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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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Is it implantation bleeding or period ? What color how & long does implantation bleeding last? If it is implantation bleeding, when can I do a hpt?

Is it implantation bleeding or period ? What color how & long does implantation bleeding last? If it is implantation bleeding, when can I do a hpt?

Spotting; 10 days : Implantation bleeding is more of spotting rather than frank bleeding. You may do hpt about 10-14 days after that, though it would be better to wait 4-5 days after missed period to do the hpt, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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Is my period 2 weeks early or is it just ovulation bleeding?

Is my period 2 weeks early or is it just ovulation bleeding?

Bleeding: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections, hormonal changes, polyps and fibroids can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have implantation bleeding when period is due?

Is it possible to have implantation bleeding when period is due?

Period: 'implantation bleeding' is very over-rated in importance; it's the latest silliness on the internet. Bleeding on the day you expect your period is probably: your period. Sounds like a period - hpt will tell you. ...Read more

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2 days brown bleeding and 2 days spotting later, is this a period or is it implantation bleeding?

2 days brown bleeding and 2 days spotting later, is this a period or is it implantation bleeding?

Misinformed?: You did not share any sexual, menstrual, or more importantly ovulatory history here so it is difficult to give you a complete answer. But, as most of us here on Health Tap will tell you there is no such thing as Implantation Bleeding. This myth is a very popular myth although incorrect. Imagine the fetus, smaller than a speck of dust landing on the wall of the uterus. This is not traumatic. ...Read more

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How heavy is implantation bleeding? Is it normal to have a period a week early?

How heavy is implantation bleeding? Is it normal to have a period a week early?

Implantation: 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 14 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful. Implantation bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. If your pregnancy test is negative then the bleeding was just irregular spotting. ...Read more

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After spotting now bleeding started. Dont know it is implantation bleeding or regular period?

After spotting now bleeding started. Dont know it is implantation bleeding or regular period?

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 have heavy implantion bleeding for 3 days? Or is it Menstrual Bleeding?

Can you have heavy implantion bleeding for 3 days? Or is it Menstrual Bleeding?

Not Implantation: If you are bleeding at the time of your expected period you are having a period. Plain and simple as that. Please promise me that you will not ever let your daughters not know these simple, easy to understand truths about how sex and pregnancy and menstruation work. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have 2 days of heavy implantation bleeding?

Probably not: Abnormal bleeding should never be assumed to be implantation bleeding. There are many causes for midcycle bleeding. Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding have blood clots in it? I am not sure if it is my period or if its implantation bleeding.

Can implantation bleeding have blood clots in it? I am not sure if it is my period or if its implantation bleeding.

Implantationbleeding: Yes, at times implantation bleeding can have a few clots but usually it is light. If there are large clots then that could be a period or a miscarriage depending on if you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Why does spotting occurs before or after period? is it a sign of pregnancy mostly? or implantation bleeding? what is it actually?both?

Why does spotting occurs before or after period? is it a sign of pregnancy mostly? or implantation bleeding? what is it actually?both?

Neither one: 99% of spotting before or after a period is breakthrough bleeding. Before the period it's usually Progesterone breakthrough, after it's more likely estrogen breakthrough, but combinations are possible. A missed period is a sign of pregnancy nothing else is, "implantation bleeding" is mostly a myth. ...Read more

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Is this spotting or my period if cramps?

Is this spotting or my period if cramps?

Hard to tell: It could be either. Obtain a home pregnancy test. They become positive within 72 hours before your expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Bleeding 5 days b4 period, is it implantation bleeding?1st time i had this kind of bleeding had misscarriage and 2nd time got period, can it be pregna

Bleeding 5 days b4 period, is it implantation bleeding?1st time i had this kind of bleeding had misscarriage and 2nd time got period, can it be pregna

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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Bleeding pinkish blood like spotting the next day it stops no period is this implantation bleeding ?

Bleeding pinkish blood like spotting the next day it stops no period is this implantation bleeding ?

A person can't tell: A positive pregnancy test can tell 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 missing a period. ...Read more

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My period is two weeks late and now i'm bleeding brown blood. Could it be implantation bleeding or just symptoms of a late period?

My period is two weeks late and now i'm bleeding brown blood. Could it be implantation bleeding or just symptoms of a late period?

Actually either : Is correct. Some women will spot with implantation. Or you could have late period. If neg HCG then your period should straighten out over next few cycles. ...Read more

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How probable is it to have implantation bleeding after a missed period?

How probable is it to have implantation bleeding after a missed period?

Very unlikely: Implantation bleeding is rare and when it does happen it's difficult to notice. Largely internet nonsense. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more