Implantation Bleeding

What happens and why

To define implantation bleeding, we need to review the process of "implantation", a key aspect of fertilization and conception. Implantation is the process of the fertilized egg becoming attached to the womb or uterus. In most cases, the egg is fertilized by a sperm in the fallopian tube. The fertilized egg, or embryo, reaches the blastocyst stage a few days after it is fertilized, and in the uterus will attach itself to the uterine lining. This is implantation - and implantation bleeding can be a result.

Implantation bleeding, which is typically a brown discharge that may result in light spotting, will not necessarily appear with every pregnancy. If implantation is successful, the developing placenta will begin to produce the hormone hCG, which can be detected by a home pregnancy test.

Spotting and Implantation Bleeding

Implantation bleeding may appear as a light, brown spotting. It typically takes place a handful of days after ovulation. If you fertility chart, do keep record of natural fertility signs like mittelschmerz and, in the case of light spotting after ovulation, do record this as well. It may be implantation bleeding.

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i had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on November 30th, i started my period the next day, December 1st. My period wasn't due until December 4th but because i started my period a few days early i was kinda worried.... although he pulled out. I had a regular 5 day period as i always do, but during this period i experienced being nauseous which i have never been on my period..... i do usually experience cramps, bloating and things like that but not nausea.... well it is now December 7th and i am spotting bright red blood.... my period ended on December 5th.... could i possibly be pregnant?

I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on 18nov a day after my period got over.. I had ipill the next day and today is 25nov and i found some blood on my innerwear.. My periodsjust got over a week ago.. What could this be?

Ok I am 11 days before my next period I just had it on the first and my boyfriend and I have.had unprotected sex before ovulation. I have been pregnant 4 times before had two lost two I never has implantaional bleeding so I don't even know what it is or what to look for .I must add I have been under alot of stress and I'm thinking that might have to do with this but if anyone could help that would be great thanks

Ok so i have 2 kids already and in about a week my bf cam inside me atleast 3 times about a week later when i was due for my period i bled for 2 days but then it stopped do you think i could be pregnant when should i test I'm only 19 please help me someone

I had my period 21st September 2013 and come off 26st September I had sex 29th September goin on to the 1st October early hours and started bleeding and still bleedin now any advice

i had my last period on 1 of sep 2013,i had love with my husband on 1 of sep,12,15,22,29 of sept,now my period is missd do you thnk i am pregant,i am trying to conceive

i had my last period on 1 of sep 2012,i had love with my husband on 1 of sep,12,15,22,29 of sept,now my period is missd do you thnk i am pregant,i am trying to conceive

Was meat to say the brown spotting lasted 5 days.

Trying to work out if it's implantation bleeding or is caused due to having the marina removed. 28 days after having the marina removed my period had arrived which lasted 6 days, from then begun trying for a baby then 7 days after the period had ended we we to try again for a baby to find brown spotting which has been very light but lasted ( days. What do you think this could be? Is it implantion bleeding?

I was having irregular cycles and started taking maca root capsules in august and my cycle came on time .... during about the time I would ovulate I felt a sharp pinch on my left side near my ovaries..... waiting for my cycle to start....it never came instead about a handful of days later I feel another pinch on the same side and start getting tan and brown spoting very very light only when I wiped for 4 days..... I

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