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Very confused - can you have a period and be pregnant?

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bozzy Mon 21-Feb-05 14:39:32

I am very confused! On day 8 of my normal cycle (ie 4-5 day period) I used a digital ovulation test and it came up with a but then did it for the next 6 days. My persona told me that I was ovulation on day 9 and 10 (second month of use). I called up the helpline to find out why so many smiley faces and they told me it is a possibility I could be pregnant (this would be wonderful!) So I have done 2 cheap pregnancy tests and they have both come out as positive (all this in the last hour so still in shock!). But I have only just had a period. Is it possible to have a period while pregnant as surely day 15 of a cycle would be too early to tell normally??

Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 14:40:34

Congratulations on your pregnancy

fisil Mon 21-Feb-05 14:41:36

Could you have conceived last month? Some women continue to have periods while pg. I have had small bleeds before/during doing a positive pg test.

Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 14:41:40

sorry .. yes it is possible to still have what seem like periods when pregnant (its not usual but is possible)

you can have a false negative but you can't have a false positive .. and you've had 2

looks like you're preggers

fisil Mon 21-Feb-05 14:42:14

oh yes, congratulations. Twiglett is right, you can't have a false positive.

Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 14:42:14

I would say the last one is probably a false period so count the pg from period before that

bozzy Mon 21-Feb-05 14:42:38

Thanks Twiglett! If I am pregnant.. still in denial - have doc's appointment in 2 hours.... would this mean that I have been pregnant for more than a month?? SO confused!!

bozzy Mon 21-Feb-05 14:43:51

Sorry guys, just got your messages! Oh god! Want to tell everyone but better wait until DH gets home....!!!!

Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 14:45:30

they'll tell you for certain at dating scan

Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 14:45:44

how exciting

bozzy Mon 21-Feb-05 18:16:20

Just got back from the Doc's - I have to do a urine test in the morning and wait until Thurs for results.. but Doctor is convinced that if I have done 2 tests and they are positive then I must be pregnant.. the bleeding is called implantation bleeding ...and not my period (just as you have told me... still not convinced but mildly optimistic! The pregnancy tests are supposed to be 98% accurate - they just don't pick up pregnancy as quick as First Response....... fingers crossed..

lunavix Mon 21-Feb-05 18:18:03

I had rough periods for the first three months of pg - was always random and irregular anyways. But I have a lovely ds to show for it

COngratulations :c)

oops Mon 21-Feb-05 18:37:53

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happymerryberries Mon 21-Feb-05 18:41:05

My father was living proof that this is possible. His mother had a bleed every month during that pg!

Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 18:42:32



implantation bleeding normally happens around 6 weeks I believe (but wait to be corrected)

prunegirl Mon 21-Feb-05 19:38:06

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Twiglett Mon 21-Feb-05 21:43:38

definitely at 6 weeks too prunegirl (I had it with DD and that's what they said at EPU .. that it burrows further around the time next period would have been due)

expatinscotland Mon 21-Feb-05 21:51:24

My gran had a baby at 47 after having full-on periods for 6 months. She started having problems with her stomach and bowels and it was only then it was discovered she was pregnant. She delivered a healthy son who is now a physician.

tiredemma Mon 21-Feb-05 21:55:10

i had periods throughout the first 3 mths of my second pregnancy- i didnt realise i was pregnant till i was 16 wks!
so, in answer to your question- yes you can!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

mmmmchocolate Mon 21-Feb-05 21:59:27

i had periods up until 7 months too, i think you will find its quite common i didn't realise till it happened to me.

So sounds like you are pregnant. COngratulations x

ThomCat Mon 21-Feb-05 22:02:03

Woohoo, congratulations, how lovely.
Have you told DH yet?

bozzy Tue 22-Feb-05 09:09:29

Prunegirl, you could very well be pregnant... the doctor said it is quite common and so many women get caught out with their dates because they thought they experienced a period. The only reason I checked was because my ovulation kit was going a bit crazy! Have to take a test for the lab today - told DH last night in the kitchen and he lay down on the kitchen floor in shock! Very excited though - I haven't had my period since ds for 14 months due to having injection contraception, so had no idea if I was ovulating etc - very frustrating. So now very excited but slightly in denial still. Prunegirl, my period seemed relatively normal but I have only just started getting periods for a few months - think it was a bit lighter than normal but bang on period time. Goodluck. Thanks for everyone's messages!!

prunegirl Tue 22-Feb-05 16:28:40

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HunkerMunker Tue 22-Feb-05 16:40:42

Congrats, Bozzy! (Prunegirl, will your GP do a test for free?)

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