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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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What happen after implantation bleeding is over?

What happen after implantation bleeding is over?

Normal pregnancy: If the bleeding was due to implantation, the bleeding should stop, and the pregnancy should proceed normally. ...Read more

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How long does implantation bleeding last. I don't know if that's what I have, but it only happened twice last night and now it's gone I believe.

How long does implantation bleeding last. I don't know if that's what I have, but it only happened twice last night and now it's gone I believe.

Threated miscarriage: Not all patient have implantation bleeding. It usually just a small amount of bleeding, nothing heavy. I assume you are pregnant. If you are, please see your obgyn because bleeding during pregnancy its never good. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding occur at 11 dpo. I think this may have happened to me as I am very regular and have never spotted?

Can implantation bleeding occur at 11 dpo. I think this may have happened to me as I am very regular and have never spotted?

Spotting is OK: Occasional mid-cycleirr spotting is not necessarily representative of any problem at all. I would not place much weight on the possibility of implantation bleeding and this representing conception. Persistent or heavy mid-cycle bleeding needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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. ...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?

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

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How worried should I be if implantation bleeding looks heavy?

How worried should I be if implantation bleeding looks heavy?

Likely breakthrough: It's almost never implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be very light and about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. So, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Does implantation bleeding happen a day or two after implantation?

Not necessarily: Implantation bleeding is a very rare event although it is talked about a lot it rarely happens. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does implantation bleeding really happen? If it does, how common is it?

Unusual: I believe that implantation bleeding is much less common than many women think, although it does really happen. Most of what women think of as possible implantation bleeding is really irregular bleeding, sometimes due to not ovulating. ...Read more

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Virgin bleeding or implantation bleeding. How can I tell the difference?

Virgin bleeding or implantation bleeding. How can I tell the difference?

Virgin bleeding: Bleeding from damage to the himen happens during and immediately after sex. Implantation bleeding happens 6-7 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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When should I start seeing implantation bleeding and what does it look like?

Implantation: Implantation bleeding occurs starting around the time of the missed period and for perhaps a week or two after that. It is usually spotting or light bleeding, less than a usual period, and may last several days. Less than a quarter of women when they get pregnant have implantation bleeding so no worries if you don't experience it. It can be confused with a light period or with miscarriage. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late, had what appears to be implantation bleeding? Is this possible?!

I am 4 days late, had what appears to be implantation bleeding? Is this possible?!

About implantation..: Only after a positive preg. Test can tell a woman that PRIOR spotting was actually implantation bleeding. 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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Hi I had brown bleeding lasted 3 days do u think it could be implantation bleeding?

Hi I had brown bleeding lasted 3 days do u think it could be implantation bleeding?

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

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Hi, I had 2 days of light bleeding and today quite heavy, could it be a sign of implantation bleeding?

It is possible: It is possible but implantation bleeding is usually not heavy. If you think you may be pregnant please take a pregnancy test. They are most accurate 3 weeks after sexual activity or one week after a missed period. If you are having unprotected sex then please take a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid) daily to prevent birth defects. ...Read more

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Does implantation bleeding really happen? If so, can you describe what it looks like and how soon it could happen?

Does implantation bleeding really happen? If so, can you describe what it looks like and how soon it could happen?

Not really, but...: My answer is no, but it appears in many medical textbooks! The problem is the term has no exact definition: it's a throw-away term to describe bleeding in or around the developing embryo in 1st trimester of pregnancy. What women online seem to "think" - or want - it means is bleeding exactly at the time of implantation, which is around 7 days after fertilization: this is absolute nonsense. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding last for 3 or 4 days or longer. I've had a few pains but at night I don't even really bleed?

Can implantation bleeding last for 3 or 4 days or longer. I've had a few pains but at night I don't even really bleed?

Implantation bleed: Implantation bleeding usually lasts several days at most. If you expected menses is late, I suggest that you have a home pregnancy test. If you uncertain of the results see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long does implantation bleeding last? How heavy is it supposed to be. What other symptoms do you have when this happens?

How long does implantation bleeding last? How heavy is it supposed to be. What other symptoms do you have when this happens?

Internet Myths: A fetus, implanting on the wall of the uterus is the size of a speck of dust or smaller. It does not cause any symptoms and does not cause 'bleeding'. Rarely some women do see a speck of blood during this period of minutes or hours of implantation, but, in general early pregnancy is symptom free and without 'bleeding'. Pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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How do I tell I have implantation bleeding! It was one day of brown and that's it! How far are u when u have implantation bleeding?

How do I tell I have implantation bleeding! It was one day of brown and that's it! How far are u when u have implantation bleeding?

I'd ignore it: Implantation bleeding' is subtle and unpredictable, if it can reliably be interpreted at all. Internet buzz vastly over-emphasizes the idea of 'implantation bleeding' and how useful a predictor it is. I suggest a reliable pregnancy test 11-13 days after ovulation, you'll have the truth. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I found out some woman have implantation bleeding, I'm just not sure if thatweek. Could it be implantation bleeding, what do you recommend?

I found out some woman have implantation bleeding, I'm just not sure if thatweek. Could it be implantation bleeding, what do you recommend?

Sure, but: There is a long list of things that can make a woman bleed and think she's menstruating, when she's not. Implantation bleeding would be not be near the top of the list, however. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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