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Implantation Bleeding or Period?

Implantation Bleeding or Period?

Implantation bleeding, or is it a period? This article will answer your questions about implantation bleeding symptoms, normal colors, what heavy implantation bleeding means, and more.

Implantation bleeding can be mistaken for a normal period, especially for women trying to conceive. Even if you aren’t actively wanting to get pregnant, but you’ve missed your period and are now experiencing light spotting, you may be worried and asking yourself – “Is this Implantation Bleeding or a Period?” It can definitely be confusing, and worrisome, as implantation bleeding is one of the very first signs of pregnancy.

Women with irregular periods can also easily confuse implantation bleeding for a period, because sometimes, when you have irregular menstrual cycles, you don’t always have a regular flow. Some months can be lighter than others, and this can definitely make you worried about whether or not you’re pregnant.

Implantation bleeding becomes even more complex when you consider the timing of it.

A normal period, for women with a healthy 28-day cycle, occurs 14 days after you ovulate. Since most women conceive the week they ovulate (when they are most fertile), implantation usually takes place between 10 and 14 days after ovulation. This timing makes ovulation bleeding coincide with the same time your normal period would start, which can make it very confusing to distinguish implantation bleeding with a light period.

What is Implantation Bleeding?


Implantation bleeding is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. Not every pregnant woman will experience it; some will and some won’t.

During implantation, the newly fertilized egg (called the blastocyst, because right now, your future baby is only a rapidly growing ball of cells) has made its way from the fallopian tubes to your uterus, where it will now completely embed itself within the lining of the uterus.

Because of the complex nature of conception and pregnancy, only half of these blastocysts will successfully implant themselves in the uterine lining. Those that fail to embed will get shed, along with all the uterine tissue, and you’ll end up having a very early miscarriage. Sometimes, these are called “chemical pregnancies,” and most women who experience them never realized they were pregnant in the first place. The bleeding that results will be like a normal menstrual period.

If the fertilized egg is successful in embedding itself into your uterine lining, you may experience some light bleeding (known as spotting or staining). This is implantation bleeding.

An estimated 25 percent of pregnant women experience implantation bleeding and light bleeding in early pregnancy, but most of these cases end up being fine and the woman has a full-term baby.

Length of Implantation Bleeding

For most women who experience implantation bleeding, they will notice light bleeding for only one or two days. However, there’s no “hard” rule on how long implantation bleeding will list, since every pregnancy and every woman is different. For some women, implantation bleeding is very light, similar to one of the last days of your period, or a very light period day, when you just need to wear a panty liner.

Your implantation bleeding can last only a couple of hours, and then it’s gone. For other women, they might have spotting on and off for a couple of days. However, there are even others who claim that they had heavier implantation bleeding that lasted up to four days, just like an average length of a period.

Because the length of implantation bleeding is different for every woman, take a home pregnancy test if you are worried that you might be pregnant.

Like with a normal menstrual period, implantation bleeding will stop on its own.

Implantation Bleeding or Period?

Are you having menstrual bleeding or heavy implantation bleeding? If you are sexually active and having unprotected sex, you should always assume that you could be pregnant.

If you think that your spotting or bleeding could be implantation bleeding, ask yourself some questions.

  • How heavy is your flow?
  • What color is the blood?
  • Is there a pattern to the bleeding? Is it on and off, or a continuous flow of blood?

You are probably experiencing implantation bleeding and not a regular menstrual period in the following situations:

  • Your menstrual flow is scanty – on and off – and spotty. You aren’t continually bleeding, like with a regular period. You notice blood when you wipe, but it’s not a gush of blood.
  • The blood that comes out is pinkish to brownish. It is not heavy like a period.
  • The pattern of vaginal bleeding doesn’t follow the normal rhythm of your menstrual period. In a normal period, the flow starts off light, then gets heavier and heavier, and at the tail end of your period, the flow becomes light again.
  • You notice bleeding a couple of days, or a week before your scheduled period. Though implantation bleeding can occur at roughly the same time as your period, it can occur before your normal period.

If your periods have always been regular, and suddenly, you experience some spotting or light bleeding, you should take a home pregnancy test.

When your vaginal bleeding is a result of a regular period and not implantation bleeding, you will have a normal flow. The bleeding will be light at first and steadily become more moderate in flow and then heavy. For the last one or two days, you will have light, on and off bleeding, similar to implantation bleeding. Period blood is always bright red, and it can come with clots. You may have uncomfortable menstrual cramps, backaches, bloating, and feel pretty yucky while on your period.

Women with irregular or abnormal menstrual periods may experience their periods differently, but I am speaking in general about normal menstrual periods. If you have irregular periods, it may be very hard for you to know if it’s implantation bleeding or a period. So take a home pregnancy test to be sure whether or not you’re pregnant.

Comparison Chart – Implantation Bleeding vs. Period

As you can see from the below comparison chart, there are differences between implantation bleeding and normal period bleeding can be similar, but there are enough differences that if you pay attention to the flow, you can tell them apart.

This is a general comparison. Remember that every woman is different, but in general, these are the differences between Implantation Bleeding and a Period.

Implantation Bleeding Period Bleeding
Scanty menstrual flow; on and off; spotty. Pattern is not normal. Light bleeding.  Normal flow; Light at first, then heavy, and then light again.
  Lasts a few hours to 1-2 days 3-5 days on average, can last up to 7 days
 Usually pinkish to brownish blood. No clots. Bright red blood. With a heavy flow, may include clots.
   Mild to moderate menstrual-like cramps.      Menstrual cramps.

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Sometimes, spotting can be indication that your period is about to stop. Some women will spot on and off a few days before your menstruation begins, and this can really make it confusing to know whether it’s implantation bleeding or a period. So if you experience spotting, wait a few days and if your period still hasn’t come, take a pregnancy test.

Implantation Bleeding Symptoms

Along with implantation bleeding, you may experience some cramping. They may feel like menstrual cramps. Implantation cramping can occur alone, or with bleeding.

Implantation cramps occur because as the fertilized egg (the blastocyst) burrows and embeds itself into the lining of your uterus, it can cause your uterine muscles to contract. These contractions can pinch on nerve endings, which can lead to menstrual-like cramping for 24 to 48 hours, though sometimes it can a little longer than that.

Researchers don’t know why some women experience implantation bleeding and cramping, and others don’t. It’s possible that some women are more tolerant of aches and pains, and others are more sensitive to it.

Along with implantation bleeding and cramping, you may start to experience other early pregnancy symptoms, including bloating, fatigue, mood swings and emotional changes, headaches, acne, and other bothersome symptoms.

Implantation Bleeding Color

The color of implantation bleeding can vary from woman to woman. In a majority of the cases, it’s pinkish in color. There is some variation on the implantation bleeding color, though. It can be bright red blood – signaling that it’s fresh blood, or new blood just shed by the uterine lining. Light brown to brownish blood – this is older blood, perhaps blood that was stuck in your uterine wall after the fertilized egg buried itself in your womb, and this blood has finally been shed – has also been reported as a normal implantation bleeding color.

As long as your implantation bleeding is not heavy or profuse, the color of your implantation blood doesn’t really matter. You should only experience spotting for a short amount of time, and you shouldn’t be experiencing much discomfort. However, if you are indeed pregnant, it’s a good idea to report your symptoms to your doctor and make sure you go in for all your prenatal visits to ensure your pregnancy is going well.

Can Implantation Bleeding Be Red?

Yes, implantation bleeding can be light to bright red in color. It can be normal to see red blood during implantation.

Bright red implantation bleeding signals that within your uterus or the uterine lining, there is an area that is actively bleeding, and blood is flowing from this area and out of you very quickly. It could be a sign that implantation has just taken place.

Can Implantation Bleeding Be Heavy?

Heavy implantation bleeding is not normal. Implantation bleeding is almost always light. You will notice it when you wipe and see blood on the bathroom tissue. Normal implantation bleeding should not be profuse, as this can signal that a miscarriage is occurring. You will want to contact your doctor if you notice heavy implantation bleeding to check out what is causing your heavy vaginal bleeding.

Heavy Implantation Bleeding

Because it is not normal to have heavy implantation bleeding, you will want to check with your gynecologist or healthcare provider to see if your pregnancy is still healthy, or if there is something else causing your heavy implantation bleeding.

Heavy bleeding can be a sign that you are miscarrying. It could also be a sign of an ectopic or tubal pregnancy – one that occurs when the fertilized egg implants itself in another part of your body; in most cases, in the fallopian tubes. Molar pregnancies – a pregnancy in which the embryo is missing but all the other tissues are still there – can also cause heavy bleeding.

So bottom line – check with your doctor about any heavy bleeding that you’re experiencing, especially if you think you are pregnant.

Why Home Pregnancy Tests are Important

If you have normal periods with an average flow, you shouldn’t have any trouble telling implantation bleeding from a menstrual period. However, if your periods are irregular, usually lighter in flow, you will need to take a home pregnancy test, or contact your gynecologist or healthcare provider and request a blood pregnancy test.

Testing for pregnancy will be the only way to tell whether or not you’re pregnant. You cannot verify your pregnancy without one.

You can only test for pregnancy after you’ve missed your period. Home pregnancy tests are not accurate until the day of your missed period (at the earliest). Don’t jump the gun and test too early. Their may not be enough human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) in your blood stream yet. This pregnancy hormone first enters your bloodstream, and finally into your urine, which is the reason blood pregnancy tests are usually more accurate earlier on.

When buying a home pregnancy test, pay attention to the sensitivity, which will be printed on the packaging. Pregnancy tests sensitivities can range between 10 to 40 mIU/ml. Obviously, the lower the level, this means the lower concentration of hCG needs to be in your bloodstream before pregnancy can be detected. Testing too early can give you a negative result, even if you are indeed pregnant. So try to wait until your missed period, and test again if you think you are pregnant but the test reads negative.

Other First Signs of Pregnancy

In addition to implantation spotting and cramping, the other signs that you may be pregnant include breast changes (sensitive, tingly, swollen); extreme exhaustion and feeling insanely worn-out (similar to how you might feel during PMS but for some women, it feels 100 times worse); feeling nauseous; the need to pee all the time (frequent urination); and just feeling that something is off. Be on the lookout for your missed period – which is definitely the most obviously earliest sign of pregnancy. Pregnancy is so different for everyone. You might have only one or two of these symptoms, or none at all. But if you are ever worried, definitely take a test!

Good luck! Have any questions that this article didn’t cover? Leave me a comment below and I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge!

About the author: DP Nguyen is founder and editor of Hip Chick’s Guide to PMS, Pregnancy and Babies. She’s an expert pregnancy and women’s health blogger. She is NOT a medical doctor and does NOT offer medical advice. Connect with her on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

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  • May Gold November 28, 2014, 12:15 pm

    Hi! I am 24 years old and very frustrated! I’ve been off of the Nuva ring for a month and I was supposed to get my period this month on Friday, the 21st. It’s now the 28th and no period. After the first 3 missed days, and after getting all negative results on the HPT, I started to spot dark brown discharge. Now it’s more red/ pink and watery. It’s a small flow but too light to be a period. I have had back and abdominal cramping, sore breasts, and some other symptoms. I am confused what is going on with me. U have taken now over 6 HPT and all negative. My other two pregnancies I never had any bleeding. Any advice???

  • jeanette November 25, 2014, 8:01 pm

    Hi I’m 30 yrs. old. My last LMP is October 3, 2014, i missed my period w/c is on Nov. 3, since i really want to be pregnant i took a Pregnancy test and its positive, but yesterday Nov. 25, i had spotting its like a light menstrual period. now i am so worried about it, what shall i do? is this implantation bleeding or period?

  • emphrey November 25, 2014, 2:53 am

    i have my period on oct 10-oct 14 then i have again this 2nd of nov but very light only and last only for 1 day then it stop until now my mp didnt come that i expect to came this 10th of nov i test 3x pregnancy test but its all in negative result but now im not feeling well like having a burning sensation then cravings of foods and my breast is aching,do u think i am pregnant?what should i do? :'(

  • Lurdes November 23, 2014, 1:28 am

    My period started on the 1st of October and ended on the 5th I had sex on the 8 of nov had.white discharge then pinkish the next day then agin white watery discharge after that bleed for to days just a lil came out can I be pregnant or was it implantation

  • April November 20, 2014, 9:44 pm

    Hi im.29. & recently ive been getting symptoms 1.the end of sept I got my period on time(which my cycle bout every34 day cycle due to hypothyroidism) but…my period was unusually light &no clots only lasted 2days…normally my period lasts 5-6days and I get heavy with lots of big clots because my hypo..2. My boobs never stopped hurting…3. I was getting light pains not like cramps linda like burning sensation in lower abdomen rotating tpo lower back if I sit to long iwith tight jeans..4. Nausea 5. I can sleep for days esp a few wks ago 6..BLOAT that never seem to go away &now I notice when I sitting on the toilet to pee my stomach which is flat looks like a pouch in lower abodomen..! 7. Pee alot at times 8.boons been hurting &i guess got bigger my v9 yr old daughter pointed it out as we were laying on couch together lol she couldnt see the tv due to my boobs being in the way &then she took a good look & said why are they spo big(im a 34Ausually )&i didnt get my period since that light 2day in the end of september which right now ome month I missed soo far…&im only hestiating on taking a test because my thyroid symptoms confuse me there was one time before I got on medication for my thyroid I really thought I was preg &it just turned out to be my thyroid..&times a while back I miss a month start wondering if im preg then get my period the next I have been gettinhg my period reg for alongtime now but it do be7to 10days late normally ..i do want another child soo I dont want to get in my own head &jump to the conclusion I am preg just for it to turn out to be my hypothyriodism..

  • juliet Agyapong November 20, 2014, 2:57 pm

    Hi i had my last period on 2-10-2014 up to now i did not see my period and am seeing some white flo coming out of my vagina for 4days now so am i pregnant?.

  • Christine November 18, 2014, 11:07 am

    I went off birth control about 5 months ago, and my husband and have been trying to get pregnant. My period after going off birth control was a couple days late the first month, but have been regular after that. I was due to start my period on Saturday or Sunday, but it never came. I did take a pregnancy test on Saturday afternoon, but it was negative. On Tuesday I had a small amount of brown spotting. I also have had lower abdominal cramping Monday night into Tuesday. What do you think?

  • vv November 14, 2014, 11:07 am

    My last period was Sept20-sept23. I havent had my period the whole month of October. Obviously, a missed period. Nov.7-Nov13 i experienced “spotting”. Dark brown blood,very few & on/off. I go to a doctor & got a serum blood test Nov.14,2014,the result NEGATIVE. This monday i will be having an ultrasound! So worried. What is happening to me?

  • Candice November 10, 2014, 2:22 am

    I had a regular period from the 1st to the 5th of November and today the 9th of November I started spotting a really lite pink only when I wipe Nothing in my panties wat could this mean I had sex the 6th of November and we used a condom right b4 he came.i have 3 other kids and don’t remember anything like this b4

  • jeanetta November 9, 2014, 8:56 am

    ive been spotting or bleed when wipe for about 3 daya now but its not in the panty liner or anything. I had a little bleed clot but thats it. could this jus be a period and jus be real light

  • Adilene November 7, 2014, 12:27 am

    I had protected sex on October 16,2014. And my period was October 7 and lasted about 5days. I also had protected sex on November 2. And my period is supposed to come tomorrow but I had some spotting today. Is this a sign that I’m pregnant or that my period is coming? I’ve never spotted before. So I’m really scared.

  • adriana gonzales November 6, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Im 17 and Its been 2 1/2 weeks of my last period and Tuesday night some light bleeding but than got a little more heavier but not its not that heavy also noticing my stomach craamps too can u give me some answers please am I pregnant or not????

  • Megan October 30, 2014, 1:51 am

    Hello. This is my first time writing on a website like this but I’m in a situation at the moment and would like to hear what someone else thinks. First off, let me just start by saying that my periods are almost always regular; sometimes may come a day or two late, but it’s normal for me. My last menstrual cycle was from September 29th – October 5th. I have an app on my phone that I use to track my periods, it also tells me the week I’m most fertile and my ovulation day. This month it was the week of the 8th – 14th, with my ovulation day being the 13th. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on the 9th and then again on the 10th. I did have a little bleeding after, but I just took it as normal since it was my first time having sex; yes, I was 21 and still a virgin.. but that’s another story. I began to feel different after that, tender/sore breasts, it seemed like they were also changing in color (becoming darker) and there were some bumps on them as well, along with that I had backaches, headaches, and nausea like crazy, dizziness sometimes too, mild cramps, frequently going to the bathroom. I took a home test on the 23rd, which came back negative (but I still think it would have been too early anyways).. later that day, we had unprotected sex again. My period was supposed to start today, the 29th, however I noticed blood on Monday, the 27th, it was pretty light, but seems to be getting heavier. I don’t know if this is my actual period because mine never, ever come early or if this may be implantation bleeding. I’ve read that the flow and length of the bleeding depend on the person. Some may be light and last a few hours to a day or two and some can be heavy and last quite a few days. I’m not sure what to think or do right now so any opinions would be helpful. I still have the same symptoms, though the nausea is a lot worse. I don’t know if this means anything or not but if I lay down on my back and press lightly into my abdomen it feels firm, like harder almost and is kinda sensitive to the touch in certain ares. I dunno though. Thanks in advance for any tips, advice.

  • sonal October 29, 2014, 3:57 am

    My last period was on 28.09.2014.
    It had not started yet this month but I am experiencing immense transparent discharge today on 29.10.2014.
    I am frequently urinating and experienced severe lower abdomen pain one week before expected period (on 21.10.2014) .
    After last period I am taking Ovacare tablets, syrup and another green pill suggested by doctor.
    Am i pregnant?

  • nicole October 28, 2014, 11:16 pm

    Hello I need some advice ive been trying to get pregnant for bout 2 months with ny hubby well I had my period last month but this Month I was due to start on Oct. 17th well the 18th I sadly thought my period was coMing because I start brownish light then go to red and heavy well I seen brown when I wiped but it was different lasted 2days the stoped then oct 27 and 28th I started spotting agian still hasn’t got beavey or darker feel like crap feeling lil sick boobs r heavy bloated stool it irregular and Lee a lot and lil cramping I usually cramp hard while on my period does this sound like I could be pregnant I took a test on the 20th but neg haven’t tooking one since afraid of a neg result

  • joshaline October 28, 2014, 1:30 pm

    I need help my period Come on every 23 of the month but it came on the 14 and lasted for three days now yesterday I started spotting it was pinkish could I be pregnant

    • samantha November 14, 2014, 3:40 am

      this is really weird as the same thing happened to me i come on 23 for 3 months n today iv came on the 14th did you find out if u was pregnant or not??

  • kenisha October 25, 2014, 4:01 pm

    Hi, my name is kenisha. My situation is I have irregular period and I’m also having unprotected sex with my bf, I missed 3 periods and for 2 days now I’m having what I thought was my period coming but it’s on and off and I only see it when I whipe and I’m having cramps at the bottom of my tummy and low back pain mostly when I wake in the morning and I also wake up at nights with painful head ache. Does that sounds like I’m pregnant or I’m about to have my period? Please help…..

    • AW October 26, 2014, 5:58 am

      Hello Kenisha. I’m not an expert. Just from what this article has reported, I would say take the home pregnancy test. To answer your question: yes, it does sound to me like you’re pregnant. However, you know your body better than anyone else. If what is currently happening, as you described, really does not feel like one of your periods (I know you said irregular), take the test. Or even have a doctor or NP give you one for clarity.
      I pray everything works out for you. :-)
      -AW
      O… & P.S. If you’re not pregnant, ask your bf to begin using condoms because you want to have peace of mind. Also research ways to prevent condom breakage during sex.

  • angel October 24, 2014, 2:12 pm

    Hello my name is angel. Im 23 ive been having unprotected sex for 5 years with the same man. We are trying flr a baby. And I have always had regular periods. I was on depo 4 years ago only 1 treatment, then stopped. Aug 5th was my last period. Now that its oct I started spotting on the 20th nothing big just a wipe and it was gone. Today is the 23rd and im not seeing anything. It was a pink red but brownish color no cloths. In the early oct. I took hpt but they were negative. My boobs feel bigger and my areolas are round and double the size. There not sore. But ill have to itch them at times… whats going on can someone help me? Ive been wanting to be a mom for some time now. And this will be my first if I am…

    • E November 4, 2014, 2:45 pm

      Angel,
      It sounds like you may be pregnant. I would suggest you take a home pregnancy test. You may of tested too early before. My last regular period was 9/28/14 and my ovulation dates was around Oct 13. I had sex on this day and on the 15th as well. I started getting what seemed liked regular menstrual symptoms for the weeks following. My scheduled period was due 11/2/14 but instead started Friday 10/31/14. It was not enough to soak a pad or anything and was mostly when I wiped (sorry for the TMI). I was also feeling minor pinching in my abdomen. The blood flow was very light but very dark red blood. It only lasted a couple of days. I feel a bit bloated now, but no sensitivity in my breasts (though they feel slightly fuller), no changes in mood. I have noticed also that I have been getting very thirsty. I am planning on buying a home pregnancy test today 11/4/14.

  • stephanie October 23, 2014, 7:08 pm

    Hi heres my story, I ‘m 20 about to be 21 and I have irregular periods, and I was on the depo for two years but have been off of it since april and have had regular cycles since then, but I had unprotected sex with my partner, on the 16th of october, and I wasnt expecting my period for a week or two, and as of yesterday I started spotting, I was very tired and very light headed and had a huge headache, my boobs have been sore and tender for days now, and yesterday my spotting was light, and it was pinkish, and brownish, but today its heavy and I have cramps could I be pregnant or am I having my period, I dont know if I ovulated when we had intercourse but we had sex a week or two weeks before my expected period, but Its been 7 days since then and Im worried if Iam misscarring or is it implantation, I bought a test but still havent taken it. can some one help me?

    • angel October 24, 2014, 2:14 pm

      Hello going thro the same thing.please let me know what happens!!

  • Jackie October 23, 2014, 2:05 pm

    Hi, My name is jackie and im 20 almost (21). I have polycystic ovaries and irregular periods. I had been on birth control pills since i was 14 and (if I took the medicine regularly, consistently) I wouldn’t get a period at all. In september of this year around the middle of the month somthing went wrong and I could no longer get my birth control pills so, since I wasn’t taking it I got my period. Keep in mind my periods are irregular because of my polycystic ovaries. My period this past month started on september 28 and ended on october 7th or 8th. I find my average length for my cycle to be around 24 to 28 days. I ovulated on cycle day 9. My boyfriend and I never used condoms while I was on my birth control because, Due to having polycystic ovaries and not having a period at all we figured it would be HIGHLY UNLIKELY for me to even have a chance at getting pregnant. We have been having sex for 3 1/2 years this way and never got pregnant. So, naturally when I stopped taking it and got a period I thought, “it must be out of my system and I can’t have sex without a condom now.” I got online and I read a few articles that said you have to be off of your birth control for about 3 months to a year (in some cases) before it’s completely out of your system for you to get pregnant. And due to not seeing each other for a few weeks my boyfriend and I decided to have sex on the 8th without any protection; figuring that it wasn’t completely out of my system and I was still protected even though I was no longer taking the pills and hadn’t for about a month. At first, the thought of possibly being pregnant never even crossed my mind. A couple days after we had sex I experienced a slight temperature change it seemed as if it was the start of a cold or maybe I was getting sick. (I don’t know what ‘hot flashes’ are but I compare it to that.) After about a week of having unprotected sex on the 18th I went to the bathroom and noticed I had a brownish discharge like in my underwear. I thought, “Oh man, seriously?! I just got over my period a week before!” (give or take a few days.) I was pretty upset because I thought I was getting my period, AGAIN! I thought, “Already? this can’t be right… even WITH irregularity” But, I just brushed it off and stuck in a tampon despite how early and close it was to my previous period ending. Later, when I went to the bathroom I decided to change and noticed I wasn’t bleeding yet, and the “discharge” was WAY too light brown to be discharge. Also, the tampon appeared clean, It was like if you stuck a tampon in on a day you are off your period and came back 3-4 hours later to take it out… I wondered what the brown discharge was but again, brushed it off and threw away the old tampon. Without sticking in another I went back to my usual day. Later when I went to the bathroom again (I swear I must have peed 80 times that day) I wiped and noticed that same brownish light color ‘discharge’. I was really really confused at this point because after that it continued to be a very light brown ‘discharge’ on and off for about 2 days. For the next couple day’s I noticed a small appetite change, I’m craving ice cream and pickles, But those are some of my favorite foods so I thought nothing of it. I also experienced an iron like taste in my mouth, like blood, or like I was sucking on a penny or something. I also thought nothing of it because I don’t mind the taste. I have been a little moody but I am normally more bitch like so I realized I have been unusually laid back the past couple days aside from the constant crying. I have clinical depression so I am always tired but this past week or so I have been so tired I over sleep, I’m talking like major! one day I slept for like 18 hours. I feel constantly run down even though I’m on work leave right now and live at home with my mom. I am a little heavier but, this past couple days even going up and down the stairs is hard like I run outta breath very easy. All my muscles started to hurt and my back and feet are killing me. I thought maybe it’s because of my bed, a spring mattress with a bunch of comforters and blankets on the floor. Then the sickness came into play. I thought maybe I was getting the flu because I was literally so nauseous to the point where I was waking up in the middle of my sleep only to feel like I was going to end up running in the bathroom to puke. But, I never did actually throw up. I also have been bloated and my boobs seem bigger than normal, the areola’s arent dark nor do they hurt. On October 22nd (yesterday) I was 14 DPO got online and did a little research regarding my symptoms and found they are all related to pregnancy. So, being worried I went to the dollar store and took one of those “%99 accurate” dollar tests. It came up negative. I was instantly relieved but still couldn’t explain all these unexpected symptoms I am STILL having. So, I did some more research and to my avail I think I took the test to early. I expect my period to start today or within the next 3-5 days. I haven’t gotten it yet today so I made an appt. with my OB gyn. Scheduled for monday oct. 27th, the last day I expect my period to start due to it’s irregularity. I am almost positive I am pregnant, but got a negative result 14 DPO. I looked up some negative results on 14 DPO and saw it’s not uncommon and to take another test the day after I missed my expected period. The problem is, mine is irregular so I’m not sure when my periods expected to come. I have to wait until the day I see the doc to be sure because that’s the last day I figure it’ll come due to the last months. After that if I still haven’t got it I am sure I am pregnant. Also, the doc can confirm.
    If anyone can give me any insight or help PLEASE REPLY ACCORDINGLY! THANK YOU! – Sorry for the long story I just don’t know what to do at this point and thought maybe someone could help. -Jackie

  • tjzay October 21, 2014, 7:16 pm

    Hi here’s my story , I had my first born almost 3 years ago (nov2011) after shortly my periods stopped for about a year Without being on any kind of birth control later it started on its on , my periods got very irregular and sometimes I wouldn’t even get a period for a month or would bleed almost all month its vey confusing , later on I started getting alot of pain in my ovaries abdominal pain later to find out I have a cyst in my ovary , still haven’t got it tooken out , and periods are still irregular , now im experiencing something I’ve never felt , this month I haven’t got my period , well idk exactly if it was my period or spotting to me it was spotting it lasted very lightly for two days then stopped then a week later I spotted one day more and haven’t got a heavy period , now im very annoyed by mostly everything and my breast are lightly leaking white liquid, im going to take a pregnancy test and go from there or should I wait longer since im still in the same current month ?

  • Bongi October 14, 2014, 8:57 am

    Hi ! thanks for the article, this is the clearest explanation I have found on the net, I’m not sure how long the article dates back as I only came across it today,I need your help, I got married last month on the 21 September and ever since we’ve been having unprotected sex with my Husband ( with no contraceptives,I’ve never used contraceptives), Around the 30th of September till today I have been having Cramps at the back and front like period pains, ( By the way my periods were due on the 9th of this month) , what got my attention was that since last month of September I got sharp pains on the left and sometimes right and when i googled it they said its round ligament pain ( which occurs in early stages of pregnancy) and it has been on my case since last month,added to that I have a slight pain that feels like a light pinch that is constant below my belly button. Yesterday I took a home pregnancy Test, the results were negative, then immediately I started seeing blood on my painty liner, even today I’m seeing blood on my liner ( I normaly have heavy periods ) normally my day two of periods I have to use 3 pads of Heavy Pads ( or night pads), Under normal circumstances I use the very last number of Pads. The blood that is on my liner is RED, and is not as frequent as my normal flow, I have cramps on my lower abdomen, and unlike periods they are constant,I’m super tired in the mornings its a battle to wake up,yesterday I ate a biscuit ( Not a scone but a biscuit ) and I could taste an egg in it and got so Nauseous. Please help….I’m ssssoooo eager to find out if i’m pregnant or not.

    • DP Nguyen October 19, 2014, 2:51 am

      wait another week, take a pregnancy test, or go to the doctor to get a blood pregnancy test. implantation bleeding isn’t usually too heavy, but light spotting might be a sign of implantation.

  • sarah cotton October 10, 2014, 3:43 am

    Hi my name is Sarah I’m a bit confused I had my implant taken out on 2nd September 2014 me an my husband had sex on the 5th Sept an few times after that date I was bleeding wen had implant out as I was always bleeding wen I had implant in and since it been took out I didn’t bleed for 4weeks til the 2nd October I bleed the 2nd an 3rd heavy then hardly any thing half day Saturday I had bad pains in belly and back not took a test yet . On the 7th an 8th Oct I had massive energy levels an 9th an 10th today I feel extremely exhausted an don’t know what to think. Please. Can u help me out thank u .

  • Raisha M September 22, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Hello, i am wondering if what i am experiencing is implantation bleeding.Firstly i had amc in June of this year. I hadn’t had acycle for 9 weeks. The 10th week my dr. Put me on Provera 10mg for 5 days. My cycle started 11 days after last pill. My cycle lasted 5 days. I am sexually active, and my next expected period would be due 9/18/14. Instead what i thought was my period started 9/15 pinkish/brownish in color, and only there when i wipe.Ive been wearing a pantyliner in case but it never picked up. It lasted for aapproximately 5 days. However im still.cramping lightly. Any.thoughts on what this can.be? Thanks.

  • ss September 6, 2014, 9:18 am

    I just got my period back on the 4th of August after not having one for two years, due to being pregnant and breastfeeding my son for 13.5 months. We are trying to conceive. My periods were pretty normal before I got pregnant-28 day cycle with normal bleeding.

    I had very, very light spotting for 4 days that started on day 24 of my cycle. I took a pregnancy test on the 4th day after expected period and the test was negative. My question is, could I be pregnant or is there a possibility that my hormones are still trying to level out and return to normal after breastfeeding?

  • MJ September 3, 2014, 2:44 pm

    I have a regular 27 day cycle. My husband and I have been ttc for, oh geez, almost 4 years. I was suppose to start on Sat., Aug. 29, but nothing. Then I had the brownish pinkish discharge for a couple hours on Mon, Sep 1, then nothing. Then today, Sep 3, more spotting…some cramping…feels like period cramps….but I’m a sissy when it comes to pain. I took a hpt on Tues, Sep 2, and it came back negative. Is this implantation bleeding and did I take the test too soon?

  • Rachymuffin August 28, 2014, 3:28 am

    DH and I have been ttc for 4 months. This month I didn’t temp and kind of stopped stressing on “trying” so hard. Then I started what I thought was my period two days ago, but it was four days early. I have pretty regular periods, and am not on any medications. I bled bright red and quite a bit (total of about a panty liner full, maybe a little less) from the morning until the early evening and then it completely stopped. I had some pretty serious cramps that day. Usually my periods are 3 days full blood and one or two days spotting so this is not normal for me. It’s been two days and I am having mild cramps on and off but no more blood. I keep thinking I feel moisture and I go to the bathroom thinking I have started for sure, but it’s just CM. I’m still not due for period until another day or two. I am hoping that it was implantation bleeding but I’m not going to test for at least two more days (today is Wed, I’ll try Fri morning). I don’t want to stress on it, but it’s hard not to obsess. Wish me luck! I’m already 40 so my clock is ticking!!!

    • Jaclyn October 23, 2014, 9:32 am

      Hello!! I was just wondering if you ended up being pregnant?!

  • tahj August 28, 2014, 12:39 am

    And also, earlier this year I lost my first child due to what seemed to be a ectopic pregnancy. It was a case where I missed my period which had never happened before and I took two preg test that came back pos. But after about a month, I started to bleed heavy one morning. Went to the doc he said cervix eas closed so the bby was ok. Bleeding stopped later. Started back a few days after, with mild pain so went to another doc and did a ultrasound only to find out that the baby was dead n inside of me still. Was really heartbreaking. So now I’m bleeding but I think I’m preg, fearing that it might be another miscarriage :'(. What to do??

  • tahj August 28, 2014, 12:25 am

    You said a pregnancy test can’t be conducted until you miss your period. However I’m on my period but think I might be preggo so does that mean I cant take a home preg test????

  • Kam2 August 18, 2014, 7:25 am

    Hello well I have been having unprotected sex with my significant other for a month now and starting yesterday around 8 9 o’clock I noticed light pinkish to red blood only when I wiped it never would get on my panties only seen blood when I wiped so today when I woke up it was a lil heavy due to having sex last night I’m guessing but now it’s right back at being light bleeding and pinkish and red blood , my period is normally extremely heavy and uncontrollable where I have to change tampons and pads within a hour so this is kind if confusing bc with my last child I did not have any spotting , my period us normally due closer to the end of the month around the late 20s lasting 5 to 6 days , this morning I put tampon in for about a hour and took it out to see light brown and red blood not much I need some type of advice could this be implantation bleeding I’m also have mild cramps I’ve being having those all month with some nausea tiredness and earlier in month I did have some headaches and dizziness, flutters in stomach but they didn’t last long

  • holly August 12, 2014, 9:56 pm

    Hello,

    I have had a normal period since I had my IUD taken out last July(2013) and was not sexually active until this July. My periods were an average of 5 to 6 days on and 14 days off. Starting my period in June this year I went 21 days off before my July period. I had already become sexually active again by the time it began on July 9th. My period ended on July 16th. I continued to be sexually active until august 2nd. My next period did not begin till august 9th. It has worried me since before it started. My normal periods are heavy for four days and light for one to two days. This period though started out very light like spotting and hasn’t really changed. I had a few tiny blood clots but I have had problems with them since a birthed my daughter six years ago. So can that mean it is implantation bleeding? My period today is almost non existent. That has never happened to me before!

  • Carlene Alcazar August 8, 2014, 6:00 pm

    I have irregular period 2 months before I get it. we been have unprotected sex at july 15 then I take Contraceptive pills at july 18 through august 2 I never finished my pills and I stopped it then I was shock at august 6 to 8 I have my period and its heavy red just like a normal period but its ust on 3 days its bleed and there has a little bold tissue on the first day and I have cramps a lot and it last at 3 days only. Im just wanted to know am I pregnant I didnt take pregnancy test yet. please help me with your opinion if am I pregnant just only that question please?

    • Caca August 8, 2014, 6:04 pm

      I almost forgot my period in july is july 2 and it last at july 7. then I get my period at august 6 to 8. I have irregular period but Im just curious about that am I going to be still pregnant?

  • Rachel August 7, 2014, 7:58 pm

    My period was a few days late then I got my period for 2 days and then it stopped.. That is not normal for me.. I took a test the day before I started bleeding and then I took one the morning after I stopped bleeding and they both came out negative.. Is there a chance I could be pregnant?

    • Angel August 20, 2014, 3:50 am

      same with me. wondering this myself. i had this happen to me last month..

      i’m now late, and had very light spotting when i whipped one time… and have been dealing with mild cramping and bad back aches for about a week and a half… this is so bizarre.. i havent had anything like it before.. my periods are very predictable.. i cramp severely for a day and then my period starts. this is all different to me.

  • Tiffany August 4, 2014, 3:46 pm

    Hello. I’m looking for some guidance. I’ve never been pregnant before and am unfamiliar with the symptoms and implantation bleeding. I have a boyfriend of 4 years and we are sexually active. I take an oral contraceptive and am usually great about taking it at the exact dame time each day. The past two months I have not been so great at taking it on time and even missed a day. On July 29 I began spotting on and off a brown discharge this ended August 1. I have a very regular period and should be getting it today (8/4) or tomorrow. This spotting a week before has never happened to me. In a panic I’ve taken a few pregnancy tests and they’ve all come out negative. Was my spotting implantation bleeding? Could the home pregnancy tests be wrong?

  • Caaron July 31, 2014, 9:54 pm

    Hello, my period was July 6-10th. I started bleeding very lightly pink brownish on July 25-27th. Not sure what’s going on. I’m very concerned and scared. Please offer any advise.

  • Allie July 31, 2014, 1:40 pm

    me and my hubby have been ttc the last 3 months..and this past month according to my fertility calculator my fertile window was July 18-23 with my peak ovulation day being the 21st. me and hubby had sex every day from the 17th-25th just to make sure we covered our bases lol now its the 31st and im super anxious anyways to take a test, but im waiting til 14 dpo to take one. ive taken one already the 25th that was negative (i jumped the gun on that one…but im nervous!) the past few days ive been really irritable and having lower abdominal cramps, and today i had some light brown spotting when i got to work. my period isnt supposed to arrive til the 4TH of August (4 days from now…) its our first time trying so…does this sound like it could be implantation bleeding?

  • Mo July 24, 2014, 9:20 pm

    Hello, I am a little confused. I already have two children and don’t really understand what is going on. I have very regular cycles, 28-29 days. It usually lasts for 7-8 days. I use the My days app, and in a year, I have always come on when I was due. For July, I was five days late, with four negative test. I had pink spotting on the fourth day, I could only see when I wiped. Then I begun bleeding (brownish) blood, for two days. It has been six days and I have not come back on. Should I be concerned, test again or just wait see if I come on next month. I am also experiencing like a cramping or pulling sensation in the pelvic area when I move around too much (I am in the process of unpacking the house).

  • Brenda July 21, 2014, 7:53 pm

    Hi, my ovulation window was July 11-15 and my period is supposed to start July 25th. Last week, I was feeling nauseas off and on, but mostly in the evening. Yesterday and today, July 20th & 21st, I’ve had brownish blood- very light. I usually have this near the end of my period cycle and I’m regular every 28 days, which I normally spot a couple of days before my period and then flow heavy. I took a hpt First Response this afternoon, but it came back negative. Did I test too soon? The test said it can detect up to six days before missed period.

  • Samantha July 20, 2014, 6:48 pm

    I’m A Little Freaked out. My cycle is the normal 28 day cycle. I had unprotected sex with my partner 4 and 2 days before ovulation. My period was three days late and was a lighter flow than my normal heavy flow it was brownish pinkish in color and had two tiny clots in it and they are usually huge. I didn’t have any cramping like I usually do. I’m feeling super nauseous and I have lower abdominal cramping, sore tender breasts, lower back pain
    And gas. Something just doesn’t feel right if I am pregnant I would be 6 weeks along is this normal? Was I experiencing implantation bleeding or no?

  • Natalie Jones July 19, 2014, 10:36 pm

    I am 27 yrs old and have pcos. Normally my periods are irregular and can be anywhere from 32-40 days apart and very heavy and painful with lots of clotting normally lasting 6-8 days . This month it was very light comparatively lasted only 3 days with no clotting or painful cramping. It had been a week since the lighter bleeding and I am finding myself irritable frequently having bouts of insomnia, nightly heartburn and have pronounced veins on my breasts. No nausea or vomiting, no food craving or aversion, no cramping other than low back (I do work with horses) very different than a previous pregnancy lost to placenta previa. Could I still be pregnant given the symptoms mentioned?

  • Michelle July 19, 2014, 5:45 am

    Hi! I haven’t had sex for about 2 years now until recently. I’ve been having protected (condoms, no birth control pills) sex for 2 weeks with my current boyfriend. Putting in the fact that I am 18 years old, my period has always been irregular, there are times where I don’t get my period for 6 months or longer. In this case, I haven’t had my period for 3-5 months. Couple days after the last time I had sex with my boyfriend, I got my period(?). My period this time around seems a little unusual. Normally, my period is lighter the first day or two then gets heavier then spotting happens afterwards. My period usually finishes (after spotting and all) in a week or sometimes a day or two after a week. Right now, this is my 8th day on my period or so I should call it. I started off light almost like spotting, then it get heavier but lighter than usual, then to light again almost like spotting as well. My period color is bright red/brownish, but if I wipe after I urinate it comes out red/pinkish color (not TOO pink, you can tell its red but just really light red). Should I be worried? I had the same symptoms when I usually have my periods: back aches, cramps, lower abdominal aching, etc. Is this my period or is there something wrong?

    • Michelle July 19, 2014, 5:49 am

      Another note: I heard that sex changes up your period. Is that what is happening right now? I’m not sure if I should be really worried that I’m having a implantation bleeding or something else? I’ve been freaking out the last couple days.

  • Amber July 15, 2014, 10:08 pm

    My last full cycle was May 13-19, I completely skipped June. I woke up today (15th) with spotting & as the day went on not a heavy flow but is brownish (it was lighter earlier ). Thought it would be heavier since I didn’t have one last month. Test said negative, should I wait say another week and retake pregnancy test?

    • DP Nguyen July 17, 2014, 11:16 pm

      Yeah, wait a week and take another pregnancy test. And if you still don’t have your period, go to the gynecologist and get a blood test

  • Brodie July 15, 2014, 1:17 am

    I usual have on average a 32-38 day cycle, and i experience heavy bleeding with clots and is always dark red, usually lasting 6 days. My last period was on the 12th June & ended on the 17th, i had unprotected intercourse on the 23rd June & 2nd July (ovulated around the 2nd).
    My period wasn’t due until roughly the 21st July , but I had got my period late at night on the 12th of July it was very light compared to usual, no clots and was pink in colour , it ended early this morning (15th July) so roughly lasted only 3days..
    I usually get emotional, sore breasts and sometimes cramping ritually a week before my period, but I have had no PMS symptoms what so ever before this happened….
    Is this normal to happen? Or could this be Implanation Bleeding?
    Thanks

    • DP Nguyen July 17, 2014, 11:18 pm

      It sounds like it is a very good chance that it could be implantation bleeding. I would take a home pregnancy test next week to see if you are pregnant.

  • Sara July 9, 2014, 11:01 pm

    Hi! So. . . .here’s my story. I’ve been having brownish pinkish discharge for a little over 24 hrs. My husband and I had unprotected sex twice about week ago. Now, it’s too early for my period. I’m not suppose to start for about 2 more weeks. I’ve been having some mild cramping, breast tenderness, and I’m so tired. I’ve also been working out more. I started that about 3 weeks ago. I know sometimes that can change your cycles too. I’m just concerned. I took a pregnancy test, it was negative. But I think that’s cuz I haven’t had a posed period yet.
    I also looked up ovulation bleeding, so I took an ovulation test and that was negative. My periods are never regular. I can go 28 to 36 days between my periods. I started tracking my cycles through app’s but that doesn’t really help when my cycle is so off. I did have implantation bleeding with my first child. But this occurred after a positive home pregnancy test was taken. So I knew I was pregnant at that time. Could I be pregnant now?? Any comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • DP Nguyen July 14, 2014, 9:18 pm

      It is possible that you’re having implantation bleeding. I guess you will have to wait and see if you’re pregnant or not. But with all your symptoms, it does seem hopeful that you could be. Good luck!

  • Marighny July 7, 2014, 3:26 pm

    My last period was June 11. I took a round of clomid & got a positve LH on an ovulation test on Friday June 27. Today, Monday July 7, I have some light bleeding thats a pinkish color. Could this be my period? My dr said that we usually don’t have a period till 14 days after ovulation.

    • DP Nguyen July 14, 2014, 9:27 pm

      It might be implantation bleeding. However, yes, your doctor is correct. You usually won’t have a period until 2 weeks after you ovulate.

      • Miranda July 23, 2014, 2:59 pm

        My question goes along with this post you responded to. My last pregnancy my progesterone levels were too low and I required Clomid in order to conceive. Unsure of whether I am ovulating or not I purchased OTK. The first day I took one, 7/14 it was positive. It happened that my husband and I had intercourse that morning and again on 7/15. On 7/23, day 30 of my cycle, I began having some brownish spotting but it has since turned quite heavy like a period with bright red blood. It is now 7/24 and I’m still cramping and bleeding. Since having my son last year my cycles have all been long (54, 35, and 40 days) so it seems weird I would now have a 30 day cycle with a positive OTK just 7 days prior. Based upon past periods I shouldn’t have a period for 1-1.5 weeks. I also suffer from endometriosis so heavy and irregular bleeding is not unusual. Is it likely that the heavy bleeding could be implantation? Sorry for the novel but all information I find is based on normal cycles. Thanks for your help!

  • michelle June 27, 2014, 4:18 am

    hi! i also have same problem now, my first pregnancy i experienced implantation bleeding. I experienced 2period in one month dec.2-5 then dec.27-29, 2006 after 2 weeks i noticed that i am pregnant.My second pregnancy year 2010 i also experienced same as first one, when i noticed that i’m pregnant its too late because i miscarriage.
    This time 2014, i have normal period April 8-10, May 4-6,
    May 30-June 2 after a week i take 2times pregnancy test its negative, June 25 start spotting then June 26-27 heavy flow with little cramping and backpain, it means i experience 3period within 2months (may-june) .Could I be pregnant? Pls give some advise!

  • Sarah June 26, 2014, 3:37 pm

    Hi, I’ve read all the above and lots of comments too I was just wondering if you could shed some light for me I am always regular every 24 days and am always really really heavy with big clots I had unprotected intercourse a few weeks back and was due to come on on 28th I came on I think a week early and loads lighter than normal only a few very small clots less achy very little cramping unlike so unlike normal and only lasted 4 steady light flow days and first and last day very little it seems it could be too heavy for implantation bleed but still feel tired tingly and different I don’t seem to feel like I normally do especially compared to how I normally feel on my normal period!! Any info oils be appreciated

    • Sarah June 27, 2014, 4:08 pm

      Updating my questions, I have been feelin nauseas and been sick for the last 3/4 days I feel tired and irritable but have had a neg result today beings I’m due tmoz 28/06/14 but had a week early weird period as explained before I don’t know what to think I do feel different but what do u think plz could some one advise me xx

  • kylee June 25, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Ok so i usually start my period the first week of the month, early in the week by the 3rd.so sunday june 22nd i started bleedingVery bright red heavy and weird cramps like my uterus was being pinchd or twisted. Yesterday. poof no bleeding. Just gone. today m just a very small streak of brown old blood on toilet paper not a normal period for me at all!.. ver ry very dizzy especially when i stand (I’ve almost passed out. a few times) short of breath I’m physically wipeall i wanna do is lay down but I’m not sleepy. i feel like milk is being letdown more and more. i have the line up my belly to my belly button. I’m bawling being clingy. not who i normally am. So most important question when is “my missed period” does me bleeding on the 22nd count as a period orr when the 1st week of july comes should i still ‘expect ‘ a period?

  • Ree June 23, 2014, 9:58 am

    hi,

    I spotted for 1/2 a day on the 18th ZJune 2014 then bled for 1 day then spotted on and off after nothing now..could I be pregnant? Also my periods was later than normal 34 days and I normally have a 29-30 day cycle…hungry peeing a lot bloated tired pimples nauseous..please help..had unprotected sex all the time.. have PCOS

  • elle June 20, 2014, 6:33 am

    i was intimate with my bf on 7th feb altho he didnt insert i was naked,my period was to come on the 18feb but it didnt and on 20/21 i bled,was scanty like half a pad,and slow in consistency,for 4 days but iusually lasts 5-6 days i txtd negative,same thing in march,stil neg blood n hpts,same thing in april,may and june,along with on and off sensitivity,bloating,and general sickness,in all iv had 8blood n home pregnancy tests and all are negative.i feel my belly is slightly distended but dont know if anybody has seen it yet since no one asked.i also see a line from upper belly button down to the pelvis area…had 1 ultra sound n nothing .could i pissibly be pregnant still,pls ans me soonest for im losing ma mind…sorry for the length n thanks already

  • JADEE June 19, 2014, 7:50 pm

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  • Chelsea June 17, 2014, 2:20 pm

    Hi I had my last period on 24/5/14 think I ovulated on4/5 or around and had sexy 3 times before that. So any way I’m due on my period on 24/06/14 and started bleeding today started really dark now red darker colour has a bath and I see little clots only little need help as when I have periods I come on with little bit not like that. What could it be???

  • Mary Doenlen June 16, 2014, 9:10 am

    Okay I have pcos but my periods have been regular for over a year like clock work ,4 days one light 2 heavy and the last spotting. this month i was 5 days late and had 2 days of brown spotting not even enough for a tampon after 6 hours. i have lost weight been eating better and drinking a lot more water so maybe i ovulated im not sure. this spotting happaned this weekend, when should i test? i know this is not normal for me so and i also know with pcos i have to be monitored closely if i am pregant. please respond via eamil if possible

  • Olivia June 11, 2014, 8:55 am

    Hi just read your information on implantation bleeding well my husband and I have been trying to have a baby for 3 months since my miscarriage in January I was 10 weeks exact which lead to a c section to remove a cyst I had doctor said it was ok to start in march of this year but unsuccessful now this time a few days before my period I had done some home tests saw a very very faint line then tried a day before my period started and I got nothing so I thought well it might have been a chemical then my period started 2 days before the actual day with just spotting then a light period with I very mild to no cramps for 2 days and the 3rd day spotting again and mine are usually very heavy with extreme unbearable pain and last for about 5 days that is why I found it different it as red but much lighter then I usually get usually I have to change my pad every 2 or max 4 hours but I did not have to with this as not much was on the pad just when I went to the washroom and wiped I had more on the tissue then on the pad now because of the negative test the day before it started which I used the clear blue digital which said not pregnant I am sceptic could I just be imagining things or not but I did have the symptoms before but now I only feel slightly nauseas and slight heightened sense of smell but no sore breasts or anything now yesterday I felt a flutter in my lower tummy but it could be anything. Please advise.

  • hope June 11, 2014, 8:16 am

    My periods are regular. I had unprotected sex on the 30th, I was fertil. I’m suppose to start my period in about 5 days but yesterday I experienced bleeding. Light pink then through out the day it was a mixture of brown and little red. It was light. However, this morning at 3 am I woke up with pains that I could have swore were period cramps. They didn’t last long, and I wasn’t bleeding alot. Now I am bleeding through a tampon. I’ve ready that implantation bleeding can be heavy, but usual is not. I have taken 4 test and all have said negative. I don’t know if I am testing to early or if this is my period, and if so, why am I 5 days early?

  • KatE June 10, 2014, 1:07 pm

    I just had my son in March 24, 2014. Since having him me and my SO have been having unprotected sex with him finishing inside many times. I haven’t been using any type if birth control at all but I am breastfeeding feeding my son. I have gotten my cycle about a month after having my son and on May 20. They usually last about 6-7 days and I have a normal 28 days cycle. The last time my SO and I have had intercourse was on the 30th of May and that should very been around my ovulation date. On the 9th of June I started having light bleeding and by the night I had very heavy bleeding and still am experiencing that. I have yet to test so I don’t know if I may of been pregnant or not. Even though the bleeding is very heavy could it possibly be implantation bleeding?

    • KatE June 10, 2014, 1:08 pm

      My period wasn’t due until around the 17 of June I believe

  • jona June 8, 2014, 9:21 pm

    I normally have 28days cycle of my period last may 15 until may 21 , 2014 but i have bleeding a week before my period last night I feel cramps, ang widng of my breast also i feel the same when i get my period but i notice there’s a spot of blood when I woke up I notice again there’s an another spot of blood then suddenly it becomes it looks like menstruation bleeding Iqwonder because i always get normal period but now its to early to have it i am curious if it is a implantation bleeding because we have sx 4days ago ?

    • DP Nguyen June 10, 2014, 12:10 pm

      It may be too early to test but wait another week and take another home pregnancy test.

  • JescaL. June 6, 2014, 1:05 am

    First off great info here and comments. As much as I love posting answers, I happen to have a few questions. I have been researching quite a while to find the answer to this question, but first ill briefly explain my dilemma. My last period was May 9 (28 days ago), I had protected sex (but the condom came off after ejacualtion) on May 22. (14 days into my cycle) I’ve had all the classic symptoms of pregnancy. My period is due (today) June 6. I cramped really bad on June 2 (24 days ago), then my cramps went away but not my symptoms. June 5th(yesterday) I had very light brown discharge. So far thats all thats there. Im sure it came from my cervix bc every day, on every restroom trip (which is quite frequent) for the past week, i checked my cervix for blood. There was nothing but alot of creamy white discharge and a soft semi-high cervix that I can’t tell is open or closed. My last hpt was taken June 3 (on day 25 of my cycle) and it was negative (possibly bc I tested too early) But my question is I know that brown discharge or blood is old so if this is my first day of my period why is the blood old? Shouldn’t it be fresh? Could this be implantation bleeding from my June 2 cramps?? If so how long should I wait to take another hpt? Is today long enough if that was indeed implantation bleeding on June 2?

    • JescaL. June 6, 2014, 1:28 am

      Btw I am sure by the time I recieve answer to these questions, I will know my results, but if anyone has answers or insights to my questions I would greatly appreciate it regardless the time frame bc I think its great info to know. Is first day period blood suppose to be fresh first? Could old blood indicate a previous implantation and if so how long after implantation bleeding could someone take a urine test? Might I add my symptoms are sore heavy breast, sensitive nipples, frequent urination (I’m extremely thirsty) nausea/vomitting and extreme mood swings. I’m not on BC , no STDs, not TTC and consider myself a healthy individual. I post my results June 8th after my Dr. appt for anyobe interested.

      • Andrea June 10, 2014, 3:26 am

        So are you pregnant Jesca L.?

    • DP Nguyen June 10, 2014, 12:13 pm

      Brown blood is old blood, so to me, it sounds like implantation bleeding. Since the condom came off after ejaculation, there’s always a possibility some could have escaped and you got pregnancy. I would wait another week or get a more sensitive home pregnancy test (some can detect pregnancy sooner than others). You can also go get a blood preg test at your doctor’s office, which is more effective in detecting early pregnancy.

  • toni May 27, 2014, 8:42 pm

    The past 4 mornings I have had light spotting maybe 3 or for drops then nothing the rest of the day. My periods are irregular but I’ve never had this happen before. Could I be pregnant?

  • Dee May 25, 2014, 5:27 am

    If I had implantation bleeding in a previous pregnancy does it automatically mean I will have in future pregnancies?

    • JescaL. June 6, 2014, 1:49 am

      From what I read the woman’s body changes overtime so therefore, its possible to go either way on your next pregnancy. Implantation bleeding may or may not occur depending on the way your uterus responds to the egg burrowing itself into the lining. I was pregnant twice. My first pregnancy I mistaked implantation bleeding as my period so I didnt monitor myself closely. My second I found out I was pregnant before my missed period. Went to Doc a week later and he told me i was 3 weeks based on a sonogram. No heart beat just a dark spot where my baby girl was forming was all I saw. I worried about miscarrying (which happened my first pregnancy after 16 weeks) but I don’t recall ever spotting or bleeding after 3 weeks. So in my case it was not the same. But every woman’s body is different. Good question, but unfortunately no definite answer.

    • DP Nguyen June 10, 2014, 12:21 pm

      no, every pregnancy is different.

  • Marie May 24, 2014, 11:11 am

    Hi there, me & my partner are trying for our first. We are on month 5. I have always had irregular periods growing up into my teens, I’m now 21 & think my average cycle is 42 days. My last period was 7/5/14 and lasted 5 days as normal, but recently had some spotting on the 12/5/14 it lasted 2 days very lightly but then appeared again a little darker. It has stopped now as I’m just getting little light spots when I wipe.. 24/5/14. Any idea what this could be? My doctor is prescribing chlomid for me soon so hopefully this works!

    • Marie May 24, 2014, 6:57 pm

      I’m now getting slight cramps in my lower stomach and the spotting is still there but very very light..

      • JescaL. June 6, 2014, 2:16 am

        Hey marie,

        I know this response is late but it sounds like an irregular period to me. Irregular not only refers to an extremely short or long cycle (42 days!! Lucky you :-) but the way u bleed too. The normal pattern is light, heavy, then light again. So regardless the amount of blood if its following this pattern its probably just a regular, irregular cycle. (If that makes any sense :-) either way I think only a doctor who knows ur history could give you a better answer. I hope things got better for you.

  • Rosie May 23, 2014, 8:31 am

    Hi, my husband and I are trying for a baby, we are on month 5 now. I’m normally pretty regular 27-29 days. Previously had the mirena coil with no periods. My period this month isn’t due for another week. I started with brown mucus, then went to dark pink discharge, now is bright red but mainly only when I go to the loo and on wiping. Occasional flow of blood onto a panty liner where I have to go sort myself out in the bathroom. No clots, the flow is much lighter than normal and I’ve never been early before. Have cramps but don’t need any pain relief which I normally do with my cramps. Was convinced I was pregnant this month as have very sore breasts and feeling a little nauseous. My breast tenderness is now easing. Don’t really know what to think? Thanks :)

  • AntuanetteNicole May 22, 2014, 11:54 am

    I just got off Implanon about a year ago and my periods almost always come at the end of the month. recently me and my bf where trying to conceive we had sex right after my period and then had sex on May 7th. and May 11th. Ive recently started having tender breast and weird food cravings. and some bleeding here a there when i wipe there’s some light colored blood. am i pregnant?

  • Sanju May 21, 2014, 10:48 pm

    I usually have very regular 28 day cycles. My period was due on may 6th. But, i started bleeding on 29th april itself. First it wasvery light but, gradually it was moderate. It was watery and not heavy as my normal period. It lasted for 2 n half days where as my regular period would last for 4 days and heavy. We are trying to have chidren since 3 months. So, am i a pregnant?? I had a early pregnancy test on 4th may before my period was due, and i had another test on 20th may, both are negative. I dont have any symptoms at all. Sometimes constipation and sleepiness. Please help me.

  • Yessy May 20, 2014, 2:03 am

    My first AF came one day after my IUD Mirena was removed on 4/13/14. I had a lot of clotting followed by spotting for a good 5-6 days. My current AF or possible IB started 5/13/14. It started with light very minimal light pink spotting (my AF normally is much darker) for 2 days, followed by 2 days of semi heavy bleeding (but mostly when I peed and bright red), then 1 1/2 days of spotting. Blood remained any were from light pink to bright red and much much thinner than regular AF blood. I also have a sly pinching pain in uterus which reminds me of my IB with my first pregnancy. What could this be??

  • becky May 19, 2014, 4:59 am

    Also I’ve still got very sore boobs and light headed am also very tired most of the time am a mom to 2 and had very heavy inplaintion bleeding on them for 4 days but like I said this was only 1 day with clots but spotting on and off only a tiny mucus stain on planty liners

  • becky May 19, 2014, 4:33 am

    Hi I had a few pg tests that said am pregnant but then I bleed very heavy for 1 day with clots then nothing still got all the pregnancy systems don’t no what to think

  • Mae May 2, 2014, 9:21 pm

    I always had regular prds 28 days. My last regular prd was march 19 then i had menstruation again on april 6. I was shocked i was only for 19 days. It was heavy like my normal prd soaked pads for 3days and lessened for the 4th day. If it was a prd my next menstruation should be now May 3, but i dont experience PMS symptoms, my breast dont hurt at all , no cramps. I’m just worried. But i dont experience any pregnancy symptoms whatsoever. Was the last one an implantation bleeding or am i just late because i had an early bleeding than usual? Please help. I also took pregnancy tests on the 4th day of my so called early menstruation and the last April 30, and Both tests were negative. I’m worried please help.

    • DP Nguyen May 11, 2014, 10:44 pm

      It sounds like your periods are out of whack. However, just wait another week and if your period does not come, take another home pregnancy test or go to the doctor for a blood test. Good luck!

  • Trice April 30, 2014, 3:21 pm

    Hello, I have a regular 26 day cycle I had a period 4/03 and my period was do 4/28 but on
    4/27 I started bleeding it started if pink when I wiped so I thought it was a regular period.
    I used a tampon and there was Brown and pink very light but usually it starts off like that then it gets heavy later that day. In day 3 my period gets heavy but painful on one side then the pain stops. My flow is watery very unusual and my ovulation date was on the 15th but had intercourse on the 16th, 17, and 18th. Please help I am very confused thanks.

    • DP Nguyen May 11, 2014, 10:48 pm

      It might be implantation. Have you taken a home pregnancy test?

  • sneha April 30, 2014, 1:26 am

    I have a regular period of 28 days cycle.. And we are trying for a baby last 2 months,.. I checked the date of ovolution and we continued unprotected sex … Rite now i am facing something .. My expected period will start on 3rd may.. But from 27th april i can see a pinkish after that dark red blood in my panties.. But all the day it is not happening.. The bleeding is happening few times in a day.. But for saftey i am wearing pad.. Today is fourth day i am facing .. It has no smell… It looks like dark red blood… I dont have irregular period…please reply me and help me wats wrong is going on???

    • sneha April 30, 2014, 1:31 am

      One thing i need to mention i have one small fibroid A 1.2×.9 cm is there in my uterus… By have talk to my doctor he suggested me not to worry about that..

    • DP Nguyen May 11, 2014, 10:49 pm

      i think it might be implantation bleeding. take a home pregnancy test or go to the doctor and get a blood pregnancy test.

  • Danni April 25, 2014, 5:15 pm

    My last period was 25th january and until this week I haven’t had any bleeding or anything but for the last few days there has been pink,red blood only when I wipe not sure what it could be

    • DP Nguyen April 29, 2014, 9:11 pm

      You should go to the doctor and get a blood pregnancy test. Also if you are not pregnant, he needs to check your hormone levels to make sure that you are ovulating regularly and that there are not other health problems that are causing you to miss your period.

  • Hopeful April 19, 2014, 10:44 am

    This information is the most clear and useful I found so far. So this is what happened to me. The first day of my last period was on March 25th. It generally lasts from 5 to 7 days. My cycle is between 29 to 31 days. But I have to highlight that on January I had a surgery to remove two dermoid cysts. I have never followed any birth control for the 4 years I have been married. My doctor was sure the cysts were the cause of my infertility, as one of them was really huge and I used to feel a lot pre and post menstrual pain. After the surgery, I started taking prenatal pills on Feb 27th.
    Now what got me to research about this, it was because of the short bleeding I had this week. On Friday 11th I started feeling nausea mostly in the morning, the same sensation continued on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. On Monday I also felt extremely exhausted, that I just wanted to sleep, I also noticed some tenderness in my breasts. Later on the night I saw a pinkish spot when I wiped off. That was strange because my period should come on April 25th. The spot was about 10 days earlier. The spotting changed to brownish like chocolate and on Wednesday it was bright red without clots. It continue on Thursday and still red. But yesterday Friday I did not have at all any spotting. One more thing to note, beside of feeling so tired, I have been so hungry. I am waiting for next week and see if my period comes. Also I making an appointment with my doctor… and yes, hopefully this time, this is true.

    • DP Nguyen April 22, 2014, 9:15 pm

      Good luck with everything! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  • Ash April 14, 2014, 12:41 pm

    Hi! I believe I ovulated between 3/27-3/29. (Unfortunately I went on a plane trip the day I thought I was going to ovulate. I stopped temping for a couple days and my digital OPK test stopped working. Oye.) Anyway, I started having light cramping on 7 dpo (if I ovulated 3/27) which isn’t normal for me, but unfortunately from there I got a light period on 11 dpo (again, IF I ovulated 3/27). Since my husband and I started trying two months ago, my very regular period of 30-31 days has gone down to 26 days. I think the weird thing this time is everything indicates that my luteal phase would be 11 days this cycle or even less… which hasn’t happened before… Anyway, I had a light period for 2 days. I had to use a light flow tampon both days. I spotted clear and pink the 3rd day then stopped. All things considered, could this have been implantation bleeding? Is there still hope?! Thanks for your time!

    • DP Nguyen April 15, 2014, 10:28 am

      I think it might be!

  • dreamer123 April 14, 2014, 9:35 am

    Just one more addition to my previous comment, I mentioned having 2 babies already, however no implantation bleeding, missed period was only thing that prompted me to test. Also wondering since no previous history of implantation b4 could it be possible this time around?

    • DP Nguyen April 15, 2014, 10:36 am

      I think every pregnancy is different. Just because you didn’t have implantation bleeding in the past doesn’t mean it can’t happen if you are pregnant.
      And since periods can be different too, your spotting might be spotting that can occur before a period too. So the only way to know is to test! Since your symptoms sound like regular menstrual symptoms and nipple tenderness can also be a PMS symptom, it’s hard to really know if it’s PMS or you’re pregnant. SO you will have to wait it out and if you don’t get your period, then take a HPT! Good luck~

  • dreamer123 April 14, 2014, 9:18 am

    Hello all.
    I am normally 31-33day cycle. Already had 2 babies. I had slight spotting approx 1wk b4period should start. Now having light pink and a little darker, not much. Doesn’t even come close to soaking it!! Having menstrual cramps same feeling as usual. Only nipple tenderness, not whole breast, though. Normally once af starts sensitivity in nipples are gone. Periods always start with a continuous flow the let up after day 5 or
    6. I’m just not experiencing the norm. Should start approx 1-3 days from today. Usually spotting b4 period is always the day b4 the normal flow. Spotting has so far been the last 3days? I know only a preg test will know for sure, but just looking for an opinion from someone b4 I test. I’m going wait 1 wk to test. A false pos or neg will drive me nuts! Thank you to anyone that takes the time to respond. Would also appreciate Dr’s opinion, as well if possible.

  • Ursula April 12, 2014, 9:15 am

    My last period was on March 19, I had an intercourse on March 28 (3x withdrawal), my cycles are usually 29-31 days long. On April 3rd I had a white, creamy, odorless vaginal discharge (I never have those), my period came this morning (April 12, 7 days before it normally should). The flow is much ligther than usual, the colour of blood is red, it comes out only when I pee (it’s for sure vaginal), but more than spotting would -like a teaspoon each time. It’s been 6 hours since it started and it seems to be slowing down. There is almost no blood on the pad. I’ve had cramping, lower back ache and weak thigh muscles all morning (like when I get my period) but the cramping seems to be stopping now. My periods are always with heavy flow on the first day and much ligther on days 2-4 with spotting on the fifth. Also I’ve never had a period after only 24 days. If it matters, I’ve had a cervical biopsy over two months ago (suspiscion of cervical cancer, the result was negative), but I’ve had a normal period since. Could this be implantation bleeding today?

    • DP Nguyen April 15, 2014, 10:41 am

      Yeah it could be implantation bleeding. Sounds possible.

  • Mary March 30, 2014, 3:57 pm

    Hi, my last period was on February 23, 2014
    I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend March 7, 2014
    and today March 30, 2014 I wiped and there was light blood with
    clear vaginal discharge … could I be pregnant ??
    Also im 19..

  • Amy March 29, 2014, 9:59 pm

    The start of my last period was 03/03/2014. We use the withdrawal method and had sex on 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, and 18th. But on 03/06 and 03/12 my bf accidentally released in me. On both occasions I went to the bathroom and “squeezed” out. On 03/25 I had light pinkish blood only when I wiped. 03/26 I stuck in a tampon to see if the flow would be heavier. I usually soak through 4-6 tampons the second through fourth days of my period. Then the flow tapers off and I use 1-3 tampons the next couple of days. Usually lasting average of 5-7 days. Well, the tampon I stuck in on 03/26 never soaked through. When I did remove it at the end of the day, it was only about less then half of what can go on it. Color was reddish brown. I didn’t need to put another one in and when I would wipe is when I would see the blood, which is pinkish brownish in color. Today 03/28 I took a hpt and it came back negative. My normal period should be due around 04/02-04/03. Could it be implantation bleeding or period?
    Also my cycle is 28-30 days and I am 31. Has been that way since I started when I was 12. Please help…..sincerely, confused

    • JescaL. June 6, 2014, 2:40 am

      Hey amy.

      I was reading ur post, and although I’m sure u got ur answer by now, ill answer for anyone who had similar situations. I’m not Dr. But from the research I gathered if ur last cycle had started 03/03 with a 28 to 30 day cycle u should have ovulated about mid month. So having sex around the 18th would have been the time to get pregnant. (The withdrawal method is not sure way to protect against pregnancy bc pre cum sometimes contain sperm) and if he came in you on the 12th then sperm can still live up to 6 days. “Squeezing” out won’t stop those little men from reaching their goal….ur egg. Now 03/26 could have been implantation bleeding bc the fertilized egg can take anywhere between 6 to 12 days to implant. But HCG levels don’t start to really show up until after implantation. If ur test came back neg. 2 days after implantaion,(assuming u implanted on the 26th then tested 2 days later on the 28th) then chances are u tested too early. The only test that could come back with the right results that early after implantation is a blood test. I’m not sure how early after implantation could u test with a urine test, safe bet is to wait a couple days after ur expected period to test again.

  • cari March 29, 2014, 7:49 pm

    I missed some of my birth control pills and had unprotected sex.i was supppsed to.get my period on Saturday i started to bleed on.tues it was a dark red almost brown and it wasn’t very heavy like normal and it ended on wed normally my period last 5 days could i be pregnant

  • sujata March 29, 2014, 5:01 am

    usually my period is regular with medium flow.it last for three days from beginning.will it be fine if i wait for the next menstruation cycle in the month of april. thanks for the advice.

  • Amy March 28, 2014, 8:34 pm

    The start of my last period was 03/03/2014. We use the withdrawal method and had sex on 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, and 18th. But on 03/06 and 03/12 my bf accidentally released in me. On both occasions I went to the bathroom and “squeezed” out. On 03/25 I had light pinkish blood only when I wiped. 03/26 I stuck in a tampon to see if the flow would be heavier. I usually soak through 4-6 tampons the second through fourth days of my period. Then the flow tapers off and I use 1-3 tampons the next couple of days. Usually lasting average of 5-7 days. Well, the tampon I stuck in on 03/26 never soaked through. When I did remove it at the end of the day, it was only about less then half of what can go on it. Color was reddish brown. I didn’t need to put another one in and when I would wipe is when I would see the blood, which is pinkish brownish in color. Today 03/28 I took a hpt and it came back negative. My normal period should be due around 04/02-04/03. Could it be implantation bleeding or pregnant?

    • Amy March 28, 2014, 8:38 pm

      Also my cycle is 28-30 days and I am 31. Has been that way since I started when I was 12. Thanks

  • sujata.. March 28, 2014, 9:16 am

    hi,i had one day light bleeding with cramp on 17 march.previous month i had sex with my husband during ovulation.no heavy flow came i did pregnancy test it came negative.but i am not having any other symptom only hungry,tired,stomach bloated.what should i do.please help.

    • DP Nguyen March 28, 2014, 12:03 pm

      Do you have normal periods or light periods usually? Wait a week and take another home pregnancy test. You can also go get a blood pregnancy test at the doctor’s office to check for pregnancy hormones in your blood too.

  • Sharon March 26, 2014, 4:36 pm

    Hi There

    My last AF was 26/02/14 I’m pretty sure I Ovulated 14/03 as I had the sticky/stretchy mucus along with cramping down one side, me & my partner had unprotected sex 15th & 16th, 6dpo I started with light pink spotting when I wipe I am now on day 7. A couple of times when I’ve had a bowel moment the spotting got a bit pinker & then settled back down to light pink my AF should’ve started yesterday 25/03 but the spotting is still happening just not as often could this be IB????

    Many Thanks in Advance

    • DP Nguyen March 26, 2014, 10:16 pm

      I think it might be implantation bleeding. It sounds like it. Take a pregnancy test or get a blood pregnancy test. Good luck

  • Lynnsy March 23, 2014, 6:06 pm

    I had an ectopic pregnancy 6 months ago (but was not trying) and now we are ttc – taking the vitamins using ovulation tests etc – I have 26-27 day cycles regularly, LMP was feb 23 and I ovulated march 10th, a little later than I expected but we tried for 6 days prior and the day of. Period did not come on day 26 or 27. Today, day 28, I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. Then I started seeing a very light pink color on toilet paper and started feeling cramps/bloating, plus have maybe been having other pregnancy symptoms but might be in my head – I usually don’t get pms symptoms though. A few hours later the light pink turned to heavier flow and was dark in color. Used one tampon, now the bleeding seems to have subsided. Question is given the ectopic pregnancy history, do I call my doctor tomorrow or wait to see if this is actually a period? And if implantation was today, when would I see positive pregnancy test? Or might it always show negative if it is another ectopic? Thanks. – concerned but may be overanalyzing.

    • DP Nguyen March 25, 2014, 9:57 pm

      I would wait to see if it’s an actual period and then go see your doctor if you’re still worried.

  • Kimberly March 21, 2014, 1:56 pm

    Hello, I am wondering if I am pregnant. I know my last period was at the end of Feb. (don’t know exact date). My Husband and I were together on March 9. This past Tuesday March 18 I had pink on my toilet paper…thinking I was starting my period. It was only pink when I went potty. I never spotted on the panty liner. It was very light, and the next day it turned brown. I have had Nothing ever since. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative. Do you think I could be?

    • DP Nguyen March 22, 2014, 3:45 pm

      Sounds like it could be implantation bleeding. Wait another week and if you don’t have your period, take another home pregnancy test and if you still are having spotting and are worried, making an appt to see your gyno.

  • Niki March 18, 2014, 3:58 pm

    Hi! I am in a bit of a confusion over whether I am having Implantation bleeding or if it is just my period. I have an ovulation tracking (not sure it is 100% accurate) but I was to ovulate March 1-7, my husband and I were trying to conceive during the 5 & 6 of March. While waiting for the dreaded two weeks pass I have had some sumptoms of pregnancy (not sure if it is all in my head or if it is for real!) I have had tender breast/nipples, sensitive to smell (my sister had lasagne cooked and I almost threw up everywhere) some headaches and some pains in my lower stomach like something pulling from my bellybutton downwards and was very emotional. So on my 5 DPO i decided to take a test, it came back negative, which I kind of expected I still had 5 days for my period. So I must say that my period tracker is always accurate I either have my period the day it tells me or early the next morning. But now that it is 2 days before my period I am suddenly experiencing some bleeding. I am not sure if my period came early or if it is implantation bleeding? The blood is like a dark red and so far it is a light flow. But I am have extremely bad cramps, back pains and feeling bloated. Any advise? Thanks!

    • Niki March 18, 2014, 4:01 pm

      Sorry! I meant to say on my 9 DPO, not 5!

    • DP Nguyen March 19, 2014, 1:14 pm

      You will have to wait to see if your flow gets any heavier. If in a few days, you still are having light flow, take another home pregnancy test as this might be implantation spotting. But in a week, if you are still having symptoms and no menstrual period, call your doctor and get a blood pregnancy test.

  • Sarah March 17, 2014, 4:22 pm

    Hi there – MY husband and I have been trying to have a baby for a few months. I was away on vacation last month but my periods are always regular. i have a 28 – 30 day cycle. I was supposed to get my period on the 13th of this month but instead I got one initial red spotting (once) and then just brown discharge followed by a little darker brown almost black looking for 4 days. I usually get brown spotting leading up to my period that lasts for 2 or 3 days but then its followed by a heavy flow. My stomache felt heavy..so did my uterus area.Today, the 17th, I felt a lot of cramps..not the normal painful ones I get but heavy..kinda pinching. Light bleeding but not heavy like it should be. When I wipe it’s red..but usually I go through at least 20 pads during my period. I get 2-3 days of heavy flow. The cramps feel like their weighing me down…they don’t hurt as they usually do. Wondering if I might be pregnant..but the test results I took last night showed up as negative. Any help on this would be wonderful. I have no other symptoms of being pregnant except a little more gassy than usual and indigestion.

    • DP Nguyen March 17, 2014, 9:17 pm

      I think you might be pregnant… I’d take another home pregnancy test in a few days. If you still don’t get your period next few weeks, go make an appointment and get a home pregnant test.

  • rachel March 16, 2014, 6:05 pm

    Hi, my hubby and I have been ttc for almost 2 years in june. In june of 2012 I had surgery for endometriosis. My cycles never changed they stayed 28 days. This cycle however, has been very different. I got my period feb 9. I had pos ovulation on feb 21. My hubby and I did the baby dance on 20 and 21 of feb. About 8 days later j had brown discharge kne tome in mornin. Then a week before period was due had bad cramps breasts hurt and nausea and fatigue. On march 7 the day af was to arrive becuz of early ovulation it never showed. On feb 9 I started have pink discharge only when I wipped in the early mornin. Later a brown like light flow, only needed panty liner all day the next it turned brown/burgendy yet still only on liner all day. After that for 5 days I had brown yet very very light spottying. I am unsure because I have taken an hpt and had a pos 2 weeks ago I started bleeding took 1 sence and neg yet it was in afternoon. I am scared my endo is coming back for mh symptoms where almost the same except my bleeding was very bright red and lasted 5 days heaving flow. And my usuall af is 3 days, day 1 spotty day 2 heavy flow and day 3 spotty and gone. All bllod is a bright red usually but not this one. Am I pregos or is it something else.

    • DP Nguyen March 17, 2014, 9:15 pm

      Since you have the history with endometriosis, I would make an appointment with your OB.GYN and describe your symptoms. You may also ask her for a blood pregnancy test to check for pregnancy too.

      • rachel March 21, 2014, 2:02 pm

        Hi I saw my ob she said it sounds like a misscarry. She did a few blood test and vaginal exam. Blood work came back with an hcg level of 13 because it low it mostly likely was or is a misscarry. My questions is will ur prego symptoms increase or decrease because mine have gotten worse ine the last 3 days or so. Feeling bloated and sense of smell is stronger to as well as nausea and now I loose my kibbles and bits at certain foods. Could it be that the 8 day brown spotty was implantationbleed and we tested to earlie. Today (Friday) I gave more blood to check. Oh yea my endo has not come back so I am very happy for that. I was just curious what ur oppinion is. Thank you much.

        • DP Nguyen March 22, 2014, 3:44 pm

          If you are miscarrying, you will still have pregnancy symptoms for awhile after you miscarry. hCG levels should probably go back to zero within a few weeks, and your symptoms should go away by then. However, some women, it can take four to six weeks before your levels decrease to zero and you can have nausea and “pregnancy symptoms” until your levels decrease. If you’re still having problems and you are worried, talk to OB and she will be able to alleviate your fears since she is more familiar with your medical history. I am really sorry. Spotting can be implantation bleeding, but it can also be early pregnancy miscarriage (or a chemical pregnancy).

          I hope you feel better.

  • Kelly March 16, 2014, 1:55 pm

    My partner and I are TTC
    My periods are usually very heavy, with sore and heavy breasts a week before, and cramping just before and during.
    I am over a week late at this point, have had no PMS symptoms at all.
    At the end of last week(13th) I had brown spotting,only small but very dark- the way I would usually have at the end of my period and very mild cramping. The following day (14th) I had blood mixed with the brown, not even a fraction of how my periods are, but this was only with one trip to the bathroom and it then went back to brown. Yesterday brown, and this morning, almost completely gone, and now this evening its completely gone.

    I’ve read a million different stories online that this could either be implantation bleeding, or a messed up period.
    If it’s implantation bleeding how long would I wait to test? and if it isn’t IB, do I count this as a full period to track my fertility window?

    Help please!

    • DP Nguyen March 17, 2014, 9:14 pm

      oooh, it does sound like implantation bleeding. Take your home pregnancy test the week of your missed period. So if this is roughly around when you should be having your period, I would take a home pregnancy test. Check the sensitivity and choose a home pregnancy test that’s got a high sensitivity as they are more accurate early on.

  • Beth March 15, 2014, 11:55 pm

    I was supposed to get my period on 3/14, and I have a brown tinge that has lasted 2 days so far … I usually bleed like Niagara Falls within the first day of my period and have been very regular – every 28 days. I am going to be 43 in May, so I do not want to get my hopes up, but could this be implantation bleeding??? I have had very little flow … only when I wipe or have used a tampon. What are your thoughts?

    • Dana reynolds March 16, 2014, 9:38 am

      Hi i had been haven unprotected sex on febuary 17 whicth was the last day of my period i had unprotected sex again a week later and on and i also had sex 14 days befour my next period was supposed to start my period was soppsed to start on march 14….. and i been feeling nasaus,cramping and tingly feeling in breast i been extemly hungery even after eating a full meal and some foods were to strong for me to eat it taste different some smelles we strong and as well as headaches freqent urine going to the bathroom.alot i was vomiting too i had some adomnal pain too soon after i started haven white discharg and my period started on march 14 but it was different i was spotting with just dots of pinkish blood when i pee it wasnt freqent like my normal period it was on and off so lightmy normal period us heaveybut this time it was so light i didnt really need a pad there was nothing much and

      • DP Nguyen March 17, 2014, 9:11 pm

        Wow, it sounds like you are pregnant. The pinkish blood sounds like implantation bleeding… And with all your symptoms you’re experiencing – from the nausea and the hunger, I think you are pregnant. Also, sounds like you had unprotected sex when you were ovulating. Take a home pregnancy test and make an appointment with your doctor. Good luck.

    • Dana reynolds March 16, 2014, 9:44 am

      Hi i had been haven unprotected sex on febuary 17 whicth was the last day of my period i had unprotected sex again a week later and on and i also had sex 14 days befour my next period was supposed to start my period was soppsed to start on march 14….. and i been feeling nasaus,cramping and tingly feeling in breast i been extemly hungery even after eating a full meal and some foods were to strong for me to eat it taste different some smelles we strong and as well as headaches freqent urine going to the bathroom.alot i was vomiting too i had some adomnal pain too soon after i started haven white discharg and my period started on march 14 but it was different i was spotting with just dots of pinkish blood when i pee it wasnt freqent like my normal period it was on and off so lightmy normal period us heaveybut this time it was so light i didnt really need a pad there was
      nothing much and im wondering if im pregnate if this could be inplantation bleeding that staryed on my period

    • DP Nguyen March 17, 2014, 9:10 pm

      It may have been implantation bleeding (but take a home pregnancy test!)… but it may also be the start of perimenopause too…

  • Jen March 15, 2014, 11:38 pm

    Ok, I had my period late in the month of February. I started February 10 and it lasted the usual 5 days. I normally start around the 6th. I had sex on Feb 24/25, using the today sponge but it was multiple times. I had cramping, bloating, gassy feeling pressure and constipation about 4 days later, I NEVER get constipated. Since my cycle was off, I had no idea when my next period would be due. An online chart guesstimated that I would have ovulated sometime between February 23-March 5 and that my period would begin sometime after the 16th. On 3/14 I started bleeding in the morning, bright red blood and it was a pretty heavy flow so I figured it was my period but today 3/15, the flow is super light and a dark red/brown color. I took a test on 3/12 and it was neg. My question is, is it my period or is there still a possibility that I could be pregnant?

    • DP Nguyen March 17, 2014, 9:09 pm

      If you had heavy flow on the first day, then you had your period. Sometimes, our periods can fluctuate on the severity and flow. Some months, you might have a lighter period – one heavy day and then lighter days following it. Other months you may have heavier bleeding for longer. I don’t think you’re pregnant.

  • Kia Members March 14, 2014, 6:54 am

    Hi Dr.,
    Me and my husband have been ttc. Feb. 17, 2014 was the first day of my MC. We had intercourse from March 3-6, 2014. I ovulated on the 3rd. Since 6dpo, I’ve had mild cramping on just my right side on and off until 11dpo today. On 9dpo, I started to spot brown and pink blood that filled the liner. It was like a gush. Then 11dpo it turned red like a MP. In your opinion, implantation or MC?
    My next cycle isn’t until March 17th.

    • DP Nguyen March 14, 2014, 11:51 pm

      It is really hard to say. How much blood did you have? If it was a lot, then it may be spotting leading up to your period. If your period doesn’t start, I’d recommend you take a home pregnancy test. Just be patient and wait until your missed period. Best of luck

  • Jakki March 13, 2014, 4:40 pm

    Hi,
    Looking for some advice! My last period started on Valentines day and I have a regular 27 day cycle. I had sex on Saturday 1st. The following Sunday week I was feeling awful AF cramps all day but nothing happened. I had a watery pink show when wiping on Tuesday evening and nothing since. Still have AF type cramps but more waves of cramps and twinges rather than the continuous cramps I would usually get. Could the show I had on Tuesday have been my period? My periods are usually heavy and last 2-3 days. Thanks.

    • DP Nguyen March 14, 2014, 11:52 pm

      The watery pink show may have been implantation bleeding. If your period is usually heavy and you miss your period this month, take a home pregnancy test…

  • grace March 13, 2014, 7:36 am

    Hi…need some help…my last mentrual perio was february 22..has 4-5 days period. I had 28 days cycle…we had contact wiht my husband feb. 28 and march 5..then the morning march 6 i had blood in my panty..it didn’t last long…then on march 9 i had spotting…we had contact again with my husband last night march 12..then today march 13 had again spotting with clot…what could this be?…thanks

    • DP Nguyen March 14, 2014, 11:54 pm

      I’d take a home pregnancy test when you miss your period… but bleeding after sex can be caused a number of things. Maybe there was friction or not enough lubrication during sex that could cause you spot afterwards. I’d wait to your missed period and take a test.

  • Julie March 12, 2014, 11:15 am

    One more thing i am not noticing any sign of pregnancy like they said cramping vomiting etc etc except the thing is that m lazy as usual.I dont wan tis pregnancy to hapen .Pls suggest me what should i do to end it?I mean ill do take a test again

    • DP Nguyen March 12, 2014, 11:43 pm

      You should take another home pregnancy test, and if it’s negative, take another one at your next scheduled period date. Go to the doctor for a blood pregnancy test if you are still concerned. Best of luck!

      • Julie March 16, 2014, 5:21 am

        As i had sex on 22feb n my last peroid was 25jan.how many weeks i have been pregnant till now n wen is the last week to take abortion?

  • Julie March 12, 2014, 11:06 am

    Hii…i had sex on 22jan 2014 n my peroid waas supposed to come on 23rd of jan itself but it didnt come ,i did HPT but it came negative on 3rd march 2014( that is 8 days after i had sex),i was having tension throughtout the time until ystdy the 11 march 2014 at evening time when i notced dichared i thod it was peroid but next day wen i woke up i thod my pad wud be full of blood but nthng my pad was jus white n when i fingerd inside of me it came out again its kind like dirt red in colour n somthng brownish,it smells like normal peroid.Help me Im confused

  • Damz March 11, 2014, 7:50 am

    I had unprotected sex a week and half week before my period was supposed to come. My cycle alters between 27-29days so it came early on the 27day Mark (sunday feb 9) which was my normal time when my period used to be consistent. It came like a regular one with clotting and all but after 1 1/2 -2 days it completely stopped. I had a negative pregnancy test on Wednesday mar 5. What could this mean?

    • DP Nguyen March 12, 2014, 11:46 pm

      If you had a period, it’s probably just that you had a shorter period than normal. Try not to worry. You aren’t pregnant. Sometimes, your period can be a little off but if it’s a one time occurrence, it’s nothing to worry about.

  • Brooke March 10, 2014, 12:57 pm

    My normal flow is about 4-5 days around the 28th, i started 7 days late only to have a 2 day period, the first day i had little clots but half way through the second day it was only spotting, now on the 3rd day its only when i wipe. My boyfriend and i stopped using protection 2 months ago almost and my last period was in January. Implantation or just a messed up period?

    • DP Nguyen March 12, 2014, 11:47 pm

      Sounds like just a messed up period this month. It’s fine for your period to last only 3 days.

  • Tanisha March 8, 2014, 11:13 pm

    Hello Dr.. I’m a 26 cycle woman.. Who is about 3 days late on my period. I was due to come in march 6… experiencing subtle cramps along with spotting with colors from browns to reds. I have taken 2 home pregnancy tests both were negative. Should I be taking the test on the last day of my would be period or the day after. Me and my guy have been active for a while now and will be so thrilled to be pregnant.im almost certain BC my period is always normal!

    • DP Nguyen March 9, 2014, 10:48 pm

      Wait another week and take the test again if you don’t get your period. It is possible that you’re pregnant, or that you are just late this month.

  • Maria March 6, 2014, 7:00 pm

    Hi Dr. Nguyen,

    I am 40 yrs old, with 4 daughters and my youngest is 6. I am a very regular 28-day cycle and this is the first time I’ve had this kind of spotting before my next period. So, my 1st day of my last cycle was on Feb. 16th and I’m supposed to have it again on March 15th. My husband and I had sex with condom on Feb. 26th. Last Tuesday, March 3rd, I started spotting (pinkish with very small clots of blood throughout the day) and it was only visible when wiping with tissue. Then, yesterday, it was very brown and it got on my panty liner and at night, a little red again. This morning (day 3 of spotting), it was brown and red again but towards the afternoon, it became redder and a little more than the previous 2 days. It’s actually getting on my pads now but nothing like constant flow like a normal period. From Tuesday night, I’ve been reading up on implantation bleeding (IB) and I’ve been thinking if I could be pregnant and experiencing this. The articles I’ve been reading says IB could be anywhere from a few hours to 2-3 days. Today is the 3rd day and the spotting got a little more. So I am just confused. Please advice. Thank you so much.

    • DP Nguyen March 9, 2014, 10:50 pm

      Have you taken a home pregnancy test? At your age, it is possible that you are also entering into perimenopause.

  • jaz March 6, 2014, 5:48 pm

    Hi there, so my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex about a week about. I started spotting lightly the following day and thought that my period had come earlier than usual. I have been spotting now/ lightly bleeding on and off for 4 days now, with little to no cramping. My period is not on a normal schedule since i had a baby 10 months ago.. However when i do get my period it is heavy and a lot of cramping.. Should i be worried?

    • DP Nguyen March 9, 2014, 10:50 pm

      I wouldn’t be too worried but you should take a home pregnancy test, just in case.

  • May March 6, 2014, 8:46 am

    Good Day, I had spotting for 3 days only in the morning, then my period came a week earlier than normal, however it lasted a day only, could you please assist?

    • DP Nguyen March 9, 2014, 10:51 pm

      Take a home pregnancy test. You may have had implantation bleeding.

  • Naomi February 24, 2014, 7:24 am

    I missed my first day of my period, started spotting the day after then was only light bleeding for 2 days then stopped today been trying for a baby for 7months I have a period tracker on my phone always been regular I usually have hevy bleeding for 5 days or 4 ive never spotted before starting at all and it was pink and brown the first day then the last 2 days turned very bright red then stopped it was watery and stringy sory for all the info but I need advice

  • Denise February 21, 2014, 3:57 pm

    I had my period the first week in December. Then didn’t get my next period until the last week in January. I have been having unprotected sex since January 25th. I was nauseas for a day & on one different day was very sensitive to smells. Yesterday I started spotting and cramping, & thought it might be implantation bleeding so I took a pregnancy test but it came out negative. I figured I took it too early but today the bleeding has become heavier. Is it unlikely I’m pregnant?

  • Janna Rayah February 19, 2014, 2:42 am

    Hi am a 28 days cycle. i had a unprotected sex recently. Am having a light bleeding 4 days before my next period. Could i be pregnant? Pls help.

  • Rex J February 15, 2014, 2:47 pm

    I am having the 28days cycle,right after my last period,I had sex with my boyfriend although he used the pull out method and a day after ovulation,I had another sex but after he pulled out & release,he didn’t put it back inside me.I’m expecting my period on the 5th of this month but it started on the 2nd,it was little, watery and bright red,the flow was very slow & it lasted for 3 days.I have never experience this kind of menstruation before,I had menstrual cramp for 2days & it hurts so badly.pls is this normal or is it implantation bleeding? Am really confuse

    • DP Nguyen March 3, 2014, 1:45 pm

      If it was light bleeding, it could have been implantation bleeding. The pull-out method is not a reliable a birth control method so you could be pregnant. Take a home pregnancy test.

  • Joyriss February 15, 2014, 2:28 pm

    I was suppose to start menstrating on the 15 of feb but it started as early as 12 of feb.the blood is very light and watery and the flow is too slow,do u think I am pregnant?

    • DP Nguyen March 3, 2014, 1:46 pm

      It could have been a light period or you could be pregnant and it was implantation bleedng. Have you taken a home pregnancy test? Good luck

  • ashlee ball February 10, 2014, 10:55 am

    I am trying to get pregnant to have a baby for someone else and im not due for my period for another week or so but im having some medium to heavy bleeding with some medium size blood clots and some mild cramping….I have been nauseous a lot but ive done a blood test and a home pregnancy test and both were negative….whats going on…any inaight anyone?

  • clair February 9, 2014, 3:21 am

    I am becoming increasingly concerned by all of this, I have 4 children, 3 girls of which I tested positive with a hpt on my first day of missed period. my son I didn’t even realise I was pregnant until I was 18 wks as monthly cycle hadn’t gone back to normal after I had my daughter a few mths prior.
    my youngest is now 3, and although myself and hubby wernt trying for a baby we wasn’t preventing it either, kinda letting nature takes its course.
    my monthly cycle is bang on every 28 days,14/11/13-12/12/13-9/1/14 which would make my next period due on the 6/02/14.
    the last few days I have done nothing but research and its making me worse as getting no answers.
    last sunday 2/2/14 (day 24) I experienced a pink discharge followed by a mild blood flow, only requiring one pad all day (sorry tmi) but it was nothing like a period, and only lasted the one day. on the Monday there was nothing at all which shocked me as I thought was start of my cycle 4 days early. I am usually on my period for 5 days with the first and fifth day light and 3 days in between really heavy, needing tampons and pads its that bad, and worse at night time. but this lasted just one day, no clots just fresh cut your finger like blood, so Monday nothing, tues nothing, Wednesday nothing, Thursday was my expected day of period and nothing until evening when I had a small spotting of blood, and Friday morning small brown spotting then nothing more. my doctor has refered me for a scan but pregnancy tests are showing negative, I did one this morning, first morning urine, just a cheap 10mlu strip test from amazon but figured don’t want to be spending a fortune on tests until I know and then will get expensive one just to clarify, I am really worried as ive never been late before without a reason behind it

    • Lethas February 13, 2014, 6:18 am

      It sounds like you are pregnant Clair :-)

  • Amanda February 6, 2014, 10:32 pm

    Hi. I was wondering if what is currently happening to me could be possibly be pregnancy? I am nearly 13 days past my usual due date of menstrual cycle. I have experienced some very mild cramping and a few times when i went to the bathroom there was tiny traces of blood when I wiped. I’ve been so tired today that I had to lay down for a little while. I’ve been very active and one one think that much activity (dancing, house cleaning etc…) would make a woman start her flow. Anyway, I took a couple of tests last week, but I glanced at the first one and it read neg. then walked by it the following day and there was another line. I used First Response. I took another one and the same thing happened. No changes until 24 hours later.
    Now, I have tender breasts, some bloating but not much, very fatigued, and I only get nauseous when I eat. I’m not sure what is going on since I haven’t been pregnant for 7 years.
    Any Advice? Please and Thank You.

  • mary February 6, 2014, 9:22 pm

    Here is my story. I got off my bc pills on September, and I have always had regular 32-day cycles. My last period was on 12/24/13, and it lasted its normal 4 days. I was supposed to get it last month on 01/24/14, the latest on 01/25/14. I had no signs of getting my period suring this time, and I started to wonder. So I let a couple of days pass by, took a couple of hpt and all negative. So when I was 5 days late, I called my obgyn and went to see him on the 01/31/14. I did a pregnancy test there and negative. He said that I probably ovulated late and conceived late, that is why the tests are coming ourt negative, or I probably did not ovulate, which is something that has never happened to me before. He said that if I did not get my period by tomorrow 02/07/14, to go in and see him on 02/10/14. The question is, can I be pregnant?

  • jessie January 25, 2014, 10:49 pm

    Hi im 25 years old I have had 4 children so I have been pregnant before I am wondering whats going on with me I had my period on jan 6 2014 it lasted 5 days like always started out light then got really heavy then I had sex on the 21st the day before my ovulation day then I had sex the day after I then noticed light pinkish bleeding 2 days after and now im on day 2 of this light bleeding I dont need any tampons or liners for it just noticed it by wiping and it was on the toilet paper my period isnt suppose yo be here for 11 day my periods are like clock work never late I have never had this light pinkish bleeding before even when I was pregnant with my four boys nothing do you know by chance why this is happing or whats going on

    • tramaine January 29, 2014, 11:40 am

      Hi, I’m experiencing the same exact thing. Last period was 1/7/14 and i had sex around oulation which was on the 25th of this month. This morning 1/29/14 around 1am this light bleeding started and my period not due for about 11 days. No cramps, no pregnacy symptoms either. I never experienced this with any other pregnancy. Just sounds alot like implantation bleeding at least from what I’ve read.

  • Shandra January 24, 2014, 12:08 pm

    Hello, I have a few questions, me and my partner are trying for a pregnancy. On 1/14/14 we had unprotected sex and twice again after that. It’s been about a week and 3 days after
    And I am having cramps but there also in my upper abdominal , around my belly button, mostly just below., something I have never felt before. Yesterday I was spotting, as a light pink, and it’s slowly got heavier. I have an irregular period ever sense I stopped taking birth control about 5 months ago, but this one is slightly lighter then usual. I’m experiencing nausea after I eat, and i am eating more. Could I be pregnant? Please help???

  • Andrea January 23, 2014, 11:57 am

    My First Day of my Menstraul Cycle was 12/21/2013… I am trying to get pregnant and I don’t know what to do about my irregular periods. Sometimes my cycle can be 25 days to 33 days. It’s so hard to keep up with this. Makes me super sad since my fertility days should’ve been 01/05-01/12. On 01/21 thinking I missed my period from the 28 day cycle calendar I took a cheap dollar store pregnancy test and it came out negative and I was trying to make the excuse up that it was because it was night time and I drank a lot of water that it could’ve possibly diluated my urine. 01/22 I started having a light brownish blood when wiping and then it went away. Same with the following morning, Light brownish blood when wiping then it went away. Well 01/23 I went to work to use the restroom and it’s a darker brown and a little bit heavier. I don’t want to get my hopes up and I am super nauseous still. Should I wait to take another pregnancy test or wait to see how this flow is?

  • victoria January 21, 2014, 4:54 am

    My boyfriend and I had sex on 12/21/13 my fertile day and ended on 12/22/13 i ovaluted on 12/23/13 and he only c*m in me once my period was to come on 1/7/14 but didnt on 1/12/14 i Took a pregnancy test the ones from the dollar Store a cheap test it came back negative then on 1/15/14 i was spotting two red drops and then the next timei went to the bathroom it was gone and then on 1/20/14 I went to the bathroom to wipe my selfe vevry light blood on the tissue no heavy bleeding first time this happen to me lle sorry typo When I wipe myself its very light blood could I be pregnant Thks.

  • Kare January 20, 2014, 1:20 pm

    I am 39, lmp 12/24/13 – 2 days only and normally 4. On January 10 started very light spotting for 7 days (only when wipe) to light bleeding (not even pad worth in one day) for 4 days to nothing. Only small sized tissues seen and very mild cramps. My cycles are 25-26 days long and I was actively ttc during fertile window.

    I have had 1 very successful, issue free pregnancy 10 years ago and a couple of years ago I lost one of my ovaries and tubes to a 6cm cyst.

    The bleeding has stopped right when I period should have started and I still have same mild cramps even though bleeding stopped. Should I go to the ER today? I have a blood requisition for tomorrow, but wonder if I shouldn’t wait on regular DR getting results. I am sooo worried of losing the only parts I have left to conceive. Thanks for your consideration

  • ellis January 19, 2014, 5:57 pm

    Hi, im 22, me and my parnter had unprotected sex a few times a few weeks ago.. 2weeks ago I had a 4 day period which was a few days off normal dates but not sure because on 3weeks before I started a new pill (but forgot to take a few on the last week my parnter was home.. 2weeks ago) iv had alot and still of backpain amd the bottom, tender boobs and using the toliet alot, I took a test last week but negative, yesterday and today iv had sharp pains in my stomach.. I dont know what to do.. help!!??

  • Ashley January 14, 2014, 4:07 pm

    Hi I’m starting to worry I woke up this morning to what I thought I started my period it was kinda heavy and bright red but I haven’t bled since not spotting not even when I wipe could this be implentation bleeding or miscarry I’m really concerned Any advice would be greatlyaappreciated thanks

  • Jennifer January 13, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Hello,
    I am an almost 37 year old woman, I have 3 kids, the youngest being a 2 year old who is still nursing. I noticed, starting in November, that my periods were becoming very heavy and painful. Then in December, my husband and I had sex about a week before when I was supposed to start my period. I bled bright red blood during sex and then nothing. About 3 maybe 4 days later, I started my period, which was very heavy with clots. This month it has happened again. We had sex last night, I bled quite a bit, bright red blood, slightly crampy today with brown blood when I wipe and I am supposed to start in about a week.
    Should I be worried? I have never bled before in between periods and the stuff I have been reading online has me a little scared. Do you have any idea what could be going on?

    • Jennifer January 13, 2014, 7:20 pm

      Wanted to add I am not on any type of birth control as I have read that can cause bleeding.

    • DP Nguyen January 14, 2014, 10:41 am

      I would go see your doctor to see what is causing you to have such heavy bleeding after sex. It could be a polyp, fibroid, endometriosis … any number of things. I really would go get it checked out. The very painful and heavy periods, spotting between periods, and the pain during/after sex are very common signs of endometriosis (which is very common in women in their 30s and 40s). It might also be a sign of early menopause or perimenopause… Any number of things… so I would recommend that you go see your gynecologist! I hope you feel better! and good luck!

      • Jennifer January 14, 2014, 2:14 pm

        Those are the things I read I about! I already called my gyn and left a message saying I need an appt. so hopefully it will be soon.
        Thank you so much for replying! I am just glad to hear someone else say it may be something and it’s not in my head! :)

  • Andres20 January 12, 2014, 12:28 pm

    Hi my periods are irregular…last month I had my period on the 8th Dec and I lasted 5 days. I had unprotected sex a lot with my boyfriend through out the month every week up to January 5th and 6th. It wasn’t as a heavy as my regular period. It was a little less. At the end of my period I noticed I started feeling this sharp pain in my lower abdomen n lower back. The pain was so intense had to go hospital. For the entire month after that I started feeling very sick…like wanting to vomit…sore breast, fequently peeing, headach, lower back pain, eating a lot, couldn’t stand certain smells and was smelling things no one else could smell, I took a pregnancy test close to when my next period was due but it came back negative. I started bleeding on the 9th of January was feeling a little crampy at first but it started of where I noticed it by just wiping with a tissue then a while after the same day it came down more and a little heavier with blood clots which does not happen on my first day of my period so its not normal to me the first two days of bleeding a little heavy it finally started to ease up on the third day with no clots and today is the 4th day and its lesser than yesterday. I have been having a pain in my left side as well just one spot like a needle pinching me and I cannot lay on my belly cause it hurt so I lay on my side. Should I take another hpt or I may not be pregnant and its just normal. Thnk you

    • jasmine January 12, 2014, 9:24 pm

      Hey I’m experiencing the samething but only its a slight difference my last period was dec 13 I had sex with my boyfriend dec 27th which was my fertilty day and ovalution day after that I felt very horrible frequent headaches nauseated urine color changing stomach aching , fatigue just feeling like I was pregnant for about two weeks I took a home preg test and it came back neg. Well my period was suppose too come on jan10 it came on the 9th its so not like my normal period when I first start my period its heavy but it started spotting and it was like that for hours my bleeding didn’t pick up so I went too the er and at that time it was nearly gone off until the started cather and papping me it made a little more moderate flow start but I don’t have any clots just runny blood and a couple strands behind it like implanting blood … today is the fourth day this has been happening and if it was my reg period it would have been going off but this is still going on . Is this implantating blood and I may be pregnant

      • DP Nguyen January 14, 2014, 10:47 am

        Take another home pregnancy test. If it’s negative, then it’s possible that you may be experiencing a very early miscarriage, which is why you are bleeding is so crazy. If you are still worried, go see a gynecologist and get their medical advice. Good luck!

    • DP Nguyen January 14, 2014, 10:49 am

      Take another home pregnancy test. It sounds to be with all your symptoms that you were pregnant. Maybe you tested too early? Maybe it’s an early miscarriage?
      If you are worried, you should go see your gynecologist!

  • Marlene January 11, 2014, 12:07 am

    Hello. Well i had my period on dec. 24 and today i noticed i had some pinkish brownish discharge im wondering if its my period or ib my period isnt due until the 20 of this month can you please help

    • DP Nguyen January 14, 2014, 10:50 am

      Sounds like you are just spotting…

      • Marlene January 18, 2014, 12:27 am

        I spotted for four days which is unusual for me and ive been cramping ever since i spotted it feels like im going to start my period but nothing

  • Ashley January 9, 2014, 10:33 pm

    HELP! I dont know what to think. I had my mirena removed on the 1st of aug, got my period in the next couple days after that and its been a normal flow and on the 28 day cycle almost to the exact day. So far so good. Well the hubbs and I are having unprotected sex, hoping if its suppose to happen its suppose to happen. Well no baby so far. BUT… this month in dec I got my normal period on the 1st, which lasted about five days, THEN… I woke upon the morning of the 20th bleeding, a darker blood, thick, and I was very crampy. This lasted throughout the day and maybe into the next. And then stopped. So.. my question.. what was that? A period? Implantation bleeding? My next period was due around the 1st or 2nd. Its the 9th.. and nothing. I took a hpt and it was negative. Does it awz show if your a week late? Or do some ppl take longer? Help!

    • DP Nguyen January 14, 2014, 10:57 am

      Mirena removal can cause all kinds of lots of abnormal bleeding patterns and even make some women think they are having pregnancy symptoms. Have your periods become normal again after the mirena removal? You should take a home pregnancy test again next week, if you still don’t get your period. Sometimes, it does take longer for home pregnancy tests to show up positive; it depends on the level of hCG in your blood stream and if it’s been passed to your urine yet, and if the HPT you are taking is sensitive enough. Implantation bleeding is usualyl light – not thick, darker blood like you are describing. maybe it was an early miscarriage?

  • Nancy January 9, 2014, 3:56 pm

    Hi sweedy, good evening. I’ve had irregular period for sometime until the last two months which has been 28days( Nov.18th and Dec. 15 ‘the start dates of my last two periods). I had unprotected sex on the 25th Dec-1st Jan.2014. If i didn’t get pregnant, then i should have my period on 11th Jan, but went to the washroom this morning and there is red blood, its not really flowing but stains tissue when i wipe and its being cramping since morning. Did pregnancy test but its not really clear( the test band is very very very faint)., please i need help, Thanks.

  • Nikki January 9, 2014, 3:50 pm

    I have a regular cycle beginning on the 10th of every month. My husband and I are trying to conceive so we had sex before and during ovulation. On the 7th I had slight cramping, no where near what I normally have. I have had bleeding for the last 3 days but it is no where near what my normal bleeding is. Generally I can’t have a regular tampon in for more than 4 hours the first few days. This is not the case. Could this be implantation bleeding?

  • dianne January 9, 2014, 3:48 pm

    hi.i’m dianne,i had a period from dec.24-27,2013,we did unprotected sex on dec.29,jan.1,4 and 8,then jan.9,214 there is a bleeding happened with a lightr
    ed color blood and now already stopped,why it is happened and do i get pregnant?
    thnks.answer pls.

  • anjy2013 January 8, 2014, 1:57 pm

    Hi ..m 29 .me and my husband trying for baby more than 8 months .my periods are very irregular and also i used to bleeding and brown discharge and pms 10 or sometine it’s 15 days.my last period was in 14th december and month before last month it is 1st novembe
    And we had unprotected sex on 25th december and 5th janaury and i suddenly bleeded on 7th evening it is red blood last apto 3 to 4 hour and after that it’s brown discharge and i feel my breast are getting sore.plz let ne know is it i am pregnent or any other matter .and plz tell me what type of teest i should do for inbetween bleeding and discarge.any comment?plz reply

    • DP Nguyen January 8, 2014, 2:23 pm

      Hmm, sounds like it might have been implantation bleeding and you may be pregnant. You need to take a home pregnancy test, and if it is positive, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Good luck,

      • anjy2013 January 8, 2014, 4:42 pm

        Thank you so much for replying.i’ll sure take a pregnancy test.thank you so much once again.

      • anjy2013 January 10, 2014, 10:59 pm

        Hello,mam actually today i also bleeded little first it was on 7th after that it was brown discharge and today again i was bleeded little my cycle date is on 14 th .any comment?

        • DP Nguyen January 14, 2014, 10:51 am

          Sometime spotting is normal in early pregnancy, or if you are irregular, you may just be spotting… Did you take the home pregnancy test?

          • anjy2013 January 15, 2014, 5:33 pm

            Hi, thanks for replying, i took d test on 10th and it came negative and also started my periods on 14th .but my breast are still sore i dont know why cause each month on 1st day it take less than a day to cure.why this and this time d periods are painless which is never happend with me.why this is plz help?

          • jackey March 3, 2014, 4:03 am

            Hi mam, I had my period on 30 December 2013, was suppose to start again on 27 January 2014, I only started today 3 march 2014, I did several pregnancy test even blood tests and all was negative. I have very bad pain today and my period is heavy but not like normal dark blood, this is pinkish redish. We are trying to conceive and drink folic acid daily. My breasts are big and painful. What might this be?

            • DP Nguyen March 3, 2014, 1:41 pm

              Unfortunately, this is just your period. Sometimes, period flow can be heavier month to month, and the color/shade of red can also vary month to month. Sore and swollen breasts are also a normal PMS symptom so I thin you are just having your period. If you are worried, contact your doctor or healthcare provider.

  • Kiersten Patton January 8, 2014, 11:14 am

    Hello and good morning! I really need u your help! My husband and I have been trying for awhile now! My last cycle was on November 27, 2013 and the next one was suppose to be due on December 25th!! And so I have had the headaches. .nausea. .sore tender breasts… mood swings. .cravings, etc. Then I got sick with bronchitis on January 1st and my cycle/maybe implantation bleeding on the 2nd! So that makes my cycle 9 days late!!! But I spotted for almost 2 days pinkish brownish color to actually bleeding red blood for 2 days then stopped. So I’m just curious could I be pregnant? ? I’ve taken 2 test that were faint lines from being 5 and 7 days late on my cycle! And another one when I got sick but was negative. I’m so confused because we are hoping but having that. . I’m not sure cycle or implantation bleeding??? We even made sure we were successful on my ovulation day which was December 11th!! Can you please shed some light on what to do because we’re hoping to have our second child!!! Thank you so in advance!

    • DP Nguyen January 8, 2014, 11:30 am

      To get a definite answer, I would go to your doctor and get a blood pregnancy test.

      A faint line can indicate pregnancy – there was a trace amount of hcG in your blood, however, but since you got a negative test later, you may have tested too early and it was a chemical pregnancy.

      Being sick can also mess up your period. It’s also possible that you had a lighter than normal period.

      Take another home pregnancy test (get one that’s very sensitive, preferably one with a very low sensitive of 10miu/ml ) and see what it says. But I would get a blood test to just double check.

      Good luck

  • Amber January 5, 2014, 11:59 pm

    So i have a question. My periods are very out of wack. I haven’t had one in a year and a half. Then all of a sudden on the 1st i went to the bathroom and noticed i bled through the panites. I freaked out and was thankful i had started so i thought. After that it started to become light and turn from redish pink to brown and then stopped. Few hours later i started spotting again. I took two pregnant test both NEGATIVE. So my question is does that sounds like implantaion bleeding? When is the best time to take another test?

    • Amber January 6, 2014, 12:00 am

      * I spotted after that for about 3 days and then stopped for a couple hours and then i started spotting again.

  • Erica December 29, 2013, 8:14 am

    My period is ALWAYS every 28 days, my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex in November and this Month I was suppose to start my period on the 24th, but on the 18th, six days before my expected period I started bleeding, it only lasted for two days and was pretty lite, and another thing I NEVER have cramps when I am on my period but this time I was having some minor cramping but only on my left side. Could this be a sign that I am indeed pregnant? :) The only sign I am having now is some nausea, but there is also a flu going around so maybe I am getting it…? And I have had some odd rash on the upper part of my legs it is red and sort of itchy but not too much, it just appeared like 3 weeks ago. My nipples have been a little sore, but not so much so that I really notice it, only when they are touched. Should I get a HPT or is just a waste? I have thought I was pregnant so many times and I always get that mean ol’ negative staring back at me :( I am 29 so I am so so ready to be a mommy :)

    • Erica December 29, 2013, 8:18 am

      Also, the other day when I wiped I had a round slimy ball a little bigger than a pea on the toilet paper and it was the color of an egg white…so am I experiencing implantation or just ovulation?

  • momof1 December 28, 2013, 10:49 pm

    okay so last period Dec 2nd. Ovulation date Dec 16th. sex on ovulation date. Next period should start on Monday Dec 30th but bleeding began Friday morning December 27th. My period is always normal! I have bright red blood and the most pain is in my left side.. def not normal for me at all. have only filled two pads in a day. bright red blood at time of wiping but it has lessened as the night has come to an end. so I have high hopes that it is in fact implantation bleeding for me.

  • sammy December 17, 2013, 3:53 am

    Hi,
    I have always had very irregular period ever since (3-7 months apart usually) which is really strange I know. I went to the gynaecologist a few months ago and she said I couldn’t take a blood test yet due to being on anti depressants and thus affecting the results or something. But I’m sexually active – although I do use protection… The last time I had sex was 2 fridays ago and now I’m cramping and bleeding lightly. Could this be implantation bleeding??? :/

    Many thanks,
    Sammy

    • DP Nguyen January 5, 2014, 11:22 pm

      It might just be your period about to come, or it could be implantation bleeding. I am not sure why your gynecologist said you couldn’t take a blood test because of your anti depressants. Was it a hormonal test or a pregnancy test that she wanted you to take?

  • Crystal December 16, 2013, 6:57 pm

    I didnt take a test today when i said today that was dec. 9. This is an older post i put on another site but did not get answers. Thanks for your help in advanced

  • Crystal December 16, 2013, 6:53 pm

    Please help. Is it too late for implantation bleeding? Can you have it after a missed period?
    Hello I am really confused and need some advice. ive been reading many many post about implantation bleeding, and there are so many women that are going thru the same thing and those whom have already had the experience, it is very different for everyone.
    here is my situation.
    I am 24 yrs old. i have been with my bf for 10 yrs. we are not trying to get pregnant but its always a possibility since we dont ever ever use any type of protection just the pull out method. but we would be really happy to be pregnant if it happened!! Sometimes i think theres something wrong with me or him, but i guess hes just really good at pulling out lol.
    Anyway my periods have always been regular 28-30 cycle. But i think when i was about 17-19 (not really sure) i was late for a period in Nov. almost 3 weeks but i did get it and it came in the same month just really late.
    i did take a couple pg. obviouly negative.
    So that was the only time ever my period was really late.
    I was sitting around one day and remembered that i didnt remember getting a period for Nov. i looked at my calender but the last time i wrote my period down was Aug 17 so i counted foward till Nov and it was supose to come on the 8 of nov! I took 2pg. test the end of Nov and one today with morning urine. all negative and breaking my heart.:( My Dec. period was due around the 11. i started bleeding on dec 5. it started pink usual for me and got darker and a little heavier. so i thought ok period but why didnt my Nov one come? I noticed that the color was normal at first but the red got darker like brick red and i noticed brownish pink slimy kind of stuff in it. but i shook it out my head. The reason why even bother looking closely to this blood is because i remember being nauseous most of Nov off and on,thought of pregnancy but shook it out my head,i guess cause its been so long and i never got preggo and yesterday i remember going to my grandma s house on Nov 9 (period was due the 8) I ate dinner. then cake then rice pudding my grandma made. when i got back home i felt really nauseous and thru up all my food. Weird.
    So back to this bleeding.. The second time i used the bathroom and saw brick red blood with the brownish pinkish i also saw small clots and had some the next 2 times i used the bathroom. so i thought def. periods here but still why Nov one.
    But my period did not get heavier not even the next day. i filled a pad but it was from like 7 at night till the next day 11. yes had a long day at work and slept really long lol. usually it goes thru to my undies but it didnt. its been 6 days. it was a little heavy not really tho, not like my period, for like a day and a half or two. when i wiped it was not like a gush of blood like i didnt really need to wipe again.then it was like spotting the next two days and changing color brownish and dark red but pink when i wipe and very little when i wipe also. the last two days it was coming and going, spotting still brown on liner and pink when wipe. its like it onky came out on the pad or liner. now its gone. Also i had like red and clear string things. twi of them. i never saw that before. I started to really think pregnancy because i am still nauseous almost everyday thru out the day off and on. i sometimes feel sick to my stomache and really full. and i did not have any cramps at all!! mayb for a sec. but thats it and it was a couple the last two days of spotting. that is not normal for me usually i get bad cramps that i lay in the fetal position and my vagina feeld sooooo sore (sorry tmi)but i dont want to get my hopes up. i recently started getting headaches off and on but idk if its cause of possible pregnancy or because i recently got a cold for having wet hair in my house with no heat on. and im a little stuffy so i assumed the headaches are from that. but idk. our hopes are kind of already up. im just so confused and read lots of different stories about IB and hoping im pregnant. im just so confused. Im thinking mayb i had a M/C without even knowing i was preggo(hopefully not!!) or i am and dnt have enough of the hormone for the test to pick up?? if im not preggo, whats wrong with me, why no period for Nov. Why this weird period and these symptoms. I hope im ok.

    Sorry if this was too long.
    Thanks for all you help in advance and advice:)

    Ps i have never been preggo before and this has never happened before.
    I guess wait and see if Jan. period comes???
    its sooo far away

    I took another preggo test Dec 13 it was negative. I still get nauseous and get a weird yucky taste in my mouth. Maybe i dont have enough Hcg to be picked up by a hpt??

    • DP Nguyen January 5, 2014, 11:23 pm

      Did you end up getting pregnant? The nausea and weird taste in your month does sound like early pregnancy.

    • Ali January 16, 2014, 9:38 pm

      I have a VERY similar situation. My period was due dec 24 and my cycle is never more than 28-30 days. I went to the doctor on jan 3 to get a blood test since I was having the same symptoms but it was negative. I had some bleeding from Jan 7-9 which was not too light but never got heavy like my normal cycle. I have been feeling off and nauseous but I haven’t gotten physically sick. On jan 13 I spotted very light and it was dark brown in color. I’m curious as to what happened with you ?? I just feel so confused and lost. Btw, I’m not TTC but would still be happy

  • lexi December 13, 2013, 2:30 pm

    I had my period the week of thanksgiving. I shouldn’t be getting it again for another 9 days. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend 2 days before ovulation. Usually when I start I have horrible unable to stand up cramps. But today I went pee and wiped and I had a lot of brown mucus blood on my toilet paper as if I didnt know it was there. I thought it was weird cause I’m not supposed to start until around the Weekend of the 19 th. It has slowed down a lot. My tampons usually full by 9-10ish if I put one in at 7. I changed it and it was just a litte bit of brown and tiny bit of pink. I have no cramps. A few days ago I had a weord feeling near my groin and I have had low back pain, pimples, tired, hungry, heartburn, and even felt nauseus. It just doesn’t feel like a normal period. I know my body.

    • lexi December 13, 2013, 2:35 pm

      I also forgot to mention that I do mostly have a normal cycle. If not then I’m always late. It just doesn’t feel normal to me. I feel like its the middle of the five days I’m in my period with not cramps. And I also forgot to add I was constipated too!

  • tauvia blue November 27, 2013, 7:43 pm

    I’ve been experiencing implantation bleeding for the past week but it’s been on and off every 2 to 3 days I have irregular periods so I’m not sure if its my period trying to come back on or it’s a sign of pregnancy but I just went off my period last week.

  • Joelle November 27, 2013, 5:32 pm

    My last period started oct 23 . My periods are irregular up till this month i usually get it twice a month but this month I’ve had absolutely nothing. I’ve had unprotected sex everyday sometimes multiple times a day with maybe a couple days off in between but rarely . I was expecting my period the week of November 20th and now it’s the 27th and still nothing . I just went to the bathroom and there was a tiny bit of blood on the toilet paper and now nothing Implantation bleeding ? or is my period going to finally start ? I’ve taken several test this week all resulting in negatives but since I don’t know when I ovulate I’m not sure if its to soon so I’ve been trying to wait . It’s constantly in the back of my head knowing I constantly have unprotected sex .. I don’t know what to think a part of me feels pregnant along with cramping and constant nusea if I don’t eat. My breast aren’t tender .. But I’m constantly tired . I already know pregnancy is obviously likely but can anyone tell me if I actually may be or if I’m not because I also know my symptoms can be related to many other things as well as it all being in my head .. Someone help put me at ease!!

    • Erin December 5, 2013, 11:16 pm

      Hi im going through the exact same thing can youtell me what happened to you our cycle days and everything are off by like 3 days

  • Gerri November 25, 2013, 8:20 pm

    Hi everyone, I would love some advice or opinions. Me and my husband are at the beginning stages of trying to conceive. I have an irregular period but my average cycle length is approx. 31 days long. I got my period on November 11, we had intercourse on the 17th (just for fun) knowing that I probably wasnt ovulating, and then again on the 22 and 23rd. I started to have really bad cramping and brownish spotting on the 24th and today ( the 25th) it is gone. My period is not expected until December 15th and i can bet almost everything that I haven’t even ovulated….although I do know that anything can happen. Do you think this is IB? I am truly puzzled

  • Lily November 20, 2013, 3:23 pm

    I’m supposed to have my period yesterday on Nov. 19. And nothing, but a brownish discharge and light pinkish tint when I wipe. But nothing more. So I wore a pad to make sure. Today nothing until around afternoon. I went to check no period, but did wipe and have a light pink. I have a normal cycle. Been tracking it. And only had 1 pregnancy. Which I had no symptoms at all.

    We are actively trying for a baby. We did it once on Nov. 6.
    I started having cramps. And I never had PMS experience before.
    I get nausea. And fatigue. Bad acne. And lower backaches.
    Took a hpt and got a negative.

    Not sure what’s going on. I know pregnancies are different. My first one no cramps, no implantation bleeding, or any problems.
    I always have a regular cycle. I don’t have cramps before my periods either.

    So could I be pregnant? Or should I wait a little longer to test again?

    • Lily November 20, 2013, 3:27 pm

      I forgot to add in the first pregnancy I tested positive on the day of my period. This was back on Dec 28, 08.

  • Chloe November 18, 2013, 7:37 pm

    Hello my name is Chloe and I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend ten days ago (8th November, this was also the day I lost my virginity) and then again two days ago (15th November) we had sex again on the 16th November but we used a condom. On the morning of 17th November I witnessed a sploge of light red blood in my underwear, relieved I took this as being my period although it is only due to start in a few days time. My periods are normally heavy and I usually get bad cramps. But this time the bleeding is rather light and I do not experience any cramps. Worried, I researched implantation bleeding and I am stuck between the two. When I wipe I do see the blood and I am bleeding frequently but only small amounts. I am not having any other symptoms of pregnancy like tender breasts, tiredness or nauseousness. But I am just scared in case this is implantation bleeding and do not want to be pregnant. Please help.. Could this be implantation bleeding?

    • Mumof4 December 29, 2013, 6:00 pm

      Hi, I just read your post. I hope you’re ok. I know you wrote about a month ago so this may be too late to be of any help but the bleeding may just be your hymen. When you have intercourse for the first time (even though the bleeding only started on your second time) it breaks a small ‘seal’ in your vagina which causes bleeding although not every woman notices this when it happens. It doesn’t mean you’re pregnant but now your vagina is experiencing ‘intrusion’ which may also be causing capillaries to break and some bleeding. Don’t be afraid. But as a young mother of 4 you have to know that you are precious and valuable and so is your body. Search your heart that this is the road you are choosing. It’s not too late to turn back. Xo

  • tania November 17, 2013, 12:40 am

    Good morning!

    I think I’m experiencing implantation bleeding.
    My period is supposed to start on tues. Through last week I had a
    Very thick yellow cm. Then on fri I had brown spotting in the yellow
    This morning I woke bleeding. It is a very light red colour like
    Its definitely new blood. Iv had to ware a pad. It is not a heavy flow.
    Anyway, could it be implantion bleeding? Iv had 2 miss carriages
    And I’m so scared this is an early one!

    Thanks for you site!

  • CalliTeach November 16, 2013, 4:00 pm

    I had a natural miscarriage at 8 weeks on October 16th, no follow up blood work to monitor levels.

    My husband and I resumed normal unprotected sexual activity on October 26th, once bleeding had subsided. I’ve been waiting for my period since. I know it can take a while to return to normalcy, but I’ve been feeling off this week. I’ve had dizzy spells, a strange metal taste, and strange bleeding. Yesterday was very minimal light pink spotting when I went to the restroom and today is a bit heavier, but not like a typical second day of period.

    Is this my body returning to normalcy or possibly (crazy hopefully) implantation bleeding? I didn’t have these symptoms except dizziness with my pregnancy in September. Going crazy over here not knowing.

    • heather December 14, 2013, 7:47 am

      Hey callitech, I had the same thing two years ago! I had a mc jan 5 and went away on holidays jan 15 Indeed got pregnant 10 days after my mc with my beautiful TWIN girls!! good luck hope u are:)

  • hawaii November 14, 2013, 8:34 pm

    I am 34 years old, and my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. It’s believed that I have endometriosis as well. My cycles have been all over the place since I stopped birth control pills, ranging from 30-35 days. And most recently, at day 40 of my cycle (which is the longest my cycle has ever been), it seemed like my period had come. I bled enough (bright red) for a couple tampons for 1 day and then it was gone by day 2 and extremely light which has never happened to me as I always bleed for 5 days. I took 3 home pregnancy tests, with the last one at day 38 and they were all negative. Also, from day 30-37 I had horrible cramps that lasted a week.Could it be possible that I am pregnant and that it was implantation bleeding?

  • halle November 14, 2013, 1:36 am

    I’ve been on birth control for about 2 and half years. I always have a 28 day cycle, and my period is usually heavy for 4 days and light spotting for 1-2. About 9 days before my period, I forgot to take one of my pills. I had to take two pills the following day, which was 8 days before my period was due. I usually wake up on the day of my expected period rather heavy. This time, I woke up with brownish spotting. I have it for the last 3 days. I have worn liners and tampons. Its been pretty dark, but the tampon is never filled. Occasionally I can see some red when I wipe or on the tampon. I took a HPT on the night of the 2nd day of this spotting and the morning of the 3rd day. Both turned out negative. My boyfriend and I have unprotected sex, but I don’t keep track of my ovulation days, so I am not sure if/how many times we had sex during ovulation. Before my expected period day, I had breast tenderness, which I usually get prior to my period. On the day that my period was supposed to come and the spotting started, I had back cramps, which I usually get at the start of my period. Was it too early for me to take the test, or is this just an irregular period due to me having to double on pills for a day? I plan to take a test again on Friday morning–if it comes out positive, I’m assuming this is implantation bleeding?

  • Ashleigh Simmons November 12, 2013, 8:32 pm

    Hi, my name is Ashleigh. Two days ago I started noticing some spotting. It is a gross brown color and is really light at times and some times just comes out in a weird clump.. Along with this I have been experience cramps that feel just like period cramps. This started 11 days before I am supposed to start my normal period, so I was confused. I looked it up and it could be many different things. One of them being pregnancy. Me and my boyfriend had sex 8 days before this happened and again 7 days before this happened.. I later looked at my period app and that happens to be while I was right in my ovulation time. I had been taking birth control pills for a month at this point. I took them every night at 9, but sometimes I had to take them later than that. And a few times I forgot to take it that night, so I took it that morning and then continued regularly that night. So since it was not always at the same time, I understand that that means it may not have worked as effectively as I thought it was working.. We did not wear a condom, but he didn’t finish inside of me. So knowing all of this, it seems that this could be implantation bleeding. But, option number two is cervical cancer. And apparently, this is normally caused from HPV, which might not effect you for a few years, which is when it could lead to cervical cancer. Well 3-4 years ago, I had unprotected sex with a guy a few times, and he had multiple sex partners before me and I never checked to see if he gave me STDs because I never had any signs, but it says that HPV doesn’t usually show signs of having it. Also, having sex at a young age, having a weak immune system, and using birth control are all things that put you at risk for getting cervical cancer, and all of those things apply to me. So that’s also scary.. These are the two options I am worried about. But the pregnancy tests say it’s too early to test, that I have to wait until 5 days before my missed period, so I can’t test it for another 5 days.. And I have to set up a pap test to get the cervical cancer crossed off the list, so I thought I would take a shot here. Any advice on all of this would be great.

    Additional info:
    I am 19 years old.
    I missed a birth control pill recently. (I don’t know if that could effect anything)
    The spotting and cramping lasted for 3 days
    It wasn’t heavy but it was pretty constant and clumpy

  • Althea Ramirez November 12, 2013, 6:35 pm

    Hi! I’ve been on combined contraceptive pills for almost a year. Last october 8 i missed taking a pill after having unprotected sex (this day was the 5th day of my period and 3rd day of my new pack and this was the only time i missed my pill for this pack). We had unprotected sex again on the 12th and 15th of October. I’m supposed to have my period on the 1st of November… I had it on this day but it was not as heavy as my usual period and it only lasted for exactly 3 days but normally I’m having it for 5-7 days. Although i don’t feel much yet of the early signs of pregnancy but recently i am having this feeling of increased rate of heart beat (probably due to stress and panic and much consciousness on thinking if i could be pregnant). Given these conditions could i probably get pregnant? Kindly help me on this… Thank you…

    • Althea Ramirez November 12, 2013, 7:02 pm

      In addition to, I have also been taking contraceptive pill due to irregular period brought about by polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

  • Kailei November 12, 2013, 2:32 pm

    My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex October 26, 2013. My period was supposed to start on Nov. 7. Today (Nov. 12) a lot of blood came out and only lasted about 4 hours. It was a lot like you’d have on a heavy period. But it is no longer bleeding. I’ve been feeling dizzy lately and super tired all the time. I’ve been urinating more often and I feel nauseous at night when I am laying in bed. Could I be pregnant? Please help. Thank you

  • Cedricka November 11, 2013, 9:47 am

    im 18
    sept i did not have a period, my period i was on august the 24th i was waiting and my period for september did not come. oct the 1st i bleed like really heavy, just blood all over the place… i had unprotected sex on the 12,13, 14, and 15 + 17, now my period was suppose to come on the 29th of oct but it didnt…. today i wake up and pee and there i saw some blood, i wipe and see pink on the tissue… i think its on and off right and its brownish no clots and i have cramps to my back and stomach alil… i have symptoms such as back ache, head aches, moodyness, tender breasts, darker areoles, you can see my veins in my breast, i went up a whole bra size, heart burn, cramps, craving different food or no appetite, never finish my food, tired amd exhausted and now im period is 13 days late….

  • Krystal November 11, 2013, 7:46 am

    My last period was October 6-12th. Last night November 11th I had some clear discharge with one small pink strip of blood in it and I havent bled another drop since. Is it possible that was implantation bleeding or could it just be my period coming on? If I were to be pregnant… would I test positive yet?

  • Summer November 10, 2013, 11:49 pm

    Hi
    Im patricia, 21 yrs old, i am having now a problem about mu menstruation?
    I had an unprotected sex last sept 13 and got my menstruation sept 24-29 (10 days delayed),, it is heavy period with heavy cramping and blood clot. So i guess it is not a implantation bleeding… But then for my period on the next month october, i missed the period till now november 11,, but i still feel normal,no signs and symptoms of pregnancy, and by the way sept 13 was the last tym i had contact with my partner, and based on my lifestyle i recently gone from lot of stress because of exams, and sometimes i am studying in early in the morning and sleep on the day, and also i’ve been depressed for this last month… I hope you can help..
    Thanks a lot.. I am so very confuse… Godbless..

  • Jeanniene November 10, 2013, 6:22 pm

    Hi,

    I’m 37 and my once regular periods are now irregular. However, my period came and it only lasted 2 days. It was so light, I didn’t require a liner and it was light pink whenever I wiped. My cycle is usually 33 days and they last 6 days but this one was different. My lmp was 9/29 and this one occurred on 11/5-6 which I guess would make my
    period kinda late. I have been sexually active around the time I think ovulated last month and now my stomach is feeling a bit uneasy at night. Should I test or is it safe to say that I have no chance of being pregnant?

  • Hailey November 9, 2013, 4:28 am

    So my husband and I have been married for a little over a year and had never had unprotected sex until October 9, 2013. From 10/9 to 11/7 we’ve basically had unprotected sex every day. I dont have my period 2 months out of the year (MAR, and AUG) but the rest of the year it is normal. 32 day cycle, 7 days. BUT I was supposed to start on 11/2 and still havent had any bleeding at all. I was supposed to ovulate around the 20th but this is my first possible pregnancy and im trying to figure out if implantation can happen after my period is missed?… The couple things I noticed that were different was I was a little moody, my sex drive went crazy, and my discharge picked up heavily the last week in OCT. I took a preggo test on the 5th and it was negative but I was reading the implantation can take place anywhere from 12-19 days after ovulation. Any Comments?

    • Hailey November 9, 2013, 4:32 am

      So my husband and I have been married for a little over a year and had never had unprotected sex until October 9, 2013. From 10/9 to 11/7 we’ve basically had unprotected sex every day. I dont have my period 2 months out of the year (MAR, and AUG) but the rest of the year it is normal. 32 day cycle, 7 days. BUT I was supposed to start on 11/2 and still havent had any bleeding at all. I was supposed to ovulate around the 20th but this is my first possible pregnancy and im trying to figure out if implantation can happen after my period is missed?… The couple things I noticed that were different was I was a little moody, my sex drive went crazy, and my discharge picked up heavily the last week in OCT and a couple days this last week I was REALLY tired, but I have a weird sleeping schedule so im not sure what it was from. I took a preggo test on the 5th and it was negative but I was reading the implantation can take place anywhere from 12-19 days after ovulation. Any Comments?

      • DP Nguyen November 9, 2013, 5:44 pm

        Sounds like there’s a good chance you could be pregnant, especially if these symptoms are different than the symptoms you normally have during PMS. (Moodiness, sex drive changes and discharge can also be correlated to PMS symptoms… BUT if you haven’t had them before, then you probably could be pregnant.) If your period was supposed to start on the 2nd, and you took a HPT on the 5th… You might have taken it too early. I would wait another week, and then take the test again. Sometimes, it takes time for the pregnancy hormones to build up in your blood and urine. Good luck.

  • jenny November 6, 2013, 1:35 pm

    Hi.. I’m 37 ttc #2 first pregancy at 31. Periods are pretty normal lasting 4 to 5 days starting on the first of every month. Although this month was a little strange . I spotted light to dark pink not enough to wear a tampon but having light blood on my liner when waking up in the morning and throught the day sometimes nothing. That lasted for 2 1/2 days. On the 3 rd day I had brown when I wiped twice and on the 4th day I wiped once and had a pink tint. Is this implantation bleeding and if so when can I test?

    • DP Nguyen November 9, 2013, 5:54 pm

      To me, it sounds like you had a period… just the flow was different this time. Occasionally, I’ve had lighter than normal periods, due to stress and being sick. However, if it was staining from implantation bleeding, then I would take a home pregnancy test in two weeks to double check.

      Since you think you have a hormonal imbalance, I would say that I would still to get tested to see if that’s all normal, especially if your period has been missing for two months. I would definitely go get a blood test.

  • Kashie November 6, 2013, 12:29 am

    Hello,

    Last tuesday(29/10/2013) I saw my specialist and told him i had pains on my left, and then he said if it doesnt go come back and see me. I havent yet. I then got a spot of blood on wedesday (30/10/2013) thought i was getting my period and i have been wearing a pad all week waiting for it. but i had brown discharge and when i wipe down there its very light pink. I have just got my period. Worst one yet. Mum felt my boobs last night and asked if i was pregnant, but i got my period. Massive sore boobs, back pain, headache and stomach pain

    On the 5/11/2013 I woke up with heaps of blood to the fact that I needed to change my bed sheets, and the when i wipe down there the blood is really bright red. When I had brown discharge, when i wipe it would be really light pink…

    • DP Nguyen November 9, 2013, 5:56 pm

      Do you think that you might have had a miscarriage? Sounds to me like you may have. I would go to the doctor right away!

  • Moonie November 4, 2013, 10:32 am

    So today is Nov.4 last month my period started Oct.
    3 -9… Sept. I missed the whole month but negative text
    But today as of Nov.4 ….I started spotting Oct.3O on Wednesday
    Light pinkish blood just a little thursday it was still bright pink
    But it had more brown in it friday also Sat./Sun. nithing besides
    I think discharge (I) but then I started reading up on implantation
    and niw I’m thinking can this be it (scurbs shoulder) and I’m afraid
    to go to da doctor cus I thought I was pregnant a100 times before
    but BFN so I think ima just wait another week n get a test someone plese respon bac
    And thanks for taking your time out to do so n good luck everyone:)))()

    • DP Nguyen November 9, 2013, 6:00 pm

      If you haven’t gotten your period, I would take a home pregnancy test and then another one in a week. You could have just had a light period… Or it could be implantation bleeding.

  • Melissa November 1, 2013, 5:06 pm

    For the past two days I have felt nauseous towards bedtime. This morning I woke up to let the dogs outside and as I was standing there I felt that I had used the restroom on myself. I looked down my pants and saw that blood soaked my underwear and ran down my leg to my socks. I have never had that happen and it was a lot of blood, it was bright red. I thought I started my period but when I went to the restroom a few hours later, I went to wipe and there was no blood. I’m not sure what to think but my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 8 months. Please help!!

    • DP Nguyen November 9, 2013, 6:22 pm

      Maybe implantation?

  • Ashleyj October 29, 2013, 9:01 am

    I have 30 day cycles and my periods are usually like clockwork and last between 5-6 days. My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on Oct. 4th which was 4 days after my period went off. He did not pull out as we usually do. We had sex again on Oct. 6 which would have been one day before my ovulation day. My next period wouldn’t be due until Oct. 26th. On Oct. 24th I started noticing I had a lot more discharge than usual and I check my cervix there was long stretchy clear discharge mixed with tiny speck of blood then at the end of the night it was less stretchy but more pinkish brown color. The next day Oct. 26th in the morning when I wiped I noticed I was spotting but very light and only when I wiped it was very light pink. Nothing leaked on to my panties. The next day was my expected period day but when I woke up there was nothing in my underwear but in the afternoon while at work I noticed a little blood darker in color and only a little. I put a thin pad on and when I got home there wasn’t even enough to fill the whole pad. This was unusual for me because my period is usually heavy for 3 days then starts to get lighter but I still have to wear pads or tampons. On Oct. 27th I noticed even less when I woke up. I was very tired throughout the day and slept pretty much all day. There was still only a small amount of blood in my pad and a little when I wiped. I took a shower and didn’t feel the need to put on a pad or anything. So on Oct. 28th when I woke up I had nothing in my underwear. Headaches throuout the day felt like I needed to take a nap at work but didn’t really have a big appetite. I was noticining brownish pink discharge in my undies. I got home around 9 pm that night and took a pregnancy test I got from the dollar store but it was negative. I’m not sure if I tested to soon or if this is implantation bleeding or just a abnormal period. I’m 26 years old and have never taken birth control and have not been taking any medication. To my knowledge I’ve never been pregnant and I really can’t what this might be.

    • tifftom November 6, 2013, 9:04 am

      Sounds like you just had a light period.

      • Cedricka November 11, 2013, 9:59 am

        the best time to take a test is when you first wake up

  • Michelle October 28, 2013, 1:46 pm

    I have a question for whoever can answer, maybe help me out a bit. I am 22 years old, my boyfriend and I have been together for 5.5 years and on October 12th, really October 13th around 2, 3 am we had unprotected sex he came in me and everything. Later that day around 3 o’clock in the afternoon I went purchased and took plan b. I have many health issues resulting from a childhood sickness and I get bicillin injections monthly. I can not take birth control because not only will it not work because of the antibiotics but it can also cause me to relapse. According to the period calendar app I was ovulating on the 14th. I took a pregnancy test like a fool on the 23rd. My period is due to arrive tomorrow the 29th. Usually my period comes two days prior to the scheduled date. Friday the 25th I had a little drop of brownish red blood in my undies. I wiped and realized I had more brownish blood. I put in a tampon thinking it was my period. When I went to the bathroom later to change it there was absolutely nothing on the tampon. The next day when I went to the bathroom and wiped there was brownish blood, in the shower cleaning myself I realized there was brown blood up there. Yesterday the 27th I was bleeding just a tad bit after my night shower; I wore a pad to bed, woke up this morning and again nothing was on the pad. I wiped this morning and there was again brown and red blood. All of this with light cramping. I also have been having diarrhea mostly in the mornings and after i eat. this morning i felt nauseaus, no vomit. my breasts do feel tender, i do have breast implanta though so im not sure how they are supposed to feel. Just now when I went to the bathroom when I wiped now I have light red blood and more of it. I am going to check and keep updating later but I’m not sure if its my period or not. Can anyone shed some light !? I think I may be psyching myself out.

  • kanita October 27, 2013, 7:14 pm

    My period usually start on the 18th it last for 7 days. But this started out crazy I started at the beginning of the month lasted for four days then stopped. Then on the 26th it’s heavy spotting but didn’t feel up pad I don’t take birth control. Is this implantation bleeding or period.

  • Molly October 20, 2013, 2:08 pm

    Does this sound like implantation to you?

    My hubby and I have unprotected sex regularly. My periods are always on time and they are always heavy for about 3-5 days. This month was VERY weird. Could this be implantation bleeding?

    October 16th : light cramping in the morning.. light blood and brown cervical mucus around 12 or 1 o’clock pm

    October 17th: heavier bleeding still kinda brownish until about 3 o’clock pm and then very light again

    October 18th: light blood and brown cervical mucus for a couple hours

    October 19th: nothing

    We have been trying for a while now. Could this be it?

  • Amanda October 19, 2013, 2:07 pm

    Hi, I was on bc for a year but ended my last pack in August. My bf and I are not ttc but are not preventing it either. It is now October. My period arrived a week late. I went to the health clinic for a checkup a week ago and did not test positive. A few days later I started bleeding. My period lasted three days only and was comparatively light. In hindsight I should have paid attention to the flow and color. A few days later when my bf and I had sex I started bleeding with some color being light red/pink to brownish. Today I was sexually aroused and had more brown discharge. It could be just wiped off my panties. I was wondering if I was overthinking it or if I should test again. I was considering restarting my birth control this Sunday. Thank you.

  • Ileyia Hines October 15, 2013, 5:06 am

    Hi all!

    Well I am 21 years of age and my husband and I are TTC. I got pregnant back in Jan. but soon lost the pregnancy in Feb. We weren’t really trying to get pregnant because of the loss, but after we got married in June, we started trying again.

    I’ve been keeping track of my periods on a period tracker app on my phone [has alarms for taking my prenatals and when my period is supposed to be and all of that]. My period came early last month, and this month it isn’t here. A couple days ago, after I went to the bathroom, I noticed slight REALLY light pinkish red blood on the tissue. It didn’t appear on any more tissue for the rest of the day, and today, I found some more blood. It’s a bright red, but still pretty light.

    My tracker keeps records of all of my periods and adjusts my cycle according to that. And right now I am on an [approx.] 38 day cycle, with a [approx.] 6 day period. Before my miscarriage, my periods were only 3-4 days long. Afterwards it went from 7 days to 5 days. So I have no idea if this is normal or not.

    I have been experiencing all of the symptoms named above [and I have been researching more on CM, and it is looking like the CM that you get when you are pregnant..] and I am seriously confused. Can implantation bleeding start after a missed period or is this something that is more serious and need to see the doctor about?

    Thanks!

    ~Ileyia Hines

    • Ileyia Hines October 15, 2013, 5:11 am

      Wanted to add, I took a hpt 3 days before my period [It was one of those epts] and it came out negative. Took another hpt 2 days ago, and it also came out negative. I am currently experiencing light-mild cramping, and as I said, the rest of the symptoms named above in the article.

      [hope the added part helped!]

      Thanks!

      ~Ileyia Hines

    • ashy October 15, 2013, 8:19 am

      I would wait until it has been a week missed period & take a digital test. those are more expensive but more accurate. I myself have taken many pregnancy tests due to my period being all out of whack. Id wait a few more days then test again. if negative & still no period, call your doctor & request a blood test. sounds like you may be pregnant but just tested too early. good luck!

  • Ti October 14, 2013, 11:27 pm

    Well still no AF. It was due 10/12/13 . Still getting headaches dizziness back aches nausea restless too. Made an appt for Wed wish me luck!0

  • ashy October 14, 2013, 8:55 pm

    Hoping to get some answers before i spend money on a HPT. Im 23 & my husband & I are TTC. I have been off the pill for 2 years now but we havn’t had any luck so far. I usually have pretty regular periods every 32-35 days. They last 5-7 days each time. ALWAYS have. Except my last period. I had a period on August 24 & then we were ttc all through the month of September. the end of September came with no period but ALL of my period symptoms only not as bad. But I had mild headaches, bloating, backaches, stomach aches, sore breasts, mild cramping but instead of blood, I had discharge. So on October 3 when I thought I was 5-6 days late, I took a HPT (a very cheap 1) and it was negative. Oct 4 came & I felt normal, did not feel my period coming on at all & then I noticed some bleeding at around 7pm that night ( I always start in the morning so that was weird to me). so the 4th-7th I had bleeding, not as heavy as normal & no symptoms, but I just assumed it was my period so I didnt think anything of it until on the 7th I had horrible headache with nausea and the bleeding was very light that day. woke up on the 8th with no bleeding. So I assumed everything was normal again but was surprised I had such a light period. but on the 8th I felt horrible again, stomach aches all day. By the 9th I had bad diarrhea & it felt like I was starting my period again. On the 10th I noticed a dark brownish bleeding when using the bathroom, only very little. then I noticef it again on the 11th. today is the 14th & I havnt had any other symptoms other than having to pee constantly. But could be cus ive been trying to drink more water? is the bleeding just leftovers of my period? im so confused & if I were pregnant I would be like 7 weeks. I have no idea whats going on. am I over thinking? I need advice, thanks

    • ashy October 15, 2013, 8:22 am

      want to add that my hisband did get checked out in May & all his levels are normal. I havn’t gotten checked yet but I’ve always had regular periods so im just giving it more time

  • T October 14, 2013, 2:35 am

    Hi this is my story…
    On october 3rd me and my husband had sex and it was unprotected. I expected my period to come around the 4thto the 8th sometime. (usually my periods before I got married were around the 20th. I was always irregular but around the 20th.) I was on birth control the first two months I was married and my periods were everywhere so I assumed the 4-the 8th id get it but i didn’t..now I’ve been off birth control for over 2 months and so on october 3rd we had sex and I had cramps pretty bad cramps but nothing like my regular cramps. Then I started to bleed on the 9th…it was different…it didn’t feel normal at all. I bleed on and off for 3 days then on the 4th nothing but a brown spot so I didn’t wear a pad or anything I thought ok my period is over (usually I go about 6 days so it’s weird) I took a test but got a negative response. Then today around 4pm I went tot he restroom and i was bleeding pink…then me and my husband a few hrs later had protected sex and all over the condom was brown and pink looking blood stuff…since then I haven’t bleed at all. I took a test yesterday and it was negative. I’m so confused is this a weird period or could this be pregnacy my other symptoms have been, bad really back headaces and a really bad lower back ake, and bad hot flashes where i have to put cold water on my face. i’ve been a bit moody at my husband and I’m super bloated. I thought earlier i was nasuated by not sure if I’m over thinking this. Please give advice to me

  • Lucy October 11, 2013, 6:34 am

    Hello
    I am TTC and I would have been 28 days on my cycle yesterday. For the last few days I have experienced severe cramping and nausea. I took a pregnancy test and it said that I was pregnant 1-2 weeks. Yesterday I started seeing blood when I wiped, this has continued overnight and is still happening today with some small clots. Not as much as a heavy period but more than spotting that people have mentioned. Is this implantation bleeding or do you think something has happened :( ?

    • Ti October 12, 2013, 12:38 am

      I’m waiting now. Same thing with me,but I didn’t test yet…. My cycle due now. I’ve been sleepy,dizzy and had headaches today. I’m worried about the amount of blood too. Imma test Monday . I hope for us all! Good luck

  • Karen October 10, 2013, 11:38 am

    The same thing is happening to me! My period is not expected until Sunday yet I started spotting yesterday at 9 days past ovulation. I’m do worried I have a Luteal phase defect or something terrible. Have been TTC for 6 months now following a miscarriage. I don’t think I am experiencing implantation bleeding as I didn’t have this when I conceived my daughter or the one I lost. So worried that there’s something wrong with me and I am desperate to have another child whilst I am still in my 30’s.

    X

  • sinxxxx October 10, 2013, 8:46 am

    Hello, I am 27 yrs old and ttc. My last menstrual cycle was on 30th august. I have 32 days cycle. Now its oct 10th. from past 3 days I have light bleeding. Its not similar to periods. No pain, no cramps. My 2 hpt came out negative. Today saw some clots in blood. Color is dark red. Please help.

  • Ashley October 9, 2013, 4:10 pm

    Hi, my name is Ashley and I’m 27 years old. I have been TTC for roughly 3 years with having 6 chemical pregnancies/miscarriages with no living children. I truly believe that I am pregnant but afraid that its yet another chemical. I have had a lot of pregnancy symptoms to craving odd things, a bit more wet down there since ovulation, sore/swollen breasts and nipples (the right side more than the other), mild cramps but noticeable since vulovulation, and extremely fatigue for the past week. My last three periodsrae exactly 28 days but yesterday I woke up to having a glob of clear discharge with tiny tiny dots of pink and I didn’t have anymore throughout the day. Now this morning cd 28 which is expected day of period, I woke up with having the same glob of clear discharge but with pink blood stringy looking things. I just tested with clear blue digital ans it says not pregnant but with my symptoms and this is not how my periods comes. Maybe thinking implantation. Can you maybe shed some light on this and also I should note that I ovulate late. On cd16 usually. Thank you.

  • Jules October 9, 2013, 2:59 pm

    Hi I have had some light brownish spotting which lasted about a day I came off the pill in August but my periods are regular how do I know if it’s implantation bleeding and when should I take a test since I’m not sure when my period is due

    • cheirish October 12, 2013, 8:39 am

      I would say that you should wait three days after Implantation.

  • Ti October 8, 2013, 10:30 am

    I am 40 and ttc. This is my first time charting so I have never known when I ovulate . I have a17year old and want to have a child by my fiancé . According to my ff app my cycles average 29 days. Cycle began 9/13/13 I was supposedly fertile 9/27-9/30 . I have done bbt, but not at the same time everyday. So we have continually tried throughout that period. Today 10/8/13 I am having mild cramping,some sharp ones too. Headaches that I don’t usually get. My back and hips keep aching and popping. I’m gassy bloated hungry,but nothing tastes good. My cycle is due 10/12/13..but last night I started with a brownish discharge in my panties,and then this morning there was light blood on the tissue when I wiped. It is pink/red but thin in consistency.red, but.not like heavy red period blood. This is more watery. So I’ve neen laying down tired and resting. Wondering if this is implantation bleeding or an early period.

    • DP Nguyen October 8, 2013, 10:23 pm

      Sounds like implantation bleeding and early pregnancy symptoms to me. (PMS and pregnancy symptoms can be very similar). But wait until your missed period on October 12 and take a home pregnancy test. That is the only surefire way to know. Good luck

      • Tj October 10, 2013, 11:59 am

        Thank you! I really hope so… but not trying to get too excited. Since then I had light bleeding Wednesday. More than a panty liner but not enough to soak a pad. Definitely not my normal period. It seemed more watery and there was red, dark red and brown in it.. (sorry tmi) but it is Thursday morning now, and it has stopped completely. Could I still be possibly pregnant, or did that flow end my dreams?
        I still feel a dull ache on my left side and my butt muscles are sore! Especially on the left side too. I will keep hoping and waiting. I will be sooooooo excited if so! Thanks again.

  • KrysS October 4, 2013, 3:43 pm

    Im so confused! I just stopped taking my BC pills about two or three weeks ago. I have PCOS and I havent had a period in two months, even being on the pills, so I assumed that pregnancy would be extremely difficult. The past 3 days, I have been having light cramping (Ithought it might be potty cramps) and a few minutes ago, a glob of thick mucus tinged with red blood was passed. I wiped and there was no more blood. Could this be implantation bleeding? Is there normally mucus associated with it? No smells, no pain, and there is no infection. (Im married and faithful for 6 years). Ive had two children and one miscarriage two years ago.

    • DP Nguyen October 8, 2013, 10:18 pm

      I think that it could be implantation bleeding (it can occur with mucus), or it may be a sign that your period is about to start. Wait a few days and see if it occurs again. In any case, take a home pregnancy test next week and see. Good luck!

  • ella September 30, 2013, 11:41 am

    So i’m a wreck.

    My partner and i attempted to conceive about two weeks ago.

    I had no signs or symptoms that i was pregnant until yesterday when i got very mild cramps and a little spot of brown blood appeared. Today, the bleeding is a little heavier but still scanty. My cramps are moderate but still nothing like a regular period for me. None of this spotty bleeding has been like a regular period and my ACTUAL period shouldn’t be due for another week.

    But i took a pregnancy test. It is negative.

    But it may be too early to test.

    Is there anything I can do to tell for sure? For example, is a doctor-administered test any more accurate than a home test or are we just going to have to be patient and wait out the next week to be sure?

    Also, if this IS a period, and just early, how do I know it’s a period and not a miscarriage?

    • DP Nguyen October 2, 2013, 12:25 am

      You won’t get an accurate result until AFTER you miss your period so you shouldn’t test until after you miss your period.

      You won’t be able to tell whether it’s a period or a very early miscarriage (chemical pregnancy). But you should like with your mild cramps and spotting, that sounds like implantation bleeding, especially if you don’t usually spot… But you will have to wait for your period to come (or not come) to really be able to tell. So sorry. Good luck!

    • Tj October 10, 2013, 12:04 pm

      Sounds like my situation TTW it is!

  • laura September 23, 2013, 5:24 pm

    Hi i have a 24 day cycle,had unpretected sex 4 time on my ovulation week.7 days before my period i had some dark spotting, which lasted two days but was very light only noticable when wiping, the day i was due my period 7 days later i had heavy bleeding for 24 hours then light for 12 then it stopped.
    What do u think my chances of being pregnant are :-)

  • Desiree September 20, 2013, 1:16 pm

    My cycles average at 24 days and this cycle like the last four I had pos ovulation tests on CD 12
    I had wondered why FF set this cycle out to 26 days, having me test on day 27 instead of day 24…
    Well I tested yesterday and then again today and got a negative…
    here’s the length of my last cycles
    *most recent to oldest*
    22, 21, 27, 23, 24, 26, 25, 22, 21, 24, and 21
    my ff chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3baa6e

    This morning my temperature shot up from 97.75 yesterday to 98.20 today, but I started bleeding. It doesn’t feel like my normal period, I have barely a cramp at all. my cycles are three days long and usually light on day one… Could this be implant bleeding? Everything was times to a “T”
    Should I still test tomorrow or consider this as my period?

  • Britt September 18, 2013, 12:57 am

    Ok here is my situation. My periods are usually 32-36 days in length. This month, I started bleeding heavy on the 29th day. My period is NEVER early. My husband and I had unprotected sex during my ovulation period. I have had heavier bleeding than my normal periods, associated with 1.5 days of cramping. Miscarriage, IB, or period?

  • M L September 10, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Is it normal to spot for 5-6 days before your expected period? I have only been having light brown spotting. I also have been having lighter than normal “menstrual” cramping without the blood, I have an autoimmune thyroid disease, I’ve been nauseous for over a week, back ache, dizzy spells, sore breasts, fatigue, and never normally am this way before a period. Usually the day before my period I spot just a little bit, do not feel nauseous or sick, and am very crabby. Usually the next day I get a full blown period. This time around has been so different…I also have been on some breast enhancing herbs on and off. Here’s the kicker though…my husband had the big V over a year ago and no I haven’t cheated on him… I don’t understand…usually my periods are so consistent…every 28-31 days, no spotting in between except for the day before, and no cramping before. I have also had two kids and got pregnant with them quite quickly. One was an “oopsie” and the other came “faster than expected”.

    • DP Nguyen September 11, 2013, 12:15 am

      I think some months can be a little in terms of your symptoms. Just to be sure, you might want to take a home pregnancy test. But perhaps its the herbs you’re taking that are intensifying your PMS symptoms… Or it is possible that you are just having a lighter period than normal, since your flow can fluctuate from month to month. Some months are more than others.

  • *Joanna* LiveLaughLove August 11, 2013, 10:53 am

    Hi ladies, me and my partner are ttc…I’m having the same problem, I have a 25 days cycle, 5 days before my period, and 10 dpo I started spotting light pink on and off, dull back aches, minor cramping, gurgling sounds in my stomache, minor headaches…The following day the spotting turned into brown discharge, later that afternoon it got a little heavy, during the night and now this morning it is red, and I’m still having little heavy bleeding….I have children and I never experienced this….Implantation Bleeding is so similar to a period…The beginning of next month I am getting a blood test to find out if I’m pregnant…Goodluck ladies !! Pregnancy is a wonderful experience !!

    • DP Nguyen August 11, 2013, 2:02 pm

      Good luck to you!

    • Tj October 10, 2013, 12:25 pm

      Im dying to know the results! Your situation is similar to mine, did you get a +?

  • liz May 25, 2013, 6:03 pm

    ok.. my periods have been running between 28-30 days.. today is day 32.. the only blood i have is from checking with toilet paper.. none has actually come out yet.. i’m technically 2 days late! my last months periods are…. feb 22,2013, march 24,2013, and april 24,2013. so far nothing unless i actually check with toilet paper and that’s fairly light pink.. i haven’t been able to use the bathroom today. i’m a little bloated, no appetite, some mild cramping. and the last couple days i been sleeping like crazy bout 10-12 hrs a day.. i don’t want to test yet cuz i feel it’s to soon cuz i do have some of the bleeding inside. idk what to think can someone help me????? please

  • terrylee April 11, 2013, 12:26 am

    Hello I’m ttc and I started spotting on 8/4/13 witch was 6 days before my period was due anyway I started to spot light pink blood so I whiped and there was only a bit on the tissue so I put a pad on just incase I was coming on early so I left the pad on for round 4 hours and there was only a bit on the pad but was very light the day after on the 9th it carried on the same getting lighter then on the 10th it had changed from light pink to a brown but there was nout on my pad only when I wiped then I went to the toilet at 5pm that day and there was nothing on pad or tissue so I thought it had stoped but now on the 11th at 4.15am I went toilet again and there was a clear discharge along with light pink colour when I wiped then at 5.30am I went again and there was nout there and now it seems to have stoped can anyone help me I’m really confused thanks

  • Marti April 2, 2013, 3:56 pm

    I had an iui on March 21 and 22. I triggered on March 20, and I think I ovulated on March 23. Today I woke up and had dark brown spotting. It was very light in the AM, but by the late afternoon it was quite thick and heavier. (yuck) I only have the bleeding when I wipe. Otherwise, I don’t have anything showing on the panty liner. I would start my period tomorrow if it follows the schedule of the trigger shot. I would get it on Friday if it follows my regular 25 day cycle. I am really confused if this is implantation or period. I start my next iui tomorrow if this one failed. Any suggestions?

  • steph March 17, 2013, 10:42 am

    my last period started on 2/27/13. I really don’t keep up with ovulation times but I think I ovulated between the 9th through the 15th. My finance and I have unprotected sex and use the pull out method. However on the 8th he did not pull out when we had sex. I started spotting a light pink discharge on the 15th and it lasted until yesterday the 16th. It wasn’t heavy at all and it wasn’t a constant thing. Mostly I noticed it when I wiped. I had a few drops on my underwear. I have had cramping in my lower back and abdomen. It almost feels like menstrual cramps. Its uncomfortable but not horrible. I usually have HORRIBLE cramps and very heavy bleeding with my period. My next period isn’t until the 27th of March. My breast are very tender. Especially my nipples and they feel a little fuller and tingly. This past week I have been extremly exhausted. I could sleep all day if I didn’t have to work. I have had a little nausea but its mostly when I feel hungry. I do feel like Ive been more hungry this last week too. I took a HPT this morning when I woke up and it was negative. Its about 10 days before my period is due to start. Is it possible I could be pregnant. I have never had this spotting before my period unless its like the day before Im supposed to start but definetly not 10 days before.

  • tin March 16, 2013, 6:27 pm

    i had my period on march 5,2013 ..and then i am bleeding now march 17 2013..was dat possible dat i got my period 2 tyms in a month?was dat implantation bleeding?cud i b pregnant?

  • kyndra March 13, 2013, 10:34 pm

    I was 13 days late. I now experiencing some bleeding unlike my period. No cramps, very tired. Yesterday it started off as light pink. And now it’s very light bleeding. Blood like a red pink and brown mixed. Im wondering if I could be pregnant?

  • anna February 27, 2013, 11:04 pm

    I am dying here seriously with confusion.I had a period may 31 I had sex june 7 then 20 june. Then i was sexually active from beginimg of July till end of July. I have a 28 day cycle on the dot. On 28 june I then woke up one morning with cramps which is normal for my periods with a heeeavy hravy flow of bright red fresh smelling blood. it exactly like my normal period nothing doffferent what so ever. Lasted 3 days like my normal period n super heavy like normal p. 1 pad every half an hour(June 28 one) my due date is march 30. I’m wondering is this a June baby and that was implantation bleeding or??

  • Grace January 21, 2013, 5:04 pm

    Hey! Quick question here. My last period was December 22-25. I had
    unprotected sex on the 26th of that month and then again on January 1st.
    On January 14, I started spotting a light brown color on and off for 4
    days. I thought it was my period but it didn’t resemble my normal periods
    at all. It stopped on day 4 and never got heavy. Could I possibly be pregnant?
    My periods are NEVER that light and I’m usually always on time. Please help.
    I haven’t tested yet because I’d like some thoughts and opinions from ladies
    who have children. Thank you!!

  • l.l December 16, 2012, 9:45 am

    hi my husband and i want to have a baby, on the day my period was due(12/11) i had cramps for 3 days without blood my period is very regular; 3 days later i took a hpt negative, today(12/16) my period is five days late this morning went to the bathroom wipe and there was blood i don know what is going on. can i be pregnant?

    • lee June 23, 2013, 4:33 pm

      Hi, I have just experienced the same thing, can you tell me what happened, were you pregnant or not.

  • Cassie23 December 15, 2012, 11:09 pm

    Hi, im trying to get prego .. and one week after my period was due i began bleeding a watery red, and from then on the blood turned bright red and heavy it lasted for two days and automatically stopped. Could this be implantation bleeding? HPT says negative probably because i should wait a few days till my body produces more hcg but i want to know now .. Being patient is driving me crazy bcuz i want to be pregnant soo bad.

    Has anyone experienced something as similar as this and actually ended up prego?

  • Melony December 12, 2012, 11:33 pm

    Took a hpt this morning and I got a BFP…

  • lizzie December 11, 2012, 12:25 pm

    hello, my last period was nov 17 and according to calendar i was supposed to OV on 1 dec. me and my bf had unprotected intercourse from nov 26 til 2 dec every day. i have been feeling very “familiar” since the end of nov (i already have a 4yo son so i know what pregnant feels like) – headaches, fatigue, period-like cramping, bloating.. recently also better sense of smelling, hot and cold flashes and a little nausea. most of all, i pee like every 1,5h or so.. 7-8 DPO i experienced a light brown discharge, which appeared and then disappeared and came back again. it wasnt like period, it was just like i would imagine implantation bleeding would be like. so i went to GYN yesterday on my 9DPO and she felt my uterus quite a lot larger as normal so she suggested i should be def pregnant. then she made an US and it showed nothing! i also had my blood work done and it also showed i’m not pregnant (i dont know the exact hcg level, she just said 100% NOT pregnant). but i keep feeling very “familiar” and urinating and fatigue are really kicking in. i was wondering if 9DPO was too early after implantation for US and bloodtest to show anything? or is it just a weird coinsidence and i’m getting pms instead? I decided to wait a little before HPT, at least 14DPO, but has somebody experienced something like this and still been PG? Thanks in advance..

  • Melony December 9, 2012, 7:00 am

    Hi Ladies I had my periods on the 11/11/2012 me and my bf had intercourse on several occations,15th,19,22,26,28,30 pull out method…. my cycle went 4rm a normal 28 days to a 29-30 days cycle,and I believe I ovulated on the 27.Well I had brown spottin on the 5/12/12 and than again on the 7/12/12,I’ve been crampy like Af is about 2 come,this never happened 2 me,and I’m confuse,my period is due 2mrw….any1 had this?

    • lizzie December 11, 2012, 12:30 pm

      hi, did u get ur af? if not, take a hpt :)

  • danielle December 5, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Hi, my last period was the sixth of November, and according to this period calendar off babycenter, my next period should have started on the 4th. Well, yesterday was the fourth, and I had a brownish light pink blood.. not much. Nothing to even fill a pad all day. Only a few spots, and now today, just when I wipe, and I have seen some blood in the toilet. I know, gross. Anyway, it’s not anything really. And, my periods are usually like a damn masacre. Sorry for the picture. lol Anyway, we’ve been trying to conceive for a while now, and I’m older. I don’t really know about implantation bleeding. I have two kids now, and it’s been a while. I never bled with either, however, I guess there is a first for everything. Now, I took a pregnancy test today, and of course negative, but then I go on the web and it says that it wouldn’t read positive anyway, since it would be implanting. So, what do you guys think? Help an old girl out. I’ve seen a ton of posts on here, and really am hoping to see what you guys think. I’ve also had back cramps like I do when I get my period, if that helps. I don’t know if you get crampy with implantation, or how long you bleed. The whole thing is new to me, so let me know! Thanks!

  • Teagan November 29, 2012, 6:11 am

    So I had my period on 4th of nov I had unprotected sex with my partner around my ovulation time it is now the 29th of nov and yesterday I experienced light pink mucusy blood only when I wipe and the same thing today but it varies from pink to red I wore a panty liner nothing is on the panty liner only when I wipe !! Am I most likely pregnant

  • stacey November 19, 2012, 9:12 am

    My husband and I are TTC. My period was suppose to start on Novermber 17 2012 in which i started having a small amount of dark brown discharge since the 15th of November which is not heavy like my period, when I wipe it is light pink and a small amount. I am normally irregular so it is hard to know if I am pregnant. My LMP was October 17 then before that September 18th then August 15th. I took a pregnancy test in Novermber 14th and November 19th and both were negative. I don’t know what to do….and I don’t have cramping but my breasts are a little sore.

    • DP Nguyen November 24, 2012, 6:40 pm

      Take another home pregnancy test or go see a doctor for a blood pregnancy test.

  • Valeveryconfused November 16, 2012, 1:04 am

    Hey everyone!! I’m really confused about my “period ” right now. I usually get my period on the 20th and I just got it today the 15th. I always have a heavy period the first 3 days, but this time it’s lighter than it has ever been the first day. It was pink reddish first then brown, and now red but no really heavy flow like usual. I felt extremely tired today and had a bit of nausea. And this horrible headache that won’t leave me alone. I was wondering if anyone can at least give me an idea of what it is I’m experiencing ? Do I have my period or Is it implantation bleeding?

  • Brittany November 14, 2012, 8:35 pm

    This is my first cycle of TTC. I have had cycle about every 28-30 days. Today is cycle day 31 for me and still have not started my period. Today I also had slight brownish pink discharge when I wiped. Can this be implantation bleeding? If so then why is it so late? I took a digital pregnancy test yesterday and it came up negative within a minute. I have had no other symptoms whatsoever. I’m really confused

  • jae November 14, 2012, 6:06 pm

    my periods have been right on time all year and lasted the reg four days, cycle length, 32 days; one week late in aug, therefore, pushing reg date back a week; two more months of regular four day periods. unprotected two days after last period; next period was due nov 15; nov 9, brownish discharge, then spotted red; that stopped, then, “period” came four days early, lasted reg “strength” for one day then “tappered” off the second day and stopped. neg preg test the third morning. wacky hormones throwing off cycle or too early to test pos for preggo?

  • Lizzy November 14, 2012, 3:02 pm

    Ok, I’m excited, freaking out and nervous all at the same time right now. My husband of almost two years and I are not ttc right now. We were waiting to start after our second anniversary in Feb. but recently we have kind a of thrown caution to the wind and we only have been withdrawing and sometimes using condoms- I stop using BCP for about 4 months and I have PCOS but not that strong. I am 30 yrs old. So to my question:

    Is this an implantation bleed:
    I normally get my period on the 17th or as early as the 16th and late as the 19th. It usually last 3-5 days and it is heavy with lots of clots. This month however I started to lightly bleed on the late afternoon of the 11th after intercourse. It was very bright in color and seemed to be a start to my period. I lightly bled that night and used a pad than till the next day but than it stopped on the 12th and only lightly and I mean lightly spotted that I had nothing on my pad the night of the 12th and it was gone on the 13th. I’ve been nausea but I’m usually nausea. My husband noticed right after halloween that I’ve been moody, extremely fatigue and I was. My breast were tender and the week of the 5th I was experiencing cramps on my left side- felt like it was my ovary but it stopped. This past weekend however I’ve felt so strong and had a ton of energy. I “spring” cleaned my entire house for the whole day. I’ve been feeling great and in such a good mood. Other than nausea in the morning. Also food has been tasting odd and earlier inthe month alcohol tasted so bad when I was given a glass of champagne during a celebration. I took a sip for the cheers and than gave the rest to my DH. So I stopped drinking just incase.

    Could I be preganant? I hope so. I’ve been wanting to be preganant for the past year but we’ve been waiting till the time was right. But when is that? I’ve had a few times where I thought I was because we ttc for a few months but nothing happened and was sad after taking the pee stick test. My hubby and I decided to stop when he was switching jobs, which he just did. So I don’t want to take a test too early and get sad if I get a negative. But this time it feels so different- I have so much energy right now.

    Sorry for the long post- I just have no one to share this with other than my DH. Our families are already thinking I can’t have babies but we haven’t really really tried yet.

  • Love November 13, 2012, 11:37 pm

    Hi everyone!
    I came off Birth control (oral) in August. I had my regular 28 day periods ever since. My last period was on October 13th, I was predicted to ovulate on the 27th (CD14) however I think I ovulated a little later, maybe CD 16-17. My husband and I baby danced throughout my fertile days. I was expecting my period on November 10, it has been late up until November 13th I started noticing a small amount of light pink cm after wiping. It later changed to dark brown and increased in amount (Not like a period though). I’ve been monitoring it to see if it will get heavier. My question is, I have always been regular both on and off bcp. I have never missed a period like this before. Could this be a late implantation bleed after my missed period? I dont have sore boobs like i usually do before af. I experienced lower back pain a few days last week. I’ve been testing negative on all HPT’s I’ve done. HELP!

  • Shaye November 13, 2012, 7:55 am

    My cycle is always on the 17th of every month ; this month 6 days before my cycle I had a very liqht pink discharqe , only when I wiped , the next day it was brown likee im qettinq off , after that it is liqht red . My period is not suppose to be here yet can anyone tell me is this implantation or a period ?

  • brittany November 12, 2012, 7:22 pm

    I have a ? My period was due on Nov 11th but last week I started cramping very lightly and usually a week or longer before my period I have some heavy cramps and my breasts would even b sore.not this time I started off spotting a little bit and then.a little bit of red and then this was gone and the cramps are now gone and even so normally I have heavier cramps and my breast get sore..this time neither of it happened.besides just the couple days of spotting then.one day of bright red.then it stops..just didn’t feel like a normal period and tht and my regular period wasn’t due until the 11th of Nov and I started this around the third

    • brittany November 12, 2012, 7:33 pm

      Wld anyone know what this means for me I’m in need for some helpful answers plz help I’m goin crazy

  • Kim November 10, 2012, 3:30 pm

    I have a question, my last menstrual period was on 10-01-2012 it is now 11-10-12. I have not had my period yet. I went to the doctor last week and they had done some hCG blood work on me on Thursday it was 2.8 and then again on Saturday it was 0.5. She said that I was not pregnant. I am having slight cramping, spotted one time (when wiped). I have alot of the signs of being pregnant. I was wondering if it was too early for the test to be done? Any one PLEASE HELP!!!!!

    • Aimee February 4, 2013, 7:09 am

      What was your outcome? I’m in the same boat. Period was supposed to b around jan 10th. Blood test the 21st tand test results were negative. And now it’s feb 2nd n I’m way too emotional and spotting had a miscarriage at the end of October. Trying again. Confused

  • Annie November 9, 2012, 7:43 pm

    I period is due on 11th november and have unprotected sex last october 31. I had cramps for 3 days started november 3. Yesterday i have on and off light brown discharges and today (november 10), have on and off light flows which is unsual. Need your help if what is this. Is it implantation or period?

  • shelly November 9, 2012, 5:20 pm

    helo need help my period came on the 5oct then it came back the 22nd oct then it just came back 8 of november and its pinkish colour and not a heavy flow whats the prob

  • Nekaa November 3, 2012, 8:21 pm

    Hellllpppp!! Ok soooo my cycles run 26-28 days…last month according to ovulation prediction i o’d on the 7th…baby danced on the 7th =) i literally threw up 2-3 days after our session..hot flashes..dizzy spells..diarrhea..sharp pains in abdomen and so on. Baby danced the day before expected period (19th) on the 20th spotted once..then the 21st spotting led to heaviness but lighter than usual…usually im heavy the first 3 days but this time it was lightly heavy (if that makes any sense lol) for about a day and a half then led back down to just spotting the next 3 days (very unusual for me) and DH threw up within the last day. And ladies had this happen to them and it indicated early pregnancy??? Im dying for results but what do u ladies think?? Please respond BABY DUST TO ALL TTC =)

    • Celia December 7, 2012, 10:27 am

      So what happened? Are you preggo? I’m having some concerns of my own and could really use some advice. My period is totally out of wack. It came 8 days early and is bright red and watery (which is really out of the norm for me. I haven’t had any clot days, I haven’t had any deep deep red days, just bright ass red like I colored it with a crayon and VERY WATERY) but it’s been “lightly heavy” for three days. Any news on your end?

      • Tj October 10, 2013, 12:28 pm

        What happened Celia? Im waiting myself….

  • harm October 29, 2012, 11:26 pm

    Okay so this is probably a stupid question as I know you aren’t doctors and I’m forever saying how silly it sound when people say ‘ I had unprotected sex could I be pregnant’ lol

    Anyways this is my question, its kinda tmi so sorry in advance.

    I’ve been on the bar since November 2011. Since I’ve been on it my periods were regular up until the start of this month. On October 1st I started bleeding and it was continual so I went and got the bar out on October 12th. I stopped bleeding that day and I also started taking the pill. Then the following Tuesday Oct 16th I started bleeding again and bled until that Friday. Then the following Tuesday (Oct 23rd) I forgot to take my pill and also had unprotected sex. I had also forgot to take my pill on Wed and Friday the week before. Now on Thurs (oct 25th) I started getting cramps like I was starting my period. Then on Saturday I bled. Only for a bit and it was bright red and only lasted that day. Then Sunday and yesterday I had a small amount of discharge. Now I have no idea what’s what. Whether I’ve had my period, whether the bleeding after having my bar out was bleeding because of the hormone change or the bleeding before getting it out was my actual period or just bleeding from the bar as I know irregular bleeding is normal. I’ve done a test on Monday and I swear I saw a second line but convinced myself it was my eyes as a week after intercourse I doubted I could get a result already. And have done one every morning since and have had no second line. I know there is a chance I could be pregnant, I just want to know what you girls make of it all and what use think? I’m confused as all buggery -.- thanks (:

  • nicole allison October 23, 2012, 8:22 am

    Hi my name is nicole my period aint due til the 24th of october but it started on the 19thth but when it started it was brown and heavy had cramps the first and second day but the ffirst second and thrid had have been really heavy could that be a sign of implantation?

    • Hannah April 14, 2013, 9:50 pm

      I’ve had the exact same symptomes. Did you turn out pregnant?

  • eliabeth22 October 21, 2012, 6:36 pm

    my period was due on the 18th of oct….here it is four days later and im experiencing some bright red bleeding only when i wipe…could i possibly be experiencing implantation bleeding after my period was supposed to be due….

    • DP Nguyen October 21, 2012, 11:03 pm

      I am not understanding your question. Did you have your period already?

      If you have NOT had your period, then yes, I think it is a possibility that your bleeding when you wide could be implantation bleeding. Go take a home pregnancy test.

  • ruthy October 14, 2012, 2:14 am

    Hi my last period was on th 25th sep and am supposed to go on my MPs on th 23rd oct. Yesta had started spotting, my fiance and I had unprotected sex a week ago. Today have some abdominal pains and I swear its like a normal period bt not heavy, pink in colour to reddish. Am 12days early and we really trying to conceive. Wt is the meaning of this? Please help.

  • Marilyn October 9, 2012, 8:28 pm

    A few days ago i spotted 2 times and ive spotted again pinkish discharge A week before my period is due. I feel im about to start a fever. But don’t. And ive been having bad headaches . Someone please help?:(

  • Julie October 3, 2012, 1:13 pm

    Hello ladies! I know what you girls are going through. My period is not due till Oct 10 and on Oct 1 I had very light pink discharge when I wiped, on Oct 2 it turned dark brown and a little was on my underwear, and now today I had a few drops on my underwear and a it a dark red but only when I wiped. It’s not heavy like my usual period but I’m nervous as heck. My husband and I have been trying to conceive since March. I’m we are hoping this isn’t a period. I know its to early to take a pregnancy test, so I’m just waiting and hoping. I’m also having mild cramps but I think its because I’m so nervous and on edge. Anyone else, experience this and turned out pregnant?

  • willetta October 2, 2012, 4:06 pm

    @ Marie…I’m really not sure…my period doesn’t come til the 10th of this mth and i had an episode where …excuse me ladies..while i was urinating alittle ran out with my urine…then the nxt day a spot in my underpants…and i have not seen anything else..it was bright red…idk…i’m only 7dpo..i cnt wait to know…

  • Marie October 1, 2012, 6:42 pm

    Hello ladies i had un protected sex with my partner a week ago. yesterday Sep 30 2012 was the day my period was due but it was pink and brown spotting, now today Oct 1 it’s the same thing on and off for hours… I have a regular menstrual cycle and my first day is always heavy. But this month is different and I’m always sexually active. Please help me and leave comments I’m so young 18 and still in school ! Thanks :)

  • DONNA September 24, 2012, 8:14 pm

    Could this be implantation bleeding if it started out spotting with mild cramps, it went from that to light to hot flashes, then to bright red then spotting then it stopped. What would this be called? please help

  • nicole September 23, 2012, 6:00 pm

    Hi ladies my cycle is exactly 28 days, never came on early before, but i started light bleeding 5 days before my period, it started of pink then brown then gone a little bit red, but only lasted 3 days ??? Help please i had a miscarriage in april this year so trying to get pregnant and was wondering if this is implantation bleeding, have seen some women say that there implantation bleeding was heavy
    thanks.

    • Caroline October 1, 2012, 2:52 pm

      Hi Nicole,
      How did it go with you? I am having the same symptoms and took a test today came up Neg, I also had miscarriage in March and we have been trying since:(
      I hope everything turned out good with you!! Please let me know how you got on.

  • maria September 21, 2012, 11:04 am

    Hello ladies, my cycle is around 28 days and the first day of my last period was September 1. After that, I had sex on the 8th. We used protection just not propper fitting. OnSeptember 19 and when I wiped i saw two little dots of light pink blood. Is it possible I could have gotten pregnant while using protection? My next period is due until September 28-29. Today is september 21 and for the past two days i have been having light period light cramping. this has never happen to me. especially not the light pink specks of blood. so confused

  • curious September 18, 2012, 2:44 am

    Sorry 1/2 way through on day 2

  • curious September 18, 2012, 2:40 am

    6day after he left something inside to long (unprotected) and 5 days before. Period I started with a very light mostly when I wipe period 1/2 through day I thought it stopped now it is very light pink every couple of times I wipe and I had to pee a lot today. Am I crazy can it happen that quick I know I have read implantation can accure. 6 days after conception.

  • Abigail September 15, 2012, 3:27 am

    Great article. The pinkish – brown spotting is what alarm most women, following with implantation cramps & pain. Go get a test the minute you see / feel these symptoms.

    Regards,

  • nikki August 28, 2012, 9:47 pm

    a week before my period was do i was very nauses, had lower stomach cramps, and was very very tired and also had these white little pimple like dots show up on my areolas.. Then the week of my period it was a day late but my period wasnt normal it was very light barely anything when i wiped it was a light pinkish with very little red the rest of the time it was brown this lasted for maybe 4-5 days if that.. I took a test the week before my period and it came back negative was gonna take one agian later on,, does anyone know what this could be? thank you for your replys:)

    • zoe March 25, 2013, 10:06 am

      hello my name is zoe i have the same thing did you know what it was ? x please oi really need to know cause i had all the same stuff x

  • Blue August 21, 2012, 2:21 pm

    My husband and I are ttc! The first day of my menstrual was July 26, 2012 and I stopped taking my levora birth control pills on July 31, 2012! After we had sex on July 31, 2012 I had some spotting! 2 weeks after, August 13, 14, 2012 I spotted (pink). For approximately 1.5 weeks I have been bloated, constipated, cramping, mood swings and had tingly breast. Could I be pregnant, experiencing side effects of stop taking the birth control, or period?

    • Helpful November 4, 2012, 9:27 pm

      It sounds like it’s just because of you stopping your birth-control. This happened to me as well.

  • khovil May 24, 2012, 2:08 am

    My period cycle is normally 16th…..but i had intercourse on the 11th – 13th of may…..i had a very terrible 1.5 week….cramps, nausea, bloating, backache…..and now this morning i spotted light blood….but i m still feeling nausea this morning…what could this be??

  • Maria April 22, 2012, 7:30 pm

    I have a regular 28 days cycle. My period was due on April 16 but on the 11day past ovulation I started spotting only when I wiped by the next day it was like watery pinkish blood then for the next two days got heavy. Then stop but I still feel like I’m going to have another period. Is this normal? Or could this have been implantation bleeding? ?

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