Implantation Bleeding

About "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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When does implantation bleeding occur?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few doubts regarding fertilization and implantation. Is it possible to have implantation bleeding after your period? Is it possible to get an egg fertilized a week before your period? Also, how long does sperm last outside of the body? Is it true that once the ejaculate has dried, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Implantation bleeding occurs only after 15 to 20 days of the period. From day 1 to day 10, it is safe period. There is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation happening during this period. It is fertile period from day 12 to day 18, and there are chances...  Read Full »

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

I had periods after intercourse. Will it be implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old unmarried lady. Now, I am in a very panic period of stress and in seek of your advice. I had intercourse with my fiance on the first day of my periods and again after 20 days that is on my most fertile day. I got my periods 13 days later and it lasted for around three d...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per your history it appears that you are not pregnant. You have not got delayed periods. As you have got periods after 13 days the possibility of implantation bleeding cannot be ruled out. Regarding pregnancy, the possibility is nil. For furt...  Read Full »

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

Query: 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 dete...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 sur...  Read Full »

What is the difference between implantation and withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello Doctor, We (me and my fiancee) had unprotected sex on the 11th day of the month (mensuration). I am very sure I did not eject that day. But for safety within 24 hours, she had taken Unwanted 72. Now after 13 days of it, before 1 to 3 days of expected periods. She got bleeding for a full day a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is likely that she has got her withdrawal bleed which can be seen in next 7 to 10 days to post unwanted 72 intakes, however, implantation bleed occurs in next 2 to 3 days and it is often spotting to scanty bleeding and not in the good flow. This can be confirmed ...  Read Full »

Is my spotting due to implantation bleeding or periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old and married for 2.4 years. Now we are planning for a child. On 14th of this month, I experienced periods with very little stomach pain and pain in legs. The next day on 15th there was no bleeding at all, 16th I had spotting of light red colored blood flow, 17th the sa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is not an implantation bleed at all as even urine pregnancy test is negative. Considering that you have been having regular spotting during this month since 14th of this month with hypomenorrhoea, there are possibilities that your serum Estradiol levels are low ...  Read Full »

A few days after sex, my fiancee has spotting. Is it 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 »

Would having milk or water before swab test alter the DNA?

Query: Hi doctor, After my unprotected sex, I had spotting just for a single day. Now I assume it was when implantation took place as I missed my periods and confirmed pregnancy two weeks later. My question is when does implantation happened exactly? Secondly while we were waiting for swab test my child h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Implantation bleeding can be a sign of the pregnancy and it happens when the ovum implants into the uterine wall (implantation). It can begin on the 23rd to 28th day of your menstrual cycle. Generally, it is recommended to wait for one hour after drinking, eating, etc...  Read Full »

Is Cerazette a reliable source of 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

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 light bleeding after two weeks of regular period. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my period two weeks ago roughly. Just a few minutes back, I had some medium dark colored bleeding. What could this mean? Is it pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a very short description of your query. It could be implantation bleeding if you had recently unprotected sex, or any infection that is appearing as vaginal discharge or could be bleeding or discharge from a local lesion or could be signs and symptoms of cervical ...  Read Full »

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