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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is there a difference between implantation spotting and just an irregular spotty period? how can you tell if there is?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
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 to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding.

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Last updated Apr 27, 2014

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