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Am i on my period or implantation bleeding?

Am i on my period or 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

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How do I know if this is my period, or implantation bleeding?

How do I know if this is my period, or implantation bleeding?

Amount and color: A period has usually bright-colored blood and heavier, while an implantation bleeding usually is brownish in color and lighter. This is sometimes referred to as 'spotting'. ...Read more

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I had a few drops of blood 4 days before period is due, is this my period or implantation bleeding?

I had a few drops of blood 4 days before period is due, is this my period or implantation bleeding?

HPT: This may just be a bit of bleeding starting early for your period. However, if you have been sexually active - you can take home pregnancy test. ...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 dont 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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I've been spotting for 4-5 days and was suppose to start my period 3 days ago...Is it my period or implantation bleeding?

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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Did pragnancy test already.Its negetive.I had bleeding 3days after intercourse.Is it my period or implantation bleeding?My last period was 29th

Did pragnancy test already.Its negetive.I had bleeding  3days after intercourse.Is it my period or implantation bleeding?My last period was 29th

I am still confused: Because it is 3/17, and there were only 28 days in february, do you mean that your last period was 1/29?. Please re-post a new question trying to give the exact details and the exact question again. ...Read more

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My period was 3 days of spotting 2 which seemed like a period is this my period or implantation bleeding ??? I'm really confused I had sex 3 weeks ago

My period was 3 days of spotting 2 which seemed like a period is this my period or implantation bleeding ??? I'm really confused I had sex 3 weeks ago

Who knows?: Implantation bleeding is actually pretty unusual. That would be pretty late for implantation bleeding which should happen about 10 days after impregnation. If you were pregnant you should probably have a positive pregnancy test by now. Use a home pregnancy test, if it is negative, check again in a week. If it is still negative you have your answer. ...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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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