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Dr. Natalie Sieb Dr. Sieb
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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It is possible to have implantation bleeding 10 days after missed period?

It is possible to have implantation bleeding 10 days after missed period?

Only if: Implantation bleeding occurs only when you've just conceived which would be around the time of your ovulation.Ovulation typically occurs midcyle, not around the time of your period (which would be the beginningof your cycle).However, since you're 10 days late it's hard to say now when you might be ovulating due to an unusual cycle, there's a very slight chance. Take a pregnancy test to rule it out

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can implantation bleeding occur 5 days after a missed period?

Can implantation bleeding occur 5 days after a missed period?

Not from implant!: The loss of periods is attributed to hormonal changes occuring after implantation. The fertilized egg must implant before a period is missed. Furthermore the release of egg (s) from the female occurs in midcycle, several weeks before the onset of the period. Hope this clears any issues! You should see your fp or ob-gyn.

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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Can implantation bleeding occur five days after a missed period?

Can implantation bleeding occur five days after a missed period?

Yes: Though implantation occurs around 9 days after ovulation, this is just when the embryo is starting to grow into the lining of the uterus. Implantation bleeding can occur any time during several weeks of the start of implantation, including 5 days after a missed period.

Dr. Neeoo Chin Dr. Chin
Fertility Medicine
36 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Brian Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
7 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Can implantation bleeding occur 5 days after a missed period? If you have a cycly of 22 to 24 days

Can implantation bleeding occur 5 days after a missed period? If you have a cycly of 22 to 24 days

Unlikely: Implantation will happen about five days after the egg is fertilized. If you have a 24d cycle then you likely ovulate on day 10, which means that you would have implantation related bleeding on days 15-20. Your bleeding sounds like it's on day 28-30 and so if you're pregnant that may be related to the placenta/pregnancy irregularity/even an ectopic but hard to say without an ultrasound.

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Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Does implantation bleeding happen enforce or after a missed period? I'm 10 days late and had a little but of bleeding today and then it stopped.

Do a hPT?: If you are that late on your period, a test will be reliable. If it's negative then not 'implantation bleeding, ' if it's positive you are pregnant.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How much spotting do you get during implantation bleeding? And does it occur 5 days after your missed period?

How much spotting do you get during implantation bleeding? And does it occur 5 days after your missed period?

Variable: The amount of spotting with implantation is very variable -- some women don't have it at all. If present, it would probably happen before your expected period, though. If concerned, please take a home pregnancy test. It will give you a more reliable answer than wondering about it.

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Can It be implantation bleeding 2 days after a missed period?

Can It be implantation bleeding 2 days after a missed period?

Maybe. Maybe not.: 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.

Dr. Donald Alves Dr. Alves
Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Can implantation bleeding happen 8 days after a missed period?

Can implantation bleeding happen 8 days after a missed period?

Yes: Implantation bleeding is dependent upon time of insemination and fertilization, not necessarily menstrual cycle. So it is possible.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Can old blood show up 3 days later after a missed period? If so what are the reasons for this? Or is it possibly implantation bleeding?

Can old blood show up 3 days later after a missed period? If so what are the reasons for this? Or is it possibly implantation bleeding?

Sure: If there is blood still in the vagina or uterus then yes it can come out. There is no way to explain it other than old blood will eventually come out.

Dr. Melanie Mintzer Dr. Mintzer
Family Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Had implantation bleeding then light period came two days before missed period. Very light one pad a day. Can I be pregnant or no?

Had implantation bleeding then light period came two days before missed period. Very light one pad a day. Can I be pregnant or no?

Pregnancy test: Yes, you could still be pregnant. It is important to find out whether you are pregnant and whether the level of the hormone BHCG is doubling every 48 hours which will indicate a viable pregnancy. See your ob-byn or family physician and have them take blood for quantitative BHCG levels to confirm the pregnancy.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Unprotected sex, missed period, now 6 days later having very very light bleeding only lasting about a day. Implantation bleeding, pregnant?

Unprotected sex, missed period, now 6 days later having very very light bleeding only lasting about a day. Implantation bleeding, pregnant?

Do pregnancy test.: Do a pregnancy test and you will know. People seem to repeatedly ask this question when the definitive answer is available at any pharmacy.

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom Dr. Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Does every woman have implantation bleeding? & how long is the bleeding usually? And is 6 missed period days an okay day to take a pregnancy test?

Does every woman have implantation bleeding? & how long is the bleeding usually? And is 6 missed period days an okay day to take a pregnancy test?

Most don't: Implantation bleeding is not uncommon, but most women don't experience it. A pregnancy test is using the positive about the time of a missed period. For best results use the first year and void of the day.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Lmp. 03/11 Unprotected sex 3/21. Lightly Spotted dark brown/black 03/31 for 3 days on&off. Missed period 6days late. Preg? Implantation bleeding?

Lmp. 03/11 Unprotected sex 3/21. Lightly Spotted dark brown/black 03/31 for 3 days on&off. Missed period 6days late. Preg? Implantation bleeding?

Take a test: Implantation bleeding is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation. A pregnancy test 14 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. If your pregnancy test is negative then the bleeding was just irregular spotting.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Does implantation bleeding occur 1 week after missed period?

No: Implantation bleeding occurs before the period is missed.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

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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