12DPO -- Spotting is it Implantation Bleeding or a chemical pregnancy? - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 9 Old 08-23-2005, 08:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
rockys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know, I know, this is why I am not supposed to test so early. But.

I have known since 10 DPO that I was pregnant. Yesterday I started to spot lightly, red blood. It has continued into the next day and is about the same amount.

Could Implantation bleeding last for two days? Or, when a woman has a chemical pregnancy, does she have a "period" (the miscarriage) early or does the period come at the time she would have normally had her cycle if she were not ever pregnant?

Thanks

Raquel
rockys is offline  
#2 of 9 Old 08-23-2005, 09:44 PM
 
Rach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,476
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a light period (bright red blood) start one evening, and stop the next morning. Since that was obviously not a normal period, I tested and it came up positive. My daughter is about to turn two now.

Give yourself a few more days. Anything is really possible. I've heard of women having somewhat normal periods and then finding out the next month when they missed a period that they were already pregnant.

heartbeat.gif heartbeat.gif heartbeat.gif

Rach is offline  
#3 of 9 Old 08-23-2005, 10:43 PM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you're having a chemical pg the m/c could begin at any point. If you weren't charting you'd just think AF came a few days late (in my case) or a few days early (which may or may not be your case). I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's just implantation spotting.
wasabi is offline  
#4 of 9 Old 08-24-2005, 12:39 AM
 
merrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in a constant state of melancholy
Posts: 2,021
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm not completely sure about this, so someone correct me if I'm wrong. But from what I understand you don't actually start to have a high enough amount of HCG in your urine for an HPT to detect until a day or two after implantation has already occurred. If that's true, then that would lead me to believe that it is probably not implantation bleeding.

However, I have read that spotting in pregnancy is normal and can have many different causes, not necessarily miscarriage.

Have you called your doctor or midwife? They can probably do bloodwork to find out what the problem is.
merrick is offline  
#5 of 9 Old 08-24-2005, 12:35 PM
 
wasabi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: LA
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is true Candace but the blood dislodged by implantation might not make its way out for several days or it can be caused by the embryo burrowing in further. You don't necessarily see the implantation spotting at the time it happens.
wasabi is offline  
#6 of 9 Old 08-24-2005, 04:27 PM
 
Lousli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 4,453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I tested positive 13 DPO and started spotting that night. The spotting ended that same night, although it was certainly heavy enough to scare me and not just brownish in color. The pregnancy was fine and she is a happy 8 month old now!

You could get a blood HCG test and then another one in 48 hours to see if your numbers are doubling. I did that and it reassured me a lot until I was far enough along to have an US and see a heartbeat.
Lousli is offline  
#7 of 9 Old 08-24-2005, 04:34 PM
 
kerikadi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Training in Houston
Posts: 4,431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I REALLY hope this is not the case but I have had 2 false positives with HPTs Having said that I have also had a little spotting in all of my successful pregnancies

Keri

 Keri wife and Mama to  Cory 17,  Brendan 15,  Kerianne 8,  Avery 7,  Lilia 3
kerikadi is offline  
#8 of 9 Old 08-24-2005, 05:02 PM
 
nataliekat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Posts: 644
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had red spotting 11 DPO and 12 DPO and tested positive 13 DPO. It could absolutely be implantation spotting (which is what I think I also had). But don't worry if the spotting continues. I spotted off and on for sever weeks during my first trimester, even progressing to what I'd call red bleeding at one point, and then it just stopped and I haven't had a spot since. I'm 6 1/2 months now.

Good luck!
nataliekat is offline  
#9 of 9 Old 08-24-2005, 05:20 PM
 
merrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: in a constant state of melancholy
Posts: 2,021
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wasabi
That is true Candace but the blood dislodged by implantation might not make its way out for several days or it can be caused by the embryo burrowing in further. You don't necessarily see the implantation spotting at the time it happens.
That's a good point.
merrick is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off