How to distinguish a period from implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleeding usually occurs one week before the proposed menstruation. Bloody nevolnoe allocation after ovulation, most likely, speak about possible or probable conception. But such discharges immediately before the proposed menstruation indicate the opposite.

What is implantation bleeding?

Implantation bleeding is minor bleeding  . which occurs during the time when a fertilized egg is implanted into the wall of the uterus. This phenomenon does not happen to all women. And in most cases it may remain unnoticed.

In fact, implantation bleeding is only a scant selection pink or brown  . Their duration ranges from several hours to several days (in rare cases). It is for this reason that it usually remains unseen or is taken for the onset of menstruation.

However, it is worth paying attention to the pronounced bloody discharge, since they can be caused by other causes. Among them may be miscarriage at an early age or dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

How is implantation bleeding

Implantation bleeding is considered one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. It occurs even before the woman discovers a delay in menstruation. It is worth noting that implantation bleeding does not affect the course of pregnancy in general. About 3% of women face this phenomenon and take it for menstruation, and soon find out that they are already pregnant.

  Fertilization occurs in a matured ovum, that is, during or after ovulation. Ovulation is in the middle of the cycle.

For example, if the cycle is 30 days, then ovulation will occur on the 13-16 day, and about 10 days will be required to migrate the mature egg through the tubes to the uterus. Accordingly, the implantation of the egg into the wall of the uterus occurs approximately on the 23-28 day of the cycle.

It turns out that the implantation bleeding occurs just before the onset of the proposed menstruation.

In itself, implantation bleeding is a completely normal phenomenon for the female body, because with the attachment of the egg to the wall of the uterus, global hormonal restructuring begins. The main thing - in time to distinguish it from other possible vaginal bleeding.

Signs of implantation bleeding

  • You should pay attention to the character of discharge. Usually implant the allocation of scant and their color is lighter or darker than a regular period. Spotting is associated with partial destruction of the vascular wall of the uterus during implantation.
  • Need to listen to sensations in the lower abdomen. Usually with implantation of associated weak "dragging" lower abdominal pain. This is due to spasm of the muscles of the uterus during the implantation of the egg.
  • If you are records of basal body temperature. then check your schedule. If pregnancy occurs the temperature rises up to 37,1 – 37,3. However, it should be noted that on the 7th day after the ovulation can occur lowering the temperature, which indicates pregnancy.
  • If you are menstruation calendar. please note the date of the last menstruation. With a stable cycle of 28-30 days, ovulation occurs in 14-16 days. If the egg is successfully fertilized, implantation occurs 10 days after ovulation. You can therefore easily calculate the estimated date of implantation.
  • Please note, if you had unprotected sex a few days before and after ovulation. These days are very favorable for conception.

How to distinguish implantation bleeding from menstrual?

Usually menstruation begins with uninvolved secretions, which then become more abundant. However, in very rare cases, implantation bleeding occurs shortly before or during menstruation. Then you need to pay attention to the abundance and color of menstruation.

  In the presence of bloody discharge for complete confidence, you can take a pregnancy test. It can be done already on the 8-10th day after ovulation. It is likely that the result will be positive.

What else can be confused with implantation bleeding?

Scant bloody allocation in the middle of the menstrual cycle can also talk about the following diseases:

  • Of sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis).
  • Bacterial vaginosis and endometriosis can be accompanied by bloody discharge.
  • If the selection is accompanied by cutting pain in the abdomen, vomiting, nausea and dizziness, you should suspect ectopic pregnancy. and also a miscarriage.
  • Also the allocation can talk about hormonal dysfunction. inflammation of the uterus or appendages. damage during intercourse .

In all of the above cases, you should immediately seek medical help.

Reviews women on this issue

Girls, tell me, who knows about implantation bleeding? Monthly for me should begin in 10 days, but today I found a drop of blood on the panties in the transparent mucus, and my stomach ached all day like before the menstrual period. This month I felt well ovulation. Yes, and my husband tried to make it work. Just do not talk about tests and blood tests, this has never happened. The sexual act was on 11,14,15 days of a cycle. Today is the 20th day.

Similar secretions sometimes occur during ovulation.

I had the same thing last month, and now I have a huge delay and a lot of negative tests ...

At me such was for 10 day after the sexual certificate or act. It happens when a fetal egg is attached to the wall of the uterus.

It happens often enough. The main thing is not to rush time - before all the same you will not recognize! Ovulation bleeding can manifest just like implantation.

You need to measure basal temperature in the mornings, preferably at the same time, without getting up from bed, if the temperature is above 36.8-37.0 and the monthly will not come. And all this will last at least a week, which means that the bleeding was implantation and you can be congratulated on pregnancy.

At me here too in 6 days there were drops of a pinkish-brown allocation, I hope is pregnant. And I also have some kind of warmth in the bottom of my stomach, can it happen to someone like that?

Recently, too, there were two brownish spots, and then a little pinkish blood. The breast is swollen, sometimes there is a drawing pain in the lower abdomen, until the month 3-4 more days ...

I happened so that on the 6th day after intercourse, pinkish discharge appeared in the evening. I was very frightened, 3 months ago I had a miscarriage. The next day a little bit anointed with a brownish, and then it was clean. The nipples began to hurt. She did the test after 14 days, the result is negative. Now I'm suffering, not knowing if I'm pregnant, or maybe it's something else. And the delay can not be determined exactly, since the sexual act was a couple of days before the proposed menstruation.

On the fifth day of a delay, I did a test which was positive... I was very happy and immediately ran to the doctor to confirm whether a pregnancy or still There is no... the doctor put me on a chair and during the inspection inside I found blood... her Blood was confused, I was sent to the hospital. In the end there were 3 options for the appearance of the blood: either this period or the beginning of the miscarriage, or implantation of the ovum. Did an ultrasound and tests. My pregnancy was confirmed. Blood was no more. It turned out that it really was implantation, but if I didn't go to see the doctor and she would not have discovered the blood, I would have never guessed about the manifestation of implantation bleeding. As I understand it, if it is implantation, the blood should be just a little bit.

I had implantation bleeding. Only this looked more like a small streak of blood, perhaps as a smearing discharge. This happened on the 7th day after ovulation. I then measured the basal temperature. So, during implantation, implantation of the basal temperature may still occur. This means that it falls to 0.2-0.4 degrees, and then rises again. Which is what happened to me.

And I had implantation seven days after ovulation and, accordingly, sexual intercourse. In the morning I found blood, but not brown, and light red discharge, they quickly passed and now all the time pulling the stomach and back. Her chest hurt, but she was almost gone. So I hope that it was nevertheless implantation bleeding.

I had a bleeding for a week before the menstruation in the evening, as if the menstruation had begun. I was scared terribly simply! This has not happened before! I did not know what to think! But by morning there was nothing. I registered for an appointment with a gynecologist, but he was appointed only after a week. The husband consulted with someone and he was told that maybe I was pregnant, and we all spoiled a sexual act and had a miscarriage ... I was upset in no small way. My husband calmed me down as soon as he could! He promised that we would try again. And a week later menstruation did not come, but the pregnancy test was positive! So to the gynecologist I have already come to be registered.