Implantation bleeding is a very disputable fact. This phenomenon has several symptoms, but even they cannot define exactly whether a woman is pregnant or not. If you experience bloody discharge in the middle of your cycle, call your doctor. Such an advice you’ll hear from your nearest and dearest. Actually, there is an element of truth in what they say. Mid-cycle bleeding in any case must be taken into consideration. It means either you are expecting a child, or have some gyn problems. Read our articles, compare your symptoms with ones being described here and make the right decision.
How to Self-diagnose Implantation Bleeding
Bloody discharge, which happens during the first pregnancy weeks, has several symptoms. Usually it looks like your normal period, but some nuances may point to the existence of the small embryo, trying to attach to your uterine wall. Let’s write a simple algorithm of the pregnancy self-diagnostics:
Step 1: check your period calendar. Early pregnancy bleeding is possible only after ovulation. The ovum is fully-developed (matured) on the 12th-17th day of the menstrual cycle. It stays alive for only 12-24 hours. So if it wasn’t fertilized during the day after ovulation, this single cell would die. A woman has it’s normal period, the non-fertilized egg exits with the endometrium lining. So, if your bloody discharge began 3-10 days before regular menses, it can be somehow connected with implantation bleeding. Trace, how many days you have been experiencing the strange mid-cycle cervical mucus. Bleeding during implantation lasts for several hours or 2-3 days.