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Implantation Bleeding or Menstruation?

By Anonymous June 25, 2009 - 5:00pm
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I’m confused and wonder if you could lend some advice or your own thoughts on the differences that you have experienced on this topic.
I have regular cycles around 27 days (sometimes 26). My menstruation typically starts light and is super heavy the second day (red in color). It typically lasts 4-5 days. On day 12 of my cycle I have a positive OFK and subsequently had intercourse. I either ovulated on day 13 or 14 so today would be around CD 11. Yesterday morning, I started with a very bright colored blood and then experienced nothing until later in the afternoon. Later it was more and I had some cramping. I used a tampon b/c I did not have pads. That night it was only on one side. Two different times I had a drop on my underwear. Overnight it did not fill half the tampon. Today was the same thing. In fact after six hours and then checking the tampon, it was filled about half way, but my guess is that it was not soaked all the way through. The color is not the same as usual, but it seems like I shouldn’t have that much blood b/c what I read says “spotting”. Typically, today I would be really heavy and it is about half that. It is also three or four days prior to my period so I am confused. It feels like a period, but I am unsure because of the bright color and amount. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Hi my bf and I have been having unprotected sex the past month and I got my period on time this month and the first day was normal. But on the second day it was very very light. Just a light red pinkish color when I wipe like im about to be off my period already. My period usually lasts about 4-5 day. Could I be pregnant?

March 19, 2015 - 9:22pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

No, this is not a sign of pregnancy - periods can be short some months for no discernible reason. A test will confirm this for you if you are still nervous.


March 20, 2015 - 4:27am
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

I am planning for baby and on period date I have some brown discharge
But second day no discharge is there.what does that mean?
Please reply

April 8, 2015 - 2:11am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

I don't know what that means. If you haven't bled more, then take a pregnancy test. 



April 13, 2015 - 3:32pm
EmpowHER Guest

Hey I haven't got my period I did a pregnancy test it came back negative I have 3 months with out my period but when I did wipe it was light brown color I went to the ER did a pregnancy test there it was still negative they Doctor didn't want to do a ultrasound just to make sure didn't take no blood test either so I really don't know what's going on can any one help me please

March 17, 2015 - 4:14am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

You need a medical evaluation to know what's going on. You may have a hormonal imbalance but you need to see a doctor. 



March 19, 2015 - 4:25pm
EmpowHER Guest

Need help .,,first I have brown discharge ,and now it's turning into red spot and I feel like my meantruation any way I am 8 weeks pregnant ,I had red spot on 2 days from now it's not heavy blood but I can still feel it's dropping on my underpants . If someone has experience like mine can you share here .i booked an appointment tomorrow for ultrasound

March 11, 2015 - 5:48am
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello Anonymous,

I am assuming that you have talked with your obstetrician. The ultrasound will provide valuable information on the development of your baby. Try to relax.


March 11, 2015 - 9:27am
EmpowHER Guest

So, I've been eating and sleeping a lot. Ive had headaches, back aches, light cramps some days. Dizziness, and felt like throwing up but haven't. I came on my period last month, close to the 6th, I haven't came on YET, Sunday I woke up with light cramps so I looked i only had 2 drops of oink blood. Am I prego?

March 9, 2015 - 8:53pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

A test will let you know if you're pregnant.



March 10, 2015 - 5:39am
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