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Doctor insights on: Implantation Bleeding Or Period Spotting

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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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Is there a difference in the appearance between implantation bleeding, and regular pre-period spotting?

Is there a difference in the appearance between implantation bleeding, and regular pre-period spotting?

Likely breakthrough: Implantation bleeding is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it would be very light and about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. So, I wouldn't worry - but spotting before a period does not make it more likely you are pregnant, sorry. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Implantation bleeding a week before period (pink spotting, didn't even last a day). 4days late for period, then it came for 2 days. Negative hpt, why?

Implantation bleeding a week before period (pink spotting, didn't even last a day). 4days late for period, then it came for 2 days. Negative hpt, why?

More than one: Explanation. Menstrual periods do vary in length, amount of bleeding, days of bleeding. What you experienced may have been just such a variation. It is also possible that a very early pregnancy was lost spontaneously. About 25% of pregnancy end that way.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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

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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 what's going on?

If I spot for 3 day's 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 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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I have a 38-42d cycle I ovulated on day 33 of my cycle and had brown light spotting the week after for 6 days. Implantation bleeding?

I have a 38-42d cycle I ovulated on day 33 of my cycle and had brown light spotting the week after for 6 days. Implantation bleeding?

Possibly implantatio: That is certainly possible. Check a home pregnancy test 2 weeks after ovulation. If positive or you don't get a regular period, see your physician for evaluation. In the meantime, live like you are pregnant with vitamins and healthy food. Avoid alcohol tobacco and recreational drugs!! ...Read more

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I am now 11dpo. At 9dpo I had some light spotting. The blood was very dark brown and only came out when I wiped. Could this be implantation bleeding?

I am now 11dpo. At 9dpo I had some light spotting. The blood was very dark brown and only came out when I wiped. Could this be implantation bleeding?

Bleeding common: Bleeding at any point after ovulation and during the first trimester of pregnancy is very non specific and does not really point to any diagnosis. Implantation technically occurs 6 days post ovulation. In our patients, 65% had bleeding early in pregnancy with a low miscarriage rate. We encourage patients not to worry about these intermittent bleeds. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for implantation bleeding to last up to a week? I'm very confused. It started out with light spotting then the blood looked more fresh.

Is it possible for implantation bleeding to last up to a week? I'm very confused. It started out with light spotting then the blood looked more fresh.

Probably not: Implantation bleeding is not likely a real phenomenon. When an embryo first implants it is microscopic. The actual implantation does not cause bleeding. Many of the hormones that rise during pregnancy can cause the lining of the uterus to bleed a bit. This bleeding should not last more than a day or two. If you think you are pregnant you should immediately see your doctor for blood test. ...Read more

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I took 4 hpt came positive. But had brown spotting again 2 weeks later than the first time which was I guess implantation bleeding. What does it mean?

I took 4 hpt came positive. But had brown spotting again 2 weeks later than the first time which was I guess implantation bleeding. What does it mean?

Can't say for sure: Congratulations on your + test. The bleeding 2 weeks later is not implantation bleeding. Please test again, and see a doctor. ...Read more

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What's the difference between implantation bleeding & implantation spotting? How long does it last? I been having light bleeding.

What's the difference between implantation bleeding & implantation spotting? How long does it last? I been having light bleeding.

No difference: Its just two different ways of saying the same thing. How long it lasts is different for everyone. Bleeding in early pregnancy should be evaluated by a doctor--especially if you have cramping or pain. There are many things that can cause it besides implantation and some of them are serious. So don't assume that it is just implantation bleeding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Bright red spotting and small clots symptoms of implantation bleeding?

Bright red spotting and small clots symptoms of implantation bleeding?

Probably breakthru: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' ...Read more

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Is spotting without cramps very light pink than stop is the same thing as implantation bleeding right?

Can be: Very light pink spotting that stops can be due to implantation among several other things. Implantation bleeding can also be heavier and more red. A pregnancy test will tell you. If it is negative, repeat it in 3-5 days to know for sure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Started spotting, believed it to be implantation bleeding, and now some clots are coming out, and the flow is getting heavier. Is this normal?

Started spotting, believed it to be implantation bleeding, and now some clots are coming out, and the flow is getting heavier. Is this normal?

Possible: 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 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy considering your age please see your doctor to discuss birth control options. If you are trying to get pregnant take a prenatal vitamin. ...Read more

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I am lightly spotting 3 days after unprotected sex + the day I was supposed to ovulate. Is this too soon for implantation bleeding?

Yes: Implantation bleeding can occur about 10 to 14 days after conception. You are too early for that. But you could have spotting just as a result of ovulation and that would be normal. ...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

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Is it possible to experience implantation bleeding the day of your expected menses I have had light pinkish spotting but nothing else?

Is it possible to experience implantation bleeding the day of your expected menses I have had light pinkish spotting but nothing else?

Not likely: Because implantation would ordinarily occur more than a week before your expected period. It would be an extremely abnormal cycle if implantation was that late, so I doubt it. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

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