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How can you tell implantation bleeding from your period?

How can you tell implantation bleeding from your period?

Myths: Timing. Periods happen on time and expected. Usually. Other bleeding can represent trauma, infection, use of hormones, or irregular bleeding. There us no such thing as implantation bleeding. That is a fake untrue myth. ...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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Had IUI on 15/9/14. Periof not due until 30th but seeing blood when I wipe since 25th. Could this be implantation bleeding? Im.also taking cycloget

Had IUI on 15/9/14. Periof not due until 30th but seeing blood when I wipe since 25th. Could this be implantation bleeding? Im.also taking cycloget

Possible: Wait another week and check first AM urine with home pregnancy test. It could also be dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is common with hormonal shifts even with stress. Trying to conceive can be stressful which works against you. Easier said than done, but try to relax. Many couples conceive after adoption because the pressure is off. Follow up with your fertility specialist, too. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how implantation bleeding and period differ?

Can you please tell me how implantation bleeding and period differ?

It's almost never: Implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how implantation bleeding and period bleeding differ?

Can you please tell me how implantation bleeding and period bleeding differ?

Timing: Implantaion bleeding is when a fertilized embryo implants in the uterus. Period bleeding is when the lining sluffs from the uterus. ...Read more

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How to tell if I had implantation bleeding or just a short period?

How to tell if I had implantation bleeding or just a short period?

Take a test: You can take a pregnancy test when your period is due. That's the only way to know for certain. ...Read more

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How to tell if its implantation bleeding or a period because I am 4-5 days early and my periods are always on time?

How to tell if its implantation bleeding or a period because I am 4-5 days early and my periods are always on time?

Test: You can check a pregnancy test.

If it negative, you can check again in about a week (after your period should have started). ...Read more

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How can I tell if this is implantation bleeding or my period?

How can I tell if this is implantation bleeding or my period?

Bleeding: Your period most often comes at the anticipated time - the timing for implantation is prior to that. Most often bleeding does not occur with implantation. When it does occur it is usually just a drop or two. Maybe tiny bit of brown material or pink swirl in creamy discharge. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I'm having implantation bleeding or my period?

How can I tell whether I'm having implantation bleeding or my period?

Pregnancy test: A home urine pregnancy test will turn positive right about the time the period is due, especially if first urine of the morning is used. ...Read more

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How to tell between implantation bleeding and a period?

How to tell between implantation bleeding and a period?

Timing & blood amt.: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus.
Bleeding most often dose not occur with implantation. If there is bleeding the amount is small. It may be small rust or brown colored drops or light pink swirled in white d/C. It usually occurs about ten days after ovulation. Take a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding or period? How to tell the difference?

Implantation bleeding or period? How to tell the difference?

Timing: Your period should happen once monthly. Implantation bleeding usually happens several days before your cycle, is typically light (not heavy like a regular cycle). ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding or a unusual period, how to tell the difference?

Back to school: Implantation occurs after conception back a bit past halfway through a menstrual cycle. It does not occur at the time of a period and it does not cause bleeding. Bleeding when your period is due is your menses. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between implantation bleeding or if just a period?

It's almost never: Implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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How can I tell between implantation bleeding and a light period?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it is your period and not implantation bleeding?

How can you tell if it is your period and not implantation bleeding?

Take pregnancy test: If you're having early pregnancy bleeding it may be different to your 'normal period' in amount of bleeding (heavier than normal or lighter than a normal period) or in timing - pregnancy bleeding usually occurs after the time your period was due. Symptoms are not 100% reliable - take a pregnancy test if you are late with your period or if your bleeding is different to a normal period. ...Read more

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How to tell if my period is early or if it's implantation bleeding?

How to tell if my period is early or if it's implantation bleeding?

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 about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if I'm having implantation bleeding, a miscarriage, or another period?

Can you tell me how to know if I'm having implantation bleeding, a miscarriage, or another period?

Sure: Implantation bleeding happens 2 weeks before your period is due. Miscarriage happens after a positive pregnancy test and a missed period. A delayed period is usually associated with stress, travel, illness or medications and you will have a negative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am pregnant and experiencing implantation bleeding or if it's my period starting early?

How to tell if I am pregnant and experiencing implantation bleeding or if it's my period starting early?

Blood Test: You can do a blood test called a quantitative
HCG level. It may be able to pick up HCG as early as 9 or 10 days post ovulation. If the levels come out negative, it does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant. I would advise you to repeat the levels as soon as you are a few days late with your cycle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about early period or implantation bleeding?

Can you tell me about early period or implantation bleeding?

Timing & blood amt.: Implantation is when the conceptus (from union of egg & sperm) attach to the wall of the uterus.
Bleeding most often dose not occur with implantation. If there is bleeding the amount is small. It may be small rust or brown colored drops or light pink swirled in white d/C. It usually occurs about ten days after ovulation. There is more blood w period. Take a HPT if you miss your period. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how implantation bleeding & a menstral period differ?

Can you please tell me how implantation bleeding & a menstral period differ?

It's almost never: Implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's my period or implantation bleeding or just a side effect?

How to tell if it's my period or implantation bleeding or just a side effect?

Check pregnancy test: Ultimately the proof is in the pudding. After ivf it seems that some patients are concerned if they see a bit of bleeding following et and others are concerned if they don't see any bleeding after et (lack of implantation spotting). In fact, the only way to distinguish between these is the outcome of the cycle. ...Read more

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How would a doctor or u.S tech tell if you had a period or implantation bleeding? Are ultrasounds accurate at measuring bbys&duedates?

How would a doctor or u.S tech tell if you had a period or implantation bleeding? Are ultrasounds accurate at measuring bbys&duedates?

Cannot: It's impossible to tell the difference between implantation bleeding and pre-menstrual lining in a woman. Sorry, ultrasounds just aren't that specific or accurate at that point in pregnancy (implantation). Ultrasounds become much more accurate after about 6 1/2 weeks gestation and are most accurate through 1st trimester. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between implantation bleeding and my period? Is implantation a lot of red blood? I'm supposed to start my period in 4d.

How can I tell the difference between implantation bleeding and my period? Is implantation a lot of red blood? I'm supposed to start my period in 4d.

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

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If you had intercourse the day your period ended..., and then 5.days later started spotting.... please tell me that its not implantation bleeding...

If you had intercourse the day your period ended..., and then 5.days later started spotting.... please tell me that its not implantation bleeding...

A person can't tell: Wait. 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. ...Read more

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I had implantation bleeding january 3rd can you tell conception date based on that date?

I had implantation bleeding january 3rd can you tell conception date based on that date?

No, not really: Get set up with your doc, they will probably do a scan to establish your due date, the go from there by subtracting 2 weeks from the gestational age. Or, if accurate about 2 weeks from the first day of ur last period. ...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 to tell if I have implantation bleeding or break through bleeding?

How to tell if I have implantation bleeding or break through bleeding?

Likely breakthrough: It's almost never implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be about 7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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How can I tell if im having implantation bleeding or a wierd cycle due to stress?

How can I tell if im having implantation bleeding or a wierd cycle due to stress?

Likely breakthrough: It's almost never implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be about 7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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