Q. Had brownish discharge after protected sex. Is it implantation bleeding?

Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hi doctor,

I had protected sex. Two weeks later, I had light brownish to light red color discharge that lasted for a day and the next day there was light brownish discharge. Is this implantation bleeding? I am worried. If so, after how days of implantation bleeding can I do blood test or hCG to detect my pregnancy? Please guide.


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Dr. Sameer Kumar
MBBS., MS (OBS/GYNAE)., FMAS., DMAS., FELLOWSHIP IS ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES
Infertility, Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As you had protected sex and that too 15 days back, this brownish discharge could be due to irregular shedding possibly due to progesterone hormonal imbalance during the cycle.
  • If it is implantation bleeding then it would have occurred in the next seven days.
  • To be sure, you may undertake the serum beta-hCG test as on today (earliest taken seven days post last intercourse).
  • If the hCG level is less than 5 ng/dL then you are not pregnant conclusively and it is for sure not an implantation bleed. Then it could be a stress induced irregular shedding.

Revert back after the test to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

 

Hello doctor,

Shall I consider it as my menses? It was very light and lasted for three days only. Thank you.

 

Dr. Sameer Kumar
MBBS., MS (OBS/GYNAE)., FMAS., DMAS., FELLOWSHIP IS ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES
Infertility, Obstetrics And Gynaecology

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, it is likely your menses if your previous menses were around 30 days back. Take care.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

 
 
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