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Difference between menstruation bleeding and implantation bleeding?

By Anonymous May 26, 2017 - 8:46am
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Hi i recently had a pregnancy scare and I just wanna know the difference? I read somewhere that implantation bleeding is pink/brown with on and off spotting that lasted for only 1-3 days is that right?

I had bleeding for 4 days with an additional 3 days of spotting. First day is medium flow and the rest is light with 3 days of spotting. My blood was red/brown with blood clots and chunks from time to time.

Did what I go through was implantation bleeding or regular menstruation? My periods are usually 5 days with a day of heavy bleeding or so but I'm young and still have irregular period. Do you think I had light period because of the recent intense amount of stress and anxiety I went through?

Thank you for answering..

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your question.

Implantation bleeding is a small amount of light spotting or bleeding that occurs about six to 12 days after conception, can last about two to three days, never increases to a flow, will be pink or brown in color.

Periods can be light, moderate, or heavy in terms of how much blood comes out of the vagina. This is called menstrual flow. The length of the period also varies. Most periods last from 3 to 5 days. But, anywhere from 2 to 7 days is normal.

For the first few years after menstruation begins, longer cycles are common. A woman's cycle tends to shorten and become more regular with age. Most of the time, periods will be in the range of 21 to 35 days apart.


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