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Dr. Seth Derman Dr. Derman
Fertility Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Negative pregnancy test after implantation bleeding, possible?

Negative pregnancy test after implantation bleeding, possible?

Wait until due: Home pregnancy tests are not useful until perhaps a day or two before the period is due. Most implantation does not cause bleeding and most bleeding in the last half of the cycle is not from implantation. No matter how badly you want to know, there is no reason to check a pregnancy test before it is time.

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


Dr. John Berryman Dr. Berryman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
50 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Got what I thought was IMplantation bleeding 1 day before expected AF lasted only 3 days very light but neg p test should I wait longer?

Got what I thought was IMplantation bleeding 1 day before expected AF lasted only 3 days very light but neg p test should I wait longer?

"AF"?: Implantation occurs about 5-7 days after fertilization, and may in fact produce spotting. If not pregnant, a period should start 7-8 days after that. Unsure what is meant by "AF", but if your "period" was light, get a serum pregnancy test (HCG) from your healthcare provider, which is very accurate.

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Implantation bleeding? I spotted light pink in the evening. Next morning it was pink/light brown. Then stopped. Getting negative tests 2 weeks later.

Implantation bleeding? I spotted light pink in the evening. Next morning it was pink/light brown. Then stopped. Getting negative tests 2 weeks later.

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.

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Could implantation bleeding happen a month after sex? I'm bleeding brown very very light, took a pragnecy test and it came out negative is it accurate?

Could implantation bleeding happen a month after sex? I'm bleeding brown very very light, took a pragnecy test and it came out negative is it accurate?

Pregnancy tests: Pregnancy home tests are very accurate, but they do not turn positive until more than 12 +days after becoming pregnant. Advise repeat pregnancy test as necessary.

Dr. Gerard Honore Dr. Honore
Fertility Medicine
25 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I came of the Depo in mid April. June 8th unprotected sex + 21st I had what I thought was implantation bleeding. Neg Tests all Symptoms HELP!!

I came of the Depo in mid April. June 8th unprotected sex + 21st I had what I thought was implantation bleeding. Neg Tests all Symptoms HELP!!

Deep breaths :): Question: have you resumed normal cycling after finishing DMPA? If not, June 8th is not likely to be optimal for conception, it is random. I hate being the bearer of bad news but: 1) symptoms tell you nothing about conception, 2) and 'implantation bleeding' is 99% fiction. I know many online say different. Do not get discouraged, re-establish a normal cycle, and try again. Good luck!

Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Lee Hickok Dr. Hickok
Fertility Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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For what length of time do I wait after implantation bleeding to test?

For what length of time do I wait after implantation bleeding to test?

Pregnancy: If your periods does not come as expected you should get a pregnancy test. Implantation bleeding is a myth.

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf Dr. Greenleaf
Gynecology
19 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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I have been experiencing some brownish blood when wiping, on and off for the past three days could this be implantation bleeding and should I test?

I have been experiencing some brownish blood when wiping, on and off for the past three days could this be implantation bleeding and should I test?

Possibly: Many things can cause bleeding and spotting from pregnancy, hormonal irregularities, medical conditions, infection..... If you believe you could be pregnant, then do a pregnancy test. If negative then repeat in 1 week. If still having issues or in the meantime if you develop other symptoms see a doctor

Dr. Jeff Livingston Dr. Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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I bled (dark brown) on day 19 of my cycle for around 3 days, is there a possibility it could of been implantation bleeding? If so how early can I test

I bled (dark brown) on day 19 of my cycle for around 3 days, is there a possibility it could of been implantation bleeding? If so how early can I test

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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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After 1 week implantation bleeding still get negative result. Help?

After 1 week implantation bleeding still get negative result. Help?

It may not be: Implantation bleeding. Most often there is no bleeding with implantation. When it does occur the amount of blood is tiny (like a drop or two). If there was much bleeding it could be from hormonal imbalances. An early pregnancy test may be able to detect pregnancy up to 6 day prior to the anticipated period. Regular home pregancy tests are usually done when a period is missed. Take care.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Around when does implantation bleeding occur? And does it happen to all women? If implantation bleeding does not occur, when should one take a test?

Around when does implantation bleeding occur? And does it happen to all women? If implantation bleeding does not occur, when should one take a test?

Implantation bleedin: Implantation bleeding most often no bleeding occurs with implantation. When it does occur the amount of bleeding is usually minute and it occurs about 9 days (6 to 12 days) after ovulation. You can test for pregnancy when you miss your period.

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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If I'm going through "implantation bleeding", and had a blood test done the same day it started would the blood test be positive?

If I'm going through "implantation bleeding", and had a blood test done the same day it started would the blood test be positive?

Nature: There is no such thing as implantation bleeding. The landing of the microscopic sized fetus on the wall of the uterus is not traumatic and does not cause bleeding. Pregnancy tests are only positive after a fetus is big enough to have blood cells and chemicals that are high enough to be shared with the mother's body. That is at about fourteen days after conception. So, No.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Thought I had implantation bleeding. Then I took multiple hpt 2, 3 and 4 weeks later all were negative. What's wrong? Not implanation bleeding?

Thought I had implantation bleeding. Then I took multiple hpt 2, 3 and 4 weeks later all were negative. What's wrong? Not implanation bleeding?

Not pregnant, so...: If not pregnant, then the spotting or bleeding was not related to implantation. A woman need not think about implantation, because it matters only in hindsight. That means AFTER a woman confirms her pregnancy with a positive urine test, she can then look back and say, "That spotting I had could have been related to implantation." Until one is pregnant, there is no need to think about implantation.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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How many days after implantation bleeding should I take a hpt? Its been 5 days now if still negative after the time u advice could I still be prego?

How many days after implantation bleeding should I take a hpt? Its been 5 days now if still negative after the time u advice could I still be prego?

Pregnancy testing: I wonder if you have been misinformed. There really us no such thing as implantation bleeding. But, the real story here is any pregnancy test done before a missed period is very likely to be inaccurate or invalid.

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How long does implantation bleeding last? Can it stop & start back? Can it at times be red and only on toilet paper? How long after can I take a test

How long does implantation bleeding last? Can it stop & start back? Can it at times be red and only on toilet paper? How long after can I take a test

Test 3 wk after sex: Only 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 a "weird" period.

Dr. Scott Roseff Dr. Roseff
Fertility Medicine
35 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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How many days after implantation bleeding will a urine test show positive?

How many days after implantation bleeding will a urine test show positive?

Two weeks from...: Since implantation bleeding may or may not occur, it's best to do a urine test a little more than 2 weeks after ovulation. Dr. Roseff www. Reproendo. Com.

Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Will a blood test on the same day as implantation bleeding starts show positive?

Will a blood test on the same day as implantation bleeding starts show positive?

Asked and Answered: No. That would be ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. It is not how nature works. HCG testing cannot be positive until the fetus is past at least ten days old. Viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Bleeding never represents being pregnant.

Dr. Gregory Fehr Dr. Fehr
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can implantation bleeding start a week after having sex? How long does it take to stop? When should a test be taken?

Can implantation bleeding start a week after having sex? How long does it take to stop? When should a test be taken?

Implantation bleedin: Starts near the end of your menstral cycle, often confused with a period, a pregnancy test tipically starts to turn positive 2 weeks after a missed period. The longer you wait, the greater the sensitivity of the test.

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