Question about implantation bleeding

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Question about implantation bleeding
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 9:37pm
Hi, I mostly lurk around here, but I have a question. This is the second time I've ttc, and the first after 3 years resulted in a beautiful little girl.

When I found out I was pregnant with her I was really surprised because I was sure that I'd had my period. (I wasn't charting.) Today I'm 10dpo, and yesterday I began spotting. This is the first month I've charted, so I'm not sure what to think. I have not had a shift or drop in my temps. It has been the same for 2 days, and is not anywhere near cover. However it seems like it is much more like AF today. Much heavier and a little more red. I'm not cramping at all. I'm wondering though, if anyone else experiences this before AF shows up. Do you not show a temp change with spotting? does it not shift until your flow really starts? I'm not sure what to think, but I don think it is too early to test, so I'm not going to bother.

Thanks for any input.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 04-04-2003 - 9:45am
As you can see, charting doesn't always answer all the questions. Our bodies are sometimes just not going to let us in on the secret. I would say that 10 DPO is too long of a time for it to be implantation bleeding. That, and implantation bleeding is typically just a little spotting and not AF like. That's what I think anyway. That said, plenty of people have all sorts of bleeding and other weird things when they are pregnant. Usually when I have AF, my temps go down right away. That's just me though. Sometimes people keep the higher temps for a day or two after AF starts. Sometimes people have a temp drop a few days before AF starts.

I'd say to give it a few days. If you're still not sure, go ahead and test.

Good luck!


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Registered: 05-01-2003
Thu, 05-01-2003 - 9:07pm
Just curious if you have taken a preg. test since this spotting. Did you end up being pregnant?


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Thu, 05-01-2003 - 11:47pm
Okay I am going through the exact same thing as Hbramlett. I started spotting 8DPO and it started out as just that light spotting. But now that is 10DPO I started spotting heavily and even had a large clot, and i am thinking this is not normal. And if it is AF, first of all it is almost 11 days early and I don't have large clots. Confused and scared. What are some other reasons why woman bleed while pregnant? Any info would be great. Adn when would anyone suggest I try testing? Thanks.