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How Long Does Implantation Bleeding Last?

Updated on April 19, 2016

In the very early stages of pregnancy, a woman might begin to notice some bleeding coming out on her underwear which is different from her regular period. This is known as implantation bleeding or spotting, and differs from the bleeding that occurs during menstruation and is an early sign of pregnancy in some women.

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

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What is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding occurs after a fertilized egg 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 come out on the underwear.

One-third of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding.

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What are the Signs of Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding differs from bleeding from menstruation in several ways, and is a signal that you might be pregnant. So, it is of value to understand what it looks like and how it feels.

Implantation bleeding:

  • is darker than bleeding from your period. It is usually a brownish color, because the blood is not fresh.
  • often accompanies lighter cramping than your period.
  • is not as heavy as your period.
  • occurs around a week before your normal period.

If there is excessive pain or a deep red to the blood or it's heavy, you should consult a health care specialist.


When Should You Take a Pregnancy Test After Implantation Bleeding?

One thing to keep in mind when you are showing signs of implantation bleeding is whether you are showing other signs of pregnancy. Are you nauseous, are you very tired?

The bleeding will occur within 6-12 days after conception, so it is wise to consider this too when calculating when it begins to determine whether it is indeed implantation bleeding that is occurring.

It is important to understand what is happening in your body too: It is after the egg comes down the fallopian tubes and implants into the womb that it will begin to develop what is known as the pregnancy hormone or hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin). It takes time for this hormone to start being produced in the uterus. In other words, a pregnancy test might not yield positive results if taken too early. In fact, it won't come out positive until the placenta begins to develop and produce hCG.

So, if you take an early pregnancy test after 3-4 days after implantation, you could get a positive result. Many women test positive right after they've missed their period, or about a week after implantation.

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So, How Long Does Implantation Bleeding Last?

This depends on the woman, everyone's different. In some cases, the bleeding can last a month or two, though this seems to be rare. It is important to consult a physician or other health care specialist in these cases if there is an excessive amount of pain accompanying the bleeding.

However, though the bleeding can last a month or two in some cases, it is generally the case that it lasts a day or two. And, as stated earlier, the bleeding itself is somewhat rare, occurring only in one-third of cases of pregnancy. And in very rare cases the bleeding is the sign of something serious, so that's why it is important to monitor it, watch the color of it and keep track of how much pain accompanies the bleeding. Typically there should only be light cramping and some soreness.

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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.

Disclaimer: The information in this article does not constitute professional advice. It is based on research but the author of the work is not a licensed physician. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as medical advice. It is best to consult with a physician.

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      Vanesa 4 hours ago

      Hello , my last regular period was August 16-22nd . On August 22nd last day of my period my iud was removed (which I had for 9 years and 10 months) My husband and I have had unprotected sex before and after iud was removed I was 2 weeks late for my period took many pregnacy test all came out negative on the 18th of September I started to bleed I went to the emergency telling them I was late on my period and I didn't know why it was so heavy . Dr's said if I were to be pregnant then it was too early to recognize it . They did a iron and blood test to checking pregnant or not , and I wasnt ... I usually have a period for a cycle of 7 days this has lasted only 3 days ... still the day before I started my husband and I still had unprotected sex ... idk what's wrong ???? Could it be that my body is getting use to not having the IUD( 10year non hormonal ) PLEASE HELP ????

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      Tanya 24 hours ago

      hi, I had unprotected sex 5 days ago I'm bleeding since yesterday I usually get my periods on the 12th buh it's 8days late now my tummy is bloating and I'm having cramps. ..am I pregnant or is something wrong with me?

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      Airy 10 days ago

      I've experienced spotting for 4 days and after I can still feel cramping and it's been 5 days now. Is this a sign of early pregnancy?

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      Sasha 10 days ago

      I'm only 16 I had sex on the 16th of august 3 days after that I started spotting for 6 days, 7 days after 31st of September I started spotting again and still am to this day. It has been 11 days that I have been spotting and I don't know what's wrong with me

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      nicolle 2 weeks ago

      hi i had a m/c in may my periods has been up and down since but i had my last period on the 6th of august, i am now 4 days late but had spotting on friday the 1st of sep ,2 days before i was due. I have done 2 pregnancy tests and they are showing negative any ideas ?

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      NathaNater 2 weeks ago

      That could be something as benign as hemorrhoids. Sometimes something like that can be more serious, though it's unlikely; still it would be a good idea to take her to the doctor.

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      keelia champagnie 3 weeks ago

      hi my issues is that i am experienceing spotting after my period for the first time . its on an off and i am worried

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      Nadia 4 weeks ago

      Hey I'm 3-4 weeks pregnant had miner pains since Tuesday then Lil blood coming out,then it stopped the whole night then today it came out with cloth I ddnt go to the doc or clinic I'm scared,cud that be a sign of miscarriage

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      India 4 weeks ago

      My period was on the 8th of August and I just start spotting pink on August 23 i put a pad on and nothing is on the pad what could be happening

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      nicole 5 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex about a week and a half ago and on Saturday( the usual time of my period) I started getting brown discharge, and on Sunday I had a heavy flow with blood clots. I thought this was my period, however today(Monday) the bleeding has stopped and my period usually lasts about 5-6 days. What can this mean? Is it too soon to take a pregnancy test if the bleeding just stopped today?

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      Katie 5 weeks ago

      I started my regular period on July 3rd thru the 9th and 15 days later I started spotting for like 4 days I have had my tubes cut burned and tied. I took a home pregnancy test like 5 days ago it came back negative. What should I do??

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      Jamie 6 weeks ago

      I have my period on the 25th and I bled for a few hours today and the tamp was browning !? Am I pregnant

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      Daisy 6 weeks ago

      Hello, I had my period on July first and I got it for 5 days which is normal for me ... then a few days or a week after I had started spotting and it was brown then turned into a pinkish color . Honestly didn't think anything of.. I thought it was implantation bleeding. But now its august 9 and I still haven't gotten my period ... which it should've came by now ... I don't know what do think .

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      Kim 6 weeks ago

      I had my period 17days ago. then around of August 1st / 3rd I was something brownish in my underwear. I wash my self etc. ( somewhat ignore it) then on the 8th I began to spot and have very light abdomen pain, today is the 9th I use the bathroom a lot of blood came out, so I put on a pad hour later check the pad no heavy bleeding (I bleed heavy) but the color is red but not heavy more like spotting but red. What are these symptoms of?

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      dawn 6 weeks ago

      I had my last period in june 19 than I had aptegnancy test on 23 of july than I had a blood spott on friday 28 and o went to the doctor on 30th and they gave me pregnancy suppliments but da spotting stopped for a while then it started in now in august for 1 day then again yesterday and da colour is pinkish shuld I worry or its normal because I feel no pain is this normal

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      wantingtobemom 6 weeks ago

      i have regular periods usualy.but this time it was supposed to come on 3rd of aug but its already late by 5 days, but at the end of 5th day am getting blood only when urinating not even to wet my sanitary pad, but has cramps similar to periods .when i did a preg test day after i missed periods it came out to be negative. Am i pregnant

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      Alejandra 7 weeks ago

      I am really regular on my periods I know exactly when is going to come, I am 36 years old, I knew my period supposed to start July 27th however on July 23, four days before my period I started spotting brown it lasted for 10 days it stop august 1st during this time I took 4 pregnancy test and they all came negative all pregnancy test were taking different days. Now today august 3 I started bleeding heavy and red just like blood, I don't know what to do?

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      krtstal 7 weeks ago

      I see My period two time in one month the first was on the 15of july an the second waswas 28 one lost for six day an the other lost for five days an it was brownish with dark red blood clot an bright red blood clot an my head hurt an I feel tiers an wen it was on the fifth day I start to feel some cramping wat can cause that to happen

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      Katie 7 weeks ago

      So i was spotting for a few days nd then woke up light bleeding so i thought i was on my period nd it was bright red then it was brown for the next 2 days could that be my period ?or

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      Courtney 8 weeks ago

      I had unprotected sex 2 days before I started ovulating, after I ovulated I spotted light pink a couple times on tissue 2 days after I had finished ovulating then it stopped. Its been 3 weeks now and my period was suppose to start 2 days ago and I have been spotting light brown on the first day mainly when I wiped, and alittle on my pantie liner, the next day I spotted the same but a little more browner then before darker and more on pantie liner but not alot to wear pad. I had tooken a test and it said negative. Well this morning this is the third day and i felt alot coming out when I was sleeping and thought maybe my period came on finally but I stayed in bed for three more hours and I got up to use bathroom and it wasnt no period blood, just alil brown and when wipe just a spot brown like its about to stopped, I been very tired backaches and getting headaches and weird feeling in my stomach. Could you please help me understand whats going on? Could my period be coming or am I at the stage of first pregnancy starting or is something bad wrong? I could really use some answers.

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      Kanesha 8 weeks ago

      I didn't have a period in March had one in April didn't have one may or June July 4 I started shooting only when I wiped there was brownish color than it was red then light pink it lasted 18 days

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      Aria 2 months ago

      I know this is a late, but I have a question. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since January 2017. I have irregular periods, and I was diagnosed with PCOS on June 20th and have been taking metformin since then, a few days over a month. On July 19th, I had felt light cramping and started to notice brown spotting which lasted until 22nd of July. I am also experiencing backaches and headaches. I am due to have a period on the 31st of July, could this be implantation bleeding? When should I take a pregnancy test?

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      Jasmine 2 months ago

      Hi my period was due July 12th well it was late 10 days then I started spotting bright red for 2 days now nothing like my period my period is normally heavy from day 1 I have all the signs of pregnancy... But now I'm not sure

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      piya 2 months ago

      Hi i have 12 days late periods it was normal on first day and 2nd day like it was stopped what does it mean

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      Ayen 2 months ago

      My last period is july 3.. and just after 11 days i bleed on july 14 its been 5 days already and im still bleeding no pain.the bleeding is on and off red to brown sometimes its pinkish.. i always have my regular period and this is the first that happens to me.. am i pregnant? But how could it be when i had my regular menstruation 11 days before i bleed or had my spotting.

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      Brittanygutierrez0994 2 months ago

      Hi so my period usually is on the 8th on the 10th i wiped it was light pink then later that day brown the next day i bleed for 2 days seemed not as heavy as usual as well as watery sorry if tmi.....well the 3rd day i was spotting on and off all day and now nothing. What could this mean?? Yes Me and husband are trying conceive

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      Marie Ann 2 months ago

      June 25, 2017 unprotected sex, began my period the following day, was done on 7-2, 7-8 began spotting brown lightly, 7-9 few drops of bright red then turned brown , 7-10 same, 7-11 same but now with light cramps, so could I be pregnant ?

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      Romibec Castor 2 months ago

      My last period was on June 17,2017 and 17 days after that July 4,2017 I experience spotting .I would like to ask if what does it mean?

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      Hanna 2 months ago

      Hi, I am 5 days late for my period and today the sixth day I have spotted this morning really dark blood and only happen this morning what could this be? I have been peeing more then normal and had back pain

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      kacia 3 months ago

      I am an individual who was diagnosed with pcos when I was 22. I have had irregular cycles since then. last night my other half and I had sexual intercourse. This morning after bathing and getting dressed I went back to the bathroom later to urinate and I see a small amount of light pink blood in the pad I wore. after changing into another pad I went back to bathroom to check again and nothing was there but once I used it and wiped there was light pink blood after wiping but not much. what could this possibly be??

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      Sarah 3 months ago

      I had unprotect sex on June 4 a day later I starting bleeding it was light. It only lasted a 4 days. I'm not due to come on til the 13 of June. What do this mean? Please Help

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      almas.wattoo@yahoo.com 3 months ago

      past two month I am facing irregular periods problem I am suffering very short time cycle before this problem my periods cycle was very regular between 28 to 30 days but last month 19th days of my periods again start heavy bleeding which end after seven days this month again start light bleeding 15th day of my cycle this bleedingis light and finished just in one day I am trying to Conceive so I am very upset what is happening with my body

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      Shruthi 3 months ago

      My periods are regular for 26-28 days maximum but since three month dates of getting periods are increasing in term of 27 days ,28days then 29days too..in January I had miscarriage for 6 weeks 1 day now since may month I am getting my periods getting for only 1days or max 2 day.. now am 37 days not got periods yet but I got brown discharged for one day bleeding too, still I feel am I pregnant can anybody pls help!!!!

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      eddie 3 months ago

      my girlfriend was supposed to get her period on the six of june 2017 and it came 3 days later but we had unprotected sex on the 27 of Nay 2017....is there any posibility of expecting?

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      Wakeiya Warren 3 months ago

      What does it mean if one day you started out with light pink blood and then another day you start off light pink and then it gets a little darker

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      Manu 3 months ago

      My last mestural date was 28april2017 and on 1 june i have pink light bleeding is am pregnant

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      Monique 3 months ago

      My husband i usually have sex on the weekends and i counted 12 days from yesterday which is when i was going to take a test and there was a very light pink blood there it got lighter as the day went on i thought my period had started but no bleefing today i have nexoplanon birth control in my arm and but it ran out 1/20 of this year i feel really heavy my breast are sore and i feel a bit nauseas i took a pregnancy test n it was negative i period went off last week but 12 days from yesterday was on a friday.... Our day.... Could i be pregnant and could my birth control be effect my test result?

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      Anitha 3 months ago

      I had spotting for three days on fourth it's period continued to next three days. What it means?? Please help.....

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      Xyz 3 months ago

      My period date was 1st of April and I had sex on 19 or 20 and now on 29 I saw spotting .. I hav 29-30 days cycle.. periods are regular.. is it possible I m pregnant

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      Dee 3 months ago

      Hi my period normally starts on the 26th of each month, this month it didn't start straight away it started 3 days after my normal period. I had light pinkish discharge an cramping from the 26th - the 28th of this month then cramping disappeared for a bit then on 29th I got my period an slight cramping what does that mean?

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      Jamie 3 months ago

      My partner and I have been having sex on a regular basis right after my period for three days. Now I started spotting a day later with a little pain. It started to slow down now it started back. What should I do

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      Eileen 3 months ago

      Hello, my husband and I are TTC. I am really irregular. So, this month I spotted like for an hr the it stopped. Five days passed and again the same. Six days passed and I spotted again and stopped right away. It was also accompanied by clear discharge. Could I be pregnant? I tested but it come out negative??? Please some advice will be welcome. Thanks in advance.

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      Jessica 4 months ago

      I was a month late and 8 Days late ..

      And now bleeding ..Can u have red dark bleeding ans some blood clot

      and Its the third day and its lighter took a pregnancy test and said negative please answer wnd help me out

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      tara 5 months ago

      hi I have been 3 months without my period and went to the doc and wasn't pregnant and the same day I had unprotected sex and 48 hours later I spotted and am continuing to spot this is day 4. I have been extremely tired and had a very upset stomach. when is the soonest I can find out if I am pregnant?

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      Dessa 5 months ago

      Okay so I took a pregnancy test an it was positive then i started bleeding an it wasnt like my period it was a pinkish color of blood an it only lasted 2 days..I been having back pain stomach pain an head aches an i been sleeping Alot but i haven't trowup yet am I pregnant??

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      Kawana 5 months ago

      Hi I'm kawana an I'm having brownish pink blood I'm 3 days late had real sore breast for a week before what's happening light cramping

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      Sonia 5 months ago

      my lmp was 15th March 2017 n my cycle length is 27day . I have taken clomid 100mg/day from day 2-6 of my cycle. today i am spotting brown with light cramping. is it normal

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      Danielle 5 months ago

      Hi I was in the shower in the late evening and ha a gush of blood that lasted about a minute scared the h*LL outta me then there was nothing! Two days later began spotting light pink then dark brown took a text it was negative spotting turned dark red next day took another test and it was a faint positive, I also been having cramp in stomach and lower back! Can u please lemme know if this is IB or not??

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      Amber 5 months ago

      Yes I was supposed to get my period on Monday but didn't the next day I started spotting dark brown and dark red discharge with cramps don't know what it is

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      Amanda 6 months ago

      hello, my last period was on Jan/18/17 and was expecting my period around Feb/22/17 but it did not come I was around 3 weeks late on my period when Mar/17/17 came I took a pt test which came back neg then later that evening I noticed some blood it was dark brown and not heavy just some spotting on a panty liner it lasted about 3 days (Mar/19/17) after that I haven't had anymore blood but I am not sure if I am pregnant or if my period is just super late. Today is Mar/24/17. I do have an irregular period about 34-36 day cylce but differs every month so not too sure what's going on... hoping for a positive result just don't know when I should test again. Also with my first child I did not find out until I was 14 weeks honest to god I had little to no symtoms and 4 neg before I got my positive. Don't know if that's what's happening again or I'm just over thinking it.

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      Maria 6 months ago

      Two days before my period I thought it was my period it was light and got lighter no full period my period is due today

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      Jenny lopez 6 months ago

      I had sex with my boyfriend last week on a Thursday , my due date for my period is today which it came but there's like moderate bleeding but when I urine no blood comes out only on pad and toilet paper what does this mean

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      Queen 6 months ago

      I normally go on my period on the 8th but last month I went on the 4th, so its the 6th I havent seen my period, had intercourse on the 18th. instead I saw brown discharge on my panty liner, when I wipe theres nothing, but when I did a test it came out negative, is it too early to test?

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      ruthie 7 months ago

      i had unprotected sex on the 3 and 5 of feb this month and i was supposed to get my next period on the 22 of this very month but it happens that im having it today 20.cramping started on 17 last fri. what could it be?the discharge is light brown and also some little blood

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      Mary 7 months ago

      Hello, I just want to know if my situation is normal. I've always had a heavy flow period and they 5 to 7 days and this time I am super light and that's never happened before. My last period was from Dec 25 till the 31, I did not get a period for the month of Jan I did spotted Brown for the last two days 30 n 31, on the 1st of Feb I got WHAT I think is my period but on the 3rd day it stopped then again its the 5th day with super light period. Is that normal?

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      sin2trym 7 months ago

      My girlfriend had spots of brown blood before her period and she missed her first day but on the second day she had her period which was dark in color and the amount is the same of blood as her previous period could this be implantation or was she just delayed because of stress and other factors.

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      lynnseyrt 7 months ago

      hi i am bleeding a good bit and not due for my period for another 4 days i am woundering if its implantion bleed can u bleed a gud bit or is it my period come early please help going out off my mind

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      Les 7 months ago

      Hey i didnt get my period this month . But today, the 30th, i started to bleed a little out of no where, it was brown and a little red . What can this be ? Also to remind you, i also sometimes get cramps and i get tired a little more and also i need to use the bathroom a lot more than usual .

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      Leko 7 months ago

      Hi, I had unprotected sex before my period was due and I got my regular period as usual then I got it again the following month however I am now a week late and I just started my period but it stopped soon, could i be pregnant?

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      nj 8 months ago

      Hi, I had iui done about 13 days ago and I still have time for my blood work but the wait is making me very anxiuos because I am not having normal symptoms I do nauseous a lot but after eating not early in the morning and no signs of tender breasts whatsoever but I do get cramps every now and then and also for last two days it feels like my belly button is beaing pulled somehow what shoul I expect since I am on progesterone too

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      Tasha 8 months ago

      Hi I have had my tubes clamped or tied since 2011 and this Monday I wiped and seen some pink blood and then nothing else what could it mean

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      vishta 8 months ago

      i have sex but without any protection with my boyfriend on 14 dec.

      after 1 month on 15 jan i saw only light brown red patches which last for 2 3 days .

      is it the sign of pregnancy or it is normal ?

      plz hlp me to know that i m pregnant or not

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      Dray dray 8 months ago

      I started my period December 10th 10 ended the 16 .. on the 28 it started again and ended around 2pm on New Year's Eve , that night me And my bf had unprotected sex and he came inside of me .. On the 15 I went to the bathroom and when i wipe down there was a pinkish red color blood and last night it was darker . I went to the restroom and it has stopped . I don't know know I'm pregnant pregnant or what it could be , within the past week if ive taken 2 pregnancy tests and they were negative.

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      Mama of 4 8 months ago

      I've ended my period a week and a half ago a few days ago I started spotting it only happened 2 times that day and just happened again it is a light spotting (not to much blood) but the cooler is red kinda like a bright red NOT pink me and my husband don't use protection but I've taken a few tests and there negative I have cramping and I do usually conceive around January (3kids born in October all in one week ) that being said I'm very tired although I have 4 kids so that's expected but I'm very very tired lately WTH is going on with me HELPPPPPP!!!!

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      Priya 8 months ago

      Hi, I had blood spots before 1 week of my period on 1st day ,and later on 2nd day it light blood spots in d evening and little blood has come ..I have lot of back pain and cramps could I be pregnant??

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      Auburn 11 months ago

      Hello. I had my period October 4th-10th roughly. A few days later I started having brown discharge and stringy dark blood like discharge. Then it increased in to a period like flow but heavier and thicker. I went to a clinic and Found out I was pregnant. My bleeding hAs almost stopped completely now. Is it likely I've miscarried? I haven't had any pain and with my only other pregnancy (he's 4) I didn't have any symptoms during my pregnancy. Any information would be appreciated thank you

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      vivo 17 months ago

      I have had very light spotting after intercourse and when i wipe in the bathroom. this has been continuous for the last 3-4 weeks. I am also having some cramping, fatigue, sensitive nipples and swollen breasts. i took a test about 2 weeks ago but it came back neg. I haven't had an actual period in the last 3 years do to PCOS, i'm 23 years young. Would anyone have a clue what this might be?

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      nicole 17 months ago

      I'm having dark brown discharge and dark red blood mixtures. it's early for my period but seems to be too much for spotting. help

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      17 months ago

      My periods just got over on 18 March and and on 28 I saw some spots and from 29 I'm bleeding it's of dark color . what's the reason behind it ?

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      Nadia08 22 months ago

      Hi i have a question. I am suppose to start my period this weekend or next week sometime time but i starting spotting saturday morning which was a few drops and then it turned i to a streak the next day and then went to a brownish color later that night. The next day is was red and a little more on my panty liner and later that day it was brown again and it is now wednesday and i am still bleeding its sometimes red and some brown as well. I have been testing in the past four days 4 timwa and they have ALL been negative. So what is going on? Can anyone explain to me please? I do have a little bit of very ligh cramping. But nothing noticable. But have been VERY tired..

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      Ashley 23 months ago

      On 10/20/15 around 4:45 in da morning i wake up to warm gush feel light red blood, but it wasn't my period because before it comes down i get real bad cramps. But i also experience warm gush when i find out i was expected my son.

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      Shemeaka 2 years ago

      Making a correction to what I said above after the 5days of spotting brown, it was suppose to say 2weeks after that

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      Shemeaka 2 years ago

      I only had one shot of depo I was suppose to go back May13th-May27th toget it but I didn't,me and my husband was very active after that...3 months later around the time I would normally start my period i started spotting brown it lasted only 5 days,then 2 later I spotted Brown then the next day it turned brownish red,it was very watery looking with some clots,but it wasn't heavey at all its only there when I wipe... In the past I have used depo before on and off and my periods usually start back right on schedule each time,but not this time. My cycle has always been the norm 29-30 days and is pretty heavy,even the Times I have Been on depo it still remained the same... My breast has gotten bigger,very sore, and are darkening,my stomach is starting to grown and I have the dark line going down beneath my belly button and it has never been there before, could I be pregnant?

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      Jackie 2 years ago

      Hi, I finished my pack of contraceptives on the 19th July, had a normal period 24th July, then from 7th August started trying to conceive with no protection. A week or so after this started getting heartburn and feeling sick with it and noticed I was urinating a lot. On the 20th August (day before period due) had slight cramping, presumed sign period was coming. On the 21st August (day period due) no period! Next day (22nd August) still no period, that evening had sex with partner noticed bleeding (spotting maybe) was pinkish/maybe light red. Presumed this was period, woke up next day (23rd August) no blood, then at about 4pm that day started bleeding (pinkish/maybe light red) bleeding lighter than my normal period (heavy-flow) and my normal period usually comes with severe cramping where this 'period' have slight cramping. After 3 days the colour of the bleeding went from pinkish/light reddish to dark brown then back to a reddish colour but much lighter now. This period defo feels different to my normal periods and my stomach feels bloated even though it's not as bloated as I usually get when I'm on my period. Could this be inplantation bleeding?

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      December 2 years ago

      I have pretty irregular periods to start out ranging between 25-34 days. I've seen a naturopath because my husband and I have been ttc for about 1 year now. The naturopath prescribed a prenatal vitamin (multis before) with something called vitex to regulate my periods. My last period started on July 9 - and we've been having regular intercourse all month. On August 2 I started spotting so I assumed it was the first day of my period even though it came quite early (24 days) but who can tell with my irregular periods. But for the past two days I've had what I consider the lightest period I've ever had mixed with exhaustion and slight nausea (which could be prenatals or vitex). The color of the blood is a dark pink - not the vibrant red I can get on my period and its very on/off. Will be there sometimes when I use the bathroom or none at all. Took a pregnancy test this morning August 4 plus I am still spotting intermittently. The test was negative...any advice?

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      T.Thomas11 2 years ago

      My Last Period Started June 30 And I Be On My Period For 7Days But That Time I Was On Til July 8th Then I Bled Light Pink On The 13th Thought I Was Pregnant Cause I Was Very Gassy And Using My Bowels Alot But Took A Test It Was Negative .......I've Been Sexually Active Unprotected And Today Makes My Period 2 Days Late And Yesterday I Spotted It Was Light Pinkish And I'm Cramping On And Off I Just Been Very Hungry And Just Want To lay Down My Head Was Hurting So Bad Yesterday Tears Went Falling Down My Face I Felt Sick Wanting To Vomit Whats going On Am I Prego?.

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      Kaylee9294 2 years ago

      Hi my last regular period was in may and then in june i had this very light brown stuff for like a hour n then just stopped and in july this month same thing happened and both time i was late i havent had a regular period since may n its 2 days away from august what could this mean

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      Callee 2 years ago

      Hi i my last regular period was in may and in june it was late but i had like really very light brown for like a hour and then just stopped and then in july it came late and the same thing happened and here it is end of july?? What could it be

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      Kerry 2 years ago

      Ive been trying for a baby i come on late and then i starded spotting on one day that night i was up in pain with my lower back and belly then the next day a bit lighter then today nothing and im usually on for 5 days wjat could thos be

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      lisa 2 years ago

      Does implantation bleeding look like cervical discharge in blood? I had sex on 6th of july after which I had taken emergency contraceptive pill and my periods are due on 24th july.. I'm getting bloody cervical discharge, its been 4days.

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      lottie 2 years ago

      Hi I am trying for a baby my cycles vary from 28-30 days I am currently on day cd32 n have had symptoms of pregnancy I had a urine test t doctors yesterday which was negative then in the afternoon I went to the toilet and had dark brown bloody in my pants, it has gone from dark brown to pink/red in colour and has been very light only a little in my knickers but a fair bit when I go to wee and wipe myself (sorry tmi) it has almost stopped now not even 24 hours after the brown colour started so I am really confused? I also have lower dull backache but not really getting cramps, I usually get cramps with period and as soon as it starts it is bright red and heavy never experienced this before, Could I be pregnant? Very confused!

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      NathaNater 2 years ago

      Hi, Elizabeth. Although it is unlikely that you could get pregnant after having your tubes tied, it is still possible.

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      elizabeth 2 years ago

      Hello I had my tubes tied five years ago. I was suppose to start my period April 28 th. It never came. I had one morning I wiped and got just a tiny bit of pink. And then yesterday it was light brown spotting. Is there a chance I could be pregnant even though I had my tubes tied.

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      NathaNater 2 years ago

      It's a little hard to tell, Becky. Patterns of periods do change over time, but those are also symptoms of possible implantation bleeding. If the timing is too soon on the pregnancy test, or you've drank too much water prior to the test, the results could be wrong. You could take the test again, first thing in the morning before you've had any water or breakfast, and see what the results are. You could also consult a doctor who can run more accurate tests, like a blood test.

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      Becky 2 years ago

      I've always had fairly regular, heavy periods, and I have never missed a period before. My last period was on 4/18; my husband and I were intimate on 4/24 and 4/26. My period was projected to start on 5/13, but as of today 5/21 it has not started. I experienced no PMS symptoms and spotted very lightly (pinkish-brown with clear discharge) on 5/11, then it stopped. I spotted again very lightly (same pinkish-brown with clear discharge) on 5/14, then I began spotting again, from 5/16 until today, 5/21. During this time, it has varied from non-existent to only appearing when I wipe and is always pinkish-brown or brown. I've experienced extreme exhaustion, very mild cramping and minor/occasional queasiness. I've taken three at home pregnancy tests; one on 5/17, another on 5/18 and another on 5/19. All have been negative. Is it possible that I am, in fact, pregnant, or could this be a "fluke" period? I've never experienced anything like this before; I'm at a loss.

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      Missdea 2 years ago

      My period comes exactly ever 21days I had sex on my first day of fertile days my period started on day 22 it was very light only when I wipe. On day 2 im bleeding, but its not flowing as heavy as it usually does it also dark red with little clots, but just slight cramps. My normal cycles come straight on flowing heavy with cramps a week before and the first two days cramps not this time should I be worried or is it my cycle doing sonething different this month

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      NathaNater 2 years ago

      Alex, it is possible you are having implantation bleeding because of the color and light flow and timing of the spotting. You could take a home pregnancy test at this point to find out the results.

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      Alex 2 years ago

      I had unprotected sex on the 1,2,& 3rd of mar. I ovulated on the 9th of mar. I am currently experiencing some light bleeding. It started on the 15th of March which is exactly 6 days after I ovulated. It started off with a scanty brown spot & then turned into pink (light) discharge & then to a dark brown/red (light) discharge, right now it is very very light as if it might end today. Could I be pregnant?

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      Anna 2 years ago

      And I am also very hungry a got very hot. And I have to go to the toilet very often please tell what's wrong..

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      Anna 2 years ago

      My period is 9 days late today I startet bleeding dark red at first then it turn lighter I have light cramping. I got sore gums a week before. I am very sleepy during the day. I can sleep very good at night.m

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      Beckii 2 years ago

      Hi, I was on depo injection, didn't go for my new shot, as I was due for it on 22nd January.... So obv 2 weeks for it stay in my system makes it around 5th feb...

      I came on 26th -29th January then again 17th-21st feb

      So that would make me due on again around 11th of March ( I ave a period tracker to help me know...

      Well 4th March, I had some cramping in my lower belly, then I needed toilet, there was like brown discharge with tints of blood, by 2nd day it's was more browny red then stopped and then started again on 3rd day it's dark....

      But on 2nd day I went dizzy, hot and very hungry... 3rd day I'm just fine but thinking I need toilet constantly like I'm leaking :/ but im not...

      What could this mean?? Friend are saying it could be implantation bleeding, but I'm not believing as iv been on depo for years, didn't think this could happen this quick?

      Any advice? Thanks

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      NathaNater 2 years ago

      Hi, Sarah. That could be implantation bleeding because of the color of the spotting and because your period is late. You could take a home pregnancy test and find out if it comes out positive.

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      Kenzie 2 years ago

      Implantation bleeding for 4 months and no other signs?

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      sarah 2 years ago

      Hi! I was a few days late for my period then I got brown discharge with light red only when I wiped but not every time. Now I'm 7 days late and still brown discharge and now a light spotting on my liner. What could this mean?

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      NathaNater 2 years ago

      Hi, Lucy. If you test positive and then have your period, this can be a sign of a chemical pregnancy; which means that the egg did not implant. You could take another pregnancy test; if it shows up negative, you might have had a chemical pregnancy. If it comes up positive, it is a good idea to see a doctor and see why you were bleeding after the pregnancy test came out positive. It is not always something unusual, but it's good to consult a doctor in such cases.

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      lucy 2 years ago

      I had done pragnancy test it was positve but the next day i had my period and it last only 2 days and had more urine at night.Im confuse do i need to take pragnancy test again

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      NathaNater 2 years ago

      Hi, Savanna. That could be implantation bleeding because it occurred close to a week before your normal period, especially if it was pink or brown and fairly light bleeding. You could take a home pregnancy test within a few days to see if it comes out positive.

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      Savanna 2 years ago

      Hi on yesterday Feb 21 2015 I went the restroom afterward I wiped and saw blood I left where I was because I thought my cycle started the next morning I wiped again nothing was there Feb 22 2015 could this be implantation bleeding because my cycle is not due until Feb 26 2015

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      Stella 2 years ago

      My period was late for two days and when it came it was very light in colour.pinkish if I wiped.it lasted for two days and the second day,it was a dark red I saw on my underwear.pls what could this mean?

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      Sarah 2 years ago

      Hi, I started bleeding (spotting) on wednesday morning 1/21/15 I have never went through spotting before, I am on birth control and my period is not supposed to start until 2 weeks from wednesday 1/21/15 today is Saturday 1/24/15 and I'm still bleeding, I'm not sure what's going on, can someone please help me out. I am not feeling any symptoms of pregnancy or my period not even cramping.