Implantation Bleeding or Period? Quiz

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Andrea Fernando

By Andrea Fernando

For fertilization to occur, fusion of an egg and sperm must occur in the female reproductive tract. This usually happens in the fallopian tube. Once the egg is fertilized, it travels down the fallopian tube and attaches to the lining of the uterus. When it attaches here, some blood vessels are ruptured and the lining of the uterus is disrupted. This causes symptoms of light bleeding and cramping.

Uterus - Implantation bleeding

This is known as "implantation bleeding" - discharge that occurs due to the implantation of the fertilized egg into the uterine wall. It is the first sign of pregnancy.

When does implantation bleeding occur?

Implantation bleeding occurs about nine days after ovulation on average (but can range between 6-12 days after ovulation).

How do I know it isn't just my period?

1. Timing

If you experience spotting before your period is due to begin, this may be due to implantation bleeding. The timing of the bleeding depends on the length of your cycle and when and where fertilization occurred. It can occur anywhere from a week to the day before your period is due to begin.

Implantation bleeding timing Click the image above to zoom.

2. Duration

Your normal period may last from three days to a week, but implantation bleeding usually occurs for less than two days. Some women may only see the spotting or light discharge on one day or for a few hours.

Implantation bleeding duration

3. Color

Implantation bleeding is normally a pinkish or brown colored discharge rather than the sharp, red color of a normal menstrual period. There is no change in the color through the duration of the spotting.

Implantation bleeding color

4. Quantity

Where during a normal period you may need to change a tampon or pad once every four-five hours, implantation bleeding is generally a few drops and very light in quantity.

Implantation bleeding quantity

5. Other symptoms

The symptoms you might expect from your normal period such as acne, mood swings and painful cramps do not usually occur with implantation bleeding. You may find light abdominal cramping which is completely normal, but the other hormonal impacts of menstruation do not occur in implantation bleeding.

Implantation bleeding other

6. Basal Body Temperature

Basal body temperature is the lowest resting temperature of your body, usually at rest. Immediately following ovulation, BBT increases and stays elevated until the next period. If you are monitoring your BBT for ovulatory purposes, in implantation bleeding, a slight rise in BBT will be seen around nine days after ovulation.

Implantation bleeding bbt basal body temp rises
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Implantation Bleeding or Period Quiz

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The bottom line: Don't forget that once you're pregnant, you will no longer have your normal menstrual period. If you notice that your period is early, very light in quantity, and has changed to a pink or brown color, this may be the first sign of pregnancy. See your doctor for a blood test, which can then accurately confirm the pregnancy.

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  1. Molara Jul 24, 2016
    I have not been following my calendar. I noticed light blood and little clot today, what could be the problem?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): It's hard to know, there can be many causes for unusual bleeding / clots, you should speak to your doctor if you are concerned. - (Jul 24, 2016)
    2. Eam: I have a problem. I didn't have spotting, but after ovulation, I got the feeling like I'm having a fever and period-like cramps. Then after a few days, I felt a pain at the back of my lower hips. Then there was a little pain in my lower abdomen. I took PT and it was negative. - (Sep 21, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): You can test for pregnancy again in a few days, but if you're concerned about the pain, talk to your doctor. - (Sep 21, 2016)
    4. Adeola: I have not seen my period. It's 4 days late. What should I do? - (Oct 20, 2016)
    5. Christina (OC Team): Take a pregnancy test. Good luck! - (Oct 21, 2016)
    6. Celeste: Hi, I had light spotting on the 28th day of my cycle. It only lasted less then a day and it was pinkish / brow. Then when I wiped yesterday, 3 days later, I had a pinkish colour once. I'm just wondering... could this be a implantation sign? I have been experiencing headaches, nausea, dizziness and lower back pain. HPT is negative. Last time I was pregnant, it took ages to get a positive result and I miscarried at 7 weeks. Thank you in advance for your response. - (Oct 24, 2016)
    7. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like a possibility. I'd suggest waiting a few days and testing again. Good luck! - (Oct 24, 2016)
    8. Kianna: I am curious, I usually get breast tenderness a week or 2 before my period. This time, my breasts started hurting 3 days before my expected period. Has anyone had that happen ? Could I be pregnant? Or is it just my period ? - (Nov 02, 2016)
    9. Katie: I heard gravida 0 causes problems for you and the baby. - (Nov 17, 2016)
    10. Dee: My period was on the 26th of November. I had light spotting for three days before but still no actual period. I took a test on the 2nd of December, but it was negative. Did I test too early?? - (Dec 04, 2016)
    11. Linda: Hello! Question:. When I normally start my period, the first 2 days are the heaviest. Now, when I started my period, my first 2 days are so light. My 3rd and 4th days are the heaviest. Am I calculating my period wrong? I just turned 40 too. - (Dec 08, 2016)
    12. Savannah: So my last period was December 7th and it ended within 5 or 6 days. I had unprotected sex on the last day of my period. So a week later, I started experiencing pregnancy symptoms. This morning, I went to the bathroom and saw some spotting. I'm not sure if it's implantation or a cycle. If it's a cycle, it's a week early. - (Dec 31, 2016)
    13. Thembie: Even for me. Can anyone help me? Am I pregnant? I was feeling crampy for the last 2 weeks. Yesterday, I noticed blood spots. Or I am sick, but my breasts have changed and become painful and my nipples changed to be black. - (Dec 31, 2016)
    14. Maggie: So last night, I got my first period. I put a pad on and went to bed. Then I woke up and nothing was there. Is that strange? - (Jan 06, 2017)
    15. MJ: My husband and I are trying to make a baby. My period should be January 7th. But I had it a few days earlier on January 5th. And it's a lighter flow than usual. I'm also experiencing back pain. Am I pregnant or am I just on my period? - (Jan 06, 2017)
  2. Pam Jul 24, 2016
    I want to learn more about the basal body temperature... I have used the digital ovulation kit.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Pam, please see the following link for more details on BBT. - (Jul 24, 2016)
  3. Gina Jul 26, 2016
    I'm 3 days post ovulation. I haven't felt "normal" since. We are TTC. My abdomen feels "strange" almost like a stomach ache but not exactly. Somewhat like cramping but mostly just noticable pressure. I had to urinate 2-3 times more than usual yesterday. My period is still 10-12 days away. Are these early signs or am I dreaming?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Gina, it's hard to know for sure as you can also experience similar symptoms before a period. Have a look at the following article about early signs of pregnancy too. - (Jul 27, 2016)
    2. Andrea: I had bled a week before my period and now I'm bleeding when I was supposed to start. What does it mean? - (Sep 22, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Implantation bleeding is usually light and lasts 1-2 days. If you're concerned with having bled for a week without knowing the cause, you should definitely talk to your doctor. - (Sep 22, 2016)
    4. Sunday: How soon can you test after ovulation to see if you are pregnant? I'm in the same situation as Gina but 1 day post ovulation. I'm anxious and just want to know if the sperm made its journey successfully. - (Oct 05, 2016)
    5. Christina (OC Team): 14 days. Good luck! - (Oct 06, 2016)
    6. Niecy: Hello Mrs. Christina. I was wondering if you could help me out. My period was 2 days late. Then on the 3rd day, I stated spotting light pink blood. Last night, it was light and mixed with brown, but now I'm worried because the color got a litter darker but not completely red. All the symptoms are still here. What do you think this is? Should I still take a pt? My normal periods are really heavy even on the first day of my cycle. - (Oct 26, 2016)
    7. Christina (OC Team): Some women do experience light bleeding/spotting in early pregnancy, so it's worth a test, especially if this is abnormal for you. Good luck! - (Oct 26, 2016)
    8. Jessica: Hi, Looking for some advice.. The beginning of my last period was on October 4. I had strong cramps on one side on October 15, which I think was my ovulation. My husband and I were intimate on the 14th as well as the 15th. Thick clear CM from the 15th to 17th. I have had light cramping every day since then as well as random lower back aches, occasional headaches, and a tiny bit of nausea at two meals. Last week, I was extremely tired and bloated. I almost felt like I was pregnant. Two days ago, I reached a peak where the cramping was a little bit stronger and now it seems to be less, but still there. I am five days away from AF and have not had spotting. I also want to mention that I was previously on seasonique for the last three years and this is my first month off of birth control. I am wondering if these are just normal body things that I would be going through that I didn't experience on birth control or something else. I don't remember having cramps for this long before. - (Oct 27, 2016)
    9. Jessica: Ran out of space. Also have had very sore nipples but only today. My breasts did start to feel sore too, but the cramps are less today. I'm worried because I have less cramping this morning and that maybe means I am not pregnant. It seems weird that I would have lots of cramps up until today, however it's still early and they may come back later. I did the test this morning and it was negative but I also think maybe it was too early to test ? Thoughts? - (Oct 27, 2016)
    10. Christina (OC Team): If you ovulated on the 12th, it could be a bit early to test. I'd suggest waiting a few days and testing again. Good luck! - (Oct 27, 2016)
    11. Samantha: My husband and I have completed our 3rd IUI on November 18th. My period was supposed to start today, Dec 3rd. However, on Dec 1st, I wiped once and had light bleeding and a very small clot. Nothing after this and nothing on Dec 2nd. Today, I had light brown bleeding when wiping again. I also had a lot of vaginal pressure on Nov 30th. I am so confused. I don't usually have bleeding then stop then start again. Usually, I start with brown discharge. Then the next day my period starts. I have called my Dr and plan on going in Monday for blood test. I took a pregnancy test this morning and it was negative. - (Dec 03, 2016)
  4. Maria Jul 26, 2016
    I had a hcg diet shot on 15th.
    1. Jasmine: Has this helped you? Are u pregnant? My dr recommended this for me. - (Aug 19, 2016)
    2. Nono: Hi, In Oct 2016, I had normal periods for 3 days. In Nov 2016, it was strange because I have seen spotting for 2 days. In Dec 2016, I spotted dark blood on day one. On the second day, it was normal. I didn't have a third day. Is there a possibility of pregnancy? - (Dec 09, 2016)
  5. Nana Jul 29, 2016
    My due date for period is today and I have a light bleeding for 2 days. I want to know if this is sign of pregnancy or if it's normal bleeding? Or do I have see 3 days before ovulation? I want to know what the bleeding means... thanks.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Everyone is different Nana, is the bleeding "normal" to you? Not sure what you mean by "Or do I have see 3 days before ovulation?" - (Jul 29, 2016)
    2. Tracey: I always had irregular cycles. I had a period in July 1-8. I started off spotting pink then it changed to dark brown 3 days into the period. It was very light after. I didn't have a period in August. My September period was the strangest. It was very light pink and stopped and started for 7 days. I cramped one time. What can possibly be going on? - (Sep 18, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): I'd suggest taking a pregnancy test if you haven't already. If you aren't pregnant, talk to your doctor about the reason for your irregular periods. - (Sep 19, 2016)
  6. Gely Jul 31, 2016
    Today is my seventh day past ovulation. I've been feeling cramps on my lower right side, but didn't see any spots of blood. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Not everyone notices bleeding during implantation, so as long as you had sex during your fertile window, pregnancy is a possibility. - (Jul 31, 2016)
  7. Hhfs Jul 31, 2016
    I had my period from 21st-23rd of July. I had sex on the 25th and had reasons to take an early morning pill. And today, the 31st of July, I noticed brownish-red stains on my panties. Its kind of a lot. I don't know what caused it. Thanks.
    1. Shawnte: I'm worried about the same thing. - (Oct 05, 2016)
  8. Gely Aug 01, 2016
    Thanks Christina for the reply. But I've been wondering: It's my ninth day from ovulation and I'm not feeling any more cramps. Is this normal during pregnancy?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Some women experience symptoms of early pregnancy and some do not, so it's difficult to say. Have a look at these early signs to see if you are noticing any. - (Aug 02, 2016)
  9. Christebel Aug 02, 2016
    I use to have light bleeding. I now take medication. Last month, my period was very heavy and the colour was red, but this month, it was very light and pinkish in colour. I was also having cramping on the left side of my abdomen.
  10. Betty Aug 06, 2016
    Hi, Thanks for the useful information. One week before my period, I always feel pain in my left tube. Later, I have pain in my lower abdomen (still before my period). What could it be?
  11. Esther Aug 07, 2016
    Hi. I menstruated on the 30th of June. On the 5th of August I noticed very light blood in my vagina. Very scanty drops. I'm scared to take another test because I have been trying to get pregnant for a while. What could this mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Depending on where you are in your cycle, slight spotting could have been from ovulation. Have a look at this article - (Aug 08, 2016)
    2. Zamah: I had sex after 2 days of my period. After 5 days, I felt pain in my ovary, back and breasts. What does that mean? - (Nov 12, 2016)
  12. Adedotun Aug 10, 2016
    Please, I need your help. I have been trying to get pregnant for some months now. I take folic acid every day, but still I test negative. My ovulation is always good and frequent, period is good but is there something hindering implantation? And how do I know if implantation is happening in my body? I am expecting another period in the next four days. I am so eager to know if am pregnant now. I don't want to have another flow. I want to test positive.
    1. Christina (OC Team): The two week wait between ovulation and when you can take a test are difficult. It's normal to feel a little anxious to test. You can only confirm that implantation has occurred with a pregnancy test, but while you wait, you can look for these signs: - (Aug 10, 2016)
  13. Lei Aug 14, 2016
    Can anyone please help me out? So first of all, me and my husband are trying to have our second child. Our first born is turning 4 next month. I am now 22 days late with my period. I never missed my period before. I took a home pregnancy test today and it was negative. So today, we had intercourse and I'm bleeding a little when I wipe. Is this normal?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Many things can impact your cycle. If you're concerned, have a talk with your doctor about your missed period. - (Aug 14, 2016)
  14. Oyindamola Aug 14, 2016
    Please help me. I finished my last period on the 24th of July, and I had an unprotected sex that same day. I discovered I started ovulating 3 days later, and have been having constipation since then. Now, I have my period again without any cramps whatsoever. This started on the 12th of August which is exactly 19 days after my last period. Please, this is the first time am experiencing this. I really want to know what has happened to me. Thank you.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's impossible to say for sure, but this sounds like it could be an irregular period. Your doctor can investigate further and possibly provide you with some answers. - (Aug 15, 2016)
  15. Oladele Aug 21, 2016
    Please, is it safe to have sex three or more days after ovulation when the next day is my period?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Having sex after ovulation won't affect your chances of pregnancy either way. Good luck! - (Aug 22, 2016)
  16. Oladele Aug 22, 2016
    Good evening. What sex position is not proper for couples who are trying to get pregnant? I am used to missionary position. Is there any other that can help me conceive?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Position doesn't matter as much as timing. As long as you are having sex in your fertile window, you have a chance at getting pregnant. Have a look at this article for more information on timing sex for conception. - (Aug 22, 2016)
  17. Lubna Aug 22, 2016
    My period is regular and I am trying to get pregnant. My last period was on the 7th of August 2016. Today is my 17th day. Last night, I had sex and in the morning I got an egg white like discharge with little blood. What does it mean? Please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you are in your fertile window. You can learn more about evaluating cervical mucus here: - (Aug 23, 2016)
  18. Sarah Aug 23, 2016
    Hi, my ovulation was on the 20th of August and I had sex throughout my fertile window except on my ovulation day. Today is the 23rd of August, and I had heavy cramping in my left abdomen with brownish blood droplets. The cramping is still there. Please, what could be happening?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Did you take the quiz in this article? Cramping with implantation is usually light, but the spotting could be a sign. It could also be a sign that your period is coming. If you are close to your period date, you can test soon. Good luck! - (Aug 23, 2016)
  19. Mckenzie Aug 28, 2016
    I just found out on friday that I'm almost 7 weeks pregnant. I went to the ER because I went to the bathroom and when I wiped, there was blood. It was just a little, though. And there was just a little in the toilet. All they did at the emergency room was take a urine sample an gave me a pregnancy test, which I already knew I was pregnant, then they sent me home. That night and the next day when I went to the bathroom I noticed a very light pink color when I wiped but nothing in the toilet. Should I be worried about a miscarriage? Please note I only have one tube. My last pregnancy I went to get my tubes tied an they forgot one. So I just kept my one tube.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'd suggest calling your doctor. Hope all is well! - (Aug 28, 2016)
  20. Olajumoke Aug 28, 2016
    I thought I had implantation bleeding because I had spotting (brownish blood) for five days before my menstrual period... but my period came after that five days and was heavy to some extent... Is there any explanation for this?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say. If you are concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Aug 28, 2016)
  21. Abimifoluwa Aug 31, 2016
    The 19th to 23rd, I had 5 days of sanitary pad menses bleeding.
  22. Mary Aug 31, 2016
    Thank you so much for all the sessions. I saw a whitish discharge today and today happens to be a day past my cycle. What could that mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Do you mean a day after ovulation? - (Aug 31, 2016)
    2. Marj: Hello, I had sex once in my fertile window. I have a 32 day cycle length. It's 7days past my ovulation. I felt cramping in my lower abdomen and lower back pain. I haven't experienced cramping before my menstrual. But it's too early yet to experience. Please help me. I always have dizziness. - (Nov 13, 2016)
  23. Precious Aug 31, 2016
    My ovulation window is 20-26 I had sex from 20-24 and stopped after 4 days. I started having pain in my side and back around the pelvic area. My stomach pains were like constipation. The pain lasted for 4 days. It was severe. I use paracetamol and food supplements like complete (Alliance products). What could be the cause and what can I do? I have given birth before. It will be 9 years this month.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Talk to your doctor about any severe pains. - (Sep 01, 2016)
  24. TAtty Sep 03, 2016
    Hi, this is my first time on this site. My period was three days late and then I started seeing pinkish blood and now red blood. I don't know what is going on. Someone please help me.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hello and welcome! It sounds like it may be a late period. Implantation bleeding is typically light. But keep an eye on it to see if it continues. - (Sep 03, 2016)
    2. CECE: My period usually comes on the 1st of the month. Well it was here on Oct. 30 for about 6 hours, then on the 31st, I noticed spotting. Now, Nov. 1, I'm still spotting. Please help. Is this implantation bleeding? - (Nov 01, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): It's possible. Take a pregnancy test. - (Nov 01, 2016)
  25. Maribel Sep 03, 2016
    After my periods (august 6-13), I had sex a week later (august 17). And in 3 days (august 20), I was spotting for 2 hours and stopped. Two days later, I had cramping like if my period was coming, for maybe 4 days. I still have the cramps but not as intense as before. I'm just waiting for my period that I'm expecting by the 6-10 of September. I'm praying for it not to come. Am I preggo?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Based on the timing, it looks lie your symptoms may be related to ovulation. Have a look at this article about the symptoms of ovulation - (Sep 04, 2016)
  26. Christy Sep 05, 2016
    After four days of period, I had sex on the fifth day. After sex, I bled for two days. What could that be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Maybe it was a continuation of your period, but if you're concerned, you should definitely talk to your doctor. - (Sep 05, 2016)
  27. Faustina Sep 06, 2016
    I was supposed to have my period on the 8th of August, but I noticed blood immediately. I finished having unprotected sex on the 5th of August, and this bleeding lasted for 3days. Now it's September and I have I not really seen anything up till this day. Initially, pimples and tender breast occurred as always before my period. Until now, the period hasn't shown at all. My breast tenderness has lasted for 2 weeks now not like before and yet no sign of my period. Could this be pregnancy?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like pregnancy is a possibility. Have you taken a pregnancy test? - (Sep 07, 2016)
  28. Jennie Sep 08, 2016
    I had my period 32 days after my delivery. When will I ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): This depends on a few things, including your cycle length. Enter your cycle dates into your account at Ovulation Calculator and you will get an estimate. - (Sep 08, 2016)
  29. Anita Sep 08, 2016
    My period was 5 days late and am always on time. Before my late period, I was feeling dizzy, tired and nauseous. And even after the period, I was still feeling sick and dizzy for 3 days. After that, I have been feeling crampy when I have ovulation pain.
  30. Adeoo1 Sep 09, 2016
    On my last period, which was on August 23rd, it lasted for five days. But on the third day of my period, I discharged something like flesh. Is it a sign of miscarriage because I'm eager to get pregnant? Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): During your period, your body sheds excess endometrial tissue. This could be what you are referring to, but if you're seeing other signs or worried about a miscarriage, talk to your doctor. You can learn more about what happens during your menstrual cycle here: - (Sep 09, 2016)
  31. Vivy Sep 10, 2016
    I started spotting 5 days after ovulation. I took clomid to help me ovulate. What could cause the spotting?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like implantation is a possibility. Good luck! - (Sep 10, 2016)
  32. RE Sep 10, 2016
    Hello all who are TTC. My last period was August 14th. It lasted 5 days. My ovulation date was 8/27. We had sex on 8/28. Today, I'm experiencing harsh cramping. I'm expecting my period 9/11/16 or 9/14/16. I took a Prego test on Wednesday, but it was negative. Should I test again if my period doesn't show up 9/11?

    Thank you. This was our first try to "see" if anything happens.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you actually ovulated on the 27th, the 28th would technically be outside of your fertile window. But I would still suggest testing again if your period doesn't show. Good luck! - (Sep 11, 2016)
  33. Chizy Sep 10, 2016
    l had unprotected sex on the first day of my menses and my menses stopped the second day. Can I get pregnant? I menstruated for two days only instead of 4 days.
    1. Christina (OC Team): You must be within your fertile window to get pregnant, and it is highly unlikely that you would get pregnant on the first day of your cycle. However, if you had sex in the previous cycle and only had a two-day period, I'd suggest testing. - (Sep 11, 2016)
  34. Princess Sep 12, 2016
    Hi, My period is regular and I ovulate every month. I have been trying to concieve for a year now have gone for checkups. My doctor says am perfectly ok, but last month I had sex on my ovulation times and now my period is here early and brownish. I never had any signs that my period was coming. It's meant to come out on the 11th of August. It lasted for three days. What should I do? Please help me. I've been trying for so long and I have no pregnancy signs. I urinate frequently and am having back pain. Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'd suggest taking a pregnancy test and the spotting could possibly have been implantation. Otherwise, the best thing you can do is to track signs of ovulation and have sex within your fertile window. Have a look at this article for more information. Good luck! - (Sep 12, 2016)
  35. JOY Sep 12, 2016
    Good evening all. I love this site. Please, I have a problem. I have my period on the 11th of every month. Last month, I had it, but on the 19th, I had sex with my bf and we stopped when he was about to release. Now on the 11th & 12th of this month, I haven't seen my period. Please, what is my faith?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi Joy, So glad you found some helpful information here. Have you been tracking your cycles? You may have your period around the 11th every month, but it is unlikely that it always falls on the exact same date. If you have a regular cycle, it may be something like 28 days every month. With a 28-day cycle, you could have your period on the 30th of one month and the 27th of another. I suggest you wait a few days to see if your period arrives. Have a look at this article about the menstrual cycle to learn more - (Sep 12, 2016)
  36. Tommy Sep 13, 2016
    I had my last period on the 5th of last month (August),and I had sex the last week of that month. I am supposed to have seen my period this month, but it is not coming. It's almost two weeks late now. What could that be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Women can miss periods for many reasons, including hormonal imbalances. If you think you may be pregnant, take a test. Good luck! - (Sep 13, 2016)
  37. Samantha Sep 16, 2016
    My husband and i have been ttc and we felt this month was the month. Yesterday, I had light bleeding. Not even enough to put a pad on, though. Then last night, I had a horrible migraine. Woke up this morning and on my way to work, I had to pull the car over to throw up. However, I dont feel sick at all. I'm at work and fine. I was supposed to start my period today, but it hasnt happened yet. I took a test yesterday morning and it said negative. How long should I wait before I take another test?
    1. Christina (OC Team): We usually recommend testing two weeks after ovulation. If it has already been that long, I'd just wait a few days between tests to allow hcg levels to build. Good luck! - (Sep 16, 2016)
  38. Bukola Sep 19, 2016
    i removed my implant (2 1/2yrs on Aug, 2016) due to bleeding as advised by the doctor. I had a heavy flow for 2 days and later stains. Then I had sex with and without a condom. Can i get pregnant immediately? I am yet to experience my menstrual period because I didn't have regular periods with the implantation.
    1. Christina (OC Team): This depends on whether you are ovulating yet. Unfortunately, there's no way to tell unless you've been tracking. You can try testing two weeks after you had sex, if you think you may have been ovulating. - (Sep 19, 2016)
  39. Snicole Sep 20, 2016
    I ovulated on the 10th or 11th. I had some spotting during ovulation. I'm not due for my period for 5 more days, and they are usually pretty regular. Today while going to the restroom, I noticed blood. No cramping or any aches like my "normal" period, and now the bleeding has stopped. The blood was bright red. Am I getting too hopeful that this was implantation bleeding and not AF?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like implantation bleeding is a possibility. Good luck! - (Sep 21, 2016)
  40. Eki Sep 21, 2016
    TTC for months now. My monthly cycle is 28 days, but last month it came 2days early (26 cycle) was pinkish in color. The quantity was more than the one in the picture here, but it was odorless/didn't smell. I did home PT, which came out negative. I've been having serious back pain and sharp pains in my stomach. What could it be? And if I'm not pregnant now, what step/drug can I take? I need a reliable gynecologist number too, but I hope it's positive this time.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'd suggest testing again in a few days. It's normal for a healthy, fertile couple to take a few cycles to conceive. The best thing you can do is to be sure of your fertile window. Have a look at this article for more info. - (Sep 21, 2016)
  41. Tish Sep 22, 2016
    I got my period on the 4-8 of August and again on the 26-30 of August. Then I had some spotting on the 9-11 of September. What does this mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Spotting could also be a sign of ovulation. If this is unusual for you, I'd suggest taking a pregnancy test and talking to your doctor about the irregular period and spotting. - (Sep 23, 2016)
  42. Neena Sep 26, 2016
    I read the article, but still I cling to CM. I'm presently 5dpo and I can't say I'm always wet. Just on and off, but we're TTC. Sometimes I feel excess CM and sometimes dry. What possibly it could be? Shall I consider it as positive sign?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should expect CM during ovulation and it typically dries up (returns to non-fertile state) after. Some women report having CM after implantation, and others report having the same without implantation. Unfortunately, only a test can tell you whether you're pregnant. Good luck! - (Sep 26, 2016)
  43. Teeteelaryoh Sep 27, 2016
    Thanks everyone. My LMP was the 28th of August to the 1st of September. I have a 22 day cycle. My period is supposed to show on the 22nd of September, but it was delayed till the 27th of September. Meanwhile, I had unprotected sex throughout my fertile window and have been experiencing cramps, nausea, fatigue, etc. immediately after my ovulation. I really want to be prego. Please, what's wrong with me? Can somebody help?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Did you get your period today? If not, I'd suggest testing if you haven't already. If you tested early and got a negative result, you can test again. On the other hand, if you did get your period, it could just be an off cycle for you. Good luck! - (Sep 27, 2016)
  44. Agnes Sep 28, 2016
    I have a period last Aug 27-Sept 1, then on Sep 12 and 13. I think I have spotting, but I changed a pad just once. I took the implantation bleeding Quiz and the result was "ITS IMPLANTATION BLEEDING." Hope I become pregnant.
  45. Blessing Oct 02, 2016
    I had my period on the 11th of September and my next cycle was due yesterday, the 2nd of October (cycle length is 22). My breasts are usually full and heavy and I always have stomach cramps before my cycle. Up till this moment, I have none of those signs. I woke up this morning and while I was weeing, I noticed blood mixed with discharge coming out. Should I be expectant? Been trying to conceive for some time.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could just be the start of your period. I'd suggest waiting a day or two to see if it comes. - (Oct 03, 2016)
  46. Jay Oct 03, 2016
    I had my period on the 16th of Sept. I had cramps on my left lower abdomen and I woke up with a headache yesterday and today. I had sex on my ovulation. What could be the cause?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Depending on where you are in your cycle, cramping could be a sign of ovulation, implantation or menstruation. - (Oct 04, 2016)
  47. Brittney Oct 03, 2016
    I'm 8dpo now. I haven't had any spotting. I have just been having cramping pains on one side off and on.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Not everyone notices implantation bleeding. Pregnancy is still possible. Good luck! - (Oct 04, 2016)
  48. Tiffany Oct 04, 2016
    Is it possible not to have implantation bleeding or it be so light you may not notice?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes, not everyone notices implantation bleeding. - (Oct 04, 2016)
  49. Evelyn Oct 04, 2016
    I experienced heavy flow a day after sex. Unusual quality from my normal flow and no serious abdominal pain. What does this mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could have been your period. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 04, 2016)
  50. KJ Oct 05, 2016
    Hi! I am 19 years old and I have some brown discharge that started last sept. 30. I had my last period on sept. 12 and my cycle is somewhat a regular (32 days). My period lasted for 5 days, ending on sept 16. I had unprotected sex on Sept 19 but my boyfriend withdrew before he ejaculated. The brown discharge started on sept 30 with drops of red blood. The following days up to now, im only having light brown discharge. What could it be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 05, 2016)
    2. KJ: Could it be implantation bleeding then if it lasts 10 days or more? - (Oct 09, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): This sounds like it may be your period or something else. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 09, 2016)
    4. KJ: Okay. Thank you so much. :) - (Oct 09, 2016)
    5. Joy: I am five days late and this morning as I wiped, I saw light blood. What does this mean? Can I still be pregnant? I am scared. - (Nov 25, 2016)
  51. Folakemi Oct 05, 2016
    My last period started on the 4th of Sept and lasted for 5 days. Now I'm 3 days late. I didn't have sex. I saw drops of blood yesterday. My period is always heavy the first and second day. I'm really disturbed. Please help me.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Our cycles can be off for various reasons, including hormonal changes and stress. But if you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 05, 2016)
  52. Abby Oct 07, 2016
    I have had white discharge for three days, then it stopped and three days later, I started spotting brown with a few pink red drops here and there. I'm not sure if I am on my period or not, this one is not like any others I've had. I've never spotted brown before with any other period and my period has never been this light. It always comes full force and heavy. I'm not sure if this is implantation bleeding or just a change in my period.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could have been a light start to your period. Did it continue? - (Oct 09, 2016)
  53. Shequilla Oct 08, 2016
    Hi everyone! I was due for my AF today, however, I started two days ago. I have been very regular for the last four cycles. I wear tampons so I change as I have to urinate, but I did notice that the flow has been nothing like my last cycle. When it first started, the color was very brown. It's never started off like that before. So I'm not sure what to do from here.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could just be an abnormal period. If you think you may be pregnant, take a test. - (Oct 09, 2016)
  54. Tracy Oct 08, 2016
    I have been experiencing pain at the left side of my abdomen for 2 days and started spotting this afternoon with cramps and perspiration. Could it be pregnancy???
    1. Christina (OC Team): Only a test can confirm pregnancy. Good luck! - (Oct 09, 2016)
  55. Honey Oct 08, 2016
    I am 7 days past my expected period and today I had intercourse with my husband. When I pee, I wipe out some brownish color. Can this be implantation even though I missed my period? I am having cramping, mood swings, bloating before my period and now still cramping? I did test, but it came out negative before the spotting...
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you're having an irregular cycle, which happens to most women from time to time. You can test again in a few days if you think you may be pregnant. Good luck. - (Oct 09, 2016)
  56. Rose Oct 09, 2016
    I had my last period on the 22 of Sept. 10 days later, I bled in between periods, slight brownish color. I then had intercourse on the 7th of October. Please help me. I have been trying to get pregnant for months. Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Spotting between periods could be a symptom of ovulation or implantation. Do you know when you ovulated? - (Oct 10, 2016)
    2. Rose: Really, I don't know when I ovulated. I just work with the days you send to me as my fertile days and when you think it would be best for me to have intercourse. For the last month, my period came on the 21st and I had intercourse on the 7th or 8th, I think. I'm yet to have my period, though. Keeping my fingers really crossed. Please let me know if what I'm doing is right. My period isn't a 28-day thing anymore. It has shifted to 30 days now. Thanks love - (Nov 20, 2016)
    3. Rose: Sorry, I double checked to make sure. I had intercourse on the 7th of November. Thanks - (Nov 20, 2016)
  57. Sussy Oct 10, 2016
    I am two days late for my period. I had my September period fifteen days after the previous one in August. I was supposed to have my period on Saturday but I have not seen it. What could be the cause?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible that this is just an irregular cycle, but if you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 10, 2016)
  58. Glory Oct 10, 2016
    I had my LMP on the 8th of Sept. I ought to have seen it by the 6th of Oct. Now it's the 10th. I get really tired and crampy. I have a stuffy nose, sore throat and am feverish in the evenings. When I brush my teeth, I feel like vomiting. No period, but I feel like am menstruating...
    1. Christina (OC Team): Those sound like promising symptoms for pregnancy. Have you taken a pregnancy test? - (Oct 10, 2016)
  59. Vera Oct 10, 2016
    Hi, I haven't had my period for two months and PT is negative. But my period came today again. What can be the cause?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Many things can cause missed periods, including stress, diet and hormonal changes. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 11, 2016)
  60. Leesi Oct 11, 2016
    Hi, my husband and i does not work and live in the same city, so we can't have sex all the time but we had sex on sunday the 9th of October at 3AM and I entered my fertile window on the 10th being the next day. That should be 21 hours before the window. What are my chances of conception?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Being in different geographic locations can make TTC more difficult, but if you get the timing right, it should be fine. Did you mean 21 hours before ovulation? That's a great time to TTC. - (Oct 11, 2016)
  61. Lil Oct 11, 2016
    My significant other and I had unprotected sex a day (9/30/16) before my period was due. My period didn't show on 10/1/16. It came 4 days late on 10/5/16. It was light pink, and then10/6/16, it came light to moderate for 3 days. On the 4th and 5th day, it turned dark brown with mucus. Help!
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could just be an irregular period, but you can test if you think you may be pregnant. - (Oct 11, 2016)
  62. Lil Oct 11, 2016
    Btw, on the 3rd day, I had the worst lower back pain and slight cramps. I never had that before. I couldn't sleep that entire night.
  63. Lil Oct 11, 2016
    I will test just to be sure I am not. Quite frankly, isn't it impossible to get pregnant a day before my cycle?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Yes, it would be impossible to get pregnant if the only time you had sex was the last day of your cycle. But in order to be sure of this, you must be 100% certain of your cycle dates, and this includes when you ovulated. It's common for women to have irregular cycles from time to time, and with a late period, it sounds like you had one. Pregnancy may be highly unlikely for you in this cycle, but it's possible if you don't know when you ovulated. - (Oct 12, 2016)
  64. Joanna Oct 12, 2016
    I have taken clomiphene 100g for 5 days in August, then I had a light period for 2 days on 14 -15 sept. I started spotting 6 days before my due date (9 October). I then started my period. It's pinkish on the 12th of October. My stomach is bloating, I have heavy breasts and pain on my lower right side, which is on and off. I feel sleepy now I am confused.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Bloating and breast tenderness are common symptoms of menstruation. If you think you may be pregnant, you can test. - (Oct 12, 2016)
  65. Stacey Oct 13, 2016
    CD 15 today - opk today and yesterday (cd14). I had not used an opk previously. I had cramping/low back pain for 3 days. It started CD 13. There was very minimal brownish spotting today along with worsening of cramping. Also, I have had a cold for 4 days accompanied by dizziness and sudden nausea. Emotionally, I am feeling great. Physically, I feel off. Maybe the flu or something? Anyway, I'm wondering what the cause of spotting could be? I'm not due for af til Oct. 29th.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Sounds very promising for implantation. Good luck! - (Oct 14, 2016)
  66. Rebecca Oct 13, 2016
    I am TTC and am 7-8 dpo. Since day 5 past ovulation, I have been periodically, lightly cramping on my left pelvic side only. Not sharp pains, but definitely pains I have not had before and noticable. I also was lightly spotting 5-6 dpo. I am still getting the pains and am wondering if this is normal to last this long and when I should be able to take a pregnancy test. I am concerned about ectopic pregnancy or something abnormal as I am 37 yo. Thank you!
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi Rebecca, It sounds like implantation is possible. You can test at 14dpo. Good luck! - (Oct 14, 2016)
  67. Rae Oct 13, 2016
    I had sex 8/25, and my period came in September (it lasted 11 days due to antibiotics I was taking for a uti). My next period was supposed to come (according to my period tracker calendar) on my birthday October 7. It is now 6 days later and still no period. I had really dark bleeding before the 7th, and thought my period was coming early, but nothing. I had slight cramping the other day. Could it just be coming later this month due to it lasting 11 days in August or could it be something else???? HELP!!!
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could be an irregular cycle or even a missed period. These things happen to many women from time to time. - (Oct 14, 2016)
  68. Hina Oct 14, 2016
    Hi. I had light spotting, like few drops of pink brownish blood, and it lasted for few hours. It was before my period. What does that mean? Can anyone help me please? I'm trying to conceive.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It could be implantation. Good luck! - (Oct 14, 2016)
  69. Keyonnia Oct 15, 2016
    Hi. I need help. I'm a week away from my period start date. I haven't been following my calendar since last month, but I noticed blood this morning. Well, I put a pad on and went to bed. I woke up to no blood at all on the pad or when I wipe. Could I be pregnant ?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like implantation bleeding is a possibility, but you'll need a test to confirm. Good luck! - (Oct 17, 2016)
  70. MummaO Oct 17, 2016
    Hi! On the day my period was due, I had assumed I had started my monthly flow. I'm normally very heavy, dark.
  71. Cj Oct 19, 2016
    Please help. I had unprotected sex on 17th and 18th and my period was supposed to come on the 19th, but no sign of it coming. Could I already be pregnant? How possible is it and do I need to do a test? My date are usually acurate
    1. Christina (OC Team): If that's the only time you had sex in your cycle and you are sure of when your period is due, it is highly unlikely that you are pregnant. But a test won't hurt and can set your mind at ease. - (Oct 20, 2016)
  72. Amelie Oct 20, 2016
    I had 5 tiny drops of pinkish blood when I wiped yesterday. I ovulated from the 5th-10th of October. My period is due on the 25th. No drop of blood today. Cycle of 26 days. Been cramping from 3dpo. What could that be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): 3dpo is early for implantation, but your other symptoms sound promising. Only a test can confirm. Good luck! - (Oct 20, 2016)
  73. Hazel Oct 20, 2016
    Is it possible to get pregnant a day before ovulation and a day of ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible to conceive, but implantation would occur around one week later. And it's more likely that you would conceive from sex on the day before ovulation because the sperm takes time to reach the egg. Have a look at this article - (Oct 21, 2016)
  74. Shazia Oct 21, 2016
    Hi, I was supposed to have my period on the 13th of October, but all I had was dark brown blood, which then turned pink. I also had cramping, which felt like my period was imminent. I've done a pregnancy test today (the 21st) but it was negative.
  75. Mira Oct 22, 2016
    My period dates are normally on the 28th of each month and always heavy, but last month it came on the 25th. This month, I was surprised to see it on the 21st, but it's light and am really trying to get pregnant. I don't know what to do.
  76. Val Oct 23, 2016
    I had my period on the 5th of August, which ended on the 11th of August. I had sex on the 25th of August, and since then till now, I am yet to see my period. Am I pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You'll need a test to tell you if you're pregnant. Good luck! - (Oct 24, 2016)
  77. Linzie Oct 23, 2016
    Hi, myself and my partner have been trying for a baby, however since i ovulated (4 days ago), I have had constant cramping. The cramping does seem to feel more central though as opposed to a side! Could this be a positive sign?

    Thanks in advance :)
    1. Christina (OC Team): Women can experience early pregnancy and implantation signs in slightly different ways, so it's difficult to say. 4dpo is a bit early for implantation (it's usually between 6-12 dpo), but you could still be pregnant. Good luck! - (Oct 24, 2016)
    2. Linzie: Thank you :) x - (Oct 24, 2016)
  78. Sandra Oct 25, 2016
    I ovulated on 10/21/2016. I had sex for 3 days straight to get pregnant. I started feeling some cramping yesterday and today and took a pregnancy test yesterday, but it came out negative. I've been taking prenatal vitamins for about a month now and I noticed my pee is bright yellow. What could this mean? I wake up with an upset stomach too.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's too early to test. Wait until the 4th of November and you should get an accurate result. Good luck! - (Oct 26, 2016)
  79. Olabintan Oct 27, 2016
    Hi, my LMP is 18 Oct to 21 and according to ovulation calculator, my fertile window started on the 23rd. I had sex on the 23rd to 27th of today. What is my chance of getting pregnant? Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Your chances of conceiving depend on a few different variables, but if you had sex in your fertile window, there's a possibility you will conceive. Good luck! - (Oct 27, 2016)
  80. Queense Oct 29, 2016
    I had miscarriage on sep 11th and then it lasted for about a week or so. 3 weeks afterwards I had fun. I got a period-like flow that lasted for 2 days and I've been having sleepless nights, dizziness and something moving and making sounds in my stomach. Especially when I eat, I have something pushing outwards. Now, it's 2 weeks after that flow and my stomach is pushing forward. I've had two negative tests and a negative blood test.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. If you're concerned about what is causing these symptoms, ask your doctor. Good luck! - (Oct 29, 2016)
  81. MAdeline Nov 02, 2016
    Hey Christina, I'm hoping maybe to get some answers. I last ovulated around October 11th and my last cycle started September 25th. On October 14th, I began spotting and that lasted until October 26th. It was enough to only change a liner once a day. My period was due October 25th and I never got it. Yesterday, November 1, I began spotting again with cramping. What could this be?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say why you would have been spotting. If you think you are pregnant, try taking a test. Good luck! - (Nov 02, 2016)
    2. Madeline: I've taken 3 tests and all negative but no period. - (Nov 02, 2016)
  82. Stacey Nov 04, 2016
    Hello, I am three days late for my period. I had light spotting (pink) for one wipe yesterday and nothing since? Every test I've done has come back negative? Could I have ovulated late as I thought implantation would of happened before my period was due? Is there a chance I could be pregnant but hcg levels aren't high enough even though I'm late?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible that you ovulated later, but it's also possible that this is an irregular period. Try testing again in a few days. Good luck! - (Nov 04, 2016)
  83. Hayley Nov 04, 2016
    Me and my bf had sex on the fith day of my period and I have irregular periods, but my last period was just 2 weeks ago. I spotted once when I wiped and there was clear white stuff with some red blood in it. Today, it was only when I wipe. I'm having white creamy looking stuff with a really light pink color in it. I know, a little tmi. And if I am pregnant, this will be my second child. With my daughter, I didn't experience this or have any symptoms. But I wanna say I feel like I've been using the bathroom more than normal in the past few days. I've also been having headaches and I normally don't get them that much. With my daughter, I think I remember getting headaches before I found out I was pregnant with her, so I'm so lost. Any one else had this problem or know what it could be??
  84. Shirley Nov 05, 2016
    Okay, so this is very weird for me. My period came 9 days late, and it was never this late. It also seems to be lighter than usual. However, it is normal color. But before it came, I was having clear vaginal discharge and was frequently feeling tired. I was also feeling a bit crampy but nothing severe like regular period cramps. I just want to know is there a possibility that I can be pregnant?
  85. Akan Nov 05, 2016
    Hi. I had my last period on the 6th till the 11th of Oct. Had sex on the 16th and 19th (unprotected). I've been trying to get pregnant. I felt symptoms of ovulation on the 21st, although I'm not sure if I was ovulating at all because I didn't take an ovulation test. Now my next period was supposed to start on the 2nd of Nov (as it states on my calendar), but today is the 6th and I am four days late. I had slight brownish red bledding or spotting yesterday. I took a pregnancy test two days ago and it was negative. But could I be pregnant since my period hasnt started yet?
  86. Tonia Nov 07, 2016
    Hi, I had a regular period before I got married. I was a virgin before I met my husband, but after my marriage, I started having an irregular period. It went from 28 - 30 days to 36 days now. Me and my husband have been trying for a baby for the past 6 months now, but in Sept, I had my period on the 13th. I was expecting it to come on the 18th of Oct, but it didn't. Instead, I saw spotting for 2 days but no period throughout Oct. On the 1st of Nov, I saw spotting again. To my greatest surprise, my period came on the 3rd of Nov and finished today. So right now, I am so confused because last month I vomited twice and had some pregnancy signs. I also did a hpt and bpt but both were a bfn. Please, I need advice.
  87. Ngozi Nov 09, 2016
    Hi, I had my last period on Oct 5th. I and my hubby met during my fertility window. Before the week of my expected period, I had a light cramping, light headaches, and my eyes were heavy. I was tired, felt like falling, sleepy, then my period did not come out when expected it. It went 6 days late, then I threw up the next early morning. A few minutes later, I saw a little spot of blood. The next day, I had blood like a period, but it was darker and lasted for 4 days. This was unusual because my normal period does last for 5 to 6 days. I am still experiencing cramping. Am I pregnant?
  88. Claire Nov 09, 2016
    I'm due for AF on Friday, but I have started having cramps and lower back pain. I'm normally really heavy the first day of AF but today it's wonky. When I wipe, there's nothing on the pad. It's a really dark red not bright at all. Is this the dreadful AF or implantation? I had implantation in my last pregnancy but cannot remember if it's the same this time? Any help would be appreciated.
  89. Autumn Nov 09, 2016
    I had two very light drops of pinkish blood 6 days ago. AF was due on the 6th. I am now having very light bleeding, nausea, heavy breasts, and a pulling sensation in my lower abdomen. My periods are regular and I always get signs before they start but none this time. My hpt have all been negative. Is it possible that I'm pregnant?
  90. Akintade Nov 10, 2016
    Does all implantation lead to pregnancy?
  91. Cheryl Nov 10, 2016
    Hi, my tubes are tied and I've never been late, but now I'm 22 days late and I've had one very light period in three months. I'm not sure what's going on. My tubes have been tied for 6 years. I'm just hoping someone could help me. I spotted for about two weeks. It was only enough to put one drop on a panty liner each day. Please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you think you may be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. It's very unlikely after having your tubes tied, but there's a possibility. - (Nov 11, 2016)
  92. Jada Nov 11, 2016
    I had unprotected sex with my partner and he ejaculated inside of me 2 weeks ago. My period was due the week after the unprotected sex. I got my period on time and it was much heavier than usual and lasted for 6 days. I am off of my period now and I am still having mild cramps and it's been a couple of days since my period ended. What could this mean?
  93. Hopingtobeamama Nov 11, 2016
    Hi there, I just need confirmation, that I am not holding on to false hope. I have read all the information I can based on my situation, and from what I read in forums, it's possible. I ovulated on the 15th October 2016 and had sex a day before, on and after. I experienced slight cramping at 6dpo, which I felt in my back. 4 days before my period was due, I spotted for two days. It was a pinky brown colour, but only when I wiped. A day before my period was due, I started bleeding lightly but then it got heavier with clots. I usually have very heavy periods so this was light for me. It lasted my normal 7 days (not including spotting before) but I am still cramping 2 days out from finishing. I am experiencing nausea, gone off my fave food, headaches, fatigue, crying over nothing, cramps, backaches. From what I read, it is possible to have a normal sort of bleeding but still be pregnant. I'm only 3 weeks post ovulation so is there any chance of being pregnant? Sorry about the novel
  94. Nunu Nov 12, 2016
    I had my period a day early, and it only lasted for three days. I had abdominal cramps and all and it was deep red in colour.
  95. Blessing Nov 14, 2016
    I had an implant for some time now. I have not been menstruating, but recently, I met with my husband and then I had heavy bleeding. Please help. I am confused.
  96. Olabintan Nov 15, 2016
    My period is irregular but usually comes like 25th, 26th or 27th day, but my LMP was the 18th Oct. I had sex from the 23rd to 28th of Oct. Two days after, I saw cervical mucus for up to 4 days. The third week leading to my period, again I saw mucus. Again, it was not stretchy but white and clear for 2 to 3 days. I have been feeling pain in my two nipples but later turned to one, including back pain. I tried to do a urine test on the 11th of Nov, but
    it was negative. Today is the 29th day. Just one day to go. I hope there is no problem because I am confused.
    1. Laila: Hi, did it turn out in your favor?!? - (Nov 16, 2016)
  97. Becca Nov 16, 2016
    My period was 5 days late. Usually, I have a 28-day cycle and it lasts 5 days. But on the 5th day, I had very light pinkish spotting and that was it. Is it possible to have implatation bleeding that late?? My boobs and stomach are super sensitive. I always have a terrible headache. I'm bloated and cant seem to get enough sleep. Then when I sleep at night, I'm super uncomfortable. I'd love some help.
  98. Laila Nov 16, 2016
    Hello, I'm going thru the motions!! Me and my husband were intimate on the 4th of this month of November, and we are not able to be as imitate as we should due to the fact that his work requires him to travel. But my period was due to start on the 19th. Tonight when I went to bathroom and wiped, I had a very light pink discharge. It is 3 days before I'm due to have my period. But now that I'm wiping and digging and there is nothing! And I'm curious to know, is that implantation?? Because I never experienced that in my whole life of having periods. Is it safe to take a test or do I have to wait??
  99. Lola Nov 18, 2016
    Hi, I'm so confused right now. My last cycle started on October 19 and ended the 21. On the 30, I wiped it was pink mucus. On November 1st, I started spotting brown only like once or twice for 2 days.
  100. Lola Nov 18, 2016
    Oh, also my current cycle is 5 days late.
  101. Tasha33 Nov 20, 2016
    Hi!! I had my pms on the 10/29-11/2/16 with severe cramps, but I started spotting back on 11/15-11/18. After no more spotting, I started having slight cramps a day after. What does this mean? And has anybody else experienced this (I mean my pms)? It's suppose to start 11/26. Any advice please!!!
  102. Lawrencia12 Nov 20, 2016
    We made love 12 days after my last period on the 25th of October and I am supposed to see my period on the 10th of November, but my period came on the 16th and lasted for 2 days. I only use 3 pads, which is not normal. Does it mean that am pregnant?
  103. Katie Nov 21, 2016
    Can you have heavy implantation bleeding?
  104. Bridget Nov 21, 2016
    Hello, it's November 21st. I have already had my period for this month. It was the first week, actually. So today, I noticed mild cramping with mild discharge a few hours later. I was bleeding. It was a brownish color. A few hours passed and I stopped cramping, but still I was bleeding when I wipe. Could this be implantation bleeding?
  105. Crystal Nov 22, 2016
    My period started Nov 3rd
  106. Alli Nov 23, 2016
    According to OC, I ovulated 11/9/16 (we had sex 11/6-7/16). It is now the day before Thanksgiving, and I started spotting 11/20-22. It was light pink on 11/20 (I had cramps on my lower right abdomen for about 2-3 hours, if that), then a mixture on 11/21, and then dark brown on 11/22. Today, 11/23/16, I have nothing but creamy CF, and I think my cervix has been low closed firm, but I have no idea what I'm feeling. It says I am due for AF tomorrow, but so far nothing. We are TTc baby#3. Thoughts ?
  107. Lola Nov 25, 2016
    16 days after sex, I saw brown clot-looking blood??
  108. MTL Nov 26, 2016
    Hi, I have been celibate for a year and half. I'm 33yrs old. I had sex 2days after my ovulation, only to start bleeding 4 days after sex, which was 6 days post-ovulation. My cycle has always been 28 days and I'm not expecting my period for 10 days. What could be the cause?
  109. Chisom Nov 28, 2016
    Good morning. This is my first post on this site. I need help. My period is 7 days late. Just yesterday, I started spotting. This morning, I am bleeding, but it's not too red. I am having all the pregnancy symptoms. I need advice.
  110. Nc Nov 30, 2016
    Good morning, I have a question. My last menstrual period was Oct 27th. It stayed for five days. As usual, I get my menstrual regularly and never miss. My period was due on Nov 24th and it never came. Then I started bleeding on the 27th. It's very light and the flow didn't change. When I wipe, it's light and the pad is not even full only the middle has blood. On the 29th, I vomited and I had headaches for 2 days in a row. I took a pregnancy test on the 21st, 25th and the 27th in the AM. Before the bleeding started, they all were negative. This never happened to me before. What does this mean? And should I retest? If so when?
  111. Bisola Nov 30, 2016
    I was supposed to see my period on the 24th and later, I'm seeing blood on 30th. Does that mean my period has come or I'm pregnant? And what can cause it?
  112. Amylee Dec 01, 2016
    Can someone help me, please? I ovulated between the 21st and 26th o November. On the 30th of November, I was having brownish watery discharge when I wiped, but not every time. Could it be old blood or a period? I'm 9 days away from my period today.
  113. Kehinde Dec 04, 2016
    My period was late for 3 days, then I started having cramps on and off and bled a little. Can somebody help? I have been TTC for 7 months. Does that mean we have lost this one too?
  114. Annie Dec 05, 2016
    I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend on the 20th of November and my period came on the 28th of same month. Now I'm feeling uneasy. Can I be pregnant?
  115. Hope Dec 05, 2016
    I had an unprotected sex and now my menses is four days late. At times, I feel like my menses will come because those are exactly the symptoms I feel whenever my menses is about to come. Can I be pregnant?
  116. Chloe Dec 06, 2016
    Hi, I'm really confused. Me and my partner had sex the day I was ovulating. A week later, I thought I came on my period, but it was 7-10 days early. The period was very light and a pinky brown colour. My normal periods are really heavy, but this one seemed very different. Could this have been implantation bleeding? Could I be pregnant?
  117. Alyssa Dec 06, 2016
    Hi. I am 2 days late for my period, but I'm feeling some cramps.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Take a pregnancy test. Good luck! - (Dec 07, 2016)
  118. Rani Dec 07, 2016
    I have about a 35-day cycle. On the 36th day, instead of my period, I had light bleeding for just over a day. Usually, I have a heavy period for the first few days, then it tapers off. I am currently on clomid. I spoke to the dr and they did a blood test the day after the bleeding stopped (although, there was still the lightest brown bits when I went to toilet) and the blood test was negative. They told me that I should start the next round of clomid, but I just want to know whether perhaps the blood test was too early to know whether pregnant or if it was implantation bleeding?
  119. MArtyna Dec 08, 2016
    Hi, On 26th day of my 30-day cycle, I had very light bleeding with two tiny blood clots and cramps for a few hours. I am not sure what colour it was, but I think it was light red instead of pink and brown. I am pregnant and have not had a period yet. On the 27th day, I had cramping but again no pain. And I am constipated. I have headaches but no breast tenderness. Is it possible that it was implamantation? I am going to see a doctor to register with the midwife in a few days. But the bleeding worried me.
  120. Holly Dec 09, 2016
    Hi, my last known period was back on October 10th and I haven't had a period since then. I just turned 44 today and I just went to use the bathroom and noticed a light pinkish-brown spotting in my panties. I have been experiencing breast tenderness. My ariolas around my breasts are getting a little darker and i have been frequently peeing a lot. Do you think this is implantation bleeding for an early pregnancy?
  121. Steph Dec 11, 2016
    Hi, I had been on the pill for roughly 9 years and had taken myself off it in August so that my husband and I could try to get pregnant. Since being off the pill, my periods have been completely regular (I use an app on my phone to track it and every period for the past few months has been exactly the day I was scheduled to get it). Technically, my ovulation date according to this app was November 24, and my husband and I had sex on November 22 and 24th during my fertile window. I don't know if it's just because I'm paranoid or more aware of what's going on in my body, but ever since the first time we tried, I've had cramps and abdominal pressure on both sides off and on. I tested 3 days before my period and got a negative, then tested negative just yesterday (3 days after missed period). Now today, I've noticed some blood after I went to the bathroom with cramping again. I'm nervous to test this soon still because of the two negatives so far...should I wait another week to test again?
  122. Caroline Dec 12, 2016
    The last time I had sex was on the fourth of October, a day after my period ended. My period came in November, but it was short. Now in December, I started spotting a pinkish colour for three days instead of my period. I am now 13 days late. I have a large appetite, frequent urination, tender sore breasts, dark nipples, and I spit saliva every time. Could I be pregnant???
  123. Krista Dec 12, 2016
    Hello, just curious. I had unprotected intercourse 11/24 and two days later, I wiped and there was blood. I thought I was in my period, but I didn't bleed again until about 12/6. It was not my normal period cycle at all. I didn't experience any cramping, only two days of blood, then the rest were slight. I don't get my period until around the 7th either. I never have an irregular period cycle. It's always the same every month heavy flow and cramping badly. Help please?
  124. Mel Dec 12, 2016
    Ok, so I had what I'd like to call implantation. It would have been in the middle of November. Bleeding was very light and only lasted couple of hours. I expected my period November 24th to 27th. Then I didn't get the period, so I was sure I was pregnant, and here we are on December 11th and I am bleeding as if i am on my period.
  125. Chi Dec 13, 2016
    Hi, I miscarried my first baby on the 23rd of Oct. I had my period on the 20th of Nov, and I think I ovulated on Thursday, the 1st of Dec, but I had sex with my hubby 3 days before ovulation. I started having back/anus acne, abdominal cramping, and stomaching bloating and pain. Please what can this be? It makes me uncomfortable. Thanks for your answer in advance.
  126. Raj Dec 13, 2016
    Hi, my last period started Nov 17th, but this time, it came too early on the 13th of Dec. Bleeding was medium. Why did it come early?
  127. Charmaine Dec 13, 2016
    I'm 41 and I've had 2 children already. Since my daughter was born almost 9 years ago, I have not conceived. I was due to start my period on the 17th of this month, but it came on today (the 13th). There was very light bleeding but still period-like. I have lost my appitite and have severe upper back pain. I also had 3 days of vomiting prior to seeing this show. I have had a 28-day cycle for the past 3 months, but I have received my period four days early this month. Help me. I'm so confused......
  128. Adeyeye Dec 16, 2016
    I have been having tender breasts immediately after ovulation and I had sex throughout my fertile window. Now my breasts feel heavier and fuller and I have never experienced this before. Can you explain what am going through?
  129. Kelly Dec 17, 2016
    Hi all! Could u advise me?? I've been experiencing pink/brown discharge before my period for the past 3 months. In this time, I never had a period like I normally do.
    My story....
    I was always regular with my period and it came on the 1st of every month like clock work, always lasting 2 days. On the 1st of of Feb 2016, my period didn't arrive, so did a hpt and it was positive. On Valentine's Day, I had a miscarriage at 6 weeks. It took a while for my periods to become regular again. When they did settle, I would have a period on the 19/20th of every month. Until October 2016, when on the 18th, I experienced pink/brown discharge day before period. It was there for one wipe only. No period arrived, but I had negative pt results. Same thing happened in November. One wipe, nothing else, and no period. This morning, I've had same pink/brown discharge, but my period isn't due for 11 days time, according to my cycle app. I feel a dull ache, but nothing more. It's nothing like a regular period. I just don't know what's going on. Help xx
  130. Vivian Dec 26, 2016
    A few days after my ovulation, I felt painful cramping that came with blood spotting. Now, two days before my menses, I began to see blood. It was very watery, but very light in colour. What could this be?

  131. Sam Dec 30, 2016
    I am 18 and my period was two days late, and then it came very heavy for 7 days. I usually only have it for 5 days. I am currently taking meds called doxycycline. After my period, I started spotting. And so far it has been two days. It only visible when wipe, and it's very light pink. Can I be pregnant?
  132. Chandra Dec 31, 2016
    I'm just wondering how many weeks I am. I bled at the end of Oct. Then I bled on the second to last day of the month. Then I bled again in Nov. It was a day earlier than the month before, but it only lasted two days. It was light pink and brown. I got a positive on Dec. 21st. I went to the dr on the 28th and they didn't do an ultra sound. She said I could likely be 8 or so weeks already, but since I spotted in November, they are going by that and said almost five weeks. Any clue as to which could be right? I don't have an ultra sound untill Jan 25th.
  133. Deedee Jan 01, 2017
    I have been TTC with my hubby for some time now. In my last cycle, 5 days before my period came, I noticed blood after we had sex, but I noticed it was light and brown. Later, for 2days. Then my period came after 3 days. I ovulated on 12/29 and we had sex on that day and throughout my fertile window. I am 4dpo and am having period-like cramping. What does this mean?
  134. Diyanita Jan 05, 2017
    Hi, my last period happened last Dec. 1st. Then I had sex with my boyfriend last Dec. 14th and 15th. My expected period is Dec. 29 and it didn't come. It was last Jan. 4th that my period came. I am confused if it was a period or implantation bleeding because the bleeding compared to my past periods was not that heavy, but I had the same pain when having my regular period. I don't have any spotting, but the bleeding is continuous. On Jan. 5, it stopped. Am I pregnant? Please help
    1. Christina (OC Team): Only a test can tell for certain. Good luck! - (Jan 08, 2017)
  135. Cherie Jan 07, 2017
    I came off my period 11 days ago.
  136. Juciee Jan 08, 2017
    So I'm on my cycle day 20. I've been having light spotting with pink and brown. I ovulated a week ago. But today when I wiped, the blood looked more reddish? What could this mean? I've been more hungry and slept most of the day yesterday. I was sweating out last night... I need help, people :(
  137. Dawson Jan 08, 2017
    I had a period last month on the 9th. Yesterday, I started spotting. I used one pad in two days. It's not how it usually be what that mean I took a test 2 days ago, but it was negative.
  138. Yiovani Jan 09, 2017
    My girlfriend has irregular periods. Her period started Dec 3rd and ended the 10th of December. We had sexual intercourse on the 14th, a week from that date and the 21st. She experienced some light brown spotting on the 29th until the 30th. And she had abdominal cramping, but not as bad as her period cramps. We tested on the 4th of January, but it was negative. Was it a good time to test? Or can she be preganant? Or when should we test? Any accurate information will be helpful, please. Thank you.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If she has irregular periods, it can be difficult to say. If you know when she ovulated, you can test two weeks after that date. Otherwise, I'd suggest testing up to a week after her anticipated period to be sure. - (Jan 09, 2017)
    2. Yiovani: We don't know when she ovulated.. her anticipated period "from the app" is supposedly the 11th of January. So should I test that day or a week after that day? - (Jan 09, 2017)
    3. Christina (OC Team): When to test is your choice, but if you aren't tracking ovulation, it can be very difficult to know with irregular cycles. You can test on the day after the missed period, but if you still think there's a chance she's pregnant, test again a week later. - (Jan 11, 2017)
  139. Claire Jan 09, 2017
    Test 10 days after you think you're having implantation... Then you will know if it's af or of it is indeed implantation. If it's implantation, it will be very light and last 2-3 days no clots.. If it gets lumpy or clots then it's af.
  140. Diyin Jan 09, 2017
    My period finished on the 21st. Me and my BF had sex on the 23rd. He didn't pull out. Is there any chance I can be pregnant? I was spotting really, really light pink and it only lasted one day. I've been cramping lately too. I don't know what it means. Can I be pregnant?
  141. Diyin Jan 09, 2017
    I don't know if I'm pregnant. My period ended on the 21st of November. We had sex on November 23rd. I've been peeing a lot and cramping. I'm supposed to get my regular period on the 13th. I don't know why I was spotting really light pink. When can I be sure to take a pregnancy test?
  142. Claire Jan 10, 2017
    It sounds unlikely that you're pregnant. A couple days after finishing your period, you have these symptoms. These wouldn't happen untill at least a week after your NEXT MISSED period :)
  143. Delonda Jan 10, 2017
    My first day of my last period was Nov 28th. I came home on Dec 13th and my husband and I had sex that night and several times in the weeks after. I did not get my period in Dec. About a week before I was supposed to start, I spotted one time. When I wiped, it was pinkish-red, so I waited until I was one day late and took a pregnancy test. It came up negative. I've had slight cramping on occasion and my breasts and nipples have been sore for about a week or so. Could I be pregnant and the test was just too soon? Even though I took it a day after I was to start? My period has still not started. It is Jan 11th.
  144. Brianna Jan 11, 2017
    What happens when your period is supposed to come on the 8th of Jan and end on the 11th, but it came on the 11th with some bleeding and sharp cramping? It's unusual.
  145. Alice Jan 11, 2017
    Hi, My period is due in two days, but yesterday I noticed brown discharge. I did a test and it was negative, but today, the discharge is gone. Could I still be pregnant? What should I do?
  146. Gbemisola Jan 12, 2017
    My period had always been regular. Last month, it came two days before my expected date. It was really light for two days. On the third day, it became heavy with very watery blood. My normal 5-day period lasted for 8 days. This month, I had sex on my fertile days and my period started two days late with little or no cramps. And now, I am having brown watery blood. I am confused because I have always had heavy flows. What could it be?
  147. Josane Jan 15, 2017
    Hi, I started spotting 3 days before my period was due. My breasts are really tender. I got up feeling sick around 2 in the morning. Prior to that, I got up after 6, feeling the need to vomit. What does this mean?
  148. Tasha Jan 18, 2017
    Help. So my periods have always been regular and on time. I might skip one every year, but it's always been on time. My period was due to come on December 19th. It came about a week early on the 13th. On the 28th, I started spotting on and off for a few days. I would only see it when I wiped. It was pinkish-red and other times, it would be brownish-red. This was and still is very alarming to me because I've been having my periods for 17 years now and have never experienced spotting for any reason, not even when I was pregnant with my son almost 9 years ago. My period was due to come this month on January 15th, but it just started today, January 18th. Could anybody help with any ideas as to what may be going on? I'm not under stress, haven't changed diets or jobs or presented anything new in my life. My fiance and I are trying to conceive, so anything helps
  149. Kiana Jan 18, 2017
    I started what was what I think was my period about 6 days before my period was supposed to start. For the first day, the flow seemed like a normal period, but I only had to change my pad 3 times. The blood was dark red. The next morning, blood flow decreased, I started spotting and the blood had changed colors. It was now an even darker red/brown. The spotting lasted about 2 more days. Is this normal for a period or could it be implantation bleeding?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It definitely sounds longer and heavier than implantation bleeding, but you test if you think you may be pregnant. Implantation bleeding is typically spotting that lasts 1-2 days. - (Jan 18, 2017)
  150. Shatese Jan 19, 2017
    I started noticing traces of light pink blood 3 days before my expected period and it is only present on the tissue immediately after DTD (sorry). It has been like this for 3 days. I only noticed only once.
  151. Cjjj Jan 20, 2017
    I have been trying to have a baby now. I had sex during my ovulation, but I still keep seing this red drama every month. What can I do?
  152. Remmy Jan 21, 2017
    My period stopped on the 9th of this month. Yesterday evening, I checked my cervix and saw blood. It was not much and it stopped. I don't know what is wrong. Please help me. I have been trying to get pregnant for more than 6 months now.
  153. Tina Jan 21, 2017
    Hello. I need some help. I had a period the same day of my expected period, but it only lasted 2 days. The 1st day, it was pinkish and very light. The 2nd day, it was heavy, but not as heavy as my normal period. I always have a regular period and 28-day cycle. It just happened now that I have a 2 day period (January 14th in the afternoon to the 16th in the afternoon). I tried a home PT after 2 days, but it was negative. Did I test too early? Hmm. Then after after 5 days(january 21st in the afternoon), I had a light bleeding with brownish that only lasted a few hours. I felt an abrupt cramping in my stomach. At night, I still felt cramping, but no bleeding. I'm just wondering if I am pregnant? Note that when I experienced a few hours of light bleeding, I was on a 2-hour land travel. Could it be due to a long travel? My husband and I want to have a baby. We were married last Sept. 19, 2016. And I hope that we will have a baby. You guys, what do you think? Please respond. I need some guidance. Thanks a lot in advance. This is Tina

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