About 6-12 days after conception (when the sperm joins with the egg), the embryo will implant itself into the wall of the female internal reproductive organ. This movement may break down some blood vessels within the uterus wall and cause some hurt.
Menstruation occurs around 11-14 days once ovulation (when an egg is free & conception is possible), which is another reason why the two are typically confused with each other. Some women could merely believe their amount is a few days early. Implantation bleeding generally happens within the week before the expected period.
For example, if you’re sexually active and expect your period on January 25th, then you may question any spotting you have between January. 18th – Jan. 25th as potential implantation bleeding. It’s not common that implantation bleeding would occur before this point or once a amount is anticipated or incomprehensible . However, if one experiences ovulation biological process early within the fertility window and the implantation process is fast, or one experiences ovulation biological process late within the fertility window and also the implantation process is slow, it’s possible.
Women know what their normal menstrual blood looks like, and as long as they’re not on any kind of new medication (including contraception and emergency contraceptives) or have a change in stress level, then their menstrual blood flow, colour, and consistency are usually constant. So, when this lighter, pinker spotting happens, it’ll seem somewhat out of place.
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