What is the difference between implantation bleeding and a period?

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A menstrual period occurs when the uterus sheds its lining, while implantation bleeding occurs when a fertilized egg burrows into the uterine lining. A menstrual period takes place when a woman is not pregnant, while implantation bleeding can be one of the earliest signs of pregnancy.

According to the Mayo Clinic, implantation bleeding takes place approximately 10 to 14 days after conception. It is much lighter than a period, and it only occurs for 2 to 3 days. Implantation bleeding occurs around the time that a woman expects her period. As a result, some women mistake implantation bleeding for their period.

The uterine lining thickens in preparation for a possible pregnancy. If there is no pregnancy, this lining must be discarded via menstruation. A period lasts for 3 to 5 days on average and is heavier at the beginning.

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Implantation bleeding occurs a bit
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The difference is that Menstrual period is reddish in colour and occurs normally every 28 days.whereas implantation bleeding takes place only when the woman has conceived and is more
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if you put in a "super" sized tampon and it needs to be replaced in 1/2 hour that's heavy. If you need to replace your tampon after every half an hour then it is a heavy
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As gross as it may sound implantion bleeding has no smell and menstrual bleeding has of course the normal smell. Also implantation bleeding is usually lighter and pinkish.
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