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Doctor insights on: Implantation Bleeding Or Abnormal Pre Period Spotting

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My cycle isn't for another wk or 2. I'm spotting dark red and it's not heavy. Could this be implantation bleeding?

My cycle isn't for another wk or 2. I'm spotting dark red and it's not heavy. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Breakthrough: It's probably breakthrough bleeding, can't say for sure 'why' over the internet. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage online now, but it's over-rated in importance. It's not consistent and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. A pregnancy test in a few days will confirm one way or another. ...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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Looks like spotting when I wipe and it's been 6 days after I had unprotected sex. Could it be implantation bleeding?

Looks like spotting when I wipe and it's been 6 days after I had unprotected sex. Could it be implantation bleeding?

Possibly.: It depends on when in your cycle you had intercourse and subsequent spotting. If you had unprotected sex around the middle of your monthly cycle and the spotting is occurring shortly before or around the time you expect your period, it's certainly possible. In that case, I recommend a pregnancy test if your period is also a few days late. ...Read more

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I had light pink spotting only one time, only when I wiped at 10dpo. I had the exact same thing happen at 17 dpo. Is this implantation bleeding twice?

I had light pink spotting only one time, only when I wiped at 10dpo. I had the exact same thing happen at 17 dpo. Is this implantation bleeding twice?

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

If i spot for 3 day's is that implantation bleeding.  Then it start back five days later spotting again whats 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 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, 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after having a "weird" period. ...Read more

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I started spotting w/ 2 active pills left, it lasted a week. I normally start 3 days into inactive pills. I took 1 pill late. Implantation bleeding?

I started spotting w/ 2 active pills left, it lasted a week. I normally start 3 days into inactive pills. I took 1 pill late. Implantation bleeding?

Probably not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a withdrawal period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Bleeding exactly 6 days after sex. For 3 days i filled almost a pad a day and for the other two days i had noticable spotting. Implantation bleeding?

Bleeding exactly 6 days after sex. For 3 days i filled almost a pad a day and for the other two days i had noticable spotting. Implantation bleeding?

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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vaginal bleeding only when I wiped for 4 days then a light flow for 2 days and spotting 2 days after is this implantation bleeding?

vaginal bleeding only when I wiped for 4 days then a light flow for 2 days and spotting 2 days after is this implantation bleeding?

When in cycle?: It could be if it was in the second half of your cycle. Not every pregnancy has implantation bleeding and not all abnormal bleeding is implantation. Many things can cause abnormal bleeding. The first thing to do is a pregnancy test and if it is negative and your period is late, it was unlikely that it is implantation bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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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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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more