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A 27-year-old female asked:

My cycle isn't for another wk or 2. i'm spotting dark red and it's not heavy. could this be implantation bleeding?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Breakthrough: It's probably breakthrough bleeding, can't say for sure 'why' over the internet. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage online now, but it's over-rated in importance. It's not consistent and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. A pregnancy test in a few days will confirm one way or another.

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