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Question: implantation bleeding or ovulation bleeding

 mrs.khurram - Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:11 am

hi,ihave irregular cycles that last usuallyfor last cycle was 40 days long.On day 20 i had brownish red started at night and was gone by the morning.3-4 days before spotting cm was whitw,thick&cloudy.right after spotting it was transparent&slippery like egg white .i want to know if the spotting was implantation bleeding or ovulation bleeding.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 16, 2010 12:53 am

User avatar Hello,
Spotting is such a common occurrence in women between periods that we really don't need to give it a name. Blood is brownish when it is "old" as blood that could be trapped in the vaginal vault and released later in the form of spotting, having nothing to do with ovulation or implantation. Only about 20% of women experienced implantation bleeding which happens about six days after ovulation. Unless you are tracking ovulation with a predictor kit and/or basal body temperatures, it can be very difficult to say when you ovulated. In a typical cycle a woman may ovulate around day 14 but this is certainly not a definite or predictable thing. If it were, birth control would be very simple.

I would not worry about it unless you miss a period. If you do, take a pregnancy test.

Best wishes.

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