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Doctor insights on: Implantation Bleeding Vs Miscarriage

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How long does implantation bleeding last? How long would I bleed if I had a miscarriage?

How long does implantation bleeding last? How long would I bleed if I had a miscarriage?

Implantation: 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

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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I started light bleeding and it was brown, it started at 6 weeks and ended at 7w5d can it be implantation bleeding and not a threatened miscarriage?

I started light bleeding and it was brown, it started at 6 weeks and ended at 7w5d can it be implantation bleeding and not a threatened miscarriage?

Vag bleeding: Any pain? It could be benign for instance from implantation but unfortunately it can be from more serious problems - the worst of which could be an ectopic pregnancy. Probably worth a trip to the doctor and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding carry an old miscarriage tissue?

Can implantation bleeding carry an old miscarriage tissue?

No: Implantation bleeding is a very loosely used term but it actually refers to bleeding that can occur around the time an embryo implants into the uterine lining. It is generally light and brief bleeding that does not contain tissue. It there is tissue, this is more likely a normal period or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Two, months after miscarriage. Can u get implantation bleeding the day after sex?

Two, months after miscarriage. Can u get implantation bleeding the day after sex?

Maybe: Yes, you can get pregnant 2 months after a miscarriage. You can have implantation bleeding around the time of implantation which may be 5-7 days after fertilization. But you will not have implantation the day after sex if that's when you got pregnant! ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have implantation bleeding 19 days after intercourse? I've heard late implantation could raise the chances of miscarriage.

Is it normal to have implantation bleeding 19 days after intercourse? I've heard late implantation could raise the chances of miscarriage.

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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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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Can implantation bleeding occur 3 days before expected period. Have a regular 29 day cycle - is this implantation bleeding, period or a miscarriage?

Can implantation bleeding occur 3 days before expected period. Have a regular 29 day cycle - is this implantation bleeding, period or a miscarriage?

Yes, it is possible.: It is best to have a pregnancy test. Once pregnancy is ruled in or out, you can better determine your diagnosis and next action. If the test is positive, could be implantation. If the bleeding continues and increases could be signs of a miscarriage or threatened miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding be bright red and clumpy? I bled for 6 hours then stopped. I am 8 days past ovulation. Miscarriage? Implantation? Ttc.

Can implantation bleeding be bright red and clumpy? I bled for 6 hours then stopped. I am 8 days past ovulation. Miscarriage? Implantation? Ttc.

Not typical: Though every woman is different clumpy is usually not associated with implantation bleeding. Having said that, I wouldn't give up hope. Bide your time, and check a pregnancy test 10 to 12 days post implantation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm trying to conceive as I had two miscarriages my doctor advised for duphaston, today I had two drop of blood is it period or implantation bleeding?

I'm trying to conceive as I had two miscarriages my doctor advised for duphaston, today I had two drop of blood is it period or implantation bleeding?

Wait 1 more week: A positive pregnancy test then tells 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 an odd spotty period. ...Read more

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My period isn't due for 2.5 more weeks (on the pill) & always have regular periods. Today I bled a lot. Could it be implantation bleeding/miscarriage?

My period isn't due for 2.5 more weeks (on the pill) & always have regular periods. Today I bled a lot. Could it be implantation bleeding/miscarriage?

Breakthrough bleed: It is more likely a break through bleed in mid-cycle. If you have been taking the pill regularly it is unlikely to be implantation bleed. If you had a period at the regular time, before this bleed, then it cannot be miss-carriage. ...Read more

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Does this sound like an early miscarriage, or implantation bleeding? Should I be worried? I have been trying to get pregnant for over 6 months. This month I was supposed to get my period on the 19th, on the 15th I got a light pinkish brown discharge, that

Does this sound like an early miscarriage, or implantation bleeding? Should I be worried? I have been trying to get pregnant for over 6 months. This month I was supposed to get my period on the 19th, on the 15th I got a light pinkish brown discharge, that

Without: Without doing a pregnancy test, it is impossible to know for certain whether you are pregnant or not. You need to take a pregnancy test. You can either try a home pregnancy test which are 97% accurate 5-6 weeks after your last normal period. Or, you can give your doctor a call. A doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around the time of your period and a blood pregnancy test can detect pregnancy 7-12 days after conception - much earlier than home urine pregnancy tests. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pinkish brown spotting a little over a week, is it period, implantation bleeding or residue from a recent miscarriage?

Pinkish brown spotting a little over a week, is it period, implantation bleeding or residue from a recent miscarriage?

A, B or C: Could be any or all of the above. Need to know more...I would suggest that you see/ call your doc. Based on your question, and if you are trying to get pregnant, and you are having mixed signals from this area...See your doc. They can check you out and probably tell you exactly where it is coming from, and means to you.
Dr. P. ...Read more

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Miscarried November 2014 Haven't had period post miscarriage Had spotting just once If its implantation bleeding when to test for pregnancy?

Miscarried November 2014 Haven't had period post miscarriage Had spotting just once If its implantation bleeding when to test for pregnancy?

Post miscarriage: It takes about 2 cycles after a miscarriage for you cycle to reboot. Spotting may not be a sign of implantation, but only your cycle restarting. I suggest waiting two weeks and if you have symptoms of pregnancy do a home urine test. If neg, then wait another month for your cycle to restart. ...Read more

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Yesterday had Light bleed, 3 days before period due, I took a pregnancy test and is positive. Is this implantation bleeding or early misscariage? Thx

Yesterday had Light bleed, 3 days before period due, I took a pregnancy test and is positive. Is this implantation bleeding or early misscariage? Thx

Hard to tell: I would see a doctor to get a "quantitative" HCG blood level done. This can help determine how far along the pregnancy is. Taking another blood test in 24 hours can then determine if the levels are going up or down. ...Read more

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Could I be experiencing implantation bleeding?

Could I be experiencing implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. Ovulation for mos women happens between days 12-16 from the first day of the period, on average 14 days. Therefore implantation bleeding can occur sometime between day 18 at the earliest and 22 at the latest (days 19-20 for most women). Of course there are exceptions but this applies to most regularly menstruating women. ...Read more

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Can I have implantation bleeding four days after intercourse?

Can I have implantation bleeding four days after intercourse?

No: Implantation bleeding will not occur this early. It is typically around 2-4 weeks after conception. If you think you might be further along, check a pregnancy test now! ...Read more

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I'm currently having implantation bleeding can I still take a bath?

I'm currently having implantation bleeding can I still take a bath?

You can bathe: 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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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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I have extremely light watery blood flow its been on and off for 4 days is this implantation bleeding?

I have extremely light watery blood flow its been on and off for 4 days is this implantation bleeding?

No, likely breakthru: 'implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can be interpreted at all. Internet gossip vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding.' implantation always happens 6-7 days after fertilization, so that's the only time you could see it. ...Read more

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Can you get implantation bleeding 19 days after conception? I had a small red speck of blood. Please help

Can you get implantation bleeding 19 days after conception? I had a small red speck of blood. Please help

Yes...: Implantation bleeding occurs 10 - 14 days after conception and is relatively common. It is thought to happen when the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus, usually around the time you would expect to have a menstrual period. Given the difficulty in knowing exactly when conception occurs, I would say that your day 19 is feasible, so yes. Not time to worry. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I had a string of pink blood the night before and now I have heavy bleeding. Can this be implantation bleeding?

I had a string of pink blood the night before and now I have heavy bleeding. Can 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 way over-rated. It's not consistent and is usually not 'implantation' but breakthrough bleeding. ...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

Dr. Seth Derman
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