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How to know that this is my period

By Anonymous October 2, 2016 - 3:03pm
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How long after conception can a miscarriage happen? How long after conception can implantation bleeding happen? What's the appearance of a miscarriage compared to a period? Any differences? What's the appearance of implantation bleeding compared to a period? Any difference? Is there any other vaginal bleeding that can happen that people mistake for a period?

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Hi Anon

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Implantation bleeding is very different to a period - there is no flow of blood. The bleeding is just a few drops over the course of a few days.

Many women miscarriage; it's thought that up to a third of pregnancies end in miscarriage and if it's an early miscarriage (up to a few weeks) it's mistaken for a heavy period. It's unlikely that a woman who does not know she is pregnant would realize this is a miscarriage unless it was several weeks along.

As to vaginal bleeding that could be mistaken for a period - this should not happen and warrants an immediate checkup.

To know if you are pregnant, you need to take a pregnancy test.


October 3, 2016 - 4:26am
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