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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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Does implantation bleeding look and smell like a period?

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. No, it's not like a period - bleeding that heavy is unlikely 'implantation, ' could be breakthrough or other reasons. ...Read more

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Could you have a period like implantation bleeding?

Could you have a period like implantation bleeding?

Possible unlikely : You can have period like implantation bleeding but this is unusual. Most period like bleeding is just a period. ...Read more

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Will implantation bleeding be heavy like a period?

Will implantation bleeding be heavy like a period?

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. No, it's not like a period - bleeding that heavy is unlikely 'implantation, ' could be breakthrough or other reasons. ...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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Implantation bleeding in your first pregnancy?....What does it look like?Can implantation bleeding come 2dys.B4.Expct.Period?.

Implantation bleeding in your first pregnancy?....What does it look like?Can implantation bleeding come 2dys.B4.Expct.Period?.

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. Implantation always happens 6-7 days after ovulation, so if 'implantation bleeding' happens that's when it would be. ...Read more

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What does spotting or a light bleed during early pregnancy look like?

Anything: Anything is possible. It's best to be under the care of an obstetrician/ gynecologist to be sure pregnancy is progressing normally. If you're not sure you're pregnant, run a home urine pregnancy test. If you're pregnant and there is any bleeding, your doctor will want to order blood work and perhaps an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Could bleeding that last for 5 days, starting out like a light period and then turning into spotting, be implantation or breakthrough bleeding?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very effective for determining if you might be pregnant. It's hard to answer your questions specifically as you didn't state where in your cycle you were. At 16, if you're not pregnant, a reliable birth control method would be a great idea. Pills and condoms are great for preventing pregnancy and protecting you from stds. ...Read more

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Is implantation bleeding be like a period?

Is implantation bleeding be like a period?

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. No, it's not like a period - bleeding that heavy is unlikely 'implantation, ' could be breakthrough or other reasons. ...Read more

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Can you have a period where you don't bleed or it looks very light or pink . Like spotting ?

Can you have a period where you don't bleed or it looks very light or pink . Like spotting ?

Any bleeding: Is considered a period, but it obviously may not be a normal period and if it is that light, u need to r/o preg or other conditions , so i rec u see a gyn for a workup. ...Read more

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Does implantation bleeding hurt like a menstual period?

Does implantation bleeding hurt like a menstual period?

Implantation bleed: Usually 1st trimester bleeding sometimes referred to as "implantation bleeding" is painless spotting but occasional cramping is possible. This won't amount to a period like flow and will increase your risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can periods occur after implantation? Or bleeding similar to a period?

Can periods occur after implantation?  Or bleeding similar to a period?

Yes: Light bleeding may occur at the time of implantation or when menses are due. It is usually lighter. This is why pregnancies are dated from the first day of the last NORMAL menstrual period. ...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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What can cuse early period or implantation bleeding?

What can cuse early period or implantation bleeding?

Early period: An early period is caused by early ovulation or a short luteal phase. Breakthrough bleeding can be confused for an early period. None of this is 'implantation bleeding, ' which is highly variable and most women will never experience at all. ...Read more

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Does implantation bleeding have to occur before a missed period?

Does implantation bleeding have to occur before a missed period?

Most of the time: There is not bleeding with implantation. However, it were to occur it would always be before the period is missed. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy bleeding occur like normal periods, like can it have cyclic bleeding like how menses occur?And can it be cyclic for 5months into preg?

Ann bleeding : It is unlikely that you are pregnant . A patient mat occasionally have break through bleeding for a couple of months and may even have a light period for a few months of pregnancy but five months is highly unusual . Only possibility for this to happen is if there is a uterine deformity. I would do a pregnancy test and if positive see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Ovary CA & bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. If you have a mass and abnormal uterine bleeding, you need to get an endometrial biopsy. ...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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What does implantation bleeding look like if your period last 3 days could it be the same but not as much blood as a period?

What does implantation bleeding look like if your period last 3 days could it be the same but not as much blood as a period?

Mid cycle spotting: If there is any implantation bleeding noted at all, it will be mid cycle and spotting ...Read more

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I am 34 & my period was 10 days early. It don't look like implantation bleeding. I had sex while highly fertile & bleeding started 1 day after sex?

I am 34 & my period was 10 days early. It don't look like implantation bleeding.  I had sex while highly fertile & bleeding started 1 day after sex?

? cervical bleeding: If you normally have regular cycles and bleeding starts so early in the cycle it is most likely cervical from the intercourse. When bleeding occurs after intercourse it is important to be up to date on paps and checkups for sure. Other causes of post intercourse bleeding would include adenomyosis which is endometriosis in the muscle of the uterus, or polyps and fibroids. Recurs, Needs eval. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding in your first pregnancy?....What does it look like?Can implantation bleeding come 2dys.B4.Expct.Period?.

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. Implantation always happens 6-7 days after ovulation, so if 'implantation bleeding' happens that's when it would be. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding look like?

What does implantation bleeding look like?

Spotting: Generally, implantation bleeding is very short, on the order of a few hours. Most women mistake it for a period, but it does not last nearly as long. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding look like ?

Like blood : Blood is blood. You can not distinguish this from the much more common reasons to bleed from your vagina like an early period. If you think you are pregnant simply check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What exactly does implantation bleeding look like?

What exactly does implantation bleeding look like?

No bleeding: If you have a normal implantation, you should not see any bleeding. If you think you are pregnant and are having bleeding, you may be experiencing a threatened abortion or miscarriage. Visit your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding look like typically?

What does implantation bleeding look like typically?

Pinkish or brownish: Implantation bleeding does not usually look like a regular menstrual period but is scanty and usually a pinkish or brownish discharge. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding look like and when does it come?

What does implantation bleeding look like and when does it come?

Like blood: Contrary to popular myths on the internet implantation bleeding just looks like blood. There is no way to tell the difference being irregular menstrual bleeding and implantation bleeding. You will just have to wait until you miss your period and take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding look like? And how long does it last?

What does implantation bleeding look like? And how long does it last?

Not: Implantation bleeding is sporadic and unpredicatble, doesn't happen at all in most cases. No, it's not like a period - bleeding that heavy is unlikely 'implantation, ' could be breakthrough or other reasons. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding look like? When does it occur and how long does it last?

What does implantation bleeding look like? When does it occur and how long does it last?

No such thing: Imagine with me a fetus, smaller than a speck of dust landing on the wall of the uterus. This microscopic even does not cause trauma or bleeding. Rarely a female can get one or two minor spots of blood in this event but in general implantation is symptom free. There is no such thing as "implantation bleeding'. ...Read more

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What does implantation bleeding feel like or look like?

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Spotting: Typicall, it is very light and transient without associated pain. ...Read more

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When should I start seeing implantation bleeding and what does it look like?

When should I start seeing implantation bleeding and what does it look like?

Implantation: Implantation bleeding occurs starting around the time of the missed period and for perhaps a week or two after that. It is usually spotting or light bleeding, less than a usual period, and may last several days. Less than a quarter of women when they get pregnant have implantation bleeding so no worries if you don't experience it. It can be confused with a light period or with miscarriage. ...Read more

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When implantation bleeding is over how does it look like?

When implantation bleeding is over how does it look like?

I'd ignore it: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you could see it. ...Read more

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Describe implantation bleeding to me what it should look like how long it last. ?

Describe implantation bleeding to me what it should look like how long it last. ?

Spotting: Implantation bleeding is not that common but when it does occur it is just spotting and last no more than a few days. ...Read more

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