Searching for any pregnancy hint? Not sure is it implantation bleeding or periods? Implantation bleeding happens when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the ling of the uterus to grow. It is a common phenomenon, so there is no need to get it checked by a doctor or need to worry about. It is observed that many women confuse it with a serious disease, but about one-third of the women experience the implantation bleeding. The problem lies that it also occurs at the time of menstrual cycle. It happens at the very initial stage of the pregnancy that almost every women mistake it for the beginning of the period.
The color, thickness, and duration help in identifying the difference. Implantation bleeding occurs even before an HCG test can prove the pregnancy. There are a number of signs of this but here are some differences which will make you sure that is it implantation bleeding or period?
Flow: The first difference between implantation bleeding and menstrual cycle can be seen in the flow. Implantation bleeding is very light whereas flow in the period can be heavier. Implantation bleeding neither causes blood clots like the menstrual cycle. In case of too heavier bleeding, one is advised to get a doctor check-up. If the consistency of the flow is getting heavier, it is just getting the period.
Color: Another primary difference is the color of bleeding. Discharge or light bleeding having color brown or pink may be the sign of implantation whereas the red blood is a sign of usual menstrual cycle. In rare cases, implantation bleeding can be of red color. Brownish blood is most common which is old blood that may have stuck in the uterus. Don’t to worry about dark brown blood.
Cramping: Both types of bleeding can cause light pain and little cramping but implantation bleeding cause lighter cramp if compared to menstrual bleeding. Faint cramps can be the good indicator of implantation bleeding. The fertilized egg when attaches to the uterus, it causes contraction of muscles which can sometimes pinch the nerve ending and ending in light pain and cramps, so women don’t need to panic as this is the good indicator.
Consistency and Duration: Check whether the bleeding is continuous or on or off. In implantation, bleeding will not be consistent, it will come and go and also the implantation bleeding occurs for just 2 or 3 days whereas the bleeding will be consistent throughout the full period of the menstrual cycle