Trying to Conceive: Implantation Bleeding?

I purchased an ovulation predictor kit and tested positive for my peak time to get pregnant. Five days after this I noticed a brownish discharge. Could this be implantation bleeding?


Peg Plumbo CNM

Peg Plumbo has been a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) since 1976. She has assisted at over 1,000 births and currently teaches in the... Read more

Five days post ovulation would be just about right for implantation. Of course, there are other things that can cause such a discharge, but in view of the fact that you are trying to get pregnant, this seems like a good explanation.

Sometimes after intercourse, women spot such a small amount that the blood is old and brown by the time it reaches the outside. Also, hormone levels occasionally fluctuate just enough to release a bit of lining.

But I'm sure you'd prefer the first explanation and that is a strong possibility.

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