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Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more


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Can implantation bleeding be heavy like a period and have small bits of grey tissue?

Can implantation bleeding be heavy like a period and have small bits of grey tissue?

Varies: Implantation bleeding can take many forms from none at all to almost like a light period. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding be heavy and red like a period?

Can implantation bleeding be heavy and red like a period?

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! ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding occur after a heavy period? Are you pregnant if that happens?

Can implantation bleeding occur after a heavy period? Are you pregnant if that happens?

See answer: Implantation bleeding usually occurs within 7-10 days after fertilization and prior to the onset of the expected menstrual period. It is usually light (spotting), brief in duration, and is often un-noticed. If you had a normal or heavy period at the time of your expected period, then no pregnancy. There are always rare exceptions: heavy implantation bleeding and implantation after period can occur. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding become heavy and seem like a normal period?

Can implantation bleeding become heavy and seem like a normal period?

No: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus.
Bleeding most often dose not occur with implantation. If there is bleeding the amount is small. It may be small rust or brown colored drops or light pink swirled in white d/C. It usually occurs about ten days after ovulation. There is more blood w period. Take a HPT if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that implantation bleeding can be heavy, not heavy like a period though. And last for 3 days only 1 week before expected due?

Is there a possibility that implantation bleeding can be heavy, not heavy like a period though. And last for 3 days only 1 week before expected due?

Implantation: 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. ...Read more

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Had IUI on 15/9/14. Periof not due until 30th but seeing blood when I wipe since 25th. Could this be implantation bleeding? Im.also taking cycloget

Had IUI on 15/9/14. Periof not due until 30th but seeing blood when I wipe since 25th. Could this be implantation bleeding? Im.also taking cycloget

Possible: Wait another week and check first AM urine with home pregnancy test. It could also be dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is common with hormonal shifts even with stress. Trying to conceive can be stressful which works against you. Easier said than done, but try to relax. Many couples conceive after adoption because the pressure is off. Follow up with your fertility specialist, too. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I have experience heavy implantation bleeding. I'm very regular with 7 day period but last one lasted 2 heavy days and 3 spotting days.

Can I have experience heavy implantation bleeding. I'm very regular with 7 day period but last one lasted 2 heavy days and 3 spotting days.

Menstrual bleed: Having heavy period on a normal cycle time is less likely to be associated with pregnancy, If doubt remains a pregnancy test would help to alleviate the anxiety. ...Read more

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I took Plan B on nov. 14th/19th and dec 2nd. Heavy 3 day "period" came on dec 8 when expected, but ended very early. Implantation bleeding or period?

I took Plan B on nov. 14th/19th and dec 2nd. Heavy 3 day "period" came on dec 8 when expected, but ended very early. Implantation bleeding or period?

Period most likely: Most likely it is period and may be effected by taking Plan B three times
if you are serious about not getting pregnant and sexually active. I will suggest you go on birth control pills or an iud. Discuss with your gynecologist if you like. ...Read more

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Does implantation bleeding get heavier? Not to the point where its heavy like a period but I can fel the blood comming out. Its way more than spotting

Does implantation bleeding get heavier? Not to the point where its heavy like a period but I can fel the blood comming out. Its way more than spotting

Likely breakthrough: Implantation bleeding is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be very light and about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. So, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have implantation bleeding when your period is due? I am experiencing really light bleeding, unusual for me as my periods are heavy.

Is it possible to have implantation bleeding when your period is due? I am experiencing really light bleeding, unusual for me as my periods are heavy.

Menstrual changes: If you are sexually active, even if you use contraception, I recommend checking a home pregnancy test. While rare, some women do experience spotting or bleeding early in pregnancy that can mimic a period. It's best to check. Home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate starting the first day your period is due. If negative, check again in 1 more week just to be sure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I supposed to start my period today I did but all of a sudden it stopped it's back on now not heavy not light I loked up it said implantation Bleeding?

I supposed to start my period today I did but all of a sudden it stopped it's back on now not heavy not light I loked up it said implantation Bleeding?

Possibly: Time will tell if it is implantation bleeding. May also try doing a pregnancy test and repeat in 1 week if negative. It can also just be a change in your menstrual pattern. Many factors can effect your period such as pregnany, medications, medical conditions, stress....
See a doctor if any further concerns. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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It's not as heavy as it is when I get my period but it's not just a little spotting. Could it be implantation bleeding?

It's not as heavy as it is when I get my period but it's not just a little spotting. Could it be implantation bleeding?

Not impossible, but: Breathroughis more likely. 'implantation bleeding' is mostly internet nonsense, it's over-rated in importance. It's not common to see and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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1st and 2nd day my period was heavy now the 3rd day I only see blood when I wipe but its not a small amount of blood is this implantation bleeding?

1st and 2nd day my period was heavy now the 3rd day I only see blood when I wipe but its not a small amount of blood is this implantation bleeding?

If posit. Preg. Test: Only a positive pregnancy test can tell a woman that prior spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if she 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 been), or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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I have regular cycle but was 4 days late on period, light red bleeding today that got heavier and turned dark brown. Implantation bleeding or period?

I have regular cycle but was 4 days late on period, light red bleeding today that got heavier and turned dark brown. Implantation bleeding or period?

Can't say.: Check a pregnancy test and follow the directions on the packet exactly. Repeat in a week. If negative, you a probably not pregnant. If the irregular pattern of your periods continues with the next period, see your doctor and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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10 days before period I began bleeding. Two days light one day heavy for a few hours. Can it be implantation bleeding or something more serious?

10 days before period I began bleeding. Two days light one day heavy for a few hours. Can it be implantation bleeding or something more serious?

May be implantation?: It may be implantation bleeding and unlikely to be any thing serious
wait and if you miss your period, do an in home pregnancy test.If you get your period that means it was not due to implantation and if it recurs get your self checked by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is a heavier than normal period considered implantation bleeding?

Is a heavier than normal period considered implantation bleeding?

No: Not at all. I suggest you forget 'implantation bleeding, ' altogether, its a subjective thing, mainly an internet fad. ...Read more

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