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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Are urination and defecation related to implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it normal to poop and urinate often during implantation bleeding?  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no relation of implantation bleeding with frequent urination and defecation. Implantation bleeding usually occurs about 9th day after ovulation, and no bowel symptoms accompany it.  Read Full »

Kindly explain about the decidual reaction in pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am pregnant of around 6 weeks now. This is my first pregnancy. I have noticed a few drops of bleeding while urinating twice in a week. I have consulted a doctor and she suggested to do transvaginal ultrasound and got the following report. Uterus is bulky in size. Regular well defi...  Read Full »

Dr. Gowrimeena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a given a complete account of the clinical situation and it is as good as doing a real time face to face consultation. It is not uncommon for women to have spotting early in pregnancy. Most often it is what we call implantation bleeding that is a process of ba...  Read Full »

I had a vasectomy, still, my girlfriend has pink discharge and pregnancy symptoms. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend just got out of birth control after me having a vasectomy (two months post operation). She has very irregular periods (30-40 days long cycles) since she stopped birth control three months ago (been using condoms). This month she had huge pain before and during ovulation. Sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. With the use of barrier contraceptives, like a condom, the chances of getting pregnant are very less. The light pinkish spotting can be due to hormonal imbalance, vaginal infection, or cervical erosion. I need...  Read Full »

Is spotting after 20 days of intercourse, a sign of implantation bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, About 20 days ago, my fiancee and I had sex. When she was getting off, the condom slipped but my semen did not come in contact with her. Just to be sure, we had a pregnancy test after four days, and it showed negative. We repeated the test again after 14 days, and it showed negative a...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, How are you doing? The only way to confirm her pregnancy, is to take the urine pregnancy test at least one day after the expected date of periods. If a confirmation is required, take a serum beta hCG test. This can detect a pregnancy, even in its earliest stage. This shows a positive even b...  Read Full »

Will taking of Provera for irregular periods cause intermittent bleeding and spotting?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee has a history of irregular periods, and her periods gets delayed every month. Recently, her period got delayed for two weeks, so she took Provera for five days. After the second day of stopping Provera, she got her periods. On the second day of her bleeding, we got sexually ...  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is very less chance of conceiving when a female is menstruating. In your case, there was no intercourse, so the chances are very less. But, we need to know the reason for spotting: Some hormonal imbalance. PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). Pregnancy, wh...  Read Full »

Will there be bleeding due to implantation after the transfer of frozen embryo?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a frozen embryo transfer on the eleventh of this month of a genetically tested 5AA embryo. I got my first positive pregnancy test on the sixteenth of this month. Yesterday, I had red blood when I wiped it for a few hours. Today I had more blood when I wiped. I am on Estrogen and P...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have been offered a frozen embryo transfer on the eleventh of this month, and the test is positive after five days, then the present bleed is likely to be an implantation bleed. However, the color of the blood is an important indicator of implantation. Also im...  Read Full »

I bled before my period after doing sex with a pull-out method. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18, and I had unprotected sex a few times last month using the pull-out method. I thought that I could not get pregnant with that method. I am stressed that I could be pregnant because I had some bleeding a week before my period. The bleeding was less than usual, but I still needed p...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Rightly said, withdrawal is not an effective method. As the precum or pre-seminal fluid (the clear fluid that comes out before the semen) is rich in active with healthy sperms, it can be enough for you to get pregnant. I cannot tell you conclusively if that was an im...  Read Full »

Can late implantation cause miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female and have two kids. I have two questions. The first one is about taking herbal supplements in early pregnancy. I take several herbal supplements, some of which several times a day. I just found out I am about five and a half weeks pregnant. However, I have been t...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I appreciate your in-depth knowledge of the subject. For the first part of the question, you are correct up to a certain extent, cinnamon and dong Quai affect the flow of blood to the uterus, and that may ca...  Read Full »

Is Cerazette reliable for contraception?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse 31 days back and took three pregnancy tests until today morning, which were all negative. One week after sexual intercourse, I started taking Cerazette as I do not want to get pregnant, and on the same day, as it was due, I got my periods. But now am worried if t...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not see any reason for you to worry. Implantation bleeding is usually light blood or pink in color, but you had proper bleeding, just lesser in quantity if I am right. Till now you have not got a positive pregnancy test too. If you think you got pregnant that day...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, Currently, I am 13.5 weeks pregnant. This is my first pregnancy. During 12 weeks of pregnancy, I had slight bleeding after intercourse. We consulted a doctor and she told me that I had a threatened abortion. I had an ultrasound on that day and after two days. I had some blood works. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Poornima Kinila

Answer: Hi, Welcome to yes, you can share this big news with your family members. Having intercourse can trigger bleeding and it is good to avoid it. Avoid stimulating breasts as it can cause further bleeding. As you have crossed 12 weeks, nothing will happen. But still, there is a remote...  Read Full »

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