test is positive, see a health care provider as soon as possible to confirm the test and get the right medical care.