Pregnant menstruating? Doubtful of nine out of ten attempts, implantation bleeding can confuse many women with an onset of menstruation . This is the biggest confusion for many women who said they menstruated in pregnancy. Pregnant don’t menstruate! What the new pregnant woman may have is bleeding from partial peeling of the endometrium during pregnancy or menstruation during pregnancy at the very beginning.
The bleeding that many have at the beginning of pregnancy , still in the pre-delay phase or even with little menstrual delay is the famous nesting , this implantation bleeding that is so talked about and confused with a possible menstruation. The secret is to know how and when it happens to leave no doubt that the woman did not menstruate but had an escape from the endometrium due to the fixation of the fetus inside the uterus. Difficult? More or less, but then how to learn to differentiate between menstrual bleeding and implantation bleeding or even risky bleeding for the evolution of pregnancy?
Can I Be Pregnant By Menstruating? How to differentiate?
Usually the minimal bleeding that signals that menstruation is coming, can be very similar to the blood that shows that the nesting has happened. The big difference between them as to whether they are pregnant and menstruating (losing blood) is the amount of blood and symptoms .
The hormonal symptoms (increased progesterone after ovulation ) are very similar to those of pregnancy, causes nausea, cramps and dizziness and there can be even more confusing. However, the amount of blood coming out of the vagina can kill the riddle! Menstrual bleeding has a flow that nesting does not have, that flow fills the pad and sometimes there are pieces, clots . Menstrual blood is much more red, has bright colors and can even be brown, if there is a significant amount then the pregnancy is ruled out.
Why Don’t Pregnant Menstruate?
And you know why pregnant does not menstruate, she needs the endometrium for the baby to settle and grow healthy and if that endometrium leaves there is nowhere for the baby to stand for the pregnancy to go on. On the other hand, a woman may think she may be pregnant and menstruating due to the low progesterone she may have.
This hormonal deficiency can cause bleeding, as it is the hormone responsible for keeping this endometrium intact for the evolution of pregnancy. If there is a lack of progesterone , the endometrium is at risk of leaving and the pregnancy does not go on.
Difference in Implantation Bleeding vs. Menstruation
Another aspect that differentiates the implantation bleeding from a minor or initial menstruation is the color, usually the implantation bleeding is usually a waterier and brownish red, just a little melichinha that can come for two or three days and stop.
Menstruation with a significant change in estrogen can also have these characteristics, but there is the same flow rule, enough to fill the pad or change from panties to clothes, it is not implantation bleeding unless you are low on progesterone and there you have it to replace with medication to prevent a micro abortion. In that case, pregnancy can only be detected with an HCG test, either from a pharmacy or from blood, a beta HCG . You can buy your Famivita pregnancy test here in our online store.
Bleeding with Suspected Pregnancy
The more viscous brownish blood can also be implanted, this happens due to the excess of hormonal mucus in the woman’s cervix, as well as the estrogen in the initial menstruation, therefore, being cautious and common sense at the time of supposition is the best thing. Three questions to ask yourself when you are bleeding and you are suspected of menstruating:
- Is the amount of blood that is coming out of a large flow?
- Is the color vivid and vibrant as normal blood?
- Is the intensity the same as always or just a little reduced?
- Are the symptoms as intense as ever?
If all the answers are yes then it is likely that you are really menstruating, but of course, it is not 100% proven that you are not pregnant. What this method helps is to unravel a mystery that surrounds tentants, menstrual bleeding or implantation. Can we conclude then that – pregnant menstruates? No, they may have only one bleed per implant or low progesterone . If in doubt, do a pregnancy test and see your doctor and only provide an ultrasound if he asks.
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Questions from Readers:
Is pregnant like menstruating?
Even with all the explanations, many readers have this doubt due to the amount of reports from women who claim to have menstruated during pregnancy. And the answer is definitely NO! Pregnant do not menstruate as the fertilized egg does not eliminate the uterine desquamation. If symptoms similar to menstruation occur during pregnancy, it is considered bleeding and a hospital should be urgently sought.
Is it possible for menstruation to be delayed and not to be pregnant?
Yes, menstrual delay is not just due to pregnancy. It can happen due to hormonal problems, diseases in the female reproductive system, due to the ingestion of some medications and even emotional problems.
Is it possible to get pregnant after menstruation?
It is a situation considered rare but it can happen mainly for those who have the shortest menstrual cycle, since to happen pregnancy is necessary that ovulation occurs right after menstrual bleeding.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.