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i am 5 weeks pregnant with my first child. i am expieriening implantation bleeding and wanted more info on the subject

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Asked by bouncinbabydots at 8:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • there is no info. on the subject that I know of. As the fertilized egg embeds itself in the uterine lining some bleeding may occur. It doesn't happen for everyone and is debatable whether or not the implantation actually caused the bleeding or if it was caused by something else like a cyst.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:21 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • At 5 weeks it would already be implanted!


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

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    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:25 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • i agree w/ anon :23 that implantation occurs before 5 weeks. you could have spotting though and that would be normal

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • Implantation bleeding can occur throughout the first trimester.

    Often times it occurs days and sometimes even weeks before it exits the uterus which is why it is sometimes brown in color.

    The egg initially implants and then burrows deeper in the sensitive uterine lining.

    The place where the egg implants can still bleed on and off after implantation is completely but it is still refered to as "implantation bleeding" because techically it IS from implantation.

    I'm not sure where the anon's got their information but it's not unheard of and even normal to have implantation bleeding now and throughout the first trimester.

    There's nothing to be concerned about unless it becomes heavy. Heavy bleeding is NOT implantation bleeding and should be accessed by your HCP.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

  • only about 20% of women ever have implantation bleeding, and it occurs 3-5 days (roughly) after conception, so at 5 weeks, you are a good 3 weeks past conception. if you are having bleeding, it is something else. if you have any cramps, consult your doctor

    Answer by erika_wright at 9:38 PM on Apr. 21, 2010

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