Implantation bleeding means discharge from the vagina that in normal circumstances contains a small quantity of brownish or pinkish blood. Implantation bleeding is experienced by a small number of women. Implantation bleeding happens when the implantation of the fertilized eggs take place in uterus between the 6th and the 12th day after ovulation. There is nothing to worry about implantation bleeding if it is not accompanied with cramps, increase in bleeding and backache.
Periods but is experienced in the form of small spots in the underwear. If the implantation bleeding appears before the normal expected periods it is often mistaken by most people as spotting. During implantation bleeding the blood does not flow as during pregnancy test is positive and still the blood flows then it is better to consult a medical professional.
Implantation bleeding is usually experienced around a week before expected period depending on the time of ovulation. In case one does not observe spotting during this period of time there is no need to assume that pregnancy is negative. Though there are a lot of written materials in books and on the internet, in reality very few women report of implantation bleeding happening. The main reason for this happening is that most people assume that there is just spotting before periods or the amount of bleeding is so less that it goes unnoticed.
Though it is believed that implantation bleeding is experienced by everyone, doctors believe that this is not the case and is an exception and not a rule. It is not necessary to keep a keen eye on implantation bleeding as it des not happen very often and even if it happens there is nothing to be alarmed. During pregnancy implantation bleeding is very common.
There is nothing to worry about implantation bleeding as it does not harm the mother or the unborn child during pregnancy. The main symptoms of implantation bleeding are light cramp apart from bleeding. Women who do not want to conceive may at time mistake implantation bleeding for short period. If one is trying to be pregnant it is necessary to recognize the symptoms of implantation bleeding. The signs include pinkish or brownish discharge, light cramp, bloating and no “flow”. Even if one does not want to be pregnant it may so happen that the birth control measures may have failed. If this type of bleeding is experienced it is necessary to have a pregnancy test done around the time of next period. This gives an accurate result as a test just after ovulation may not give accurate results. In cases where there is an instance of mistaking an implant for period the baby is mostly born around three weeks late than estimated.