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When does implantation bleeding usually occur?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:45 AM on Dec. 23, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Sometimes never. It seems like people on here can obsess on it. I know women that have never had it.

    Answer by Steff107 at 12:48 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Well I have never had it with any pregnancy but for some reason I am having some different spotting...

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • It could be a number of things. If it's not bright red, you are probably fine. Did you have sex recently? Sometimes that will do it. Or your cervix can shed cells and cause spotting too. Most doctors won't even check unless it's bright red blood. Hopefully you aren't hurting! And remember every pregnancy is different. Good Luck!

    Answer by Steff107 at 12:58 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Implantation bleeding occurs approximately six to twelve days after ovulation (when the ovary releases the egg). The range of time is so broad because it all depends on how quickly the egg moves down the fallopian tube and attaches to the uterus. Sometimes, it then takes time for the small amount of blood to make its way out of your body.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:54 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • You won't see a lot of blood if you see anything at all. Some people have such a small amount that they never notice it. Others will have enough bleeding to think they have started their period. Some women will have some bloody tissue as well.

    One way to know if you are experiencing implantation bleeding and not your period is to monitor whether the bleeding is getting worse or continues. Implantation bleeding should only last a couple of days at the most. It also should be a light pink or brown color signifying that it is old blood. Of course, one of the best ways to know if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test the first day of your missed period.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:55 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

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