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whats the difference between menstruation and vaginal bleeding in pregnancy?

By June 26, 2016 - 11:00am
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just a final question to my concerns

Basically, i got my period on the 22nd June. Started off light then a mediumish flow, then light again
Its still going on and i have a tingly left nipple. I know that light periods and sore nipples could point to pregnancy
so i'm unsure how to tell if this bleeding is from pregnancy OR it is my menstrual period.

From 22 june -25th it a flow ranging from a phase to light to medium, then light. Then yesterday night nothing at all! Today it's just been spotting and occasional flow of blood.
I am underweight so i dont know this could be the reason?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Irregular vaginal bleeding, especially lighter bleeding can indicate pregnancy. If you have intercourse and pregnancy is a possibility, then take a pregnancy test. If the test is negative there are many other possible reasons for irregular periods/vaginal bleeding.
I highly encourage you to read the article below that talks about all the possible causes of irregular bleeding. Then see your gynecologist as soon as possible to get a pap smear and make sure nothing serious like ovarian polyps or cysts are occurring.
I hope that helps.

June 26, 2016 - 9:42pm
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