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A 16-year-old female asked:

I had unprotected sex on may 1. ovulated around may 8.. next day light spotting and light cramps. is that implantation?!?!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Agree w Dr. Anyanwu: The timing would not be correct. It takes longer than that for the implantation to occur. Usually there is no bleeding with implantation or just a tiny amount.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I was experiencing spotting that I thought was implantation. I had sex it got heavier. I'm not bleeding thru pads, there's no cramps, no smell, help??
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