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Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleeding -- how many women actually experience this, and does it last a day, or two?
-Mrs.Graves5*19*07

Re: Implantation bleeding -- how many women actually experience this, and does it last a day, or two?
-Mrs.Graves5*19*07

The Bump Expert

Have a bit of spotting? Light, brief (lasting just a day or two) spotting can actually be a sign of early pregnancy. It’s known as “implantation bleeding,” and here’s what it means: A few days after conception, that little fertilized (yay!) egg starts digging into the wall of your uterus and getting ready to grow. Since the uterine lining is nice and rich with blood, some women spot a little at this point. This is totally normal and no cause for concern but a pregnancy test and doctor's visit is in order to make sure implantation bleeding is truly the culprit.

There aren't reliable stats on how many women actually experience implantation bleeding. Some do, some don't. And some claim it lasts for one day; others say three or four. All in all, there's no real way to know whether spotting (or lack thereof) indicates pregnancy. Only a test can tell.

If you find yourself bleeding heavily or for more than a couple of days, or if you bleed during a later stage of your pregnancy, call your doctor right away. This could be a sign of miscarriage or an ectopic (often called “tubal”) pregnancy.

watch: more facts on implantation bleeding

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Implantation Bleeding?

I recently had some brown spotting for about 5 days that started 2 weeks before my period was due. I am 4 days late now but my serum HCG was negative. i have been seen by infertility doctors for 3 years now with no luck yet. This symptom is a first though so I am sort of anxious to know if there's a chance I could be pregnant or ifthe brown spotting was my period coming early?

rmmill |

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My hubby and I have been TTC for 6 months now and I spot 2 days before getting my preiod. Usually the spotting means your period is on the way. But each time it happens I keep hoping it's implantation bleeding, but never is. :-(

mandymo6 |

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My hubby and i have been trying for 6months now and today i am on day 36 of my cycle and the last couple days i have been spotting. i am kinda wondering what this means.

soon2bemrsizatt |

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How long does it take from the fertilization of the egg to the implantation to actually occur???

Aivive |

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we have only been trying for a month, I stared af but its really light for about 4 days now and today i am starting to feel nauseous. after only a month i wasnt really expecting pregnancy yet, but is that possible?

bm2bk |

re: Q: Implantation Bleeding?

How much is considered spotting? I had a bit just mixed with the usual clear discharge off and on for a day during the three-or-so-day time-frame I call my ovulation period. Does that count? After six months of trying, I'm afraid to have any hope.

911Lady |

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My hubby & I also have been having the implantation bleeding since Friday of last week. It has stopped today but I'm scared to take the Pregnancy test. I'm not too sure if it will say negative because it's too early to detect in some people. Is it to early or should I test?

'Chele |

re: Q: Implantation Bleeding?

We have been TTC for about a month. I was not suppose to get my period until next week, but started having bleeding on Monday. It was red blood w/ a little cramping the first day and then brown and very light the next few days. Could this be implantation bleeding?

butterflylaw25 |

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Could you clarify this article as far as when implantation bleeding could be expected? I've been rather confused as to whether it is a "few days" (which I thought is about 3)...I've been told a minimum of 4 days by a Dr. that posts on this site, and seen a week to 10 days after conception on other resources. Please clarify! Thanks a bunch.

Jenn82005 |

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I had implantation bleeding the last time I got pregnant and it happened about 4 days after conception. Mine only lasted 1 day with no cramping. It was very very lite brownish red spotting.

eyelidgrl |

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TO THE NEST BABY - One part of the initial question was not answered... how many women experience implantation bleeding/cramping? Is it something that EVERY woman experiences?

kimpan_l |

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What's the difference between implantation bleeding and breakthrough bleeding?

bandzhoyos |

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I have spotted 1 day last week and today a light spot aswell, AF not due for another 6- 9 days..wered. But i had 1 day of this last cycle too, so now i;m just getting used to it. Grr!! 6 months and waiting,i'm going to buy some pee sticks clear blue ones i hear they are the best.

Sunshine Molly |

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I started spotting today! i'm not suppose to get my period until next wednesday according to my pills. My breast have been sore for a couple of days as well. Could I be pg? Is the cramping of your period and cramping of being pg feel the same?

njc921 |

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I had light brown bleeding for about 3 days that started as bright red the first day only after I wiped. The bleeding came a week before my period was due and I thought it was a reaction to just getting off the pill and a sign that my period was coming earlier. According to fertilityfriend.com I hadn't even ovulated based on my BBT chart. I took 4 HPT's a week later and they all positive after only one month TTC!! So you never know.

yonni2002 |

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I actually started bleeding 12 days after conception......I was late for AF but I didn't think I could be preggers because we only had sex on Mother's day and that was 4 days before AF was due. When I got light bleeding ....very light for about 2 days I thought I was getting AF when it stopped I got suspicious and took a pregnancy test.....it was positive! I only bled for a few days and it was bright red...but not a lot mostly just when I wiped. I have heard that sometimes you have spontanious ovulation I am guessing that is what happend or I ovulated way too late in my cycle. I also had bad cramping which made me think it was AF. You just never know but I recommend taking a Pregnancy test as soon as you miss the first day of your cycle. All I know is I had ALL the symptoms of PMS and did not feel pregnant at all......I was shocked when I found out I was. That was over a year ago and my daughter is 7 months old now. I am thinking about TTC again. Good luck to all of you!

rhutchin |

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I'm not sure if my bleeding is my period or not. Its lighter and a different color than usual but I'm only about 1-2 days from AF. I keep track of my ovulation and we definitely did it on those days but I've taken two home pregnancy tests and both negative. Plus I have been having some of the other symptoms of early pregnancy. How do you tell if is or isn't? HELP!

tenny06 |

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I'm wondering if this is what I had. We've been trying for so long (3 yrs.) and I have even had an abdominal myomectomy(last April). We will be seeing a fertility specialist hopefully in the coming weeks (darn HMO). Anyway, I'm wondering if I could actually be pregnant (really don't want to waste money on another test for nothing). I had my "normal" period on 9/3. Lasted the normal 5 days. Up until last week, I've always had pretty normal cycles. On 9/19 I started to have light bleeding again. Needless to say I was in shock because I wasn't expecting my period until around 9/30. I thought my period was TWO WEEKS early. I couldn't believe it. The light bleeding only lasted about 2-3 days though and was actually nearly non existent by day 3. Now I'm wondering if there is a chance I could actually be pregnant. I don't "feel" pregnant nor am I having any of the usual "symptoms" women talk about. This mid cycle bleeding has NEVER happened to me in my almost 26 years of having my period. What do you think this means and should I waste money on yet another test? I gave up testing about a year ago and have kinda come to terms with the fact that I will need some serious assistance with conceving.

chelljqueen |

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I had a miscarriage at the end of June this past summer. My DH and I had been TTC for 9 months when it happened. I had what I thought was my period but it was really light and only lasted 2 days. I didnt get any symptoms until the week after when i was probably lossing the baby. Now I feel like I'm having the same thing over again, I just started my period so what i think is my period but its light and minimal cramps, at the same time my normal period is suppose to come. I'm debating whether I should wait until next week to see if I have any symptoms and take the test or not. what you think?

jmk0924 |

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Hi JMK0924---good luck to u but i would wait only b/c it is so devastating when u take a test and it comes back neg. (Not to mention expensive). Maybe wait next week---prayer for u and DH!!!

nicshaw |

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My boyfriend and I have been ttc for about 6 months now, this is something taht we both really want and are very anxious to achieve. About a week ago (3 days) before my due period i started spotting a little. It lasted for about 3 days, which is lighter than my normal period. We both are hoping for teh best, but preparing ourselves for the worst. I would like to take a test, but we dont want to have to deal with the bad news...I am thinking about testing sometime next week and hopefully surprising him with positive results, wish us luck!!

ejoct1610 |

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does every bosy have the implantation bleeding?????? that;s what i pretty much keep looking for!!! and if there is none, im guessing im not prego???

ryliejack |

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i'm having some light brownish spotting and some slight cramping as well...wasnt sure what it could be sice my period wasnt due for another 9 days. then i read this and it made more sense. my only issue is september and last month my periods were early-september was like 2 weeks early....which never happens to me. i'm like clock-work. anyway, my period is due in two days now and i'm not sure what will happen. maybe i am?? i hope so!

Jen190 |

re: Q: Implantation bleeding?

After three days of increasingly heavy pink/brown spotting, I was so convinced my period was coming that I called in for a refill on my Clomid. Then it suddenly dried up. I took a pregnancy test the next morning, the day before my period was due, and it was positive.

emilyesq |

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I had what was thought to be my period a little (2 or 3 days) early. Now my period is very painful due to collidis and very heavy ( i have the bed sheets to prove it) this 'period' we not painful nor heavy but it did last 4 days with 3 of those days dry brownish blood. Could this have been Implantation bleeding which was heavier due to my usual heavy period. I took 3 tests before i got my period but the were all BFN! Could I still be Pregnant

marinewife19 |

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Does anyone know about how much implatation spotting is? I took a test not quite a week ago that was positive, but now i am bleeding slightly. Usually on day 2 of my period i cramp pretty bad. But with the really little blood that is coming out i have no pain. What should I do? Should I go to the OB/GYN for a check. . .i really don't know

becks83 |

re: Q: Implantation bleeding?

I am taking Prevara and Metformin for PCOS. This is my first month taking the Prevara and it's my understanding that I should have started AF around the 17th of the month. I had some light spotting about 5 days ago, mainly when I wiped and it was mixed with mucus that looked like egg whites. I'm wondering, could this be implantation bleeding along with cervical mucus? AF is 3 days late, so here's hoping!

mrsminter |

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i started my period on 2/4/09 at night. my gyno gave me prenatal vitamins & said to have sex on the 11th day for 7 days straight. well i started spotting today 2/21/09. but, it's this weird orangish brownish color. i don't know if it's implantation bleeding or not..i hope & pray it is..i've been trying to conceive for 5 months now..

g0rge0usbrunette06 |

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I never had Implantation bleeding and now at 12 weeks, the baby is happy healthy and thriving! Not everyone has implantation bleeding.

sherry831 |

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I have a very reg period, every 28, today is day 25 and I woke up with cramps and went to take a test (I know, too early--it was NEG) and there was blood too. I don't know if this is implant bleeding or AF.

Saturnmazz |

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I'm pretty sure it's AF instead of implant bleeding. I passed some tissue or a clot last night, and flow is heavier. Oh well. This is month 2 of trying.

Saturnmazz |

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I thought I was having implantation bleeding last month =( No luck. It was my cyst on my ovary that burst. I keep getting so excited convincing myself I might be pregnant and then finding out I am not preggers.

Jooch23 |

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I had implantation bleeding on 9DPO and got my BFP on 12DPO! It was just a tinge of pale pink on the toilet paper right after I awoke in the morning and lasted less than two hours. At first I thought it might be AF coming really, really early, and then, I had remembered that some women do have implantation bleeding and hoped that was what I was experiencing. Turns out, I was!

Married2MrWright |

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how long does implantation bleeding last?

BLR1031 |

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WE just got married and are trying to have a baby... My period was on the 20 of may, its been 35 days in my cycle... i took a test about a week ago and it said no. No I was reading the signs of pregnency and i have a really sore back, broke out, am feeling bloated. remembered that on our honey moon, as we where trying i had some spot bleeding for a day... I have been peeing a tone really tired and just know relized And I might be just imagining it because I really want a baby! But When I wake up alot of the time I feel like I have a hang over even though I didn't drink?? I hope this is a good sign! We are headed out of twon on a camping trip... i am going to take one before we go I think... What do you think? should i take one or is it to early!? appreciate your input!

Mrs.HeatherWood |

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I'm very new to this,.. We opted not to start a new pack of pills on June 12, my period ended on June 13 and we made love on June 14 (and again on the AM of June 15) and immediately I felt sick to my stomach. I thought it was impossible for me to conceive so quickly and assumed it was the BC leaving my system - I have a sensitive body and am highly aware of changes as a result. The next day I felt really sick and fatigued and then the next day, I felt better. When I felt sick again the next day, I started doing research online and learned that many women get pregnant in this way and we got really excited. We continued making love often, feeling hopeful. Other symptoms began to appear as well, typical for early pregnancy. But then yesterday evening I started spotting and from what I read, I was convinced it was implantation bleeding. Not only is it 5-6 days early for my normal period but it was very abnormal in intensity, etc. But as the night went on (and through the night) it got heavier, so now I'm wondering if I just got my period early because of going off of BC? It seems very hard to believe that I'm NOT pregnant, based on everything I've been experiencing over the last 3 weeks. I'm not sure what to think. Any advice would help me as I'm entirely new to this and feel pretty confused. Thank you in advance!

jproto |

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Please disregard my question/post. I got some feedback and don't think this site is for me. I got some kind, helpful answers but some hurtful ones as well. Some people just stink!

jproto |

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I am 9 days DPO, we've been trying for about 3 months now, but this cycle we decided to use a fertility monitor and found out I was totally off as to when I was actually ovulating! I started having some bleeding today, nothing heavy, bright red with mucus. I'm not due for my period for another 10 days! But, I feel like I'm starting my period, last month I was 3 days late I can't believe I could be almost 2 weeks early this time around. I'm very crampy, tired, just general blah. I've been watching for the "implantation bleeding" I just didn't think it would feel so much like my period. It definatley didn't start out like my normal periods though (the bleeding). Anyone??? I'm so afraid to get excited, but really want to and 10 days feels like so far away!

sweetjess |

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I've been off the pill for almost 2 months now. Last date of period was 6/12.. my 28 day cycle should be tomorrow. On 7/6 I had some light brown spotting, but almost un-noticible. If nothing happens tomorrow should I take a test or wait a week after to do so? Can I test tomorrow or do I need to wait???

Lily2005 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

i'm having the same thing as above...been ttc for 2 months only, i know its to soon to be hopeful but i cant help it! dh and i had sex every other day 3 days before and 2 days after when i "thought" i was ovulating. saturday i started having these little twinges in my lower abdomin, and started spotting just lightly and kinda brownish..not suppose to get AF for another 5 days??!! i dont know if its just AF early or what? but i dont wanna get my hopes up for nothing. just wish us luck :)

suezndan |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

i was due my AF 9days ago the last few days i have spotted v lightly not sure if i should do a test or if im just getting excited for nothing good luck everyone :)

zobug23 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

my husabnd and i are TTC our third and i was wondering how many wemon have a regular flow(period) and are still preg.? any feed back would be great

angel_mommy01 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

The last period I had was after I took my last bc pill. My hubby and I started TTC right away, rather than waiting long enough to see how long my natural cycle is. I don't remember exactly, because it's been so long since I wasn't on bc, but I was approx 28-31 days. So, as soon as my period stopped, for the next 2-3 weeks we had sex almost every day. Now, it's been 33 days since the first day of my last period. I've had some spotting, on days 30 and 31, but definately not a normal period. I've taken 3 tests already, since I'm SOOO eager, but all negative! No other symptoms either :(.

jen_jupiter |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

i had 2ish days of bright red spotting followed by light cramps on day 23 of my cycle, which is usually longer, more like 30 days. usually my period is very heavy and long and the cramps come before the blood! i have taken two pregnancy tests that are both negative -- how long does it take from "implantation bleeding" until the hcg will register a test positive? i have a 1 year old baby already and my first symptom of pregnancy was the same sort of light cramping.

rmsum |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I did not know that there was such as a thing as implantation bleeding. My doctor put me on BC back in September. I soon went off it because it was making me crazy. Recently, my husband and I are TTC. I was supposed to have my cycle around the 16th. It did not come and yesterday I took a test, that proved to be negative. Today, I got some brownish colored bleeding. Could this be my period or implantation bleeding?

soontobeJS |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

That could very well be implanation bleeding.. but if you have not even received your period yet I would still consider calling your doctor.

jenrexrode |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I have a question that I am hoping someone might be able to answer :) I am 24, married and am trying natural family planning to prevent us from getting pregnant. I am on a 28 day cycle. On days 1-5 I had my period, then intercourse on days 7,10,12, and 15. On days 14, 15, 16 I noticed some blood spotting along with tacky mucus. I took a pregnancy test on day 15 and it came back negative. I usually never have blood spotting in between periods. Did I take the test too early? Could I still be pregnant? Anyone have any insight for me. Thank you!!!!! :)

andrea.lipski@gmail.com |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I am so confused i had my last period about 2weeks ago then a couple of days late i had light brown discharge that was very little and only lasted that one day. Then the next morning when i went to the loo i wiped and has very little light pink discharge on when i wiped once then nothing from there on. My period is only due on the 17th this week. My husband and i have being ttc for about a 8 months now and still nothing. Any advice:) please

merrycherry09 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Been TTC for months which seems like years. It took me forever to ovulate this month and so this is such a long cycle. I'm having really mild cramping the last 3 days and I ovulated on 19th and this is the 27th. Would I have cramping this early? I just keep thinking I must be getting my period but hasn't happened yet thank God. I'm sure its too early to take a HPT but not knowing my Luteal Phase length (or if my LP lenght is my TTC problem) I'm not sure when to expect my period at this point so I'm not sure how long I have to wait to test. So at this point I'm hopeful this cramping is baby related but I doubt it is. Any input from anyone? Thanks

CC25088 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I had a MP on January 8th that lasted about 5 days (on my wedding day woof!) and then post honeymoon about 10 days after my MP, I had spotting. No sign of this months MP yet but I suddenly feel sick at the sight/scent of seafood (live in New Orleans...so it's around often) and my breasts are super tender and Ive had some cramping. Any suggestions? My HPT was negative, but it's almost a year old.

lduggan1 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I have been on the NuvaRing for 5 years and went off of it last month, I had my period on time like normal. According to my cycles regular length I wouldn't get my next period for another two weeks, but for the past two days I have had really light brown discharge when I wipe. Could I have gotten pregnant that quickly after ending BC. It would be great and exciting so I would like to know but I don't want to take a pregnancy test too early and have a false negative. Any suggestions?

besch014 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I am 24 years old and i have PCOS. For the last 2-3 yrs me and my husband have been trying to get pregnant and nothin yet. My period is irregular and the last 3 months i didn't get it until finally on April 6th -april 11th and it was a normal period. Now my concern is i had sex on April 27th and 2days later i started to bleed lightly. This never happened to me so i don't know what it could be. I've been reading it could be implantation bleeding but im confused because i never experienced this. Can anybody help me. i hope im pregnant:)

Ladyv116 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I have been having some spotting for about 2 days,just really,reaalllly,light spotting.Barely anything.And there hasn't been the normal cramping,just a tiny bit.Usually I get horrible cramps to the point that I can't move,and then very heavy AF.But this is completely different.I had a negative HPT the day of my missed period,so I am waiting another week before I take another one.Hoping for the best.I've been having lots of symptoms also,so I'm taking the spotting as a good sign.

trjulian09 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Last night I experienced some light pink spotting at 10 DPO and was hopeful that it was implantation bleeding. But this morning I woke up and the bleeding was heavier and red. I'm not suppose to get my period till Saturday. I'm starting to think I had an early miscarriage. Anyone experience something similar?

BabyDarling88 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Q: Help ohkay so here is the thing. i am young and i am confused. about a week ago my nipples started to hurt really bad tender to the touch and they have never hurt befor, but that went away and now they just feel weird i really cant explain it the feeling. my periods are normal, but they are always a dark red color and never have alot of spotting only a very little brown like a drop i always have bad cramps. but this one i am curently on i got very little cramps and it is not as heavy but not to light. first it came as a lot of brown i thought it was weird but didnt think to much of it (lasted for about two days) then it was a lightish pink color not dark red (lasted for about another two days) now its back to brown. i have to admit i was having alot of unprottected sex and lately i have had a strong erg throughout the day to get sick but never do. and i thought at one point i wanted a kid i seen now that its not a good life choice. i dont know if i could be or if its just a weird cawinsidence (or however i spell that word). someone plz tell me your opinion.! email me at taylorbird21@yahoo.com or txt me ar 317-625-2945.! thank you and its much apriciated

flybird21 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I think I may be experiencing implantation bleeding, but I'm not sure.. I'm having dark brown bleeding that comes and goes, but I am having cramps like i typically have with my period. I'm nervous to take a test bc I don't want to feel like an idiot. Is it possible that this is implantation bleeding?

sarahbeth.williams |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I am TTC. I have had a very short luteal phase (about 7-8 days after ovulation). This month my doctor prescribed prometrium (progestrone). She said to take it for 14 days (starting 2 DPO) and then take a pregnancy test. She said the prometrium should stop my period from coming so I a fertilized egg would have time to implant. At 7 DPO I started having really light blown spotting. It's not a flow, but it comes and goes throughout the day, but it definitely is brown in color and not like a normal flow. This has been going on for 5 days (I'm now 13 DPO). Is this too long to be implantation bleeding? Is this just a very light period because of the prometrium? Anyone have any experience with this?

JDG1222 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

WITH MY DAUGHTER I DID NOT HAVE ANY IMPLANTATION BLEEDING AT ALL. SO MY SITUATION NOW IS A LITTLE BIT SCARY OKAY IN APRIL MY PERIOD CAME ON APRIL FIRST IT WAS A LITTLE LIGHTER THAN NORMAL BUT STILL A PRETTY HEAVY FLOW. ON MAY 3RD 2011 I GOT MY PERIOD AGAIN, IT WAS NORMAL BUT ON MAY 20 THRU 22 I WAS SPOTTING, IT WAS LIGHT PINK MIXED WITH A LITTLE CERVICAL MUCUS (SORRY IF T.M.I.) THIS IS NOT NORMAL. I AM IN GOOD HEALTH GET CHECK UPS DONE ON A REGULAR BASIS. I'VE BEEN ON SO MANY DIFFERENT WEBSITES TRYING TO GET ANSWERS AND MY PERIOD ISN'T DUE UNTIL 5/31/2011 SO I FEEL THERES NO NEED TO TEST AS OF NOW. I'M JUST CONFUSED. I'M ALSO FEELING SICK LATELY TIRED WANTING TO BE IN BED, BUT I STILL THINK IT'S TO EARLY FOR ANY PREG SYMPTOMS PLZ HELP>>

ERYKAH8325 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I wiped. I have heard that sometimes you have spontanious ovulation I am guessing that is what happend or I ovulated way too late in my cycle. I also had bad cramping which made me think it was AF. http://www.whatisguide.net/0124-heavy-implantation-bleeding.html

Jharna24 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Hi there! We've been married for 8 years and are now TTC! It's exciting but scary too. So normally I have a very heavy, week long period around the 1st of the month. But ever since the 25th, I've had some either dark brown or light pink mucous-y discharge, not like a normal period at all. There's also been no cramping which is usually so bad that it makes me nauseous and I can barely move. Pregnancy test (First Response) taken on the 2nd was negative. Could I be pregnant or am I just being crazy???

SunnyHuny |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I didn't experience implantation bleeding, but I am experiencing break-through bleeding. I'm 8 weeks + 1 day along. I'm ALMOST textbook-boring when it comes to symptoms--missed last month's period, morning sickness, tender/sore/swelling breasts, itchy nipples, fatigue, blah-blah-blah. HOWEVER, I can't pass a urine test (blood test came back positive), and I started bleeding this month like I'm having a period--right on time for it, too. I went to my dr and found out the baby is fine, still hangin' in there, and learned that this is break-through bleeding. As I understand it, it's like the body doesn't fully recognize that it's preggo--so your body still takes cues from hormones that a period needs to happen. Only, it's not really a period. You might feel exactly like you do when you have a period, with cramps and everything, and the bleeding can range from light to heavy, from brownish to bright red (mine is lighter than a normal period, and bright red with a few clots), and can happen anytime during the pregnancy, though more commonly in the first trimester. Y'all have NO IDEA how badly I spazzed out when I saw the bleeding--immediate water-works and general hysteria ensued in the bathroom after wiping, and it did not stop til I had it confirmed that Mini-me is still in me! lol So I thought I'd share my *not-quite-my-preconceived-notion-of-pregnancy* pregnancy with you ladies, maybe to give you some peace of mind:) If you have some bleeding when preggo, relax every bit you can--you could still be fine!! Take a deep breath, call your dr to make an appointment to get it checked out, and relax/veg out as much as possible til that then so as not to stress the situation:)

irisheyednut |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

My husband and I have been TTC since August now, after going through a miscarriage in April. I am expecting AF in 2 days and just had a very light pink spot of blood when I went to the bathroom. I have been peeing like 17 times a day and have been way more emotional than usual so I am hopeful, but I am afraid to be too hopeful after the last few months of being disappointed and even more after what we went through in April.

LauraAshley1221 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

My hubby and i have been TTC for 5 months now and the last two days i have been having light spotting i was supposed to have my normal period today but i have only had light spotting im not sure if this could be implantation bleeding or if i am having my normal period. My hubby has been having cravings and has also thrown up. I think i might be pregnant so i am going to take a test to find out if i am.

vargaswendy86 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

My period is expected in 2 days, Monday, so I took a test 2 days ago, Thursday, (which would be 5 days BEFORE missed period). It was a positive. Then, yesterday, Friday, I had some bright red bleeding. It was really light, only bright red for about an hour or so, and mostly when I wiped. It tapered off to pinkish, then brownish throughout the night, then nothing by the end of the night. Today, there's only a small trace of pink/brownish when I wipe. I don't know if this is implanation bleeding, because I thought that the embryo already had to be implanted in order to have a positive pregnancy test. Also, I didn't think that implantation bleeding was bright red. I still have 3 days until I would have a missed period. Anyone have anything similar happen?

jessica_monteleone |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I think I my be prEgo, but then I had my period or so I thought...I was 2 days late and i only had my period for a day in a half and it was not heavy it was light and i had to wear a panty liner bc the tampon was dry and hurt to come out (sorry to be gross). I'm still having really bad headache for a week now and I can stop being hot no matter what i do when i sleep i sweat and i uncover and get really cold. I use the restroom at least 3 times during the night. Idk if i am freaking myself out or if i should take a test? Help me

kcave21 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

ok well i was due for my monthly 12/9/11 and on 12/07/11 went to bathroom was bright red on tp now on 12/9/11 nothing please hlp took hpt on 12/8/11 and negitive

jme80 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

today (four days late) i started my period, my bf and i were getting curios, i took a text last night and this morning, both were neg. but my the bleeding isnt normal, its very bright and way lighter than normal, could i show up negative and it be imp

micranvan |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Hello is there anyone that can answer? I'm two weeks late for my period. Its been seventeen days past ovulation. Three days ago I had some light spotting and mild cramping. The spotting lasted three days, the mild cramping lasted about a week. Can I be pregnant? I'm affraid to take a pregnancy test because I'm trying to conceive and affraid of the negative. I would like an answer to boost my encouragement. Please.

lo0311 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

It's me again. I just wanted to add that most people say implantation cramps and bleeding usually accrue about 8 - 10 days after ovulation or 20 - 24 days after first day period began. But can it also accrue about 17 days after ovulation or about 30 - 35 days after first day period began? I was two weeks late for my period and then had sum spotting and mild cramping but no actual period. Can I be pregnant? Thank you to whomever answers.

lo0311 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

About how many days after you "do the deed" would implantation bleeding occur? DH and I had sex on Saturday and then I experienced CM mixed with pink on Tuesday only when I wiped once ,then nothing happened after that. Then on Wednesday, there was a tiny change in color when I wiped but only saw it twice . I am expecting AF on Friday and have never had this happen before. Any input is greatly appreciated.

Southernparrot |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

im having bleeding not enough to feel up a pad its barlry feeling up a pantyliner and i have been having alot of sythoms i could be having pms but i feel that i am prego and advice???

dinobby |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I went off of birth control 6 weeks agp, February 9th, and had a period immediately after, February 12th. I didn't have a period by March 15th and took a test which came out NEGATIVE. On March 17th I thought I was starting my period. I had a small amount of reddish blood which was followed by all brown(old) blood. This continued until March 21st. So I took a test on March 20th and it was POSITIVE!!! So I had implantation bleeding for 5 days total. It was reddish only on Saturday and brown the next 4 days. It was only when I wiped also. I hope this helps someone =) So excited!!!

Christinalippolt |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I had a miscarriage in January and did not get a period in February and went to the doctor in March. They gave me Provera and i started my period March 22 it was like a normal period and ended March 27 which is normal for me. I am normally on a 31 day schedule. Today on April 5 exactly 14 days from the first day of my period i have had this light bleeding I talked to my doctor and they said it was more than likely because they had to induce a period or its implantation bleeding so im just gunna have to wait and see :) hipfully its a BFP cuz ive been trying for about 9 months now and i am ready for this baby to be here

kaylaortiz09 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

we found out we were pregnant on monday, and wensday morning i was spotting. we had positive hcg tests and were told that it was implantation bleeding.

reggirl10 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I am having bright red spotting. It doesn't seem like a period. I have no other strong symptoms of pregnancy, and we are trying to conceive right now. I am hoping that I am pregnant! I was wondering how soon after this bleeding will the hcg be strong enough to show up on an at home test?

kamjqw |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

thought i was getting my period .....was right around the time i was supposed to be just spotted for two days then it went away. Now we are 9 weeks along :)

fungirly420 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

i started spotting july 12th and the 13th but only for a few hours each day. my cycle is due to start on the 15th we are praying this is implantation bleeding im so nervous.

recie2011 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

hi all this is ver good sites free this http://implantationbleeding.org/ I think see all women

berinome |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Ok Me and my husband was fooling around before my O day..actually all that week before. My Period was 9/17 and my O day is 9/30 or 10/1 I think.. Now I had pinkish / brownish discharge 4dpo to 12 dpo plus headaches, breast tenderness, cramping, and backaches through out to whole time And took 2hpt on the 9dpo and 11dpo both say Negative.... Now my period is support to come in two to three days with the same cramps, breast aches, and mood swings... plus this morning woke up 10/13 bleeding (but dark red/ brown) plus cramping... Help period or pregancy ... What do u guys think???

LAP33 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Why do we spend most of our lives trying NOT to get pregnant, and now when we so desperately want to, it seems impossible?! I've been TTC for about 8 weeks now. My last period on the pill ended 9/8, and three weeks later I started having very textured brown discharge. Then a few days this week I've had a spot or two when I wipe but that's it. I've only let myself take two tests, both negative. How long should I wait to ask my Dr about taking something to kick start a normal period?

cstepp39 |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I got 5 pregnancy test. 4 positives 1 unclear and now I am having huge cramps and some spotting O.o

jonnarye |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

Hi, it's my 1st pergnancy so I have no idea how does it works, is it normal to have brown spots around weeks 6 ?? is it also implantation bleeding or is it something else, I'm a bit stressed because I do not feel most of commons symptoms that are described here, only tiredness, cravings & sore boobs i do not have nausea etc etc... brown spots have starts 2 days ago, & until tuedsday I have to wait to see my OB, normally we should hear the heartbeat on that day, I'm a bit nervous about these brown spots

altesa |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I had cramps at work today and came home to have light red spotting for about an hour and now I have nothing going on down there. I have been feeling slightly nauseous tonight. I took an early detection pregnancy test but it came back negative. Should I test again in a few days?

JenniferLaymon |

Q&A: What is implantation bleeding?

I got 5 pregnancy test. 4 positives 1 unclear and now I am having huge cramps and some spotting

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