Implantation bleeding vs. AF?

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Registered: 04-23-2012
Implantation bleeding vs. AF?
Fri, 04-27-2012 - 11:59am

I am a girl who is always on schedule, I've only ever been late in my time and that was during an incredibly stressful time in my life (possible cervical cancer). Otherwise, I am right on schedule, every month, BC or no BC. We started TTC this month, tracked the first day of my last weird, my ovulation, everything seemed to line up with cm and how I felt, etc. I noticed immediately after ovulation, I would get cramps on and off. I took a test 2 days ago and after the 10 minute window, both lines showed up (the control window even look over 10 minutes to show mind you!) so I got my hopes up a little but knew that you aren't supposed to go off of anything outside of the time frame. So I told DH I'd test on Tuesday because AF is due Thursday (so about a week). I am supposed to be 9 dpo. Well early this morning I noticed just a pink tint to my cm, that's all. Well now I have like a brownish red going on that has some flow to it, not crazy like my usual period and definitely a different color to start. I'm not sure if I'm just a week early or if this could be implantation bleeding? I have looked a lot up and it can have a flow to it and be just like a regular AF but still be implantation. Anyone have this occur? Thank you!

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Registered: 03-08-2011
Sat, 04-28-2012 - 8:47am
It is hard to tell. You're still so early for testing at this point. I don't usually see women getting positives on a HPT prior to 10 DPO usually. It could be implantation or it could be spotting. I don't want to be a downer, but when I got off of my bc pills my periods were different and I didn't usually spot prior to AF but now I always have spotting for a day or two prior to O. It would be early for spotting, but I have short LP's and spotting at 9DPO isn't strange for me. FX'd that whatever it is has stopped and that you can test again in a few days. Implantation bleeding is supposedly rare and most women say it's just a few dots of the Toilet paper up to a few times and then gone and it's usually brown or light pink from what I've heard. Hope this helps. I'll send lots of baby dust your way and hope you'll be testing soon!


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Sat, 04-28-2012 - 9:18am

I've had this happen too. I have actually had my period start after two weeks one day, then three weeks later have a full fledge one. My cycles recently have changed but I have been regular 27-28 days for years. I just started charting and realize its not that easy and I guess you will know when its time. My temps are crazy and I am realizing I have a short lp which is not good. Its kinda easy to always think your pg when the slightest change happens. I guess we get our hopes up. I hope this is not the case with you. Good luck and I hope you get your BFP soon. :)