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 a period on the 17th of September and finished on the 21st September. After I was having unprotected sex with my boyfriend since I had to stop taking the pill. He pulled out every time.
On the 11th October I started to feel really dizzy and some food made me feel sick. That night I was going to go out for a few drinks but decided to take a pregnancy test before because of the symotoms I was experiencing. The test was positive. Next day I was so shocked I took two more and were also positive, I was so happy. Unfortunatly on the 18th October I started bleeding really heavily and they had told me I had a miscarriage that if I hadnt had taken the test I wouldn't have known I was pregnant.

Today I am two days late and experiencing very light pink spotting which is unusual for me. I have had sex during this month without protection and I'm wondering if it's possible that its implantation bleeding?
I have not taken a test due to my last experience my doctor said I shouldn't take a test atleast a week after my period was due

Ok my last period begin Oct 15 and end on Oct 17 me n my bf was doing it every day from Oct 16 - Oct 19 and then I think I jus had implantation bleeding for two days on Oct 31 an Nov 1 because it was jus a little an brown in color could I be pregnant???

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.

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