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decidual bleeding?

By Anonymous October 3, 2016 - 6:00am
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What do I do of this was decidual bleeding?

I heard that some women get this during pregnancy and it mimicks their period. Now, it's safe to say I have never had intercourse BUT I could've possibly been exposed to Pre ejaculate fluid from my boyfriend (not sure, although his penis seemed dry when I touched him). Worse case scenario he had Precm on his hands and touched me down there, how can I possibly know this was my period and not decidual bleeding? I know there is a very small risk of conception to occur like this but still...

To put my mind at ease when exactly could j do a pregnancy test for it to be accurate? The fingering incident took place beginning of last month (1st) and I have not seen him since then due to busy schedules. The bleeding lasted for 6 days In total (seemed normal) but on the 6 day had alot of brown discharge. I always get this discharge but not this much (period took place 23rd-28th) but after this my breasts feel really sore and just weird. I don't know if it's because I'm stressing too much and keep touching them or if it's actually to do with pregnancy. I have no other symptom that I can recall.
If I do a pregnancy test now would it be accurate even if it was decidual bleeding??!

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How many days can decidual bleeding last?, What is the maximum number of days that can last?

November 15, 2016 - 11:02pm
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Hello Anonymous,

As mentioned in my reply, decidual bleeding rarely lasts more than one day.


November 16, 2016 - 9:57am

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concerns.

For the benefit of all our readers, decidual bleeding is not a commonly used medical term. The condition is often simply referred to as “First-Trimester Bleeding.”

As the name indicates, this condition leads to bleeding from the decidua, which is the epithelial tissue of the endometrium or the innermost lining of the uterus. The endometrium is the mucous membrane lining the uterus. The decidua is usually lost during each period of menstruation.

Decidual bleeding looks like fibrous blood clots. The bleeding rarely persists for more than a day. The amount of bleeding is usually much less than it occurs in a normal menstrual period. It may be accompanied by an uncomfortable sensation. In some individuals, there may also be a heavy sensation and even pain.

Anonymous, I think what you had was your monthly period.

A pregnancy test detects levels of hCG, which is the hormone produced during pregnancy. Levels can be detected in urine about 12 to 14 days following conception. That is why it is recommended that you test once your period is late by at least seven days.

Hope this answers your questions.

October 3, 2016 - 8:19am
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