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Can you have implantation bleeding at 5 weeks pregnant?

Can you have implantation bleeding at 5 weeks pregnant?

No: Definitely not. You can have bleeding at 5 weeks for many reasons, but it is not 'implantation, ' that happened almost a month before. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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How can one tell the difference between implantation bleeding and a 1st-trimester miscarriage?

How can one tell the difference between implantation bleeding and a 1st-trimester miscarriage?

Indistinguishable.: Going forward, these two possibilities are indistinguishable. Follow-up with serial pregnancy tests, or beta HCG determination in your blood will be the only way to tell if you are carrying a growing pregnancy. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily — best of luck. ...Read more

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If I spot for 3 days is that implantation bleeding. Then it start back five days later spotting again what's going on?

If I spot for 3 days is that implantation bleeding.  Then it start back five days later spotting again what's going on?

Can do a preg. test: A positive home urine pregnancy test can tell a woman that PRIOR spotting was actually implantation spotting. It can be hard to tell if she is pregnant because some 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, 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after having a "weird" period. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding occur five days after intercourse?

Can implantation bleeding occur five days after intercourse?

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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Does someone commonly have implantation bleeding five or six days after sex?

Does someone commonly have implantation bleeding five or six days after sex?

Pregnancy symptoms: You can have implantation bleeding at that time and have symptoms before the missed cycle because the placenta that forms with implantation produces the hormone that causes the symptoms. This can start 8-10 days after implantation. If you are having symptoms now and the pregnancy continues, these symptoms can worsen. ...Read more

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I started bleeding on day 13 of my cycle for 3 days, bright red blood. Could it be implantation bleeding? Had unprotected sex on day 5 of cycle.

I started bleeding on day 13 of my cycle for 3 days, bright red blood. Could it be implantation bleeding? Had unprotected sex on day 5 of cycle.

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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Can I get implantation bleeding at 5 dpo?

Can I get implantation bleeding at 5 dpo?

I'd ignore it: Implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet buzz vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding' and how useful a predictor it is. If it did happen it absolutely could not be before 7 dpo. ...Read more

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Lmp(had for 3 days)-1st oct'12. In u/s on 12th nov. Gestation sac was 6 weeks and on 24th nov. I was 7.5 weeks. Can it b implantation bleeding?

Very confusing : Not sure what you are saying but if you are having bleeding at 7.5 weeks gestation then that is not all consistent with implantation bleeding. Bleeding during a confirmed pregnancy should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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The day after having unprotected sex I took the plan b pill, 5 days later I started spotting light red/pink, is this implantation bleeding?

The day after having unprotected sex I took the plan b pill, 5 days later I started spotting light red/pink, is this implantation bleeding?

Probably not: The plan B pill is a high dose of progesterone which makes your uterine lining incompatible with a potential embryo. That high dose of progesterone can also cause your lining to be more friable and likely to bleed. It's very common to have irregular spotting when you take plan B. Less likely to be implantation bleeding. ...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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Dpo, I have a lot of symptoms but no implantation bleeding is that normal?

Dpo, I have a lot of symptoms but no implantation bleeding is that normal?

I'd ignore it: 'Implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' Implantation begins 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you would see it. Non-medical people sometimes refer to any early pregnancy bleeding as implantation bleeding, but this is not a defined medical term. ...Read more

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If I have implantation bleeding, does that mean I am pregnant?

If I have implantation bleeding, does that mean I am pregnant?

No: The most accurate way to diagnose a pregnancy early is through either a urine pregnancy test or a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have implantation bleeding or just spotting?

How do I know if I have implantation bleeding or just spotting?

Not enough info: 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. ...Read more

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I'm 8dpo but still no signs of implantation bleeding can I be pregnant?

I'm 8dpo but still no signs of implantation bleeding can I be pregnant?

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Implantion bleeding, I missed 2periods now im light to spot bleeding is this implantation bleeding?

Implantion bleeding, I missed 2periods now im light to spot bleeding is this implantation bleeding?

Could be, but: Breakthrough is more likely. 'Implantation bleeding' is mostly internet fad, it's over-rated in importance. It's not common to see and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Iud out Feb 5, 15. Had a cycle on 9-13. Then had what I thought was implantation bleeding. Followed by severe pg symptoms dreams, smells, etc.

Iud out Feb 5, 15. Had a cycle on 9-13. Then had what I thought was implantation bleeding. Followed by severe pg symptoms dreams, smells, etc.

Take a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. If your symptoms are caused by pregnancy then that means your hormone level would be high enough for detection ...Read more

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How many days after implantation bleeding should I take a hpt? It's been 5 days now if still negative after the time u advice could i still be prego?

How many days after implantation bleeding should I take a hpt? It's been 5 days now if still negative after the time u advice could i still be prego?

Pregnancy testing: I wonder if you have been misinformed. There really us no such thing as implantation bleeding. But, the real story here is any pregnancy test done before a missed period is very likely to be inaccurate or invalid. ...Read more

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I went to the bathroom wiped & their was a faint light pink on the tp but nothing after 5/18 the first day of my last p. Is that implantation bleeding?

Probably not: If I understand your question, you started 5/18, then today is day 24 and ovulation is usually day 15, 6/01 and implantation 5 days later, day 20, or 6/6. If it was a one time event, usually of no concern. Make sure no bladder symptoms like burning on urination. Another cause can be spotting after intercourse? ...Read more

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Everytime I pee there is blood — implantation bleeding?

Everytime I pee there is blood — implantation bleeding?

No: Implantation is the exception — not the expected. When it does occur it is a tiny amt of blood. There would not be enough blood to bleed every time you urinate. This may be break through bleeding. ...Read more

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I got implantation bleeding 8dpo, when should I do a pregnancy test?

I got implantation bleeding 8dpo, when should I do a pregnancy test?

You can use a: Standard home pregnancy test when you miss a period (can repeat in a week or less if negative) or an early pregnancy test may be able to detect pregnancy up to 6 days prior to the anticipated period. ...Read more

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While implantation bleeding is going on, would i normally have a positive pregnancy test?

No: It may take 5-10 days following implantation to get a positive pregnancy test. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the home test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. A blood test may be positive as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

Closed until the end: Your cervix in normally closed. Dilatation dose not occur until contractions and labor. Opening of the cervix can happen with a miscarriage and is usually associated with pain. Any bleeding in the first trimester is considered a threatened miscarriage, if you are pregnant, call your doctor. ...Read more

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I took a blood test and it was positive HCG level was a 6 is it possible that I start implantation bleeding today?

I took a blood test and it was positive HCG level was a 6 is it possible that I start implantation bleeding today?

Don't know yet: Hard to say, the best thing is to see your provider and get "serial HCGs", blood pregnancy tests every few days to see if the number is rising or falling. 6 is a very low level. Some women get a "chemical pregnancy" where there is a low positive test but no fetus grows. You will need to see your provider to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Can you have implantation bleeding at 6 weeks pregnant? How is this? I thought implantation bleeding would occur earlier.

Can you have implantation bleeding at 6 weeks pregnant? How is this? I thought implantation bleeding would occur earlier.

You're right: Usually implantation bleeding is around the time of the "missed period". Your bleeding doesn't have to represent a problem with the pregnancy but I would inform your OB/GYN in case he or she wants to order additional studies to evaluate the health of your early pregnancy. For more information: www.AskYourGynecologist.org ...Read more

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I've just found out I'm about 3 weeks pregnant but I haven't had any implantation bleeding. Second pregnancy is this normal?

I've just found out I'm about 3 weeks pregnant but I haven't had any implantation bleeding. Second pregnancy is this normal?

Yes, "hiding places": Noting implantation bleeding is not always seen at a confirmed pregnancy. It can be "hidden" in the vagina just like your pregnancy is "hidden " presently in the uterus. ...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


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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