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Bleeding or period

By Anonymous August 6, 2015 - 4:24am
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Hello. So i don't know what to believe in the articles i've read so i am asking straightly. I've been bleeding for four days already. On the first 2 days, it was heavy with blood clots. On the 3rd and fourth, it wasn't as heavy anymore.They are bright red. Same as what i usually get when i have my period. I usually have 6-7 days of my period. So is this my period or implantation bleeding? Please help me out.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to our community for a straight answer.

Implantation bleeding, which usually occurs six to 12 days following conception, is scanty, not more than spotting, pink or brown in color, and never increases to a heavy flow. It may be associated with slight cramping.

It happens when the fertilized egg implants in the lining of the uterus.

In your case, this does not sound like implantation bleeding.

Anonymous, when this bleeding started, were you due to start your period? Have you had unprotected intercourse since your last period?

I am concerned about the heavy bleeding with clots. My concern focuses on a possible miscarriage, only if there was a chance that you did conceive during the weeks since your last period.


August 6, 2015 - 8:25am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Yes, last month i had my period july 3. I started bleeding bu august 3 now. I'm just a little worried because it only lasted for 4 days when i usually have 6-7 days for my period. Also, i couldn't say that i had sexual intercourse but i did dry humped with my bf and our undies got wet. I haven't been able to sleep properly for tge past 2 weeks. Could this cause my shortened period?

August 6, 2015 - 3:33pm
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Hi Anonymous,

Yes, stress and lack of proper sleep can indeed have an effect on your menstrual cycle and period. Since you have not engaged in vaginal intercourse, there is no risk for pregnancy,

Try to relax and hopefully, your period will return to normal next month.


August 7, 2015 - 9:08am
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