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Is there such thing as implantation bleeding?

Is there such thing as implantation bleeding?

Yes: Yes. It is due to the placenta forming and establishing itself in the uterus. It does not mean that you are having a miscarriage. It is generally very light and short in duration. ...Read more

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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 really no such thing as implantation bleeding?

Is there really no such thing as implantation bleeding?

Really no, read on:: If you follow HealthTap you'll see I have 100s of posts about implantation bleeding is not real. To explain: this is an older "garbage term" in general gynecology textbooks, means loosely "any unexplained bleeding in an early pregnancy." Fair enough, but women hope it means you can tell early (before a test or a period) you are pregnant if you have spotting. Not true, and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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

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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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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Is implantation bleeding and implantation cramps a thing? Or is it just another internet myth?

Is implantation bleeding and implantation cramps a thing? Or is it just another internet myth?

Myths: Yes, in general these are false myths. Imagine that the fetus, smaller than a speck of dust causing any uterine trauma when it lands on the wall of the uterus. On a rare occasion there may be a spot or two of blood seen but that is on the rare occasion. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have implantation bleeding?

How do I know if I have implantation bleeding?

No such thing: The egg is microscopic when it lands on the wall of the uterus. There is no such thing as implantation bleeding. If you have bleeding this is not representative of pregnancy. A spot or two of blood is rarely seen, but not bleeding. ...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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How can I tell if I am experiencing implantation bleeding?

How can I tell if I am experiencing implantation bleeding?

Bleeding: Generally swelling, sponginess , sometimes pain but not always. Contact your doctor asap to evaluate. ...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