What is implantation?

When the inseminate egg affix to the inner lining of the uterus to initiate the growth process, something is known as implantation bleeding. This process of the egg can causes light bleeding, which is completely normal and does not require any kind of medical attention.

Generally, one in every three women experiences this type of an issue. It is very much similar to a woman’s menstruation period, but don’t confuse with this as both have differences.

Implantation bleeding is of brown or pink color spotting that happens shortly before the menstrual cycle.

Understanding and identifying implantation bleeding

This also signifies that your menstrual cycle is about to start, or a sign of your pregnancy.

Signs of Implantation Bleeding

Implantation bleeding is accepted as the early sign of pregnancy. Other sign of pregnancy are tenderness in the breasts or nausea. However, implantation bleeding is so similar to that of a period which left many women confused whether it is a pregnancy or a period. There are several other signs of Implantation bleeding are –

  • A pink or brownish color discharge or spotting
  • Light cramping
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Cramping

How Does Implantation Bleeding Look?

Implantation bleeding is slightly different in look from that of the average woman’s period. But remember that not all women face same type of flow of blood during their period. Some will have a heavier flow while others a bit less.

There are many other points which differentiate from menstruation bleeding and implantation bleeding like –

  • Color of the spotting – Implantation bleeding will appear either more pinkish or with a dark brown color like rust.
  • Thicker Clotting – Some women experience thicker clotting blood in their monthly flow.
  • Duration of period – Most women have a period that will last anywhere from four to seven days.

A woman almost always will begin lightly spotting with a heavier flow coming a few days after starting. Some women are substantially heavier while others are lighter.

When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?

Implantation bleeding occurs when after insemination the embryo will attach with the wall of the uterus and at this spot of time it may break down some blood vessels within the uterus wall that causes bleeding.

How Long Does It Last?

The implantation bleeding varies lasting as little as a few hours up to two days. Women who are going through their first pregnancy will likely bleed more in comparison to women who are used to the egg attachment

When do we need to worry about implantation bleeding?

Light bleeding during pregnancy is normal as it cause due to irritation of the cervix, during intercourse, and the vaginal infections can also lead to an increase in bleeding.

Extended bleeding is more serious especially further on during the pregnancy because it will occur may be due to Molar pregnancy or miscarriage so it is necessary to take medical consultation on this issue.

Nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain and vomiting are all signs of an ectopic pregnancy. Cramping is normal during pregnancy but remember that if the level of pain increases then contacts a doctor.

What is the normal color of implantation bleeding?

Normally, implantation blood is pink or brownish n color. It is different from period blood, which is bright or dark red. Implantation blood looks like mucus, but has a slight pink or brown tinge to it.

Can you have heavy implantation bleeding and still be pregnant?

Understanding more about the female menstrual cycle

Yes, it can happen. Implantation bleeding does not cause any harmful effect until the bleeding is very heavy. You should be noticed the timing of the bleeding because your period isn’t not last as long as your menstruation. It can be just a few hours, up to a few days, but the heavy flow should remain long and leaving just some spotting for the remaining few days.

Implantation occurs between a week or two after the moment of conception, when the sperm connects with the egg and fertilizes it. At this stage the fertilized egg or the zygote attaches itself to the uterine lining, also called womb. This process causes minor bleeding, in most cases but it does not harm pregnancy.