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How Heavy Is Decidual Bleeding
More than a pad/hr: Heavy vaginal bleeding is usually defined as saturating more than a full (not mini) menstrual pad or tampon per hour for at least 2 or more hours. It can also be defined by the number of pads per day, but this can vary from doctor to doctor. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more
Not: Implantation bleeding is sporadic and unpredicatble, doesn't happen at all in most cases in other words there is no 'usually.' bleeding that heavy is unlikely 'implantation, ' could be breakthrough or other reasons. ...Read more
First-trimester: It varies with how you define it. Decidual bleeding has no real definition, most physicians simply refer to first-trimester bleeding. This presumes the woman is pregnant. Light bleeding in the first trimester is very common, spotting may be more than 50%, heavier persistent bleeding is less common and more worrisome. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Implantation bleed: 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
Probably not: Abnormal bleeding should never be assumed to be implantation bleeding. There are many causes for midcycle bleeding. Seek medical attention. ...Read more
Is it implantation bleeding or period ? What color how & long does implantation bleeding last? If it is implantation bleeding, when can I do a hpt?
Implantation: Bleeding doesn't occur that often. When it does occur it can be a tiny bit of brown d/c, a pink swirl in white d/c. The amount of blood is very small. ...Read more
Very different: Implantation bleeding occurs as a result of pregnancy when the implantation to the uterine wall is taking place. Menstrual bleeding results from not being pregnant and you are shedding the lining of the uterus you developed during the cycle as hormones are being withdrawn. ...Read more
Doubtful: Implantation bleeding is minimal. For most pregnancies this doesn't truly occur. ...Read more
Implantation: 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. ...Read more
Challenging question: Are you presently pregnant? i noticed your profile says 35 weeks. If you are having any bleeding at all during pregnanct this must be evaluated right away. So if that's the case go to hospital now, dial 911 if you are alone and call OB. Now, if you are not pregnant or asking on behalf of someone who is not pregnant, I need more information to answer your question. Ovulation does not cause bleeding ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 2 day brownish-red bleeding, quite heavy considered a period or is it implantation bleeding?
Need More Info: It can be both depending on your cycle characteristics. It can also indicate a possible miscarriage ...Read more
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