Spotting a week after ovulation can be indicative to implantation. Implantation bleeding (IB) can be distinguished through the following characteristic features:
- It starts on the 6th -7th day after conception and lasts no more than 3-4 days;
- It is scanty;
- and painless.
All other types of bloody discharge, particularly intensive and reoccurring types, point to certain pathologies and require clinical examination.
Immergence of the ovum from the follicle takes place in the middle of a normal menstrual cycle. After ovulation, the ovum travels down into the uterine tube, where it starts its way to the uterine cavity, drawn by endometrial ciliae. During the next 24 hours it is ready for fertilization. In case conception takes place successfully, the zygote (ovum + sperm cell) starts fissioning and preparing to the implantation process, which occurs on the sixth day after ovulation.