Unlike ovulation spotting, which usually occurs mid-cycle, implantation spotting happens a few days before your next period should occur. Because implantation bleeding happens around the same time you might expect your period, you may mistake implantation bleeding for your period.
How do I know if its implantation bleeding or ovulation bleeding?
Spotting after ovulation The color of implantation bleeding is light pink to dark brown, as opposed to the brighter, darker red of menstrual bleeding. Implantation bleeding will also be a lighter flow and last between a few hours and two days.
Can you have implantation bleeding while ovulating?
Spotting after ovulation can also be implantation spotting, which occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterus inner wall. This is one of the earliest signs that some women experience when they get pregnant, resulting in light brown or pink spotting, which lasts for two days.
How many days after ovulation does implantation bleeding occur?
Implantation takes place anywhere between 6 and 12 days after you ovulate. It most commonly occurs 8 to 9 days after conception. So the exact date of implantation can depend on when you ovulated, and whether conception occurred early or late in the ovulation window.
How does ovulation spotting look like?
Ovulation spotting tends to look like a few drops of blood on toilet paper or your underwear and can show up for about one to two days. 1 Because its often mixed with cervical fluid (which increases during ovulation), it could appear light pink or red in color.
How long can ovulation spotting last?
Ovulation is when a womans ovary releases a mature egg. It occurs roughly 11 to 21 days after the first day of your last period. Ovulation spotting usually only lasts a day or two at the same time as ovulation.