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Implantation bleeding

Implantation bleeding is vaginal discharge which usually contains a small amount of pinkish or brownish blood. Only about a third of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding.

The egg becomes fertilized with a sperm within 12 hours after ovulation, usually in the outer portion of the fallopian tube. It then travels down the fallopian tube, increasing its size along the way. In the fallopian tube it becomes the zygote and doubles to two cells, four cells, then eight cells and becomes the “morula.” As the morula enters the uterine cavity it’s called a “blastocyst.”

Implantation bleeding can happen at the time the fertilized egg implants in the uterus – the attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining, on average between 6 to 12 days past ovulation (on average about 9 days after ovulation).
Because the lining uterus is made up of blood, there can be a bit of blood expelled in some women.

Period usually starts about 14 days after ovulation, so if you know when you ovulated and you experience some spotting, less than your period, about a week after ovulation, then it could be implantation bleeding. Sometimes the implantation bleeding is usually spotting; it’s scanty, pinkish and not red and heavy like a period. Usually it lasts 1-2 days.

Implantation

Implantation

Implantation bleeding is vaginal discharge which usually contains a small amount of pinkish or brownish blood. Only about a third of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding.

The egg becomes fertilized with a sperm within 12 hours after ovulation, usually in the outer portion of the fallopian tube. It then travels down the fallopian tube, increasing its size along the way. In the fallopian tube it becomes the zygote and doubles to two cells, four cells, then eight cells and becomes the “morula.” As the morula enters the uterine cavity it’s called a “blastocyst.”

Implantation bleeding can happen at the time the fertilized egg implants in the uterus – the attachment of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining, on average between 6 to 12 days past ovulation (on average about 9 days after ovulation).
Because the lining uterus is made up of blood, there can be a bit of blood expelled in some women.

Period usually starts about 14 days after ovulation, so if you know when you ovulated and you experience some spotting, less than your period, about a week after ovulation, then it could be implantation bleeding. Sometimes the implantation bleeding is usually spotting; it’s scanty, pinkish and not red and heavy like a period. Usually it lasts 1-2 days.

Unless accompanied by cramping, backache or increased bleeding, a small amount of blood being discharged should be considered as implantation bleeding which is nothing to be concerned about.

Implantation bleeding time is before you expect your period and many people mistaken it for spotting before their period begins. As mentioned before, most women do not experience a full on bleeding with implantation. Instead, they may experience a bit of spotting in their panties or even some pinkish or brown discharge. This is usually not a typical menstrual bleeding color flow. If you had period-kind of bleeding – better to assume that you have your ordinary period. If you happen to get a positive pregnancy test and you are experiencing a flow of blood you better visit your doctor for avoiding miscarriage or any other complications.

Implantation

Implantation

Implantation bleeding is something that many women assume that they will experience, but many doctors believe that it is the exception not the rule. So the conclusion is- if you are pregnant, better don’t expect the implantation bleeding; and if you had implantation bleeding – don’t worry, you do not need to be alarmed if you do experience it.

Implantation

Implantation

If you experience bleeding regularly after ovulation and you are not pregnant then you may want to discuss with your doctor whether some tests can be done to make sure everything is OK.

 


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4 Comments

  1. 6 days before my period I experienced 1 day of light light spotting with minimal to no cramping. My period was 11 days late. Throughout that entire stretch of time, my mood was so angry. I didn’t like it all. Taking a deep breath didn’t seem to help at all, I just couldn’t control how upset I got. My period lasted 3 and a half days, usually it lasts 5 days or so. It was not like any other period. It was moderate (it’s usually extremely heavy) and there was minimal cramping. (Usually I experience very painful cramping.) I feel extremely constipated and I have waken up the last 4 nights now with heart burn and feeling the need to vomit. If I am pregnant, today would mark week 8. I have taken a few pregnancy tests. A couple have been negative while a couple have been extremely faintly positive you can barely see it. I just want to know your thoughts.

    • Read everything about “false pregnancy tests” and check “Basal temperature during pregnancy” in this website.

  2. I had brown discharge on 11th June 2015. At first, it was light. 2days later, it became a little heavy and turns red. Lasts about 7 days and it again became lighter near the end of discharge. I had unprotected sex on 3rd June (only one time and a little semen left in my vagina). I am now so worried about having pregnancy. I don’t wanna be pregnant. My last menstrual peroid was 19th May to 24th May. 17th April to 23rd April. 11th March to 16-17th March. Usually, my menstrual blood flow is heavy. Now, I was experiencing lighter flow than before. Could it be becoz of stress? I was stressed and excited during those days. And I have had the history of brown discharge. I sometimes wear panty liner for a long time. Can this be the infection? plz reply me. thanks

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