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Mo Williams
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My girlfriend has been having her normal period for 3 months now (usual heavy flow and same number of days) since our unprotected intercourse. She's having all her period symptoms like bloating, back and abdomen hurting, sugar craving. However I've heard people on the internet saying they got something called decidual bleeding during pregnancy that looks like a period.. so is that a lie and if it's true, can decidual bleeding have the same symptoms as a period? Or I can relax and be sure it's her period?

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It is not likely that decidual bleeding will look exactly like a regular period, and especially not like three regular periods in a row.

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Mo Williams
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Thank you for the quick reply! But do you know anything about symptoms? Like, do you know if decidual bleeding can have the same symptoms of a period?

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Heather
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Like Joey said, no, that is not likely.

But a person who is months pregnant will also have positive pregnancy tests. So, if your girlfriend is concerned she is pregnant, asking things like this is not the way to go. A pregnancy test is.

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Mo Williams
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We actually did 3 pregnancy tests 6 weeks after intercourse and it came back negative but I'm paranoid about things like that so im afraid that maybe her hCG level wasn't enough to be detected.. I know at 6 weeks after sex the hCG level should be between 1000 and 225000, but I've read on the internet that some people mever get a positive on urine tests, even at 6 weeks.. is this true?

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Heather
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That is highly unlikely. What is more common are people just not following the directions with tests.

Is *she* still concerned she is pregnant at this point, or is this only your concern?

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Mo Williams
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We followed the instructions entirely. And it's only my concern. She's actually not concerned at all and until now (14 weeks since the incidence), she's been having no pregnancy symptoms at all. But as I said, I tend to be paranoid and after reading things on the internet, it gets me scared. I've read lots of things on people getting "periods" wjile pregnant or having no symptoms at all, etc.

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Heather
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It might help, then, to remember that when a physical event that is pretty much about the level of a heart attack is happening in your own body every day? You really are HIGHLY unlikely not to know.

So, when the person who would be pregnant feels mighty sure it is not something happening in their body, especially since months in, it really is not something where you can't know something huge is up?

Know that she can know this. And certainly much better than random people on the internet posting under the guise of made-up screen names.

Do yourself a favor, too: stop reading that stuff. You want to find out more about pregnancy, stick to reliable sources, like books on pregnancy at the library, or credible sites where all content is moderated and fact-checked.

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You're right and this is exactly why I came to this site, because I know that you guys are specialists and know better thsn random people. Thank you so much for putting my mind at ease after a really tough 3 months, I really appreciate it!

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Happy to help. [Smile]

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