Implantation bleeding is different from menstrual bleeding and is regarded as one of the early symptoms of pregnancy. Go through this article for a brief description of the signs and symptoms of implantation bleeding.
It is a common fact that the reproductive cycle in a woman's life consists of various phases, such as puberty, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. Pregnancy is the most important phase and beautiful in every woman's life. A missed period is often seen as an indication of pregnancy, there are some other early signs too. One of the symptoms is the implantation bleeding.
What Is Implantation Bleeding
Pregnancy occurs when the egg is released by the ovaries, fertilized by sperm to form a Zygote (fertilized eggs). This process occurs in the fallopian tubes. Of the fallopian tubes, the Zygote travels to the uterus and during this period, he was further divided to form a blastocyst, which can be described as a ball of cells with sheath. Once the blastocyst reaches the uterus, it gets out from the protective outer layer and glued on the inside lining of the uterus (endometrium). Through this entanglement, blastosit formed a relationship with the mother's blood vessels, to receive the oxygen and nutrients needed for growth.
The blastocyst can cause a slight amount of bleeding, such as penetrating the endometrium and will be attached to the uterus. This blood coming out from the uterus through the vagina, and this incident is called implantation bleeding, which is considered as one of the signs of early pregnancy. Although it is a sign of pregnancy, absence does not mean that there is no pregnancy, no. In other words, every pregnant woman is not likely to experience bleeding, because it is not necessary to cause bleeding while the blastocyst implanting itself in the uterine wall. It is said that only a third of women experience this condition. The basic idea about the signs and symptoms of implantation bleeding and the time of the occurrence may be useful in recognizing the condition.
When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur
This usually happens right before the estimated date of the menses. The average menstrual date is calculated as the fourteenth day from the date of ovulation (the cycle can vary between women) and the implantation bleeding occurs between six to twelve days after ovulation. In other words, this bleeding usually occurs on the third or fourth week of the date of the last menstrual period. Eggs that have been fertilized or Zygote takes approximately five to six days to travel from the fallopian tubes toward the uterus. After that, it will be attached to the endometrium. Thus, implantation bleeding is said to occur in nine to twelve days of ovulation. But in some cases, it may occur as early as six days as well. So, the time frame for the occurrence of implantation bleeding is usually given as 6 to 12 days after ovulation. Even the time taken by the blood to come out of the womb may affect the time of implantation bleeding.
Signs of Implantation Bleeding
As mentioned above, this type of bleeding is caused by small amounts of blood that is released from the blastocyst attachment locations on the endometrium. First of all, you must understand that implantation bleeding is not likely to occur in women. It may happen that the endometrium does not bleed at all, while the blastocyst will be attached. Even the amount of bleeding can vary from one woman to another.
So, the first and foremost sign of bleeding implantation bleed itself. The vaginal discharge may be too minimal or spotty in some women, whereas in some others may be a little heavier. However, in this case the type of bleeding, blood will be pink or Brown, like old blood (it takes some time for the blood to come out of the womb). Some women may have a black colored discharge too. BLOBs are typically not found in the type of bleeding, which can last for a few hours to two, three days. Commonly, implantation bleeding is not associated with any symptoms, but some women may experience minor cramps in uterus and increased basal body temperature (the lowest temperature attained by the body during rest, usually while asleep).
In addition to the implantation bleeding, and other symptoms of pregnancy include nausea or vomiting, tender and swollen breasts, frequent urination, fatigue, flatulence and increased sensitivity to odors. If these symptoms develop after implantation bleeding (along with the late period), they may indicate pregnancy. However, confirmation of the pregnancy is done with a blood test and urine as well as obstetrical ultrasound. If implantation bleeding is accompanied by pain, you should consult with your obstetrician, because it might be a sign of pregnancy