Medical Q&As

Periods

Can you be pregnant and still have a period? I have stomach cramp also.

It is not possible to have a period and be pregnant at the same time. When you have a period you are shedding the endometrium, which is the technical name for the lining of the womb. When you become pregnant the endometrium is retained and the fertilised egg is embedded in this lining. If you are pregnant and have experienced vaginal bleeding this is a sign of a threatened miscarriage. You really need to resolve the uncertainty as to whether you are pregnant or not. You should see your doctor.