Implantation bleeding can last for a day or two in some women; others may only see a single spot of blood and others may not notice it at all, according to BabyMed. Implantation bleeding typically occurs as an early symptom of pregnancy.Know More
When implantation occurs, it usually happens 6 to 12 days after fertilization of the woman's egg. The blood that occurs with implantation bleeding is usually scant and may look like brown or pink discharge. It doesn't look like flow from a regular menstrual period, according to BabyMed.
Implantation occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining. At this point, the fertilized egg is a blastocyst and has made its way via the Fallopian tubes into the uterus. In addition to brief spotting, referred to as implantation bleeding, implantation is sometimes accompanied by light cramping that is felt inside the uterus and a slight dip in body temperature.
BabyMed points out that even in the presence of implantation bleeding as a sign of early pregnancy, a positive pregnancy test is needed to confirm the pregnancy for sure.Learn more about Pregnancy
According to Krissi Danielsson for About.com, implantation bleeding typically manifests as light spotting, not as heavy blood flow with clotting. Not all women experience implantation bleeding, which is believed to be caused by the fertilized egg becoming implanted in the uterus.Full Answer >
Implantation spotting rarely lasts more than 1 day, states BabyMed. Implantation spotting is often lighter in color than menstrual bleeding.Full Answer >
Implantation occurs around six to 12 days after conception and, along with light bleeding, may cause cramps that last for one or two days, states WebMD. Implantation cramps are just one of the many types of cramping and pain that may occur throughout pregnancy.Full Answer >
It is possible for women with short menstrual cycles to get pregnant one day after their periods end. Women with longer menstrual cycles cannot get pregnant until later in their cycles.Full Answer >