Implantation bleeding after missed period is a very doubtful phenomenon. Actually, egg attachment has its specific terms. It can, certainly, occur earlier in some cases and later in others. From the other side, it can happen only within 12 days after ovulation. The issue of spotting after a missed period nevertheless bothers many women. Since its nature is usually unknown, we break our heads over what it can be. Pregnancy is undoubtedly a very exciting topic, while its beginning is truly a mystery. Therefore, we need to discover whether the spotting you have after a delay in period can be connected with implantation, and if not, what may be its cause.
Can Spotting After a Delay in Period Be a Sign of Late Implantation?
To answer this question let’s see the possible terms of implantation and its association with ovulation:
1. The earliest implantation actually occurs on the 3rd day after ovulation, the latest – on the 12th one. The mature ovum is normally released from woman’s ovaries in the middle of the cycle. The shortest menstrual cycle lasts 21 days. That’s why if you have a short cycle and your implantation was late (which is quite rare), then hypothetically it can occur after the expected date of the period onset.