Implantation Bleeding

Vaginal bleeding that occurs roughly after a week of conception and during implantation, which is the process when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, is called implantation bleeding. It lasts for up to 24 to 48 hours.

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I had bleeding after sex during 12 weeks of pregnancy. Is the pregnancy safe?

Query: I am currently 13.5 weeks pregnant and at 12 weeks pregnant (a week and a half ago) I experienced light-medium bleeding after intercourse. We went to the ER and the doctor there told me I had a threatened abortion. I had an ultrasound that day as well as two days later and they said baby looked good...  Read Full »


Dr. Poornima Kinila

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: hi...congrats on ur pregnancy...yes..u can share this good news to family members...yes..having intercourse can trigger bleeding and hence caution to avoid it as well as avoid stimulating breasts as well..all this can cause further bleeding...once pregnancy crosses 12 wks...which u have passed the g...  Read Full »

I am not sure if I had withdrawal bleeding or implantation bleeding. Please help.

Query: Withdrawal bleeding vs Implantation bleeding. My last period started 22nd of last month and i had unprotected sex on 30th of last month and 1st of this month. I took the emergency pill morning of 1st of this month and on 11 th of this month. i experienced a dark brown to bright red bleeding that i ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ahmed Amdihun Essa

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Greeting. 1. I have seen your query about bleeding in the middle of your period? You have a regular 30 days cycle which means your ovulation day is on the 16th day of the period. 2. your last period was on 22 nd before 2 months, which makes the next ovulation day on 8th of this month, which is...  Read Full »

Why did I get negative results in my home pregnancy test?

Query: Hi, i am a 28 year old female, i have been off the pill for around 6 months now, with regular periods since. This month i have started bleeding 6 days before i expected to, and today is day three of that and bleeding is minimal. I have taken a hpt with a negative result. Would there be a reason for ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello . Welcome to icliniq. Firstly, I have to assure you that you do not have to worry. As you have mentioned in your history you have taken a home pregnancy test which showed a negative result. Home pregnancy tests are not completely reliable. Therefore, I would advice you to get a Urine pregnanc...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife passed a little blood. Is it a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife tested positive for pregnancy four weeks ago. Three days later, she was passing a little blood. Is that normal or is there a chance of miscarriage? Is Progesterone 200 mg a good tablet or is it because of this tablet that she is passing blood? Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing ? Usually in the initial few days of pregnancy, you may experience implantation bleeding. The blood that is released from the uterine lining when the embryo penetrates into the uterine lining may be released as few drops of fresh blood or as brown-col...  Read Full »

Why do I have abdominal pain after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex 19 days back. My period is always regular and my expected date was in the first week the following month. I had uneasiness and fatigue by the end of last month. Left side upper abdominal pain started a week back. It comes occasionally and goes on its own. Occasionall...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms appear more of premenstrual syndrome and as you had a day of bleeding with on and off lower abdominal pain off and on. There is likelihood that your menses shall resume again in few days unless you have conceived. Urine pregnancy test is not sensitive...  Read Full »

Does spotting for the first time mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the pill Lo Loestrin, but I have not been consistently taking it. My last period was on the 25th of last month and my average cycle is around 28 days. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 5th and 6th. I noticed some dark brown discharge on my underwear. When I wiped, it was mix...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spotting that you are experiencing is probably you have not taken the pill regularly and withdrawal due to that. You had unprotected sex on day 11 and spotting on day 16. I do not think it is implantation bleeding. However, if you are keen to know whether you ...  Read Full »

Why do I start bleeding on the 20th day of my cycle?

Query: Health query regarding my menstrual cycle.. have seen an abnormality recently where I started bleeding on 20th day of the cycle.. also my bleeding was much lighter than usual.. it lasted 3 days.. I am 32 years and married and want to try for a baby.. what could be possible reasons.. my cycle is usu...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Dear, Good morning. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see you are 32 years old and if you are having unprotected sex after your last period and also if you had unprotected intercourse around 10-12 days back, then it is implantation bleeding which a women gets when the eggs g...  Read Full »

Why do I have early light periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex continuously from 7th to 16th of this month with my husband. I am expecting my period on the 26th. I keep tracking my period, so I know when will be my next period. But today, on 21st I had my period. But, it is very light. Usually, I get my period with some symptoms like heada...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, this type of bleeding pattern could be due to either implantation bleeding or hormonal imbalance. Implantation bleeding is seen in early pregnancy. As you are due for period on 26th and had intercourse in the fertile period, there is a high possib...  Read Full »

How should I confirm if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and trying to get conceive. After my last menstrual cycle as per doctor advice I had HCG 5000 injection for ovulation. As per the follicular study, we had intercourse for two days after ovulation. I bled little with some dark coffee brown on the 11th of the next month, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history typically suggests an implantation bleed, but as your dark brown bleed coincides with the menstrual due date. It may have been scanty menses as well. Now, as you have done the urine pregnancy test after 7 days post missed periods and it was negative, ...  Read Full »

Is Tranlok-E safe to take during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I have checked my pregnancy test on the 8th of this month and my last LMP was on the 5th of last month. I have consulted the doctor, he confirmed my pregnancy and prescribed me capsule Gestafine 200 (Progesterone soft gelatin 200) one capsule per day for 15 d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query completely here. Tranlok-E (combination of Tranexamic acid and Ethamsylate) is an antifibrinolytic. They prevent the blood clot from breaking and hence helps in controlling bleeding. There are insufficient data regarding the safety of Tranexami...  Read Full »

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