“Can I still have a full period and be pregnant?”
Although it’s not common for someone to be pregnant and have a “full” period, there are some women who do have a light period or vaginal spotting the first 2 or 3 months after becoming pregnant, as the womb (uterus) adjusts to the hormones of pregnancy. Even with a full period, if you think you might be pregnant, you should go to your health care provider or local clinic and get a pregnancy test done right away.
“I had sex, but then the next day my period came. Could I be pregnant?”
You are not pregnant if you are having a normal menstrual cycle. The bigger question is do you want to become pregnant? If the answer is ‘no’, then seek the counsel of your care provider to discuss your birth control options.
“My boyfriend and I had sex on the 3rd week of the month. Is it possible to get pregnant even if my period came?”
If you have already had your menstrual cycle, and it was normal, then you most likely are not pregnant. There are times when a woman may be pregnant and still have her cycle, but that is not very common. A urine pregnancy test can be taken if you are still concerned.
Now, if you are not trying to get pregnant, you should see your health care provider for information on birth control. Natural family planning, where you time sex around your time of ovulation can be effective but is a bit more complicated than just choosing to have sex around your menstrual cycle.
“I’ve missed my period two months in a row. Around the time I was supposed to have my second period, I had some sort of brownish red discharge. I am sexually active and mostly use the “pull out” method. I took a pregnancy test a few days after I should have started my second period but it came back negative. I’m not sure what this means or what I should do .. help!”
You should see a care provider to be evaluated for pregnancy. The “pull out” method is not a reliable method to prevent pregnancy. Your care provider can discuss your options for birth control, provide testing for sexually transmitted infections as well as find out why you have missed periods if you are not pregnant.
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