So confused! Implantation bleeding or late period?

May - posted on 05/06/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I have very regular cycles, and my last "normal" cycle began on Feb. 24th. I did not have a cycle at all during March, so I took pregnancy tests, all of which were negative. April 2nd I began lightly spotting brown, then two days later a big clot (but nothing that looked abnormal), followed by a couple more days of what seemed a regular flow. May 2nd came and went without another cycle, so I took another test and... POSITIVE!
If the spotting in April was a period, then I am just about 5 weeks along. But if it was implantation bleeding, then I am over 9 weeks! This is my first, so I hope someone has a similar story and can help me. I feel quite pregnant and need to know how soon I should get to the doctor's, as they normally don't see you until after 8 weeks or so...

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User - posted on 12/03/2013

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Im confused I was 6 days late and now I've Started bleeding pink watery blood and bad cramps wat could this be any ideas

Andrea - posted on 05/23/2013

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I am really confused and worried with whatever going on with me.I was trying for my first baby.my normal cycle is around 27 days.it can be short then this but never late.I had my last periods on 23 april and ovulated on 14th day 6th May.I started feeling sore and swollen breast,fatigue and nousea.unfortunately I started bleeding yesterday () 31st day of clcle which is very uncomon for me.I tested negative 2 days back.It is not spoting or brown.Its almost like my periods Red in color,got cramps aswell.I am so much worried and confused if that can be implantation bleeding or not as it late then my due date which is unlikely for implantation bleeding

Annamarie - posted on 01/11/2014

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Period Late 3 Weeks And Now 2 Days Spoting In Pinkish Brown. Tips & Advice please

Kayla - posted on 10/16/2013

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so my partner and i have been ttc for a little over 8months now. i have a very regular cycle of 34days. i am 21 and have a 2 yr old. my last period was 15 august and it was on time and lasted 5 days (which is normal) however af this time was due on 18 sep but was three weeks late which would have put me at just over 8 weeks pregnant. but then i started bleeding but it only lasted 2 and a half days. i have symptoms like nauseua, sore tender boobs, cramps and swelling in lower pelvic region. is it possible that it is a late implantation bleeding or something else. i never experienced any of this with my first and i am so confused

Karis - posted on 02/24/2014

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My cycle is pretty regular, MY last period was the 16 of January, this month my cycle was 10 late, I've been having every pregnancy symptom you can think of, but as of today I've been bleeding. Its not heavy as my normal period but it's more than spotting. Am I pregnant or has my regular cycle just came late?

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Patricia - posted on 11/12/2014

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I also had a tubal ligation in 2007 aftet c-section and am now having the same thing happen took two test and neg. I've had morning sickness headaches and my breast are sore and getting bigger. I went to hospital and they did a urine test it was neg. Said I have a bug. But I know im not sick. Did you find anything out with your situation? Im looking for help I never knew this could happen.

Kimberly - posted on 10/22/2014

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Ok, so I am 38 and had my tubes tied immediately after my daughter was born in 04. My cycle has always been like clock work, every 28 days and last three days at the most. I normally have light spotting then a half and at times a full day of heavy flow then I go right back to spotting then stop. I started spotting like I always do on the 20th, but it was more brownish than pinkish. The flow increased some but not much, and it is more like a thick brownish mucasy flow. My boyfriend and I have not worried about protection because I have tubes tied. The last thing I need, or want is to be pregnant at 38. My kids are 16 and 10, and I am past the baby stuff and ready to focus on my career and finishing school. Is there any possibility that I could be pregnant?

Britney - posted on 09/15/2014

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While you can't have a period while pregnant, spotting may or may not be an early symptom of pregnancy. For many women, light spotting is simply indicative of an impending menstrual cycle ready to make its appearance, or due to hormonal changes during a woman's cycle. If you experience frequent spotting with no known cause, it's wise to seek out your doctor or midwife to see if you may have a hormonal imbalance. However, if spotting is indicative of an early pregnancy, it is typically called implantation bleeding. This happens when a fertilized egg burrows into the uterine lining, causes the lining to slough off a bit of blood. The blood takes a while to make its way from the uterus to the vagina, so it's 'older' by the time it reaches your panties or toilet paper. This explains why the blood is often brown discharge, pink, or rust in color. However, I've got solution for you get pregnant fast and naturally with these accurate and simple methods here: http://aboutgettingpregnant.com

Victoria - posted on 07/24/2014

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HELP!! Last month my period was 5 days late then i had spotting that lasted about two days, this month I'm already 4 days late. Am i pregnant?

Victoria - posted on 07/24/2014

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Last month my period was 5 days late then i had spotting, This month I'm already 4 days late! What should i do??

Catherine - posted on 07/09/2014

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Hi, May. The main difference lies in the nature of vaginal discharge. In regular menstruation, there is heavy bleeding which can last for three days and the menstrual discharge is red in color, but in implantation bleeding, there is no actual bleeding. Implantation bleeding is like spotting, which is pinkish or brownish in color. Usually, it is not associated with the symptoms of menstruation like pain, backache and cramps. However, some women may experience such symptoms too. Kindly you can visit this link http://aboutgettingpregnant.com .

Britney - posted on 07/04/2014

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Bleeding can sometimes be a sign of something serious, it's important to know the possible causes, and get checked out by clicking this link http://aboutgettingpregnant.com . I hope it will help you try to conceive and make sure that you feel is pregnancy symptoms. Good luck :)

Nikki - posted on 06/11/2014

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Okay,, So my periods are irregular, My man came in me on my ovulating day, I didn't start the day I was suppose to but that night I had a brownish/pinkish discharge, Then the next morning I had my period but it's lighter then ever, And I don't even have to where a tampon jus using toilet paper. But before this my boobs were hurting well my nipples were, Like they were cold then I got acne, Then I been feeling nauseous. What confused me is my boobs never hurt on my period and I never get acne, I'm jus confused and need advice or has anybody else had this problem?

Nikki - posted on 06/11/2014

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My man had came In me on my ovulating day, But my periods are irregular. I was jus waiting for my period I didn't start the day my period was suppose to come, But that night I had this brownish/pinkish discharge, Then the next morning I have started but it's lighter then ever, I don't even use a tampon jus using toilet paper(on my second day with this light flow), I always have a heavy flow. But before that, My boobs had this sharp pain on the side, And my titties had this feeling of like when they're cold, Then I've been feeling nauseous, still do, Then woke up with acne on my face which I never get boob pains or acne with my period, I'm always getting head aches. I'm jus so confused on what's going on with meeee. I need advice.

Taylor - posted on 04/21/2014

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Oh and technically I'm 24 days late im just not sure if it was implantation or a werid period but I always had regular periods that lasted 6 to 7 days & sometimes my period would come in the beginning of the month n than other months not come til the end of the month but never this long...

Taylor - posted on 04/21/2014

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Okay so I've never been pregnant I also never experienced this, my last period was February 28th my next period was suppose to be due march 28th & april 1st I think or like april2nd there was dark brown pinkish n redish but it wasn't normal I didn't even have to use a tampon because it was that light well anyway it lasted like 2 or 3 days now its April 21st n still nothing? Maybe someone can give me answers and I am sexually active unprotected about everyday or other day

1Victoria - posted on 04/19/2014

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Hi I need help getting to figure this out and it seems you all go through weird things. My period is 16 days late haven't taken a hpt yet, my periods are a regular 28 days, today I started bleeding but it's real light and watery and nothing like my periods at all, my periods are super heavy, but before today I've been having every pregnancy symptoms there is and I never have any pain or tender breasts while I'm on my period, what's going on could I be pregnant or what? I really need to know I'm scared my last period well I think it was a period lasted 3 days and then pink and brownish spotting for 3 days, now 16 days late and light watery bleeding what's happening

Nay Nay - posted on 03/04/2014

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I'm just wondering if this is normal because this never happened. I was 1 day late on my period. Around Feb 12 & 13th I went to pee after i wiped there was spotting of blood. It went on the next day after I pee i wipe then there's spotting it was red. Then it stopped. I took a pregnancy test 4 days later on the 18th it was negative. Then following week I started having pain in my right side of groin where the V shape it. It was just there no where else then my lower back aches. I was feeling nauseous, my boobs were tender and f our week been urinating alot even when I don't drink anything.. I went 2 e.r they did cat scan they said everything looks normal. So Feb 28th came no period march 1st my period came it was kinda heavy as the 2nd and 3rd day came my blood was like a pinkish red Magenta color my back still kinda aches.. Can somebody tell why??

Davids - posted on 02/15/2014

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Latest clear blue says is 3+

I'm either 11 almost 12 weeks or almost 6 weeks I had a week late period(I think period) 1/6 it should have started 12/26 I completely missed the next one completely only known almost a month haven't told anyone except my husband of course

Wendy - posted on 11/25/2013

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I had a period October 10, 2013 lasted my 7 days everthing was normal, October 21, 2013 I had surgery I had feeding tube placed (gastroparesis). November came the week of 10 when my period was suppose to come never came no sighns, the only sighns were my Brest hurt to touch. The next week on 17 I spoted an then next day brownish next day blood, then the 4th day nothing, I never had cramps. I took a pregancy test 1 was positive an the I took anther 1 an it was negative im confused. Does anybody know whats happening.

Sonu - posted on 09/11/2013

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i have a normal cycle of 30 days ie me last period day was 10 august n this time i had periods on 10 sept,32day cycle:2days extra, i was expecting pregnancy n i got this.. but this is not like my normal periods excess cramps,clots.i am totally confused n dont get what to do???i m already taking medicines like myotol f and ovashield ds for the last 2 months...kindly help me i need urs advice

May - posted on 06/27/2012

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Karen - Well, it turns out the April 2nd bleeding was my period, and I got pregnant a couple weeks later. I am now at 12 weeks, and I'm glad all is well with you too :)
Amber - My abnormal period might have ben a miscarriage, but I have more reason to believe it was stress related (got married June 2nd!). It's so hard when you don't know how far along you are, but you're doing the right thing - be healthy, rest up, take care of yourself and Good Luck!!

Ana - posted on 06/27/2012

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Brown down there is usually signs of a miscarriage..I read, this is the only way I knew that I had one..and my test were negetive during that time as well..

I am currently waiting on my first appt as well because I don't know how far along I am, so I just made my appt for later next month..

Taking vitamins and taking it easy till then...

Karen - posted on 06/04/2012

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Wondering what the outcome is? With me i had my last period march 6th, then spotted march 28th...it lasted 2 days,but very light. Got my positve on april 2nd. But May 1st, i bled for a day, passed small clots and it stoped the nest day. June first bled for a day as well. We had Ultrasounds done and all is fine, im almost 14 weeks now :) Dr said hormones play a huge factor and some woman bleed when they should have gotten their period.

May - posted on 05/08/2012

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Thanks, I didn't realize Clear Blue made tests that can calculate how far along... I have an appointment for this afternoon, so should have some answers then :)

Louise - posted on 05/08/2012

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I would go to the doctors any way you need a scan to see what is going on. Any bleeding needs to be looked at. It does sound like implantation bleeding but you dont normally bleed for a few days with a regular flow. It is more of a pinkish flow rather than blood red. Just get checked out for your own peace of mind.

Robyn - posted on 05/07/2012

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I would buy a clear blue digital test that tells you roughly how far along you are

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