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Implantation typically takes place between 8-12 days after ovulation. It can take place as early as 6-7 days, but 8+ days is more common.

It is possible the spotting is due to implantation, but it is also possible for post-ovulation spotting to indicate low progesterone. If the apotting continues and AF arrives, I'd seriously consider getting your progesterone levels tested if it happens again. Everyone has a wonky cycle once in a while, but recurrent spotting after ovulation can be an early warning sign of hormonal imbalances.

I hope I didn't scare you, but I thought you should be aware of both the positive and the negative implications of spotting.

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It IS possible if your AF is usually heavier than that. I have a friend who had a couple "AF" (so she thought) and then "Got pregnant" (so she thought) and went to the Dr. saying "either I'm farther along, or this is twins!" Turns out she was already 19 weeks! and the "AFs were spotting.

So, IF you had spotting that was from implantation, and you are indeed pregnant, since the hcg levels double every 2 days, they would definitely be high enough to register on an HPT.

Of course it's also possible you just had a very light AF too. But I hope this is it for you!

Kathryn
9 dpo, and 2 neg. tests but still hoping!
 
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