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Hi. I heard that some women experience period like bleeding when they're pregnant, but its not a real period. Well, last week I got my period, a few days after having sex with my boyfriend. We used a condom, but it was slipping off at one point, so we put it back on. Then we took it off and he fingered me for a bit. I got my period, but it was a day late, and didn't really "flow" like my normal periods. It wasn't as heavy as it normally is. It would stop, then start up again, the completely go away. And I normally cramp before my period, and for the first day, but my period has been over for a few days, and Im still cramping and feel bloated. So Im just wondering what to think/do? Do I pass it off as nothing, or take a test?
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For the peace of mind, taking a test would certainly not be a bad idea if you are worried, but a woman cannot have an actual period while pregnant. Irregularity in what you normally see as your period, as well, is not a sign that isn't your actual menses, it's more likely you just experience some run of the mill irregularity. Also, despite some minor condom troubles, it sounds like you just didn't have a very big pregnancy risk to begin with.

(In the future, per the condom slipping a bit, have you tried getting condoms of a different size or different make to see if the ring sits more snuggly?)

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