A 23-year-old female asked:
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period is 40 days late. have had slight bleeding only when i wipe. bright red, for about 4 days. periods are usually heavy. implantation bleeding?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe not at 40 days: Only 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 pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period.
Answered on Feb 5, 2016

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Pregnancy test: Do a pregnancy test now and, if negative, do another one in a couple of weeks. If still negative, then unlikely pregnant.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Not likely: It may have been the beginning of the period. Check a pregnancy test to be sure.
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Menses: It matters whether you are around 2 week after the beginning of your period or closer to 4 weeks.
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Could be: The only way to know for sure is to check a pregnancy test sometime soon. This early a blood pregnancy test is more likely to be + than a urine.
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