Can You Still Have Your Period If You're Pregnant?
Can you still have your period and be pregnant? – Rosalina*
After a girl is pregnant, she no longer gets her period. But girls who are
pregnant 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. Doctors
call this implantation bleeding. It 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 care for you and your baby.