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I hate being that person, but you cannot have your period and be pregnant. You can, however, have decidual bleeding, which is period-like bleeding that is often (but not always) lighter than your period and tends to stop by the third or fourth month of pregnancy (but, again, not always).

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@177, it wasn't her period, 152 literally just explained what it was. Besides 6 weeks is fairly normal to find out your pregnant. You can't even tell for the first month.

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holy shit the stupidity in the thread you cant have a period while prego you get what is called pre natal bleeding (I think thats what it is called) which isnt a period.

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Agreed. And to those who think that this is "okay" just because you don't really lose "that much blood" then you probably have never had this problem. I was put on the pill after having a continuous period for 3 weeks. Yep, 3 fucking horrible weeks. And now my periods last 3 days, thanks to birth control. Even if it's not THAT much blood, it's still not healthy. OP, I hope you get that checked out soon. But know that there's a solution to your problem!

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Yes, #145, what DO you know? You're not a doctor, you just happen to be part of the gender that does experience periods. Just because you happened to be unlucky regarding the length of yours does NOT mean you get to bitch that 17 days is 'nothing'. OP could be seriously ill and should absolutely go see a doctor.

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As a woman who also has stupid periods, I know that in order to get birth control to get your periods under control, you have to go to the doctor. It is not normal, it can become a serious issue (even if it didn't for you), and it requires medical attention. Whether you think so or not, this is a big deal.

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Hey guys- OP here- the reason my period we so prolonged was because i have the contraceptive implant, and it is a very common side effect to have disrupted periods. The period after my 17 day period lasted 50 days- I was very lucky not to develop anaemia!! They weren't very painful or heavy- just more of an annoyance. I am now on the pill to control my period. I am actually quite lucky because many girls say that they get horrible mood swings and gain weight and have a very low libido, so i am actually quite lucky that my only side effect was a prolonged period! Thanks for worrying though guys :))

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It doesn't matter how much you loose it can add up over time. No, it's not healthy. I developed sever anemia when I first started having my period and had to be put on birth control pills to control it and on iron pills and monthly blood tests to check my levels. OP must be feeling like shit by now physically from the blood loss.

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@43, you also spend nine months accumulating blood and menstrual stuff in order to encase your baby. Of course you're going to lose more and for longer. Not the same thing at all.

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I think she means lack of iron and figured it was implied by just saying it, because a lot of girls have that problem, especially in relation to periods. :(

You should definitely get checked by a doctor. Although my girlfriend said that stress and hormones can mess with your period. Also she told me that birth control helps to regulate that.

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Eh birth control is really unreliable about what it will do. For some people it helps regulate, but for others it will do the opposite. Its effects have a wide range and react with different people's bodies very differently. Like I've heard a lot of people say their birth control cleared up their acne, but my sister's previously clear face became acne ridden on her birth control. It really just depends.

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agree 100% with above statement! my Dr told me that I can't get 1 form that's known to stop periods because with my own cycle it would make me bleed the majority of the month. no thanks!

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Birth control could fix it, but then again it could be what's got her into this mess in the first place. I wouldn't try to use it without seeing a doctor first. Also different types have different results, maybe a different type would help your sister's face?

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Yeah well she has switched a bunch of different times and tried a ton of types. No birth control has ONE effect that everyone experiences, that's what's tricky. Also my mom was on birth control and experienced a lot of bone loss in her hips because of it, so it's actually pretty risky and scary.

did you just start taking birth control? when i did my period did that for a month then stopped for a week then started again and became normal...my doctor told me that was normal for women

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OP here- yes i have the contraceptive implant- but am now on the pill to help with my periods. They weren't painful at all, was just very annoying because i got the implant so i wouldn't worry about getting pregnant, but it stopped me being able to have sex at all!! Which was annoying because me and my boyfriend only see each other once a month and it was always on when i saw him! But the pill has helped regulate it now :)

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