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ask: Implantation Bleeding or Menstruation?

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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 on feb28"i use the bath room with and there was like a light red color blood not heavy light so on the 2 of March I t stop and it had light brown blood I have my tubs tide could I still get pregnant plz help

March 5, 2015 - 10:49am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Pregnancy after a tubal is very rare but if you have concerns, take a test.


March 5, 2015 - 4:58pm
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hi all.. i'm a bit confused as well if i'm pregnant or not.. my last period was jan 16-19 suppose i will have my period on the 20th feb but i did not bled, on the 24th i got darkbrown discharges maybe 2 drops only had it till the 28th. not sure if it was a period or just an implantation bleeding..

March 3, 2015 - 12:47pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

You need to take a pregnancy test.



March 3, 2015 - 4:27pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

yeah i did try pregnancy test, but twas negtive.. maybe i should wait till my next period march..

March 4, 2015 - 5:07am
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!HELP! i had my period feb 2-4th, my cycles are pretty regular. i had unprotected sex the 10th , and the 12th, 4 days prior to my ovulation. ive been doing a lot of research and it says implantation bleeding can range in color from dark red to brown. anyway, yesterday the 27th mid-day i wiped and have blood diluted with cm. keep in mind my periods never start like this, my first and 2nd day are continuously heavy like i need a maxy pad changed 3 -4 times a day, the discharge that came out yesterday was light kind of bright red, by night time it started to turn dark red, but was only when i wiped. through the night i didnt bleed to where i needed to change my pad, it was just spots very light.. i dont know weather this is implantation bleeding or what.. my period isnt suppose to be until the next 3-7 days..

February 28, 2015 - 9:04am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am having this happen to me know and I'd if I am pc or not

March 22, 2015 - 4:06pm
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My last period started on Xmas day, i missed a period in january and then was due on on the 19th of febuary but didnt come on. 6 days after i was due on i went onto the bathroom and there was blood, very red and it appeared to be the start pf my period it looked like quite alot of blood so i used a tampon went to bed but when i woke up there was no blood on the tampon! Ive had slight cramping but it comes and goes, I have had really bad backache for a few days! It's been just ova 8 weeks since my last proper period. Has anyone ever heard of this before? Is it normal? Is there a possibility Im pregnant? Im stumped, Im usually regular but I don't really know what to think so if anyone can help or give some advice id very much appreciate it!!

February 25, 2015 - 2:14am
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anon

Take a pregnancy test to know where you stand. 

Good luck! 


February 25, 2015 - 6:46am
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if any of you ladies are expierncing really bad lower pains and non normal bleeding,i would test to see what it tells me,if your not to sure on to believe it if it is negative then get blood word ASAP,some of you could be pregnant and those really bad lower pains could be a sign of a tubal pregnacy,i know this because i went through this myself in july of 2014!!

February 8, 2015 - 8:21pm
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