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Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
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Does implantation bleeding smell like a period?

Dr. Lewis Rosenberg
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Does implantation bleeding smell like a period?

No: Usually no smell, spotting.

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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


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Does implantation bleeding look and smell like a period?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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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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Dr. D Elan Simckes
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Can you distinguish between periods and implantation bleeding by smell?

Dr. D Elan Simckes
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Can you distinguish between periods and implantation bleeding by smell?

Smell: Lol, i know that i couldn't but you probably kencench you know your own body. A woman's menstrual flow can have a particular order and it would therefore most likely be different anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Is implantation bleeding as heavy as periods and hows the smell and how long is it?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Definitely not: If you have bleeding that heavy it is definitely not implantation. There is also no 'right' or 'wrong' smell. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does implantation bleeding smell like?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does implantation bleeding smell like?

Most often, women: Don't bleed with implantation. When bleeding occurs the amount of blood is miniscule. So, no -wouldn't anticipate an odor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does implantation bleeding smell like urine?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does implantation bleeding smell like urine?

Most often,: Bleeding does not result from implantation. When it does occur, there is only a tiny amount of blood. There would be no reason for it to smell like urine. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Can implantation bleeding and cramping smell and feel like a normal menstrual cycle?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Can implantation bleeding and cramping smell and feel like a normal menstrual cycle?

Implantation: Yes, bleeding and cramping can mimic a normal period ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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What's the smell of implantation bleeding like?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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What's the smell of implantation bleeding like?

Not: Blood smells like blood, i'd politely recommend you not worry about the smell. There is no specific smell to implantation bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Will implantation bleeding be heavy like a period?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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?

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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