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What Is Implantation Bleeding and How Long Can Spotting Last?

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In the very early stages of pregnancy, a woman might begin to notice some bleeding that she may mistake for her regular period. This is known as implantation bleeding or spotting. It differs from the bleeding that occurs during menstruation and is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy for some women.

What is it exactly, how long will it last, and what can you learn from it?

What Is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding occurs after a fertilized egg (blastocyst) travels through the fallopian tubes and implants into the walls of the womb, or uterus. As tissues form around the egg, it can irritate the walls of the uterus and cause some bleeding. Blood can leak from the cervix and cause pink or brown spotting.

How Long Does Implantation Bleeding Last?

Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Mark Trolice explains that "light bleeding/spotting in the seven to 10 days following ovulation is considered a benign occurrence and attributed to embryo implantation." Spotting should only last a few hours or up to three days, and it is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy in 30% of women.

If bleeding continues for more than three days and/or gets heavier, then you are either experiencing a normal period, or it indicates potentially dangerous causes of bleeding in early pregnancy, including cervical polyps (common), or something more serious, such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

What Are the Signs of Implantation?

  • Blood is light red or pink, or it is brown because the blood is not fresh.
  • You will feel lighter cramping than your period. It usually occurs in your back and lower abdomen and should only last a few days. The pain should not be unbearable. If it is, call a doctor immediately.
  • It is not as heavy as your period.
  • It occurs about a week before your normal period.
  • After bleeding, your breasts will be sore, tender, and/or swollen.
  • You'll have a higher basal body temperature (BBT) during implantation.
  • You might experience mood swings, headaches, and nausea (morning sickness).
  • A week after implantation, you might have the frequent urge to urinate. This is because your body increases blood supply to the pelvic area, which puts pressure on your bladder.
  • You'll notice your taste in food changes. You may find yourself craving foods you used to hate and disliking foods you used to love.

Are you experiencing these 14 early signs of pregnancy? If you experience several of these symptoms, then you are probably pregnant!

Implantation Bleeding or Normal Period?

If you usually have a light flow, you may confuse what is actually implantation bleeding for your regular period. Here's how to tell the difference between the two:

Regular Period:

  • Starts off light and gets heavier. May contain clots.
  • Fresh, bright red and watery blood for 2-4 days.
  • Menstrual bleeding flows continuously for 3-7 days.
  • Cramping is much more intense.

Implantation Bleeding:

  • Starts off light and remains light. Doesn't fill up an entire pad or tampon.
  • Light pink to brown or black blood, although red blood can occasionally occur. Most women report dark blood that is not as fresh as their period blood.
  • Implantation spotting can come and go. You may see some spotting for a few hours or on and off for 1-3 days.
  • You should only experience mild cramping.

Can Implantation Bleeding Be Heavy?

Dr. Michael Dimattina, MD states that "heavy bleeding is rare, and if there is bleeding, it should be just a few spots." He explains that most women don't even experience it at all, and any blood associated with implantation is just gentle sloughing of the uterine lining when the embryo implants itself, so the flow is very light and should not fill up a whole pad or tampon.

Can Implantation Spotting Be Bright Red?

According to Dr. Serena Chen, Director for the Division of Reproductive Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, "Implantation can range from nothing to pink to spotting to bright red." Most women report spotting that is light pink or brown blood, which means it's old blood. Red blood indicates that the blood was able to pass through the cervix before it could turn brown, and it should not be a concern unless it is heavy and lasts for more than three days.

How Long Does Implantation Cramping Last?

Implantation cramping should not be painful and should last only 1-3 days. It happens when the fertilized egg burrows itself into the lining of the uterus wall, and it is a very healthy and natural part of early pregnancy. If cramping continues for more than 3 days, then you're most likely experiencing PMS, however there are other causes for abdominal pain during the first trimester that range from normal (round ligament pain) to concerning (ectopic pregnancy or infection).

How to Tell the Difference Between Implantation Cramps and Menstrual Cramps?

It's easy to confuse what is implantation cramping for period cramps. Here's how to tell the difference:

  • Implantation cramps happen 6-12 days after ovulation, so you will experience it in the middle of your cycle, which is 1-2 weeks earlier than the date of your period. If you feel cramping just a few days before your period, then it is probably just PMS.
  • Implantation cramps are intermittent and last only a few minutes at a time, whereas period cramps are ongoing.
  • Cramps from implantation feel like a pulling/tugging or prickling sensation in the lower abdomen. You may also experience lower back pain.
  • Implantation cramps only last for the duration of time that it takes for the fertilized egg to implant itself into the wall of the uterus (typically 1-3 days). If you experiencing cramping for longer than that, then you are most likely experiencing PMS-related cramps.

When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?

Implantation bleeding usually takes place 6 to 12 days after conception, or 10 days after ovulation. So you will notice spotting 5-7 days before your period is expected to start. For example, if you conceive on day 10 of your cycle, then you will experience implantation bleeding around day 16-22, whereas your period would likely occur on day 28-30.

What If I Have an Irregular Menstrual Cycle?

Women with irregular menstrual cycles may see implantation spotting as early as 5 days after conception or as late as 17 days. This means that implantation bleeding can occur at around the same time as a period, leading many women to confuse implantation spotting for a light period. If you want to be know for sure whether or not you are pregnant, watch for other early pregnancy signs and take a pregnancy test.

How Common Is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation spotting is actually very common and is a normal symptom of pregnancy. Around 1/3 of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding. In many cases, it is one of the first signs of pregnancy.

What Does Cervical Mucus Look Like After Implantation?

According to reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Mark Trolice, "Progesterone changes the pre-ovulatory copious cervical mucus from egg white, watery, clear, and elastic (to facilitate sperm entry into the uterine cavity) into thick, viscous, and opaque, with a decrease in production by the cervical glands. The post-ovulation cervical mucus change occurs to protect the future pregnancy in the uterine cavity from infection." He explains that this change "creates a 'mucus plug,' which remains throughout pregnancy and is passed prior to the onset of labor as one of the signs signaling impending delivery of the baby."

Dr. Serena Chen, fertility specialist and clinical professor at Rutgers Medical School, says, "Unlike the pre-ovulatory, clear watery mucus, pregnancy mucus can be thicker, more whitish, and opaque, but this is extremely variable and has zero positive or negative predictive value for anything!"

Could It Be Ovulation Spotting?

Some women may confuse ovulation spotting for implantation bleeding. Here's how to tell the difference:

Ovulation Spotting

  • Occurs in the middle of your cycle—about two weeks before your period.
  • Very rare. Only occurs in 3% of women.
  • Cervical mucus is stretcher, clearer, and more slippery than normal—like egg white—with a tinge of blood.

Implantation Bleeding

  • Occurs a few days to a week before your period.
  • Happens to about 30% of pregnant women.
  • Pink or brown watery discharge.

When Should You Take a Pregnancy Test After Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation occurs about 6-12 days after conception. After the egg implants into the womb, it begins to develop what is known as the pregnancy hormone or hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). You can take a pregnancy test as early as 3-4 days after implantation and get a positive result, however, many women report getting more accurate results if they wait a week after implantation or after their missed period. How early you can take your pregnancy test can be determined by tracking your ovulation cycle.

Woman during pregnancy.

Woman during pregnancy.

The Take Away

So, it should be remembered that implantation bleeding is darker than your usual period and only accompanies light cramping. The blood flow will be lighter, not as heavy as your period, hence the term, spotting.

If spotting accompanies other signs of pregnancy like nausea or extreme tiredness, you are showing signs that indeed you could be pregnant. You can take the pregnancy test about 3-4 days after signs of implantation or about a week afterward, after you've missed your period.

Implantation bleeding usually lasts about one or two days, and in rare cases it can last a month or two. If you are experiencing extreme pain during bleeding or the color of the blood has turned a deep red, then you need to consult a health care specialist, your mid-wife or family doctor.


  1. Kelly Sundstrom, "Is It Implantation Bleeding or Just a Visit from Aunt Flo?", Parenting. Accessed February 3, 2018.
  2. Margaret Scott, "All About Heavy Implantation Bleeding," Implantation Spotting. Accessed February 3, 2018.
  3. Rebecca Malachi, "8 Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy Implantation," Mom Junction. November 21, 2017. Accessed February 3, 2017.
  4. Jon Johnson, "Implantation Bleeding: Causes and Symptoms," Medical News Today. July 29, 2017. Accessed February 3, 2018.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.


Lyn on August 22, 2020:

I have spotting on 8 and stop 11

Yesterday start spotting again and stop today what mean?

Crystalsonuprasad on August 11, 2020:

Hy i just hav my period 13th July end 19th, and again on 26th same month, and then i start having brown dark sticky spotting beginning of August , what is that mean?

QUEEN on August 06, 2020:


Amahle on July 23, 2020:

I m so confused ist possible to implant twice I have implantation cramping, sore boobs, nausea, headaches and it stopped on symptoms and on th

Cassandra morales on July 22, 2020:

I have been experiencing early sign of pregnancy and know im having coffee brown stretchy mucus plug

What is this meaning

Jace on July 18, 2020:

So I just had my period from June 29th to July 5th .... had sex on the 7th then noting Until the 14th .... then I started feeling cramping and my boobs hurt a bit and on the 14th I had very very light bleeding... but had sex that night and after sex my very very light bleed Gotten a little heavier then it was and not since the 14 I been lightly bleeding ..... ?????? What is going on ???

Dawnmarie052389 on July 09, 2020:

Ok so i have a normal period may 30th. I was due to get mine july 1st. I was 6 days late and started spotting. It been on and off. My periods are usually super heavy for the first day but this time its super light or nothing at all. Im so freaking confused. Is this my period or am i experiencing implantation bleeding? This is day 3.

Ada on June 29, 2020:

My period was supposed to come on the 17 of June 2020 it was late with severe pain at my lower abdomen. And on 28 of June i started bleeding. Have done series of home urine test it came negative, what could be the cause.

Lwazi on June 12, 2020:

I started my periods on 2 May had unprotected sex on the 5 May and after 20th days I spotted for 2 days which is the last week of May I feel dizzy like I will faint and nauseous mostly tired and swollen feet at the end of the day could I be pregnant

Blessing on June 10, 2020:

I saw my period on may 11th and it ended on may 15th. On june 6th I saw a light spotting with a small clot once. On june 10th I saw another light spotting with cloth once again. Pls can I be pregnant

Ann Chiemelie on June 03, 2020:

I have been having brown or dark blood spotting for 4 day now am i pregnant

Demii Elam on April 17, 2020:

My last period was 3/9/20 i believe I ovulated on April 4th on April 12th I had spotting when I wipe with my period Supposed to start April 13th i had a faint + on april 15. I plan to test again on the 20th so far on and off headaches and feeling nauseous but it was with clear blue and ive read the blue dye is know for false + so next test i will take april 20 with First Response with pink dye and see what happens

Nikita Mayekar on April 15, 2020:

I had my period on 20/02/20,we had sex regular from 10th day of cycle to 19th day of cycle,but suddenly on19th day I started spotting and spotting is still happening,so I wait still the date of period or should visit doctor,please suggest what to do.

Deanna Gibbs on April 10, 2020:

I was informed by a doctor many years ago that it was normal during pregnancy. It may be a result of stress or could be blood that was in the prlvis prior. It shouldn't be a concern unless it gets heavier or doesn't as stop. I had this happen with both pregnancy but with my daughter it occured a few times until the fifth month. Keeping up with the occurrence and accountability is all i suggest for myself or anyone.

Missy on March 11, 2020:

I’ve missed my period this month, after my due date I started getting a lot of mucus and spotting discharge, I’m not sure if it’s implantation bleeding but it’s going on 7 days now that I’ve had this light brown bleeding, I had a pregnancy test today it come out negative, please could I have information on what it is?

Sekona on February 13, 2020:

Just had my period 3weeks ago and now I’m bleeding and cramped on the 1st day which is weird because I never cramp on my first day when I’m on my regular period. What can it possibly be?

Simphiwe on January 27, 2020:

Hi I'm spotting today is my fifth day and it's 2 weeks after my last period

Makeup Artist Van Miu from Ho Chi Minh on October 14, 2019:

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Yvon on October 08, 2019:

I missed my period for 4days but in the next day half of the day I got my period but my blood is so light red like blood and water mix it I dont know what to do and I dont know what is theit maening of this pls help thankyou

Sieni on October 06, 2019:

Hi.. i had my period on the 22nd of August to the 25th of august. Last month i had my period on the 16th - 20th of september then i had sex on the 22nd, 25th, 26th and 27th of september.. Last thurday i noticed my implantation bleeding when i wiped it last for 3 days.. it stopped yesterday and now when its back again when i wipe after pee but my period will be on the 10th of october which is this coming thursday.. Am i pregnant or not?

Bianca on July 16, 2019:

Hi im getting my period on the 22 of june and ends on the 26 of june and start bleeding on the 12 of july while im expected it on the 20 th of july my i had a little bit heavy flow for 3days and now i had a very slight flow am i pregnant

Crystle on July 15, 2019:

I i had my period 2 days early than i should so i was bleeding for 3 days and I'm not anymore. I usually last 5 days of my period..

Zanele on July 05, 2019: 9 weeks pregnant nou im experiencing impletation bleeding with clots what does that mean plzzz help

beatrice on June 03, 2019:

iam having bleeding but its on and off with flu headache high temperature backpain and abdominal pain iam i pregnant

Ven on June 03, 2019:

Hi i really cant tell if im on my period or not because i have always had irregular periods and recently I haven't been getting my period how i normally get it i dont know if its because i had my baby he's 7 months and im still breastfeeding so idk but my last period was in may i really dont remember the day because my period is really confusing i think its the 20 and i had sex the 22 however i took pregnon about five days after im not suppose to get my period as yet and on the second of june i am having slight cramping and spotting which is not like my normal period cramps because its much more bearable also before it started me and my boyfriend had sex and after sex i saw discharge with a pinkish brown streak before all of this happen I am feeling nauseous all the time moody and I was craving chocolate so idk please help me what do you think could it be that im pregnant or not

Tazh on May 25, 2019:

I started my period on May 21,it seemed like a normal period but then that evening it got light and eventually stopped by 11 that night then the next three days it was only spotting and the spotting was off and on! Could this be a normal period or implantion bleeding ?

basirat on May 23, 2019:

Hi pls help me out i saw my period on d 3oth of april and end 2nd of may and had sex on the 6th of may and took post pill on 9th of may after two week i started experience light blood for the past four days does it mean am pregnant pls help me

Summer on May 16, 2019:

I’ve been spotting for 6 days AF was due yesterday I only have light cramps on and off , spotting doesn’t fill a pad, should I wait to take a pregnancy test?

Remelyn on May 09, 2019:

Im late 7 days before but after the day i got my period its not heavy like usual its just medium then after one day my period stop but i have a little bleeding im a pregnant or no?

Sandy on May 08, 2019:

My period is always lighter and stays for 2 to 3 days. It's difficult to find implantation bleeding. Last month my period was late for 3 days and I got it this month . Thinking it was implantation bleeding.

Heather on May 08, 2019:

Have been pregnant before and never have i had a light period. I have been having spotti g on and off for the last 8 days but today i had a little cloting. I am not cramping so was wondering voukd i still be pregnant

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Cheyann chantelle hall from Pensacola Florida on March 22, 2019:

I have bad my period on the 2 of march and stoped when it was time then i had sex and then i had sex the next day after and both time he ain't pull out well it started to bleed then i put a tampon in and a few hrs when i went to change it it had and it only had a tiny bit of pink blood then today i had another bit of pink blood and iv been cramping mild cramps for 2 days off and on and my head keeps getting headaches what do that me please help me because iv never had this happen to me and i have two kids and im 21 years old im scared and confused

Annmary on March 18, 2019:

My last period was on 18 th feb 2019. We had unprotected sex on march 2nd & 3rd. I had a red light bleeding on march 15th noon till 17th morning. Not like normal periods. It was not heavy and didn't see any clots also. Is this implantation bleeding or normal periods?

Bettynaya on March 02, 2019:

Mine is 6 days, spotting brownish and breast swollen

Ayo on February 24, 2019:

Hello...... I was confirmed pregnant on the 14th of January, on the 24th of January I had a heavy bleeding and when I repeated the test it came out negative. Now I did my period on the 19th of February but before then I had s.. With my partner and two days after my period 24th February, I see a brownish color discharge and so small, my abdomen little bit of ache and my lower stomach paining me, could it be that I am pregnant?

Surani on February 01, 2019:

Hi... i had done iui on 19th January and after 14th day i have notice brown discharged and also 15th day. Plz help it means my pms coming or I'm pregnant??

My pms is come 4th of February..

Gach on January 28, 2019:

We had unprotected sex on 1st Jan 2019 but my bf came outside.. and started bleeding on 27th January.. my last period started on 19th Dec 2018.. can it be implantation bleeding or just period..? Please help.. the bleeding started light brown.. then light pink .. and the Colour is getting darker but the quantity is low ..

Deneera on January 27, 2019:


I saw my period the starting of this month and had unprotected sex a week later..

I've been seeing and feeling the early signs of being pregnant

My next expected period is supposed yo be next month around the 5th to 10th..but I saw blood 2 days ago, it started as a a brown discharge and then red blood, I had pains in my lower stomach and back.. The bleeding then stopped a for a day and started this morning again but really heavy!

I got a pregnancy test done but it came back negative

Xiong1234 on January 06, 2019:

Trying to conceive. Last period was 5th to 11th. Ovulation days was 21st to 22nd. Started spotting on 24th and 25th. Sharp pulling and tugging pain. Spot for a couple days and spotted again on the 28th to 29th. Took a test but it was negative. Expected period was 4th now 2 days late but today spotted again. I just dont know whats wrong with me. Am i pregnant

Youa on January 06, 2019:

Trying to conceive. Last period was from 5th to 11th. Ovulation day was 21st to 22nd. Started spotting on 24th to 25th. Bad cramping like tugging pulling sharp pain.

Stopped for a couple days spotted again on 28 to 29. Expected period was the 4 but was 2 days late than started spotting. Am i pregnant. Took pregnancy test and shows negative.

Meka on December 17, 2018:

Hi! I just wanted to know.what is going on with me. Friday night I came home. My stomach was cramping really bad. Went to the restroom. And wipe it was pink and slimy. I showed and put on a pad. Tha next morning it was gone. What is that?

Keyshia on December 16, 2018:

So I got my period on December 9th and I finished on the 14th on December 16th I went to the bathroom and I thought I was starting again but it was pink and I only seen it for a few min - 2 hours and usually when I start my period it’s heavy what could that mean also my breast was tingling I had lower back pain and cramps my stomach is grumbling can that be the beginning of a pregnancy

Elsie on December 14, 2018:

I started my periods on17th last month, i had an protected sex on 29th, and on monday 10th this month i had only one red spot and then brownish discharge which lasted for only one day, i was expecting my periods today which i ve not seen but i feel some cramps. Am i pregnant???

Seleni Rivera on December 13, 2018:

Hi i was wondering i had unprotected sex 2 days before i ovulated i ovulated the 11th i have an app that tracs mi period and i felt little stings on the 10th at night is that normal because i was going to start ovulating or did i fertilize i had mi period on the 27 and ended on the 3rd

Isabelle on November 21, 2018:

Hi all, I am normally like clockwork with my periods, but this month I noticed that I had blood three says earlier than normal. It wasn’t normal blood, but I thought it was just the start to my period. I had dark brown blood very lightly on and off for three days. Is this implantation bleeding? Am I pregnant?

Kimra2421 on November 11, 2018:

I'm 48, my man is 56. We have been trying for over 2 years. So i wouldn't mind 1 or 2 healthy bundles of joy to keep our old ass young(lol). Any how i'm on a 24 day cycle now in my life. My last day of af was the 1 of nov. My ov was set to be from the 3-5th. We bd a powerful tango. On sat the 10th after peeing while wiping i see some light light pink mixed with cream discharge. I said oh lord don't tell me i'm getting my af every 2 weeks now. There goes my chances) But it last maybe a few hours. I'm Experiencing frequent urination, exhaustion, nausea.Today my womb and lower belly feel like it's the size of a beach ball, very tender to sit. Only 1 breast nipple is very sore and aching around the whole breast. I pray this is my time. I'll be so so so happy if my creator allowed me to carry another human within to full term.. but what do you'll think of all i've said.. it so happened that i have a gyn regular check up tomorrow morning. I'm scared don't what him going and disturbing anything that planting.

Becca on November 04, 2018:

I had a period last month but I was 12 day early and they are usely on time but it was light brown not red and lasted for a couple of day they usely last for 6 days and now iv not come on but went toliet early on today and more brown stuff and not had it since but I am getting a bit of cramping in the bottom of my belly

Joann Aguilar on November 04, 2018:

I stared bleeding 13 days early then my period.1 day earlier before it stared bleeding my tailbone hearted it has passed it has passed 2 days at first it was so light now it is heavy enough to fill up a pad. Am I pregnant?

Norah on October 30, 2018:

Please help me out. I suppose to see my period yesterday which it has not come. But yesterday evening I saw some brown discharge, and it continues today. Have light cramping on my back and abdomen. Does it mean I'm pregnant???

Shay on October 28, 2018:

My period was a day late the next day I spotted light blood the third day i started bleeding heavy but it was like a dark red and the next day it slowed up a little and I started spotting Brown my period last for 5 Days but only lasted 2 Days I had little back aches I’m confused could I Be pregnant ?

Shaji on October 19, 2018:

Hi my period start like spotting for 3 days after 4 th day lite and 5 th and 6th day going flow heavy its period or misscariage i am confused im married girl

Ericka on October 03, 2018:

last month my period went off on the 6th i had unprotected sex on the 8th & the 21st then i had some light spotting the next morning it was very light and lasted 4 days a little cramping . my period is only 5 days . is there any chance i could’ve got pregnant . i also took a first response and got a positive took another one and it was negative! my period isn’t due until october 6 . not to mention i have had pregnancy signs

Robynlola on October 02, 2018:

So my last period was on the 31st aug it was normal and heavy my next period was due on the 28th of September now on the 26th I went to toilet and there's was something light on paper so I assumed it was period coming but thought it was strange as I've never had a early period anyway as the next day went on it got little heavier but not as normal day two was the same was light and it got lighter it stopped and started again and the colour went from red to brown red to brown I'm on day 6 and it's now brown and hardly anything normally my period stopped all together on day 5 I've had a ectopic pregnancy in the past and I'm worried it could be that but I've tested negative on a pregnancy test I forgot to mention I've had no normal period cramping just mild cramping doctors are saying they can't treat it as a ectopic as I'm not having positive pregnancy tests so I'm confused could I be pregnant ? Or isit just a weird period? Only symptoms I've had is dizziness ?

Marie on October 02, 2018:

My period was supposed to start September 15th I was 14 days late and then started spotting dark red blood darker than my normal periods. Anyways it went from dark spotting to light spotting and then it got heavier and turned a bright red and then turned pink again but with a milky white mucas and out of no where it stopped and it only lasted for 3 days. My periods usually last 4 to 5 days. Anyways its been a couple of days and now im spotting again but its light pink. Ive tried reading up on things but im still very confused and have no idea what to think. Does it sound like implantation? And should i wait a week after the light pink spotting stops again and take a pregnancy test?

Bianca on October 01, 2018:

What if you bleed red as blood? It takes 3 to 4 days? Is it Menstruation?

Grz on September 29, 2018:

Please which medication should I take to help me get pregnant, I have been trying since after my first ectopic pregnancy. Please help, am loosing my mind. I need a baby.

Rosemary Birik on September 15, 2018:

I'm confused. My period comes on on the 15,16,17,18 every months. My last period was on the 15th of August. On the last day of my period,18th,I had sex with my husband then continued the whole month of August. I Thought I would be pregnant after experiencing all the signs and symptoms of pregnancy but my menstrual flow came on the 15th of September. Is it a spotting or is my normal period that is back

Fleur on September 15, 2018:

Hi I had sec just yesterday and then I went to the loo and then saw a bit of blood and so I put a pad on the then I went to back and there was no blood all day today I was not bleeding until this afternoon I noticed e pinkish red blood as I whip and it was brown red discharge is that a sing of I'm plantation

Franz on September 10, 2018:

I'm confuse if im pregnant or just menstration. I had my period for the month of aug only 1 day and nothing follows, for this month of september the same case, my period last only for 1 day. Only after a year im sexually active since my husband is working away from home. Am i pregnant?

Anonymous on September 10, 2018:

Hi last month I was sexually active on 3 Rd day of my periods and my periods lasted only till that day. This month I got my periods and it lasted only for 2 and a half days and today is my fifth day and I'm urging to bathroom 5 times since 12 hours. Could I be pregnant?

Shea on September 10, 2018:

My last period was August 16 was expecting it on 8/18 so two days early that’s fine here it is september 9th I’m sorry g very faint pink go to sleep wake up it’s gone

uda on September 04, 2018:

hi. my last period was July 31st and i had only 1 day period on 31st august, usually im having 3 to 4 days period, i test home pregnancy test urine its come negative, please help me

krodz on August 24, 2018:

My period has always been regular and heavy, always starts on the 7th of every month. This month my period didn't come on time and had no intercourse in the past 3 months. However I did have intercourse on the 16th and 18th of this month just a few days later I had some light bleeding that went from a light pink to bright red and brown, never enough to fill or soak a pad/tampon ,on and off for 4 days. Have been getting headaches , loss of appetite, have that knot feeling in my throat followed by nausea. Has anyone else experienced something similar? Could this possibly indicate pregnancy?

Alex on August 23, 2018:

Me and my boyfriend had sex for the first time with no protection and two days later I and bleeding light red and throwing up and i don’t know what’s happening.? Help ?

Unknown 2 on August 06, 2018:

I'm 8 weeks postpartum for my pre-op for my tubligation Aug. 1st I had a blood test that was negative then on Aug. 3rd the day of my tubligation they took 3 pregnancy test & urine 2 time with 3 positive test & then on Saturday I spotting one time & Sunday one time with light cramps & light brown to pink only when I wipe do I see the blood but today I have spotted in the early morning & now it's on my pad it's also light pink and a small amount has this happened to anyone

Judith young on August 05, 2018:

Thanks for your help

Carlie87 on August 04, 2018:

Hi I’m carlie,

I’m confused I supposed to start my period today Sunday 5th August but I’ve been having this light watery pink/red bleeding since Wednesday 1st...

I’ve had this before and done test and not been pregnant. I have nothing wrong with me as have had check ups done. What can this be.

Maddison on July 31, 2018:

So a week before my expected period I got sever cramps after 5 days of sever cramps I had pinkish spotting that later turned to watery reddish blood I ended up in hospital negative pregnancy test urine and blood

They don’t know what’s wrong put me on heavy medication to help with the pain and sent me home the cramps have stopped I had light spotting for another’s 2 days so all up 4 days of spotting but no proper period or would I still count that as a period? Anyways the spotting has stopped but still don’t feel like my normal self any advice would be appreciated

Kim on July 31, 2018:

Oh hey guys can you help me out well. First of all I had discharge of the beginning of the month and then at the end of the month have been spotting brown and then I had like bleeding spotting what does that that means it is normal it's a regular Period

Unknown on July 28, 2018:

I'm 3 to 4 days late but starting to spot could I be or not pregnant

amber on July 13, 2018:

hi so i have irregular periods and last month i only got mine fro from the 20th to the 22nd -23rd while having unprotected sex for two weeks and still on going , ive taken two test both nehitive but maybe 2/3 days ago i had really watery clear white discharge and last night i thought got my period, but after maybe half an hour is stopped then can came back and now it’s stopped again. my lower back has been weirdly sore the last few days. i had a MASSIVE break out and dry irritated skin no cream so work the hard just sting, ive been getting headaches tho i don’t get them very much. i have a bit of cramping and eating abit more but only fruit and yogurt. ivr also been abit stessed someoe please help me

Brooke on July 12, 2018:

My husband and I are ttc I ovulated per the test on June 19th then spotted for 3 Days on July 6 and yesterday on July 11th peak ovulation again with negative pregnancy test. I’m not set to supposedly ovulate for another week. Help what does this mean?

Lily on July 08, 2018:

I had unprotected sex for about 3weeks and felt pregnant for almost a month, did series of pregnancy tests they came out negative, after that my period has reduced to 2days for 3months straight now....Help

Sabrina Stephens on July 04, 2018:

If i ovulated (peak) on the 29th and had pinkish discharge on and off a couple days before it what does that mean was it implantation or ovulation??

JaeeJ on July 03, 2018:

Hi. Quiet like Anna Yamashita below, I did not get my period in June on the date it usually comes. I don't remember experiencing cervical mucus, However my period did come the last day in June when it was suppose to come the beginning. My period usually last 5 days with extreme cramping and bleeding for 4 of those 5 days. This time I only experienced 1st day light cramps and bleeding and then it's like my period disappeared. Light brown spotting happening on 2/3 day. I'm presently on the 4th day and there's no period at all. I don't know if I should take a test as it's been doubtful in the past.

Anna Yamashita on July 03, 2018:

hi pls help me i'm doubtful about my situation. I missed my period in last month of june, yes i felt a cervical mocus dicharge like watert,clear white,egg white & sticky white, i felt all the pregnancy signs before but yesterday which is this month of july 2 i have my period or spotting i dont know it begins to brownd dicharge and becomes light red and it becomes heavier but it lasted today july 3 it lated only 2 days

Leemah pearl on June 27, 2018:

My last period was on 28th of May to 31st.

I had an unprotected sex on the 16th of June

My next period ought to be 28th of June but what am seeing now is just bright red discharge

Could this mean am pregnant

Save a soul pls

Babrie on June 25, 2018:

I see my period may 1 and may 26 June 11 and 12 I spot just for those 2 days and it's brownish when I spot it's very light I would wear d same liner for the 2 days if u chose too i wanted to know what cause it some 1 help me please

Debb on June 25, 2018:

...On 11th of June I missed my period after 9days late I tested positive and I started discharging not red like blood without clot nor abdominal pain and brown discharge am I still pregnant

My 3 on June 23, 2018:

I had my last cycle 04/24/2018, no cycle in may at all, June 13,14 i had dark brown spotting on and off .I took a test that was negative what could this be

Tiara on June 22, 2018:

I started spotting on the 18 And bleed for 3 day after with light cramp snot like my normal cramps with some cloths not a lot and now it’s has stopped bleeding but still have light cramps

Natile on June 15, 2018:

I think I just had implantation bleeding. I have a “on the clock” 32 day cycle. This bleeding was really light and dark and I almost didn’t even notice it but I have been having tiny cramps that are also almost unnoticeable for the past 2 days. I had unprotected sex 9 days ago and I’m not due for my period til 11 more days. I was jw what this bleeding might mean.

Mimi on June 15, 2018:


Iv had brown Discharge for three days and on the 4th day on and off(very little amount) I have sore breasts and smithy pmsing. Is their a chance I’m pregnant cause I took a test today (last day of brown/ clear discharge) and it was negative. Am I doing the test to early as my period isn’t due until 3 to 4 days time. Thank you so much for any comments or help I’m 21 yrs old with no children.

Kasmere on June 14, 2018:

Hey I’m 18 and have irregular periods (they rarely come and when they do they last long) I’ve recently had 2 periods in one month, one lasted for 11 days another lasted for 5 days. I had intercourse 3 days ago and now I’m bleeding again but its also it combined with a clear mucus. I took a test and it’s negative but my stomach is cramping and I don’t think my period should be coming again so soon. Please someone help me

ajh2 on June 11, 2018:

Hi! I’m 22 years old TTC. I have very irregular periods. My last period was April 24th, I missed my period in May, I am currently spotting pinkish/brown discharge since June 10th. Could this be implantation bleeding? A light period?

Myreyai on June 07, 2018:

I’ve had a period for the last 2 months March and April but in March a mucus plug came out then April my cycle ( I guess) was here only lasted 3 days. Can I be pregnant?

Rumbie on June 05, 2018:

Hie i missed my period last mnth and tested i found i am pregnant but today i am bleeding . Am i still pregnant?

Saleha on June 05, 2018:

Does implantation bleeding occur 7-8 days

jane on June 04, 2018:

so I missed my periods for 2 months that is April and may, I took several pregnancy tests and it came out negative.on the 1st of June I started spotting that went on for about 2 weeks, it was on and off then I started bleeding, it was heavy and with clots. could I have been pregnant and miscarried without me knowing? please help

lulu on June 01, 2018:

so i missed my periods for 2 months that is march and april,i took several pregnancy tests and it came out negative.on the 1st of may i started spotting that went on for about 2 weeks,it was on and off then i started bleeding,it was heavy and with clots.could i have been pregnant and miscarried without me knowing?please help

sacha on May 21, 2018:

Had an abortion on the 18th of April ,pregnancy symptoms disappeared 2days after the intake of misoprostol (cytotec) bleeded for 8,days heavier for 4days,got a pregnancy test today(may 21st) and was tested negative but started feeling nauseous 2days now .am I still pregnant ?or just hormones. Not forgetting I had blood spotting yesterday and today it flowed like a period but it has already stopped

Ris on May 21, 2018:

My period is suppose to come May 22ND, but I had it a week early. My boyfriend and I had sex after my last period. He had a condom on but all I heard was "oh shit" I didn't know what that meant. I didn't see the condom after that..

Now I was a heavy flower now it's really light, for like 5 days it's really light and it doesn't even fill up the tampon or pad. I do get cramps, I did feel nauseous but I don't think of anything of it...

So is this a sign of pregnancy or just a change of my period?

Vee on May 20, 2018:

Ok so i had sore boobs that comes on and off... My cycle ws supposed to start on May 14th it was 2days late then light pink spotting started, it was NOT on my panty liner it was only when i wiped... I spotted light pink for 3days, 4th day it turned bright red but only wjen i wiped, nothing ever got in my all 4days was only when i wiped. Could i have ovulated late cause my cycle to be late? And my cycle is usual heavy and last only 3days... Could the spotting have been implantion bleeding?

Sharon on May 08, 2018:

Hi I had unprotected sex on the 5 day of my mens and that was April, was expecting my men's on the 9 or 8 of May. But to my surprise I saw some light blood on the 2 of May not heavy just using 1 pad the whole day no pain like my usual periods could this be implantation? Please help me have never experienced this before and have 2 children.

Krys on May 07, 2018:

Hello I had spotting for 2 days on the 16th and 17th of April didnt think anything had sex on the 21st and 22nd of April then after started spotting again the 23rd till now and it's the 7th is this normal

Jessica on May 06, 2018:

I had sex on day 5th day 11th and day 14th of my cycle and my cycle is 28days , at day 15th i see small brown blood pls could I be pregnant

Lillyl233 on April 26, 2018:

Hi I'm a little worried because last week I was spotting pinkish for a complete week on an off .. I would only see it when I wipe then Monday April 23rd I was feeling nauseous so later on that day I started a period an it only lasted two days which isn't normal for me. Could I be pregnant ????

Lucy on April 26, 2018:

I’m soo concerned about my cycle! I’m looking forward to really getting pregnant! My period are irregular however I’ve been getting my period monthly since January 2018. This monthly my period came on the 12th of April and it lasted 4-5 days. I’m concerned about me bleeding red with few small blood clots on my 14th cycle day. It was just a one time thing but what could this mean ? I thought my period had came back but since it was just a one time thing I’m confused now. Can anyone help me please