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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can implantation bleeding be dark red?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Not really: Politely, "implantation bleeding" is mostly an internet fad - 'real' implantation bleeding is sporadic and highly unpredictable, and doesn't happen at all in most cases.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can implantation bleeding be characteried by dark red blood?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes: The bleeding form implantation.Can vary from bright red to very dark brown or even black. The appearance of the blood is related to how quickly it comes out. Fresh blood is red, older blood gets progressively darker.
Australia
A 22-year-old female asked:

Can implantation bleeding be red and how long does it last ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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 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.
Roanoke Rapids, NC
A 20-year-old female asked:

Can implantation bleeding be heavy and red like a period?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, sometimes.: See your gynecologist if you are having menstrual-like vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy - it may be implantation bleeding, or menses/miscarriage. Urine pregnancy tests, blood HCG levels and transvaginal sonography will help your doctor determine what is going on. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck!
Last updated Sep 6, 2020

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