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When Can I Take A Pregnancy After Decidual Bleeding
If I experienced decidual bleeding for three days, how long should I wait to take a hpt for the most accurate results?
1 week late: They become positive at bout the time you're 1 week late. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
By pregnancy test: Decidual bleeding occurs in pregnant people. You can take a pregnancy test. If negative then it is not decidual bleeding ...Read more
Same answer: Implantation bleeding/decidual is not really as common as the internet would have you believe. When it does happen it's usually 6-12 days after ovulation and exclusively in pregnant women. A pregnancy test 7-10 days after unprotected intercourse is much more helpful to determine the cause. If the test is negative then it's just a period ...Read more
How would you differentiate between decidual bleeding and menustral bleeding? How likely is this to interfere with hpt results?
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
First-trimester: It varies with how you define it. Decidual bleeding has no real definition, most physicians simply refer to first-trimester bleeding. This presumes the woman is pregnant. Light bleeding in the first trimester is very common, spotting may be more than 50%, heavier persistent bleeding is less common and more worrisome. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Spotting: I assume you are talking about bleeding associated with implantation. Typically, this is very light and transient without associated pain. ...Read more
If I experienced decidual bleeding, how long after the bleeding has stopped would I get an accurate result on a hpt?
Accuracy is ok: The accuracy of an HCG pregnancy test should not be changed whether a woman is bleeding or not bleeding. That means if her level is 25, a urine test that shows "+" at a level of 25 should correctly show "+", regardless of whether or not she has vaginal bleeding, nose bleeding, or any other kind of bleeding. ...Read more
If pregnant: Decidual bleeding occurs exclusively in pregnant women. You could check a pregnancy test at home. If it is negative then this is not decimal bleeding. ...Read more
See your OBGYN: U need a preg test and an ultrasound. ...Read more
Yes: That type of bleeding tends to increase with age. ...Read more
How common is decidual bleeding (percentage wise)? How common is a negative hpt test 3 weeks after period?
High ; common: Decidual bleeding can be lumped together with implantation bleeding and we can call them both "first trimester bleeding". I'd estimate 20-30% of women have some type of first trimester bleeding, and many go on to have normal pregnancies. We usually discourage pregnancy tests until the period is due/late because they are often negative until 2 weeks after conception (or 4 wks after the last period). ...Read more
Got my period since Nov 12, seems normal and today is the last day, can this be decidual bleeding? Feeling lightheadedness
No: You have a normal period. If you are light headed, please get checked. Maybe you are anemic. Drink lots of water. See a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: As the name indicates, it is bleeding from the Decidua which is the epithelial tissue of the endometrium or the innermost lining of the uterus. The Decidua is usually lost during each period of menstruation. It is characterized by odd, fibrous blood clots that is released from the uterus. Decidual Bleeding is one of the most common causes of “menstruation-like” bleeding during pregnancy. ...Read more
No: If someone haas decidual bleeding then by definition they are pregnant. The pregnancy test would be positive. If the pregnancy test is negative then the bleeding is not decidual bleeding. ...Read more
A pregnancy issue: Decidual bleeding is the name for vaginal bleeding/spotting during pregnancy that may occur around the time that a pregnant woman would otherwise expect her menstrual period. The phenomenon is fairly rare and usually does not last longer than the first few months of pregnancy. It is thought to be related to shedding some of the uterine lining outside of the placental area with hormone fluctuation. ...Read more
If you think you might be going through decidual bleeding, how long after you quit bleeding would I be able to test?
Possibly: It is possible. Repeat the hcg., may probably be negative at 45. ...Read more
On bc, got period day early and very light. Having unprotected sex, negative hpt. What would decidual bleeding look like?
Like blood: It would like blood and your pregnancy test would be positive so we can be certain that you do not have the incredibly rare diagnosis of decidual bleeding. ...Read more
More to question?: I think something is missing here. There is no indication if you are on time or late or early; there is no indication if you were sexually active without birth control when you ovulated during your cycle? In general testing begins to be advisable if your period is delayed or missed during a month when you had exposure to fresh semen when you ovulated. ...Read more
About a week: Test in a week and if negative test again in another week. ...Read more
About a week: Generally implantation bleeding occurs around 7 days post ovulation. Although blood pregnant tests can be positive a day or so later; to be sure, you should wait about a week than you can do a urine pg test, that if you are pg, should be positive. If it is negative and you have not gotten your period, do a blood pg test because urine pg test are not 100% accurate. Good luck. ...Read more
About two weeks.: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within a day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
How soon can I take a pregnancy test I had unprotected sex on the 13 and bleeding 14-16 how soon can I take a pregnancy test?
Had sex 1 day b4 od; spotted on day 9-11 after od only when wiping. Been bleeding lightly on day 12-14 should I take a pregnancy test?
Of course: Unprotected sex in full reproductive age results in pregnancy in most cycles. Many of these pregnancies will be lost by the time of menses but you should always assume that you are pregnant and early testing (by the time of expected menses) is a good practice to avoid surproses, such as an ectopic or otherwise abnormal unrecognized pregnancy. ...Read more
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