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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: implantation bleeding or period

 malihoneyz - Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:21 am

Me and my husband are TTC and i ovulated on the 7th of march and was suppose to get my period on the 21. then the following day i thought i had my period but it was lighter like bright red with a bit of pink discharge and only lasted 2.5 days, usually my period lasts for 5 days. the only symptoms i am getting is food craving, mild cramps and nothing more. So i wanted to know if this is implantation bleeding, when can i take a pregnancy test and if not what is up with my cycle this month?

 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:29 pm

User avatar Hello,
The only way to determine implantation bleeding vs period is by taking a pregnancy test which can be done within a few days after your expected period or 9 to 10 days after ovulation. Sometimes you get a false negative and so a repeat test is recommended a week later if you still haven't had a period that would rule out pregnancy.

Good luck with your efforts.

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