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difference between implantation bleeding and a broken hymen

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
A person can't tell: Wait and test. A positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that prior spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if a woman is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy : Implantation bleeding exclusively occurs if you are pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are che ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Bleeding: Implantation bleeding occurs before the missed period. Typically an earlier and lighter period. A miscarriage happens after the missed period and can ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No difference: Its just two different ways of saying the same thing. How long it lasts is different for everyone. Bleeding in early pregnancy should be evaluated ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
It's almost never: Implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be about 6-7 days after ovulatio ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Take pregnancy test: If you're having early pregnancy bleeding it may be different to your 'normal period' in amount of bleeding (heavier than normal or lighter than a nor ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: In implantation bleeding, the baby is imbedding into the womb. In a period, the shed endometrial lining is disposed of.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Periods: Menstrual bleeding is the sloughing of the lining of your uterus every month that you dont get pregnant. Implantation bleeding is some spotting that s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
maybe same: A period is the shedding of the lining of the uterus. When the lining shed, the blood comes out the vaginal other sources of bleeding from the cyst ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
30 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Etiology: A period is caused by sluffing of the endometrium from the decrease in Progesterone in women who have not conceived. Afterbirht bleeding is caused ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Likely breakthrough: Implantation bleeding is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be very light and about 6-7 days after ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Easy!: The difference is a positive pregnancy test. Do one and good luck.
A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: two terms for the same thing. Decidual=falling off. Autumn leaves and uterine lining.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Amount : A period usually occurs at a normal time and lasts anywhere from 5 to 7 days. Implantation bleeding can vary in onset but usually last for a very shor ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Bleeding: When you menstruate the flow is from your lining of your uterus or endometrium. When you are pregnant, the most common area to bleed from is your cer ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Periods/vag bleeding: Vaginal bleeding during menstruation usually come regularly every month every 28 to 30 days apart. If there is vaginal bleeding inbetween the periods ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Easy!: The difference is a positive pregnancy test! "Implantation bleeding" before an expected period is 99.9% internet myth. If you're not sure you are pre ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antonio Gargiulo
31 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timing and HCG: Implantation bleeding is typically seen about one week post-ovulation. Bleeding that is closer to two weeks after ovulation is more likely to be a per ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Virgin bleeding: Bleeding from damage to the himen happens during and immediately after sex. Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Misinformed?: Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. If you are bleeding at the time of your period you are having a period.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Menstrual bleeding : Is one source of bleeding. Women can bleed vaginally for other reasons as well.

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