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Doctor insights on: Detailed Description Of Implantation Bleeding

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How do I know if I have implantation bleeding?

How do I know if I have implantation bleeding?

No such thing: The egg is microscopic when it lands on the wall of the uterus. There is no such thing as implantation bleeding. If you have bleeding this is not representative of pregnancy. A spot or two of blood is rarely seen, but not bleeding. ...Read more

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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Could i be experiencing implantation bleeding?

Could i be experiencing implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. Ovulation for mos women happens between days 12-16 from the first day of the period, on average 14 days. Therefore implantation bleeding can occur sometime between day 18 at the earliest and 22 at the latest (days 19-20 for most women). Of course there are exceptions but this applies to most regularly menstruating women. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am experiencing implantation bleeding?

How can I tell if I am experiencing implantation bleeding?

Bleeding: Generally swelling, sponginess , sometimes pain but not always. Contact your doctor asap to evaluate. ...Read more

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How worried should I be if implantation bleeding looks heavy?

How worried should I be if implantation bleeding looks heavy?

Likely breakthrough: It's almost never implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl 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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For what length of time do I wait after implantation bleeding to test?

For what length of time do I wait after implantation bleeding to test?

Pregnancy : If your periods does not come as expected you should get a pregnancy test. Implantation bleeding is a myth. ...Read more

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Virgin bleeding or implantation bleeding. How can I tell the difference?

Virgin bleeding or implantation bleeding. How can I tell the difference?

Virgin bleeding: Bleeding from damage to the himen happens during and immediately after sex. Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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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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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more