You're exactly right. It's possible to have period-like bleeding during pregnancy, but not a true period. I think some of us have given up trying to explain this, because it will eventually come up again and again.
exactly, i just dont know what to tell these girls who ask me if its a normal period or not. its a hard question to answer. do u have any advice for me to tell them? Ive even had a girl on one of these blogs tell me they have taken a negative pregnancy test and got their period the next day which lasted a good 5 days and they still arent sure about being preg. or not. what do u think would be a good response to tell them? no one should have to go through the suffering of not knowing for sure. so what do u think mslkpage?
I'd say a negative test + normal period = not pregnant. BUT, I had a negative test once followed by light bleeding (which I thought was a period), and it turned out I WAS pg!! It was ectopic, so the bleeding was an indicator that the pregnancy was abnormal. Same reason it took me longer than normal to test +. In cases where all the indicators point to not being pg, but the person is still uncertain, I usually suggest they see their obgyn and request a blood test just for peace of mind.
That's what I think, crazylady.
when u did bleed how much blood did u lose, was it as normal as a regular period or what? because i have been bleeding exactly like a normal period.
It was a little lighter. About a week after it ended, I tested again and that time it was +. That's when I realized that it wasn't a period after all.
sorry i keep going on about this but i have just one more question... how long was it compared to your normal cycle?
Oh, lemme think...my periods were light to begin with and were only lasting about 4 days, so we're talking about 3 days of days of very light bleeding. Not so light that I noticed a difference, and similar enough to my regular AF that I figured that's what it was. It wasn't until after that bleeding was over that I began to think I might actually be pg.
If u r still on here, may I ask a question?