Implantation Bleeding – What Is It and Am I Pregnant?

So, you’ve tracked your cycle, and you make sure to “set the mood” for your husband and have made sure to have sex with your husband during your ovulation period, and it looks like you may have succeeded. Then you track your cycle, and you are BLEEDING near the time when your period would come (around a week after your ovulation happens)! So are you pregnant or not? It’s a huge question, and likely pregnancy tests will not be of any help to you until about a week later.


What is Implantation Bleeding?

Implantation bleeding is vaginal discharge which usually contains a small amount of pinkish or brownish blood.   It happens when the fertilized egg implants into the uterus and releases a small amount of blood.   Unfortunately, only around one-third of women who are pregnant experience implantation bleeding.


When Does Implantation Bleeding Usually Occur?

So how do you know if it is pregnancy or just your period rearing its ugly head? Well, you don’t really know for sure.  Typically, you will find implantation bleeding will occur a little before your period is due.   If you are going to see implantation bleeding, it usually will happen between 6 and 12 days past ovulation.   If you have a normal 28 day cycle, the 12 days past ovulation is VERY close to when your period would start.  If you are having other period symptoms such as cramps, back pain, and fatigue while you are bleeding chances are your period is starting.

If you have a bit of bleeding without any of these extra period like symptoms, it is likely not your period. Again, these distinctions are not particularly fool proof, and are not very reliable.   If your bleeding gets worse, it is likely a period, as implantation bleeding is usually relatively light — just a little bit of blood on the panties with no other symptoms.


If It Was Implantation Bleeding, When Will a Pregnancy Test Be Positive?


Chances are, if you are reading this, you are trying to convince yourself that the bleeding you are experiencing is actually implantation bleeding.  As much as you would like a definite “YES!  You are pregnant!”,  the only way to be sure is see the positive pregnancy test result.    Luckily, you don’t have wait too terribly long to be able to get accurate results from a home pregnancy test.  If you experienced what you think is implantation bleeding at the six days past ovulation (DPO) mark,   you may be able to get a positive pregnancy test in about 4 days which is typically a bit before your  period is due.   If implantation occurred closer to 12 days past ovulation, you may have to wait until your period is actually late to test.  It typically take about 2 to 3 days, after implantation,  for there to be enough hCG (the pregnancy hormone) in your urine to register a positive on a sensitive home pregnancy test.

  • JamieAnn13

    Idk if I had implantation bleeding or if something is wrong. I started spotting two weeks and a couple days after my period. That’s mean two more weeks till its time for my next. It says in the article that implantation bleeding occurs a week or so before next period. Mine occurred two weeks. It lasted 3 day. Very light. First day it was a pinkish red color almost not visible and the last two days a brownish red color. I am now two days late on my period and I took a pregnancy test and still negative. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for 5 months now. I just wanna know what am I experiencing.

  • BeeSue

    Hey Jamie – I’m not much help but I’m in exactly the same boat as you! Been trying for 5 months now and had 3 days of light bleeding a week and half before my period is supposed to start. Seems “too soon” for implantation bleeding but it’s so different from any of the other months that I can’t help but hope!!

  • Vickie B.

    It sounds like you may have a bit of an hormonal imbalance going on. If you are not pregnant, you may be experiencing break through bleeding. You may want to get your doctor to check what your hormone levels are or start taking a fertility supplement to balance yourself out.

  • Danielle

    Hey girls, thought I would share my experience as it may help. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for a few months now. I had my last period on July 27th and it lasted really long, about 11 days. We had sex on the days I thought I was ovulating and I was supposed to start my period this past Sunday, 4 days ago. I took a pregnancy test a few days before that just to see and it was negative. I woke up the day I was supposed to start my period and when I went to wipe after peeing there was bright red blood on the toilet paper with some clots. I thought for sure I had started my period like clockwork. Over the next couple days I had a really light period, basically just brown discharge and a little blood. Yesterday it almost stopped completely and today I had nothing. I thought it was a bit strange because I still should have had my period for at least a few more days and it usually turns heavy by then. I thought I would just take a pregnancy test for the hell of it (I was feeling unusually tired) and low and behold it came back as a very faint positive (plus sign). I took a digital one right after and it said pregnant, 1-2 weeks! So there you have it, I guess I was having implantation bleeding. I was not expecting it though because it literally started the day I was supposed to get my period!

  • Chianne

    So here is my story: I take Leena Birth control religiously since October of last year, so I am NOT trying to get pregnant. (My birth control not only is supposed to prevent me from having a “real” period by stopping ovulation and gives me a “mock bleeding period” , but it also makes the vaginal mucous more watery to prevent sperm from swimming, if I happen to ovulate) August 8th my husband and I had sex and before that July 28-31st ish? August 12-14th, I had my period on time for the usual amount of time. August 20 I started getting nauseous for no apparent reasons during the morning and late evening. I was also beginning to be unusually moody, having heightened sense of smell. August 25th I experienced very light brown bleeding until yesterday, the 26th. I have also been getting more and more nauseous and having odd cravings. Could I be pregnant, or could my birth control need to be changed? I am going to be buying a few tests to take today, next week and the next. Help?!

  • Marissa Ann

    Okay so I’m really curious to hear y’all’s opinion.

    So my last period started 8/6/14. We had sex the week I was fertile and the day of ovulation, which was around the 21th of August.
    I’m supposed to start around the 8th, but earlier today I noticed a small amount of spotting. I didn’t know what it was, and went to sleep only to wake and see more spots of blood. It’s not like my regular period.
    I asked my friends and family that have had kids and none of them ever had implantation bleeding, so they all think I’ve either gotten my period or am having a miscarriage. I don’t think it’s a miscarriage though, and my period is not like this.

    Can any of y’all help me out?

  • jen

    Hello Marissa my name is Jen. This is pretty hilarious because I’m in the exact same situation ur in. Last peroid was on the 7th, tried to conceve on the 21st (actual day of ovulation- I think) and today I wake up to bright red n brown spotting. It seems more than just light spotting tho. I’ve taken a test but its still too early to tell. It’s my second pregnancy so I guess im not going to stress. Just wait a wk and try the test again. So my advice to u is the same. Don’t worry just take it easy n play the waiting game (argh! I want to know now!) Good luck!!

  • Marie

    Girls! Same situation! I had my last period the 5th, my ovulation day was the 21st, and I was expected to get my period Sept 7th. Today I started seeing blood, and at times bright red. I am never early with my period but I am having cramping. We have one daughter already who is 15 months old. Keep me updated with everything!

  • Shauna Marie Richards

    Okay Ladies
    So ….here is my story. I had a miscarriage 5-2-14 and hubby and I have been trying since. So three days ago on Tuesday 9-2-14 I was washing dishes and had very strange weird brown blood dripped down my leg. My period is very regular due on 9-9-14. Since Tuesday I’ve had extremely light spotting no cramping. My periods are usually very heavy with severe cramps. Praying I’m preggers again and it was implantation bleeding which I didn’t have last time btw with a sticky baby this time… baby dust to all you:)

  • Vickie B.

    It could have been implantation bleeding! :) Good luck and tons of Baby Dust for a sticky bundle of joy!

  • Jasmine

    I was late on my period.. about 4 days. When I did get it was light and short. (Unusual for me.) Should I take a pregnancy test now or wait until my next expected period? I feel like it can be implantation bleeding

  • Vickie B.

    Implantation bleeding typically starts about 6 to 10 days before your period starts so the timing seems a bit off. I’d say try a pregnancy test to see if you had early pregnancy bleeding.

  • Marski

    First off… Good luck to you all! I miscarried this August. Now I kind of have a clue what to be looking for since it is still fresh. I had to start looking for implantation bleeding experiences to help me out. I had the samething happen today with the light spotting. Last month was a roller coaster and I wish that on no one. I had great luck with the Clearblue advance (tells you pregnant and how long far along after conception) digital pregnancy test. It told me I was pregnant and it also helped me prepare for confirming my miscarriage. I am still getting my levels checked and hoping I can hear that my levels went up next Wednesday on the 17th. Keep me in your prayers!

  • Kayla

    Hi ladies… here is my story….
    My last period started August 20 2014 and according to my calculations I was to ovulate on August 31st…. We had intercourse Thursday and Friday August 28 & 29 before I ovulated….
    on Sept 6th (which happened to be my birthday) I woke up and when I wiped after using the bathroom I had very light pinkish spotting it lasted on and off very little and at the end of the day was a couple dark brown drops…. I had very mild cramping on and off for about 2 hrs….
    No bleeding since…. have had some mild cramping on and off….. breast tenderness…. nausea…. and really tired… suppose to start sept 14th do yall think its implantation spotting I had ?
    please help ladies opinions welcome just trying not to stress about it but hard not to…..

  • Vickie B.

    It could be. If you had sex the night before, it could be a cervical abrasion that caused the bleeding too.

  • Erica

    I’m joining the train! So……This past year (august 13′-February 14′) I had three miscarriages work related :(. I was devastated to say the least. I am now working a new job, so I am off to a better foot. My last cycle was 8/24 it was normal and I was to start again around the 22nd (10 days from today exactly!) I had no cramps, used the bathroom and to my surprise there was dark brown spotting and very faint pink spotting. I have no appetite and I am just exhausted! I had implantation bleeding with my son, but it was after a positive test and it has been four years since I was pregnant with him (almost exactly) so I am not 100% sure. It sounds like it is very possible, but I am trying not to get too excited! How long does implantation normally last for you ladies?

  • Tamela SoBeautiful Johnson

    Hey My name is Tamela.. I just started bleeding today..Very light brownish color..n I’m still bleeding light as of right period suppose to come on the n my partner planned to have a baby on August 25
    is when we had sex..I never get my period early..I mean never..So could this be implantion bleeding?

  • taylor

    Hey I had a quick question I hope one of you ladies could help me i was sopposed to have a period on Aug 21 still hasn’t came I’ve had 2 hone preg. Test and one blood work test and they’ve all came back negative. However early today I went to the restroom and wiped and had a brown ish blood almost like a discharge not so much blood and I’m not sure what this is. Also my breast are releasing discharge as well this hasn’t happened since after my first son. Help?

  • Vickie B.

    Timing for implantation bleeding sounds right on. Good luck!

  • Vickie B.

    It could be that you have a hormonal imbalance that is causing your period to be late. You might want to schedule an appointment with your doctor to see if they can figure out what is going on.

  • Vickie B.

    it could be implantation bleeding! You will have to wait and see if you get your positive pregnancy test. Good Luck!

  • lala

    Hello i need help. So i have had my period for the month it started on 3 ended on the 7. I had sex 7,9,10,11. Well on the 13 i use the restroom notice two drops of blood in my panties when i wipped their was light pinkish blood. Went to work. Use the restroom didnt notice anything on my liner ir when i wipped. The next day the samething happen during the morning nothing later that evening. And i still dont see any blood. Could this be implation bleeding

  • Vickie B.

    I don’t think so. Usually ovulation occurs around 14 days after your period starts. All the dates you listed are long before that point so it is unlikely that pregnancy occurred. If you are spotting it could be that you have a hormonal imbalance that is causing breakthrough bleeding.

  • hannah

    my boyfriend and I had unprotected sex 14 days after my last period, he didn’t ejaculate inside of me but I know it’s still possible to get pregnant from “precum”. it’s been about 10 days since we had sex and my period is suppose to start in 4 days but when I was going to the bathroom, I wiped and there was discharge with pink in it. I’ve been freaking myself out about being pregnant since we had sex because I’m only 18 so I automatically jumped on Google to see if I could find any information on it. when should I take a pregnancy test and does it sound like I could be pregnant?

  • Vickie B.

    It is possible that you could get pregnant under the circumstances you shared. Most home pregnancy tests on the market should give you accurate results if you take it now.

  • junipervoyles

    My boyfriend and Iare sort of trying for a baby. I my period the 13th through the 16th I had sex twice during my ovulation period both times he finished inside me. .. Now a week before I’m ment to start my period I’m experiencing light bleeding.. My boobs hurt. I can’t eat because when I do I get nauseous. I want a baby more than. Anything…

  • Vickie B.

    Sounds like it could be implantation bleeding based on your timing. Good luck! You should be able to test in 3 or 4 days.

  • Diane

    Are you pregnant? Almost exact situation here and I’m really curious as to your results.

  • Neisha

    Hello ladies
    Same kinda boat as you all my cycles are irregular so i dont know how far.along i would really be but me & my hunny has been trying to conceive for a while now then just gave up on trying well my cycle started Aug12 night i took a hpt same day it was negative my cycle ended aug19 nothing all of September then October 1st i started bleeding but it was super light then ended on October 2nd took a preg test october 4th and it was positive havent seen a dr yet so i dont know how far along i am

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  • zonke

    Wow wsh it could b lyk that to me too

  • Ashlea Blumenshine

    Okay so what do you think in my situation. My cycles run long 49 days usually, my last period started a week early on September 19 and ended on the 23 (which was a little longer than normal) anyway according to my period tracker app my next cycle is due on November 2nd. Well this past Wednesday (October 22) I had light spotting which occurred off and on all day (just light pink/ Brown tint when I wiped). On October 23 there was spotting again when I wiped after FMU, but none after that. Could this be implantation bleeding and how soon should a home pregnancy test give me an accurate answer?

  • Vickie B.

    Do you have any idea where you ovulated in your cycle? For typical cycles, ovulation usually occurs about 14 days before your period is due which would be around the time that you had spotting. It could be that you had ovulatory bleeding and not implantation bleeding. As for when a pregnancy test should be positive, November 1st or 2nd, should be okay to test if you are using a sensitive pregnancy test.

  • kris

    Ok. I had my period on Oct 19th lasted three days. We are trying to get pregnant and today November 7th I had tiny bit of spotting my next period is due November 16th. Is this implantation bleeding?

  • Vickie B.

    It could be.

  • sarah

    HELP!!! My husband and i have been trying to get pregnant for a few months. My period has been every 28 days since i was 15. I got off my BC in july and august- November its been clock work 28 days. Well about 6 days after having sex during ovulation and about 8 days before my next period i started spotting but then the spotting turned into light bleeding and cramps. . . Im not sure whats happening. I dont want to get my hopes up.

  • Vickie B.

    Well, based on the timing, it sounds like it could be implantation bleeding. If the bleeding stops then that would be my guess.

  • anonymous96

    Hello. So boyfriend and I had a condom break 2 times, and since then I’ve had days where I’m nauseous and others where I’m flat out exhausted. My period isn’t do for about another week but when I went to wipe this morning there was a small streak of blood. Normal periods for me are usually heavy from the start. Could I be pregnant?

  • Vickie B.

    Yes, you could be. You should be able to test now to see if you are pregnant.

  • PregoLady

    That’s exactly how mine done… October 2014 my period was longer then normal just like with my first child an in November the same day I was supposed to start my period I had a lightly bleeding for two days an my period is normally way heavier than what it was… But in December I missed my period an I got a digital clear blue test an it said I was 3 weeks or it means over sooo…. I been too the doc but I get an ultra sound nexts week because their going by when I bled a Lil in November an honestly that wasn’t a period… So I thank I’m farther along then the doc thanks we will find out soon(:

  • Mary Boersma

    Hoping someone can help me understand if taking a pregnancy test now would be beneficial, or if I should wait a few more days. My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for about 7 months. I have been tracking my cycle and going to an acupuncturist to help me regulate my cycle. For the past three cycles, they’ve been exactly 30 days long. I usually have really heavy dark red bleeding and some clotting the first 2-3 days. This past month it appears that we had intercourse 2 days before ovulation, and the day after ( CD 13-17, Ovulation on Day 16). about a week later, CD 22 – 26, I had some severe cramping with extreme fatigue and some breast soreness and emotional mood swings. Today is CD 29, and I don’t have much cramping. My breasts are a little sore, and this morning I noticed some brown spotting when I went to the bathroom. My period is not supposed to come for a few days. Should a take a test, or just wait a few days? My pregnancy tracker app is suggesting that I wait for 3 -5 days before testing.

  • Sarajones2015

    I really need help!! I don’t know if I was have implantation bleeding or a regular cycle. Me and my husband had intercourse doing the time of my ovulation it has now. I’m due for my cycle on the 27th but I came on the 23rd and it was a very very light flow.., it is now the 3rd day early this morning it was just a little spotting and it was more of a dark brown color… And now I’m not bleeding any more…usually my regular cycle would last for 5 days and the bleeding would get heavier over the days! Is it too early for a test? How long should I wait??!! Crossing fingers that it is implantation ! :)

  • Vickie B.

    If you are on CD 29 out of 30 and you are normally very regular, a pregnancy test should show a positive if you are pregnant. Since you are so close, though, you could just see if your period arrives on time and if not, then test. It is really a matter of personal preference. Goodl Luck!

  • Vickie B.

    If your period is due today, I would wait to see if it comes as scheduled fully. You could have been having implantation bleeding earlier this month. If it doesn’t arrive, try taking a pregnancy test.

  • Tenesha

    Okay I am not sure if anyone can help me out but I am going to try anyways.
    My fiance and I are sort of trying to have a baby. We are not “trying” but we are not using any sort of protection and we have sex daily.
    On 1/22/14 I had cyrotherapy done (its a treatment for cervical cancer). I did not have full blown cancer, just cancerous cells, my doctor was taking precautions.
    After cyrotherapy lots of discharge is expected which I had and it’s been about two weeks since I have had the therapy treatment. I am not suppose to have sex for 3 weeks after (which I haven’t) but before the treatment we were having sex around 5 times a day.
    About a few days after ovulation I noticed some changes in my body. I was very naseous and light headed, dizzy. My boobs were so sore that I could hardly touch them, which is unusual for me (my boobs are sore a couple days before my period throughout my period). I was also crampy and had some unusual changes in my digestive system. I know that most people get constipated but I was the opposite! I also had tingling sensations in my breasts and I started urinating more frequently. I don’t know I just “felt” pregnant”!
    I continued having these symptoms and I just continued my life and about a week and a half later I thought I had my monthly visitor. This bleeding did not last long. The night of 2/2/15 before I went to sleep I wipped and noticed a little bit of pink discharge (this was 4 days before my expected period), the next day I bled but not enough to fill up a pad or anything (it was a dark red/brown color).. then it stopped… This morning 2/4/2015 I have been having brown discharge but not a lot. I am not suppose to start my period for another couple days and my periods are always on time or a few days late (never early) and they always last about 4-5 days and I usually bleed heavily.
    All the signs point out that I am pregnant, but my worry is that I had that cyrotherapy, could that potential harm a pregnancy or prevent a pregnancy? Does anyone know? Are these symptoms I’m having post-effects of the therapy?

  • diana castillo

    Ok so, my last period was Jan. 10 I am suppose to start on the Feb. 9th of this month but on on Feb.3 I felt I got my period went to the bathroom put a pad on and when I woke up the next morning I only had 3 dots, when I whipped it was light. It stopped yesterday but today I woke up and had slight cramping went to the bathroom and whipped again and it was a little more red but than light after I wipe again. I took a pregnancy test and it came out negative.

    Anything? This has never happened to me before.

  • Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, this is something you should run past your doctor. Have you taken a pregnancy test? That would give you an answer about if you are pregnant or not.

  • Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, this is something you should run past your doctor. Have you taken a pregnancy test? That would give you an answer about if you are pregnant or not.

  • Vickie B.

    As 4 days have passed since you posted, did your period finally arrive?

  • Vickie B.

    As 4 days have passed since you posted, did your period finally arrive?

  • Alina

    Hi girls pls help me!!! I had my period on Jan 23 it was light it got very heavy on 26. On Feb 7 i checked in my calendar it says i am fertile. During that day i felt normal fertility symptoms jelly like discharge soft breast etc. me and my bf had sex too bt withdrawal. Anyhow the next day i was exercising and i saw a jelly like substance in my underwear wd blood it lasted the whole day when i pee and i could see mild blood on the tissue. Could i possibly be pregnant? Or ovulation bleeding?

  • Vickie B.

    Most likely ovulation bleeding or maybe an irritated cervix from the sex.

  • Lilian

    Girls help me !!
    So my last period was around jan. 20’s and i had sex on the 31st of jan. I usually begin my period when my mom and sister finish theres or sometimes im after my sister and my mom after me. But they already finish their period and i have no symptoms of a period nor bloating. I have been spotting here and there. but also its a liddo more than spotting just like if it was discharge. I have been discharging a lot lately. What do you guys think? Can i be pregnant? 😀

  • Vickie B.

    Did you take a pregnancy test? If you have a 28 day cycle, you should be getting close to your period starting again. You might be able to get a positive pregnancy test now if you are pregnant.

  • Knel

    Advice please! Me and my husband had sex the week I was ovulating. About a week and a half later I thought I started my period early. It was about a week early. It only lasted 2 days with light bleeding. I took a test and it was negative and went to the Dr only 2 days later and blood test was negative. Could it be wrong? I’m supposed to be starting my period and nothing……. My abdomen feels hard and achy….anyone else experience this? Maybe I should wait and do another test…..?

  • Kylie

    ok ladies, i have a question. Ok i have irregular periods, i havent had a period in like 6-7 monthsan im not pregnant had blood work done and pregnancy tests done during those months.. well i was sexually active on the 14th of this month with no protection. Now for three days ive had this light brown sometimes a lil darker discharge.. usually if my period is gonna start when i see this usually happens within a few hours or the next day, ive never gone 3 days with this kinda bleeding. Could this be implantation even if i havent had a period could i be pregnant? Please help! U can even email me at

  • Vickie B.

    You were testing way too early. Test again and see what the results are.

  • Vickie B.

    If you are irregular, it could be that your body is trying to have a period. If you had sex on the rare occasion that you were ovulating, then it could have been implantation bleeding. You should be able to test at the end of this week to see if you get a positive result. If not pregnant, you might want to see what the doctor says about your lack of periods if you are interested in getting pregnant in the future.

  • Kylie

    Thank Vickie for responding! I will be for sure getting a test at the end of the week! I was gonna start on my birth control to help regalate my periods but then that started so i didnt start my pills incase i am pregnant dont want to harm it.

  • Lillian Eckenrod

    Please help im 26 pregnant thought i already had implantation bleeding. Im only 5weeks. First trimester. Yesterday morning i had some light bleeding only when i wipe and a few drops in the ttoilet. Could i have mistaken the earlier light brown spotting for implantation bleeding only lasted about 40 minutes?

  • nicole

    I need help, my name is nicole and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for 8 months now and no luck :( well I got my period January 28th and it ended February 3rd ( my periods usually last 7 days). I would have ovulated anywhere between February 10th and 12th. On February 17th I cramped a little bit, then later on that night I got some brown discharge that turned to pink and then red. It was never enough to saturate a pad at all and it stayed red until the 21st and it just stopped. My periods always lasts 7 days and it always starts red never brown or pink and it always comes out so much that I need two koto overnight at all times (sorry tmi). My period was supposed to have started Wednesday, the 25th and so far nothing. Could that have been an early period? Or implantation bleeding?
    Please help :(

  • nicole

    I meant kotex no to koto. Lol

  • Juana

    Hey ladies, I’m really confused ok so I got my period Feb
    12 and started the pill on the 15th and around ovulation (Feb. 22) time my husband and I had unprotected sex started having some what I thought were prego symptoms. So I got off the pill half way during th 2nd week just to be on the safe side well today mar.1 I started bleeding which I wasn’t expecting my regular period until around the 12th… so is it possible i could be having implatation bleeding or could be my period?

  • Vickie B.

    Some women to have early pregnancy bleeding. You should talk to your doctor if it happens again or you are worried.

  • Vickie B.

    It is really hard to say. The bleeding could be due to the birth control pills as they are hormone based. The symptoms you were having could have also been due to the pill. You will have to wait until the second week of March to test with a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant or not.

  • summer

    Hey I have a question .. I started my period last Thursday and I stoped bleeding 2 days ago but I been spoting and brown light color but when me and my husband had sex last night and to nigh I bleed and it’s like a light red color and clumps of blood ??????

  • zamah

    hi guys, please help me i have been on the 3 mnths injection for 5years. i was meant to go back in October last year but my hubby and i decided to stop. i only got my period this month on the 11th and was for 2 days and we had sex on the 12th during my period.. but now im experiencing cramps and backache and my breast get these pains lik when im on my period. today i notices blood when i went to pee, is everything ok with me?

  • Vickie B.

    Sorry I don’t have an answer for you. If you don’t stop bleeding, a visit to your doctor might be in order.

  • Vickie B.

    As your period just came back, some of the symptoms you are having could be due to your hormones trying to get back to normal. If you have blood in your urine, and not residual period blood, you might have something else going on that will need a doctor’s visit.

  • Amanda

    I have a ???? I have a period every 32 days. It usually lasts 4 days. My period last month lasted 7 days and it was heavy. This month it lasted 2 days and it was light. And that was last week. Today I went to the bathroom and wiped and it was little blood clots. And I have a little bit of cramps, which made me a little nauseated. Could that be a sign of pregnancy? ??? Thank you

  • Vickie B.

    Have you taken a pregnancy test? It’s possible that you were having ovulatory bleeding with the cramping, but it is hard to say.

  • Jamie

    Hi ladies, I am new to this site, but am having similar issues. I havent missed my period yet (due in about 5 days) but 4 days had light spotting only when wiping, which lasted 3 days and stopped yesterday. I have also had bad heartburn in the middle of the night. I tested first pee this morning with first response early result and it was a clear negative. I know i could be testing too early but i am only 6 months postpartum, still breastfeeding and have had 3 cycles since birth, all regular. So my question is, is this something that is common postpartum? Maybe normal symptoms for postpartum body getting back to normal?? also have had really achey pelvic area, almost like growing pains. Any input would be awesome!

  • Vickie B.

    Have you been having unprotected sex? What you could have seen was implantation bleeding is you are pregnant. Even though you are breastfeeding, you can still get pregnant due to the fact that your period has returned. You did test too early for an accurate result. I would wait at least 2 days and test with your first morning urine.

  • Jamie

    Thanks for the reply and yes unfortunately we happened to have sex right around the time i should have been ovulating (pull-out method), which is how i got pregnant with my son. I wasnt paying very close attention (as i should have been), we were just getting back in the swing of being intimate again, it had definitely been awhile (healing from birth and dealing with newborn) I guess subconsciously i just didnt think being pregnant so soon would be possible. I’m interested to see if dear aunt flow shows up this week

  • Liz

    Hello girls! We’ve been trying to get pregnant for a couple of months now! Last month I had a normal period, but this time I’m not due for a period for 10 days. Yesterday was my daughter’s 2nd birthday and I had the slightest drop of pink in my undies. No bigger than a pencil eraser. Also wiped with a streak of brown. Nothing besides that. Is that implantation bleeding? Thanks lovely ladies!

  • adri

    OK I had my last period on Feb 20 didn’t start bleeding till March 23 I had light bleeding the whole day till March 25 wen I got Jus a little heavier bit not heavy enough to use more than one pad a day my period then stopped on the 28 i took a period pregnacy on the 22 and it was negative am I pregnant

  • Angel


    I am on birth control and we use the pull-out method. I am usually pretty regular with taking my pills, but took one late on March 22nd, same day we had sex. We then had sex again April 5th. After we had sex, I noticed some light spotting. I went to the bathroom an hour ago and the spotting was light brownish. My period is due the 16th and my ovulation day was the 1st. With this information, could I be pregnant? We aren’t currently trying, but if this is implementation bleeding, I want to stop taking my pills so it doesn’t hurt the baby. I have had no other symptoms. Thanks!

  • Amber

    I need thoughtS everyone So my last period was March 16 and my fiancé and I had sex when fertile and when I should have been ovulating. I had a few nausea spells then April 1-3 I had some spotting pink-brownish this has never happened before. I am not due to start my period for another week. When should I test. I’m trying not to get my hopes up. Just trying to get. Piece of mind. Anyone every expirence this??

  • Tiffany

    Hi I had a miscarriage late at night on the 27th going into the 28th on Feb , 2015 I haven’t started my period at all and I’ve now noticed a very light bleeding just only when I wipe. I noticed it on the 3rd of April.?? Does anyone know what is wrong with me?

  • Monic Oden

    Well me an my fiance are trying to have a baby so all last week we tried. Today I start spotting and that was it now nothing I know its not time for my cycle yet that wnt come til Friday. Usually I would have cramps or I’m bloated but nothing jst a lil spotting and i don’t spot when my cycle comes on at all I’m heavy on day one. My question to all the soon to be moms or mothers already is: When is the best time to take a pregnancy test?

  • breawna

    So I ovulated on april 1 and now 6 days later had bleeding but it was very light and only lasted 2days, my period is suppose to be in a week, is that implantation bleeding? My last period was March 23 and ended on March 30, then was fertile between 31-2, I had sex on april 1st, please help! How long till I can take a test?

  • breawna

    So I ovulated on april 1 and now 6 days later had bleeding but it was very light and only lasted 2days, my period is suppose to be in a week, is that implantation bleeding? My last period was March 23 and ended on March 30, then was fertile between 31-2, I had sex on april 1st, please help! How long till I can take a test?

  • corrina

    Hii??? I have a question??? Well i had my last period around February 26 and haven’t had it since then ….the beginning of April 6 i started getting Brown stuff looked like discharge from when you end your period but i haven’t even started but even before i start i don’t get it and before i start i usually get really bad cramps and if its late will start really heavy but and the discharge only lasted maybe an hour and went back to normal and two days later i wiped myself and seen really light blood so i thought it was my period and it stopped and went on and stopped so im not sure i took two test and it came out negative i am not even getting cramps i don’t feel like I’m on my period PLS HELP!!!!

  • Vickie B.

    It could be that it is taking your body a long time to get back to normal after your miscarriage. If you are concerned, you should go and see your doctor.

  • Vickie B.

    Well first off, if you were trying last week and your period is due on Friday, you were probably trying too late. You typically ovulate about 14 days before your period starts and that is when you can get pregnant. You can usually take a pregnancy test a day or two before your period starts and get accurate results.

  • Vickie B.

    It could have been implantation bleeding. You will want to wait until a day or two before your period to test. You should get accurate results with the pregnancy tests you can purchase at the store.

  • Vickie B.

    Have you taken a pregnancy test? If you have and it is negative, you might want to see a doctor to see if they can help figure out why your cycle is behaving so oddly.

  • Cara

    Hey girls, so I’m 7 days late for my period. I was suppose to start last Friday. Today I started bleeding (light pink/brown) I’ve took a pregnancy test but it came back negative.. I’ve felt very weird, really hot & sweaty, cramping, felt nauseated. Am I pregnant? What should I do?

  • lex

    hi im lex, I would love to for someone to help me or just give me some suggestions. I have my periods every 1st of the month it hasn’t been one month it came late nor early! but this month april I came on my period march 28th me and my bf had sex on the morning of the 27th and he had a little blood on his penis (sorry for being to specific) but I had none on me until the 28th but it was light and dark reddish but not brown and I went off on the 2nd. then 3 days later after not having in no tampon or no pad I woke up to some light pinkish blood in my panties and when I wiped it was some on the tissue. that lasted for an hr or so. now my nipples are a tad sore when I rub against something or if I was to give it a soft pinch. my left breast is also sore as if im about to come on my period. im having small stomach aches on and off and im discharging more than usual ..ive tested twice and the results were negative. could it be that im testing to early or what?

  • lex

    hi im lex, I would love to for someone to help me or just give me some suggestions. I have my periods every 1st of the month it hasn’t been one month it came late nor early! but this month april I came on my period march 28th me and my bf had sex on the morning of the 27th and he had a little blood on his penis (sorry for being to specific) but I had none on me until the 28th but it was light and dark reddish but not brown and I went off on the 2nd. then 3 days later after not having in no tampon or no pad I woke up to some light pinkish blood in my panties and when I wiped it was some on the tissue. that lasted for an hr or so. now my nipples are a tad sore when I rub against something or if I was to give it a soft pinch. my left breast is also sore as if im about to come on my period. im having small stomach aches on and off and im discharging more than usual ..ive tested twice and the results were negative. could it be that im testing to early or what?

  • lucyloo

    Hey.. I had my period on Tues 7th lasted until 10 th had nothing until me and my boyfriend had sex last night 30th and there was a few spots of blood then nothing again??

    That’s this

  • Mz.Sullivan

    Hi I have a question or two my husband and I have been trying to conceive my last period was in February which I had twice on February 4th to the 9th and then February 28th to march 5th and nothing else on March. So now in April I haven’t gotten it yet but when I wipe at times I get light brown with a bit of clots has anyone ever experienced that or knows what that might mean. Would it be that I might start my period soon I’m hoping it means we were able to conceive but if anyone knows what that might mean thank you and good luck to everyone.

  • lyn31417

    Hi Girls want to know what’s going on , I have my mensturation March 15 , and have sex March 25 that night have some spot so I think that’s only to the sex then I got spot again March 26,28 and 30. Then I test pregnancy test it was very faint line the I try it again over and over it is faint line but the other is negative, April 15i got my period but it was brown then I change then red, it’s my 2nd day now but my period was light . My regular period is always heavy .. Pls help me,,,

  • luz

    So i had sex with this guy on march 23th and then i had sex with this other guy on the 8,9,and 10th of april thise 3 days he came inside me my period came down the 11th but real light red and it lasted 2 days today is the 19 and still getting negative results.
    if i am pregnant which i know is the father . ? Helppppp

  • MyzCali

    My husband thought I was pregnant but my cycle came late. Well after my cycle I had slight cramps and about a week to two weeks later I used the restroom and find this snot like consistency(yellow) with a streak of blood in it. The next day I spotted it was brownish at first. Couple hours later a pinkish color with more of the snot like discharge. Should I be worried?

  • Rosa

    Hey im pretty new to this but i need help. i had unprotected sex a couple days ago (april 19) and im supposed to have my period any time these last days yet i only found some brownish spotting, could i be pregnant?

  • Gloria

    hey Guys ,

    So i got my period a week early before my actually estimate time date i was supposted to get my period. When i got it , it was really brown and only lasted for atleast 2-3 days. I was supposted to of have gotten my period today but nothing. Not really sure what to think?

  • vonda

    Hello ladies,im vonda and i have been reading almost everyone`s comments, and the more i read the more i get nervous. If i am correct this will be my first child. I am having some of the similar situations my last period was in march 27,2015 ended April 1,2015 i started ovulating around the 14-16 of April. i have been feeling tired and nausea, back pains and headaches basically i have pain all over. started yesterday 4/24/2015 i started bleeding i think implantation bleeding , but my period doesn’t come till another 8 days. i have also taking 3 test all were negative. im really scared and happy at the same time…..i dont know what to do but just sit and wait for a positive test………………………….any suggestions??????????????

  • Emily

    To test or not to test!?

    Last cycle started on or around 03/27 and lasted 4-5 days. Typical signs of oncoming cycles: headache, quick to temper and easy to irritate. Fiancé and I are very active in the bedroom, no protection (4 years strong), and I’m horrible about consistency with my birth control. Cycle always the same.

    We spent the last ten months in a high anxiety and very relationship straing environment dealing with extended family matters. After the stress enduced situation we traveled to Hawaii for a getaway. Relaxing and reconnecting both mentally and physically. My last cycle (March) occurred just prior to “reconnecting”. Returned home, sexual activity increased.

    Moving forward a month, and being scheduled to start today, I have only had amedium to dark brown spotting?? This has been going on for two days but I have thought nothing of it until today when I was expecting to be full force. Thought the spotting was just my body gearing up for what I like to call “slaughtering of the pigs” week. Lol. The spotting has also been hit or miss when wiping. As in, not enough to even need a famine product. Liner at most. Still had the typical headache but no irritability – more emotional than anything. So emotional in fact that my dreams have been causing me to wake upset. This has been going on for the past week. Last night being the worst.

    35 and have never been pregnant. Do I wait it out to see what comes of the spotting?? Should I be running to the nearest drug store?? Thoughts??

  • kerry

    I am four days past my due date. No sign of period yet and been ttc. But had the snot like discharge with blood tinge this morning. Does anyone know what this is? Neg preg test this morning to? What’s going on…

  • Vickie B.

    If your period has not come, definitely go and get a pregnancy test :)

  • Vickie B.

    Usually, you can’t get a positive from a pregnancy test a a day or two before your period is due. You are testing way too early.

  • Vickie B.

    Did your period finally arrive?

  • Vickie B.

    If you had unprotected sex close to when your period was due, the chances of you getting pregnant are small unless you have really irregular cycles.

  • Klea

    Hi Kerry did you get your period or a positive test? X

  • candace

    So my last period was in Feb the 13th-21st I haven’t had a period since a few days a go I went potty and whipped and there’s light light pink blood, 3 days after that I took a home test and it come back negative, I still have not started and I need opinions..

  • Vickie B.

    You will really need to discuss your irregularity with your doctor. Getting a check up can help determine if there is something odd going on with your body.

  • Gloria

    no it hasent , i was suppsted to have gotten it on the 22nd but no show. ive been feeling nauseous at times but not vomitting?

  • candace

    Okay thank you

  • kerry

    I ended up getting my period so was 6 days late. Fell like least this month I can judge when Il ovulate as was first month off pill. Fingers crossed this is my month! Xx

  • Jade

    Okay so I ovulated around the 10th or 11th I was having strong pain which usually never happens when I ovulate. On the 24th I got a realllly barely visable positive like I had to break it open. (I know not to do that but I was curious) then about an hour or two later o started bleeding. Not a lot just enough to full maybe half a tampon if that. It gradually got lighter which isn’t normal for me. I’m on day 4 now and there’s just a little pink on my panty liner and a pinkish red comes out when I pee but that’s it. I was also having a brownish discharge in the morning. It’s weird because it’s a pattern I’ll start spotting from 2 till about 8 pm and then nothing at all. I’m so confused. I went to the doctor yesterday to get levels checked but I’m so inpatient and just want any kind of advice or similar stories. Thanks in advance.

  • Michelle

    Have you taken a test since
    The 24th
    I read somewhere that it takes a few days 2-4 to get enough hgp hormone after implantation
    Good luck

  • Kylee K

    I had my period on 04/04/2015 I used tr ovualtion strips and it said I ovulated about 13th-15th me and my fiancé had sex the 12th and the 16th (he works out of town) I am not due to have my period until 05/02/15 and I have very regular periods as I track those, but as of last night I had brown spotting it kinda went away and started again today. Could this be implantation bleeding?

  • Nicole

    My last period was march 29th to april 3rd I am usually early but i started spotting yesterday which was only 1 dark spot then spotted today only a real light brown i should have started today but didnt my period has never been late always early. I just had a baby 7 months ago and i am on pills but went out of town and forgot them so missed a few. Idk if i could be pregnant or if its because i missed a few pills. Someone please help if i dont start when should i take the test?

  • Nicole

    Also i should add i usually just go heavy only time i have experienced spotting was when i found out i was pregnant with my 7 month old. Which took 6 weeks to get a positive even at the doctor

  • Reyanne

    My last period was May 31. I had sex April 20th (9 days ago) my period is due next week(Irregular). Today after peeing when I wiped, there was very light pink discharge on the tissue? Am I pregnant could this be implantation bleeding?

  • Vickie B.

    Are you getting positive pregnancy tests when you do a home test? Did you get the report back from the doctor’s office yet?

  • Vickie B.

    It could be and you can actually test now to see if you are pregnant. Good Luck!

  • Vickie B.

    Oh that’s a tough one. It could be implantation bleeding but it could also be break through bleeding due to you missing your birth control. If you don’t start your period when you think you should, you might want to test then. Having said that though, with your history, and not getting a positive until you were 6 weeks pregnant, you might want to contact your doctor to see what they say about continuing birth control if you are indeed pregnant. You might need to use condoms until you get your period just to be safe.

  • Vickie B.

    Due to your irregular periods, it is hard to say if you would be pregnant. Typically ovulation occurs about 14 days after your period starts, if you have regular cycles. You had sex after that point, but there is no way to tell if you were ovulating later. Good luck

  • callme_manda

    So I think I may be pregnant because my period always usually comes around the 30th of every month, I’ve had light bleeding (implantation bleeding I suppose) around the I wanna say 15th of April and again just 2 days ago (April 29/30) which was when I was supposed to start my cycle, it’s now the 2nd an I’ve not yet started. I have a strong feeling I could be pregnant, but I’ve tooken 2 tests one on the 2nd day of the first time i seen spotting an 2nd one after I noticed it the 2nd time and both say not pregnant, could I be testing too soon ? Could I really not be pregnant? Why hasn’t my period came? We’ve been trying to conceive so badly, can I get someone opinion plz?

  • Nicole

    Thank you i am now a week late still nothing just some really bad abdominal pain that comes and goes i am going to call dr in the morning thank you so much for the help :)

  • elise

    Hi my name is elise…
    I had sex and I went to the bathroom and I wiped pink and my period isn’t due till next week could it be implantation bleeding please help I’m curious!

  • elise

    Hi my name is elise…
    I had sex and I went to the bathroom and I wiped pink and my period isn’t due till next week could it be implantation bleeding please help I’m curious!

  • Kellie

    So I’ve always had irregular periodsas long as I could remember. Not to where I don’t gave a period or a very light flow, but to where its 2 or so times a month and usually heavy. I get regular obgyn checkups and I also have a almost 3 year old son. And im sexually avtive with a steady boyfriend.
    Well out of no where my period just stopped about a month ago I guess. Then last weekend I had pinkish spotting for 3 days and then a little today but just when I wiped. Every now and then I get nauseous but mainly at night or once in a car ride home. I’ve had slight cramping a couple times but usually don’t last long. I’ve taken 3 pregnancy test within a few days apart and they’ve all been negative. So what’s the deal? Could I still be pregnant and just to early or what? What should I do?

  • Aprilrose4321

    Me and my bf had unprotected sex may 4th,5th,6th. We had sex again may 9th and found out afterwards i had some spotting. The bleeding only lasted a couple of minutes. My last period was April 23rd and have a normal 28 day cycle. Am i experiencing implantation or early pregnancy signs?

  • trice

    hey i had my menstruation arround 23/4/2015 on 3 may i had unprotected sex on 6 may i noticed some changes in my body like breasts sore and nausea please i need to know if i might be pregnant

  • Vickie B.

    Did your period eventually arrive?

  • Vickie B.

    If this happened right after having sex, no it was not implantation bleeding. It was mostly due to an irritated cervix.

  • Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, considering you are irregular it is hard to say if you are pregnant or not. I’d wait a few days and try testing again with first morning urine. You could be testing to early for accurate results.

  • Vickie B.

    If you have regular cycles like you say, our ovulation calendar shows this:

    Thursday 23rd April 2015 – First day of your cycle

    Sunday 3rd May 2015 – A little bit fertile

    Monday 4th May 2015 – Fertile

    Tuesday 5th May 2015 – VERY fertile

    Wednesday 6th May 2015 – Time to ovulate

    Saturday 16th May 2015 – A home pregnancy test may work now.

    It’s hard to say if the bleeding was due to an irritated cervix or ovulation bleeding. It wouldn’t be due to implantation that early on, I wouldn’t think. Wait a week and take a test :)

  • Vickie B.

    If you have normal 28 day cycles, you would have timed sex right for pregnancy to occur. You should be able to take a test in about a week to find out.

  • lisa

    Hi I and my bf had sex on 28,29 and on 3andnd periods were supposed to becum on 14 of may.On8 I got my periods and it last only for 2 days.. I am worried about it.. A I pregnant please help me

  • Aaliyah

    Hey ladies, for the past 2 days I have been experiencing light pink brownish discharge . my last period was April 112015 and my boyfriend and I have had unprotected sex 4-5 times since then, my period cycle always switches up on me so I’m not sure if its the beginning of my period. Last week I took two home tests and they were both negative , I just need some advice :) as my doctors appt is next Tuesday

  • Vickie B.

    I’d wait a couple of days and test again with first morning urine. As you aren’t sure when your period should arrive, the weird bleeding could be implantation bleeding and not the start of your period. If you are pregnant, you should definitely be able to take a test next Tuesday and get a positive result.

  • aneela

    Hello I have experienced irregular periods but they are like 2 periods in a month I jeva miss a month. Well the last period I had was on the 26/3/15 I have had sex untill now (not everyday) but as I missed a month period I took a pregnancy test which came negative ( really upset) but no period! I had sex today which resulted me to have viginal bleeding! But nit like period really light and watery? Does this mean om pregnant or my period coming? Why did I miss a month. Really confused and annoyed. Trying for over 2 years now.

  • Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, I can’t really help you. If you have been trying to get pregnant for 2 years, you really should be involving your doctor as there seems to be something not quite right. A thorough check up for both yourself and your partner would help you pinpoint what issues may be present that are preventing you from getting pregnant.

  • Kellie

    Its very common to have spotting after sex! It doesn’t necessarily mean your pregnant. Id wait until yout missed period and try a hpt! Good luck to you!

  • Amber

    Hey so I need some help .. I had my period for a normal 4-5 days and it’s normal every month and then 2-3 days later I had like a brownish /pinkish bit of blood as I call spotting and now I’m wondering what the heck is it and I havnt had sex since 2-3 days before my period I had sex then but now Ive had back pain and feel just like ehh and emotional ..
    So please help me I just don’t understand what that spotting came from and what caused it.

  • keisha

    Hi I had sex one day before ovulation I was 10 days late I started bleeding next day lasted about 4 days one heavy then the rest light have all pregnant symptoms toothache fatigue bloating moody what does this mean took pt said bfn

  • beauty T

    So i took a hpt it said positive but i began to bleed heavy like an cycle but my cycle usually only last seven days anyhow went to the ER they say no clots, and that my test was negative but now this bleeding last three days and stopped now i have light pinkish blood on my pad and sore nipples and so tired could i be pregnant should i retest i dnt know please help ladies

  • ajc

    I need help! I have been late but brown spotting for two days with crazy bad make u cry for your momma . Is this a delayed period that will come. I am so scared of not being preggo and omg a misscarriage!

  • Vickie B.

    It could be just old blood. It also sounds like your hormones could be changing considering pmsish symptoms. If you are concerned, you could talk to your doctor about it.

  • Vickie B.

    It sounds like you have all the symptoms of pregnancy. Did you test again?

  • Vickie B.

    If you are getting negative pregnancy tests is sounds like something has disrupted your cycle some how. Stress, weight change, exercise change can all create odd cycles. If nothing has changed, you may have some sort of hormonal imbalance going on.

  • Vickie B.

    Have you taken any new pregnancy tests? It is possible to have early pregnancy bleeding and sustain your pregnancy.

  • Vickie B.

    Have you taken a pregnancy test? When is your period actually due?

  • Mia

    Ok I am curious George with now
    it started 5 days ago (2 days after ovulating and 13 days before my period, according to my period tracker)
    I started with a light pink spotting then it was brown spotting. Yesterday, day four, I had a little more brown and reddish discharge I had to ware a pad. Today, day 5, I had red discharge in the morning and in the afternoon was bleeding bright red with blood clots.
    IDK what’s going on
    Can anyone help me find out

  • LKP

    Help!? So I had sex the week of my ovulation along with the day of. Now 12 days later 2 days prior to when I should start my period I noticed very light (which is not like me) bleeding. It stops and i think nothing of it. Now on day 4 of random drops/spotting no cramps or other signs of my evil friend rearing her annoying head around. I took a test but it came up negative. However, I took it before the spotting began. When is a good time to try to take the test again? Could I be pregnant? Or am I just having a really wishful moment :/

  • kita

    I really don’t know when I ovulat
    Well I had a mc in April I got my period april21 mc was April 8
    I had sex ths last day of my period n I had been getting thick white tissue like discharge no it,h burrn or smell then it was creamy ok my bf n I last had sex may 14th AF due may 21 well today may20 I start spotting light pink I’m lost on is this period or is it to late for implantation bleesing I’m have. Upper back pain and breast killing me

  • sam

    Hi I’m 12 years old and last month April theres a blood to my panty it like a small blood and it comes from 2 days what it that am I pregnant ?but wait I didn’t take a sex

  • Ocean barrios

    Have a question so my LMP was on the 6th it ended on the 10th I noticed or so to seem I was ovulating the white discharge then the mucus.. I’ve had sex the 16, 17,18, and the 19th.. Well on the 18th I started spotting light blood.. It’s now the 20th and I’m still bleeding a little but seems like I’m on my period.. But all I’m having is cramps.. Am I still ovullating or is it an early period?!

  • Taylor

    I’m 18 when I first started my cycle I always stay on for 5-6 days,this month I started on the 3rd now I’m still bleeding and going on to the next month but I’m not bleeding as much what do that mean, this never happened to me

  • Sieraia Hanson

    I haven’t took a pregnancy test yet but my period ended on the 23 of last month I am wondering has it past 12 days I am light bleeding any advice be helpfull

  • Shaz

    hi i am on siphene 100mg and mcbm69 trying to conceive. Usually my period comes on 28days and which would have started on 21st of this month and todayi.e. on 25th morning i am having a browinsh discharge only if i wipe. Can you suggest me what to do

  • mary robles

    I am having the same problem I would like to know as well

  • mary robles

    I am having the same problem I would like to know as well

  • Jess

    Hey, I’m on the pill, have been since my baby boy was born 8 months ago and for the past two months I haven’t had a proper period I get just brownish spotting, took pregnancy tests coming back negative , but it took 4 months for a pregnancy test to detect my pregnancy before! Anyone on here like this?!x

  • Katy

    I had sex two weeks ago, unprotected, and my period isn’t due until the 2nd June, but I’m bleeding now.. What’s happening??

  • FeelingWeird

    I had my period two weeks ago. I have a regular cycle so I shouldnt be having my next period until 2 weeks from now. Last night I went to go pee, and as I did, there was a strange cramp. When I wiper, there was a light red on the toilet paper (I assume light blood) and then again it happened this morning. The same thing. I had sex over the weekend, and had unprotected sex for the first 10 minutes (before he came) and then used a condom. I took a pregnancy test yesterday, it came bac Negative. Thoughts?

  • Vickie B.

    It could be your period is starting early or if it isn’t period like bleeding it could be implantation bleeding as you had unprotected sex around the time you should have been ovulating.

  • Vickie B.

    It’s most likely ovulation bleeding as you felt a cramp. You won’t get a positive pregnancy test unless you were closer to when your period was due. It doesn’t sound like you would have gotten pregnant with the sex you had this weekend though.

  • Vickie B.

    If you are taking the pill as you should, then chances are you are not pregnant. It could be your body’s reaction to the hormones in the pill. If you haven’t taken the pill like you should have, and had unprotected sex, there is a chance that you could be pregnant.

  • Vickie B.

    You should probably talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing to see if this would be an effect of the medications you are taking.

  • Vickie B.

    First off I would take a pregnancy test to see what that says.

  • FeelingWeird

    So more than likely no pregnancy or infection? This is normal?

  • Vickie B.

    From what you said, it doesn’t sound like that is the case. If you are concerned call your doctor to see what they say.

  • Reena

    Hi. I’m new to this. I am 16dpo. I had spotting from 14dpo. No flow. It started as brown spots. Have changed one pad on 15 and 16dpo. Now spots are red. No t sure if this is period or am I preggy.

  • George Lopez

    I have a question my period came on Saturday 5/23/15 it wasn’t heavy like usual but on Wednesday 5/27/15 I didn’t bleed at all but then the next day I started bleeding again around 4pm & it wasn’t heavy at all. So what exactly is that ?

  • Tanya Farrelly

    Hello i was wondering if you could give me some advice. My af is not due until monday but since last monday i have been spotting on and off but only when i wipe. I put on a pad an there was nothing there. I put in a tampon an therr was only a tiny bit of pinkish blood which looked fresh. I have been getting cramps and headaches so im pretty sure af is on the way but i dont know what the spotting is as i hqve never had this before. I had a mc in 2013 and one at the beginning of the year. Is this something I should be worried about?
    Thank you in advance.

  • linda

    I had a normal period. But four days later I had light pink every time I went to the rest room. Never on my painted and I have been nauseated in the afternoons for a bout a week now?

  • Klt

    I am so confused. My husband and I made love the beginning of the may. The next day I had my period, then nothing for the rest of May. It is now the 29th of May. My period still hasn’t came for the month. I had the Mirena removed 04/29/, we had sex on 05/02/2015, 05/04/2015 and 05/14/2015. So I’ve taken 2 pt and they were negative. I’ve been very sick and tired. The signs are there but not certain that I am

  • Vickie B.

    It sounds like your period was arriving.

  • Vickie B.

    Did you take a pregnancy test?

  • Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, not sure what could be the issue. You should contact your doctor to see what they say.

  • Vickie B.

    Unfortunately, it is hard to say. It could just be your body trying to get back to normal after hormonal birth control. If your period doesn’t come in a couple of days, try testing again. If you are pregnant, you could have ovulated later in the month.

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