HI. I’m just wondering if anyone has ever had implantaion bleeding this early?? I had one 3-5 db and I read that it usually occurs 7-10 dpo. Please help!
The phenomenon of "implantation bleeding", vaginal bleeding that takes place after a fertilized egg nestles itself into the uterine lining, is much-discussed among women who are trying to conceive and discussing their endeavors with others within online communities. Seen as one of the earliest possible pregnancy symptoms, this bleeding is thought to occur between six and 12 days after ovulation — indeed around the time of implantation. Not all women who get pregnant experience an implantation bleeding, it's said, but those who do notice light spotting around this time can get their hopes up a little.
Many wondered whether their bleeding could be an implantation bleeding, if it meant they're pregnant, or whether their spotting could be caused by something else.
FAQ's about the topic:
Discussion participants asked questions like:
- Is it possible that this is implantation bleeding or is it too soon?
- do you only see implantation bleeding when you wipe or does it respond like a period and leak out?
- Does anyone know the way to tell between implantation and ovulation bleeding.
- could this be implantation symptoms this early?
- My boyfriend ejaculated in me on the 17th of March and today March 20th I started seeing a red and brownish discharge can this be implantation bleeding?
Other comments about implantation bleeding included:
- Most people do experiance implantation bleeding while other do not, every one is different on how there bodies work.
- Its really hard to say when implantation can occure yes most people say that it can take 6 to 10 days as well, also they may have ovulated sooner then they think, maybe to the sperm caught the egg comeing down the tubes then it may take less time for implantaion to occure.
- Hi I have a few questions have you been charting your cycles and usually implantation bleeding is different for every women but I had mine from 2 DPO- 4DPO and 4 days before my MP I had a positive pregnancy at 9DPO on a Clear Blue Digi Test.
- I too had bleeding last night, according to my chart it would be 5 dpo.
- I went to the bathroom and wiped, and pinkish red cm on the paper.
Advice from the community:
Women wondering if they could be pregnant after a suspected implantation bleeding receive advice like:
- my only suggestion is wait just to see if you are or not when taking a test instead of killing yourself psychologically thinking everything you are going thru means you are.
- A BFP so would just like to say, ladies dont be down hearted listening to people on here who think they know what they are talking about just because a book or doctor says implantation only happens after 6-12 dpo because it happened to me from 3dpo and continued till 8dpo.
- I think the best way to find out anything is to take a pregnancy test.
- You may be able to test but I would call dr and see if they will do a blood test.
- if that is unusual for you, it's worth getting a pregnancy blood test at your OBGYN office.
What you should know about 'Implantation bleeding'
Given the frequency at which women who are trying to conceive discuss implantation bleeding, there is no doubt that many women really do experience vaginal spotting between ovulation and (expected) menstruation, in other words during the luteal phase of their cycles. Some women who encounter such spotting will later turn out to be pregnant, giving some validation to the idea that they really had an implantation bleeding. Others will get a period, and they'll either conclude that the spotting must have had another cause, or that they had a very early miscarriage.
Spotting during the luteal phase
Spotting between ovulation and menstruation, which women might interpret as an implantation bleeding, isn't uncommon. One study in which the menstrual cycles of hundreds of women who were trying to get pregnant were analyzed found that over a third of the explored cycles featured bleeding during the luteal phase, and 93 percent of all episodes of bleeding between periods occurred during this time.
Causes of such bleeding can include uterine abnormalities like fibroids or polyps, but also hormonal changes, including a progesterone deficiency. They may also, the authors speculated, represent very early miscarriages, while it is also possible that this kind of luteal-phase spotting is normal and harmless in some women.
The authors of the study, entitled A prospective evaluation of the impact of intermenstrual bleeding on natural fertility, concluded — based on the data they had — that such bleeding actually lowers a woman's chance of conceiving during that particular menstrual cycle. It doesn't appear to have an impact on her overall fertility, the study found, and in fact appears to increase the odds of pregnancy in the month after.
A rare piece of research, based on a data set of just over 200 women who were trying to get pregnant, explored the idea that implantation could lead to vaginal spotting. The study found that nine percent of the pregnant women who participated experienced very light bleeding at some time during the first eight weeks of pregnancy, and nearly all of them went on to have normal and healthy pregnancies. Most experienced this bleeding around the time their menstruation had been due rather than when implantation would have happened, however, and another study established that this happens eight, nine, or 10 days after ovulation in the vast majority of women.
This finally brings us to the question — is it possible to experience an implantation bleeding two to five days following ovulation? In light of all the information above, we can only offer one answer. That is that it is certainly possible to have vaginal spotting a few days after ovulating, but that this neither means that you are pregnant nor that you are not. Women who have such spotting and later turn out to be expecting may certainly refer to it as an implantation bleeding. Who knows? It just might be, but you'll not know for sure until further research becomes available.
For the restless and curious among us, the best course of action would be to take an early pregnancy test a week or so before menstruation is expected. These tests react to human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that is released after implantation, and can tell you whether you are pregnant before your period is due.