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how to tell from implantation bleeding and period

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Possible: Wait another week and check first AM urine with home pregnancy test. It could also be dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is common with hormonal shi ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Timing: Implantaion bleeding is when a fertilized embryo implants in the uterus. Period bleeding is when the lining sluffs from the uterus.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test : You can take a pregnancy test when your period is due. That's the only way to know for certain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiran Medasani
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to tell: Often times without additional testing, it is hard to differentiate between implantation bleeding and menstrual bleed just by history alone.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Test: You can check a pregnancy test. If it negative, you can check again in about a week (after your period should have started).
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A 104-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bleeding: Your period most often comes at the anticipated time - the timing for implantation is prior to that. Most often bleeding does not occur with implanta ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Check for pregnancy : Check for pregnancy as well as see an obstetrician.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Timing & blood amt.: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus. Bleeding most often dose not occur with implanta ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Timing: Your period should happen once monthly. Implantation bleeding usually happens several days before your cycle, is typically light (not heavy like a reg ... Read More
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