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Vaginal Bleeding or Menstruation?

By November 7, 2011 - 10:43pm
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Could someone tell me the difference between the two? I always hear horror stories of women who thought they had their period during pregnancy, but were actually just having vaginal bleeding. I had unprotected sex last month--took Plan B--had a Plan B induced period (when it was normally due) and have recently began this month's period today (as expected). I know the chances of pregnancy are slim, but could someone tell me the difference. Google doesn't seem to know the answer to this one.
Thanks in advance.

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Elena Cooper,

If you had your last period when it was expected and have it again now when it was expected, then this is your period. Random vaginal bleeding can be spotting or bleeding for one day but is much lighter and definitely not regular. You cannot be pregnant and have your period-- this is a misconception. Women who believe they have their period while pregnant are actually experiencing uterine bleeding, which is again not specific to the day your period is supposed to arrive-it can occur at any time of the month. 

Good Luck,


November 8, 2011 - 5:10am
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