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What is the difference between a light period and implantation bleeding?

What is the difference between a light period and implantation bleeding?

Take pregnancy test: If you're having early pregnancy bleeding it may be different to your 'normal period' in amount of bleeding (heavier than normal or lighter than a normal period) or in timing - pregnancy bleeding usually occurs after the time your period was due. Symptoms are not 100% reliable - take a pregnancy test if you are late with your period or if your bleeding is different to a normal period. ...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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What is the difference between period blood and implantation bleeding what color,amount etc.

What is the difference between period blood and implantation bleeding what color,amount etc.

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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I want to know what is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period?

I want to know what is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period?

Pregnancy: Implantation bleeding occurs with pregnancy. Period is what you have when you didn't get pregnant that month. ...Read more

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How to know difference between period and implantation bleeding?

How to know difference between period and implantation bleeding?

Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test at the time your period is due will answer that question. Implantation typically occurs about 8 to 10 days after conception, which should be about 4 to 6 days before the period is due. Implantation bleeding will usually happen within about 14 days of implantation. So, by the time your period is due, a pregnancy test will be positive if you have conceived. ...Read more

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What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period?

What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period?

It's almost never: Implantation bleeding, that is largely an internet myth. If - a big if - you actually get implantation bleed it woudl be about 6-7 days after ovulation, or about a week before your expected period. ...Read more

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What is the difference between implantation bleeding and period ?

What is the difference between implantation bleeding and period ?

Timing and HCG: Implantation bleeding is typically seen about one week post-ovulation. Bleeding that is closer to two weeks after ovulation is more likely to be a period. Serum HCG testing would confirm that if you need to know: not considered clinically relevant at that point. ...Read more

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Difference between period and implantation bleeding?

Difference between period and implantation bleeding?

Easy!: The difference is a positive pregnancy test! "Implantation bleeding" before an expected period is 99.9% internet myth. If you're not sure you are pregnant) a home test will be 99.9% reliable. Do one and good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between implantation bleeding and your period? I've been bleeding on and off for a few days now what could this be?

What is the difference between implantation bleeding and your period? I've been bleeding on and off for a few days now what could this be?

Irregular bleeding: Bleeding "off and on" is not usually a period, but could be evidence of pregnancy, anovulatory cycles, anatomic problem, infection, or other. Implantation bleeding is usually very light and short in duration. ...Read more

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What is the difference between implantation bleeding and regular period? Two days late for period now bleeding in small amounts

What is the difference between implantation bleeding and regular period? Two days late for period now bleeding in small amounts

Internet Myths: There really is no such thing as implantation bleeding. A newly inseminated egg is smaller than a pinpoint. It is microscopic. It does not cause 'trauma' to the wall of the uterus when it implants. Rarely a female may see a spot of blood, but not bleeding from this. Bleeding represents a period or something else. ...Read more

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What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a light period? Do they both have bold clots and last 7 days?

What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a light period? Do they both have bold clots and last 7 days?

Wide variation: There isn't a way to tell by the characteristics of the bleeding whether it's a light period or implantation bleeding. After a couple weeks, when you take a pregnancy test, you'll know. The test will be positive if you are pregnant and had implantation bleeding. The test will be negative if it was just a light period. ...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


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