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How can I tell the difference between ovulation bleeding and implantation bleeding? I've had scanty light pink bleeding for 1-2 days.

How can I tell the difference between ovulation bleeding and implantation bleeding? I've had scanty light pink bleeding for 1-2 days.

You can't: Once you are bleeding, its hard to know. Even your doctor would have difficulty telling the difference without doing daily ultrasounds starting before you started bleeding and drawing blood Some bleeding like this isn't ovulation or implantation bleeding. It could be something else. The best thing to do is wait and see if you miss your period and then do a pregnancy test. Best wishes ...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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Is it possible for you to have implantation bleeding 2days after sex if you ovulated?

Is it possible for you to have implantation bleeding 2days after sex if you ovulated?

No: It takes about 1 wk after ovulation for an embryo to make its way to the uterus and start to implant. Bleeding two days after intercourse would be more likely related to cervical or vaginal issues including infection, or others. ...Read more

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I have a 38-42d cycle i ovulated on day 33 of my cycle and had brown light spotting the week after for 6 days. Implantation bleeding?

I have a 38-42d cycle i ovulated on day 33 of my cycle and had brown light spotting the week after for 6 days. Implantation bleeding?

Possibly implantatio: That is certainly possible. Check a home pregnancy test 2 weeks after ovulation. If positive or you don't get a regular period, see your physician for evaluation. In the meantime, live like you are pregnant with vitamins and healthy food. Avoid alcohol tobacco and recreational drugs!! ...Read more

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I am lightly spotting 3 days after unprotected sex + the day I was supposed to ovulate. Is this too soon for implantation bleeding?

I am lightly spotting 3 days after unprotected sex + the day I was supposed to ovulate. Is this too soon for implantation bleeding?

Yes: Implantation bleeding can occur about 10 to 14 days after conception. You are too early for that. But you could have spotting just as a result of ovulation and that would be normal. ...Read more

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What's the difference between implantation bleeding & implantation spotting? How long does it last? I been having light bleeding.

What's the difference between implantation bleeding & implantation spotting? How long does it last? I been having light bleeding.

No difference: Its just two different ways of saying the same thing. How long it lasts is different for everyone. Bleeding in early pregnancy should be evaluated by a doctor--especially if you have cramping or pain. There are many things that can cause it besides implantation and some of them are serious. So don't assume that it is just implantation bleeding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Difference between post-coital bleeding and implantation bleeding?

Difference between post-coital bleeding and implantation bleeding?

Different causes: Post-coital bleeding means bleeding after having sex. Sometimes it is caused by an irritated cervix (the bottom part of the uterus), but sometimes it can be caused by cervical cancer! implantation bleeding or spotting is said to occur when a fertilized egg implants in the wall of the uterus. Check with your doctor about your own situation. ...Read more

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Please tell me the difference between stress and implantation bleeding?

Please tell me the difference between stress and implantation bleeding?

?: Implantation bleeding is more of an internet phenomenon than an actual real event. Although it can occur in is not very common. Women have no signs of implantation when it happens. ...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


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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more