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Doctor literally laughed in my face when I said could I be pregnant after having a period every month for three months

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I last had sex three months ago. And I have had a regular period since then. But every period I get I now get excruitatingly sore breasts during and prior to it. I'm so tired all the time. Get irritated over small things. And now I had had gastro like symptoms for 10 days, and there's no sign of them reducing of going away. So I'm feeling nauseous and have diaherra. The last time I remember feeling like this was when I was pregnant with my daughter. I took a pregnancy test, Coles brand (apparently notorious for being dodgy) and got a faint positive result. When I was pregnant last year I had extremely low HCG levels during the first trimester. I've been to the doctor, and he literally laughed in my place saying that I couldn't possibly be pregnant because I've had a period every month for three months. He said it's impossible. But is it really.. Hasn't everybody heard a story of someone who knew someone who had their period during their pregnancy. Do you know someone? Or have you had your period? Is there a chance to this? I find out tomorrow afternoon for sure when I get bloods back. He very reluctantly ordered one for me because I was persistent that I needed it just for peace of mind.

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You can't get a false positive, so congratulations you're pregnant. Find a new Doctor.

OP The doctor whilst laughing said that apparently 20-30% of tests give a false positive result, he's seen it before. What the hell! I'm with you never heard of a false positive before
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OP And definitely won't be going back to him
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 I can’t believe your doctor. Having a period is absolutely possible...!! Go get a second opinion,
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  You could have a false-positive result if blood or protein is in your urine. And certain drugs, such as tranquilizers, anticonvulsants, or hypnotics, and some fertility drugs, may also cause false-positive results.

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 I have read that in my immense google searches on this issue 😂 So maybe because I had my period just a few days ago perhaps there were remanants of blood in my urine. We’ll see this arvo 🤷🏼‍♀️
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It can happen. Can you do another home test in the meantime? But maybe try clearblue this time. It could also be hormonal changes if it isn’t pregnancy. Either way your doctor should be investigating it.

OP Doctor said that apparently 20-30% of pregnancy tests give a false positive result! 😳
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OP Oh and I've taken the whole pack of tests two of them negative one faintly positive.
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I went to emergency with excruciating stomach pains. I told the doctor it almost felt like labour pains the way my stomach was cramping. I asked if he could check my Mirena. He told me it was period pain and sent me home. Humiliated me didn't argue, thought "I've been such a dramatic idiot" and left with my tail between my legs.
A few moths later I found out I was pregnant and my regular doctor said those pains probably were literally a sort of contraction as my body pushed the Mirena out... or something along those lines.

If I don't feel taken seriously now I always get a second opinion! And always trust myself. Especially since my SIL has become a registered nurse we've come to realise a lot of what they say comes down to personal opinion, interpretation and different knowledge retention.

Even if your blood results come back negative, at least you have peace of mind. And given the symptoms you've listed, he should have ordered them willingly anyway. Crap doctor. You did the right thing persisting.

OP Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I think it's so important for women to hear stories like this. I'm so sorry that happened to you. I will keep persisting, thank you xx
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Yes I knew of someone who had a period with all her pregnancies

OP I didn't when I was pregnant with my daughter though 😣 Which makes it weird!
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 Every pregnancy is different, nothing is “text book” or the same
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It is possible to get breakthrough bleeding at period times, even though you are pregnant. It should appear as a lighter period than normal if this is happening. When your hormones become stronger it stops the breakthrough bleeding. Keep us informed how you go.

 It seemed just like a normal period to me, the only thing different is I usually only bleed for 4 days on schedule like clockwork, but this lasted a few more days than normal with the last few days being extremely light. Could that be what they mean by “light” bleeding? And I guess maybe there was more bright red blood than normal, but I can’t remember if I’m more clotty and brown normally or whether that is my normal. Still traumatised from the post birth blood clots 😂 appointment is at 4 this afternoon so going to be a long day waiting. Will let you all know what the results are!
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My cousin didn’t find out she was pregnant until 5 months in.. She told her mum she felt Funny in the tummy, like butterflies. Mum is a nurse, felt her belly and took her straight to doc. Pregnant. My cousin never missed her period and I’d seen her the day before she found out, wearing a crop top and was jealous of her super flat tummy. She didn’t start showing til a month later.

Def get a new doctor. Even if it's something that seems silly to him, he should still be professional and look after you. I'd put a complaint in about him. I have also read about ladies who have a period while pregnant, so it's not impossible. Hope your blood tests give you peace of mind

Also Coles brand isn’t great try a first response test they are the most sensitive

I don’t have any experience but from what I know some women have a ‘period’ every month for their entire pregnancy. So not uncommon to have a period and be pregnant at the same time.

OP Thanks I'm glad someone else has heard of it too. If it's not uncommon why would the doctor be so rude laughing at me for asking a question like that. Ugh.
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Not pregnant! Just a nasty virus apparently. Thanks guys for all your help though.

 Is this actually OP?
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 Yeah the actual op actually has the green op box.....

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I blew like a monthly period the whole way through my first pregnancy as did my mother and two sisters. I actually didn't know I was pregnant until I was 6 months in, we are built small, have small bellies and small babes.

 Bled* not blew
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OP Amazing!! What did the doctors say the bleeding was from? Are your babies healthy?
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 It was just normal bleeding with good timing. Not actual menstruation, some women bleed during pregnancy and some do not. My baby was totally fine 😊 I don't think your doctor is right about the false positives though. good luck with your results whichever way they go
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 I think the doctor is wrong about the false positives too. I did three tests and told my doctor I wasn't sure (they all said positive). She laughed and said I was definitely pregnant!
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 I did get two negatives though so (which i didn’t tell him about to prevent further scepticism) so who knows 🤷🏼‍♀️Three positives girl I would have giggled too hehe xxx
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Yes of course you can be pregnant. What is important is that your doctor is not supportive. Even if he thinks the possibility is low he should still respect you to check. Typical male chauvinist, probably went to an all boys school. Get a new doctor you don’t have to put up with that.

 Agreed! I hate it how men think they can have a strong opinion about a women’s body and her instincts
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 Yeah, I hate how men have a medical degree and I just google shit or ask on a forum
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 Just because you have a medical degree that doesn’t make you a good doctor. You also require good bedside manner
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 When dealing with foreigners which are a lot of doctors here what we deem rude isn’t always rude to them.
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Hey op how did you go?

 Appointment is at 4 this afternoon going to be a longgggg day waiting 😩 will let you all know!
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I found out I was pregnant at 21 weeks after the doctor went to check for cysts. Then there was a baby