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How to know difference between period and implantation bleeding?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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