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Had light bleeding, light cramps. Urine and pregnancy tests negative. Implantation bleeding?

today is the 15th if february and i shouldve had my period last month around the 25th. I didnt have any spotting occur but now today i have light bleeding and light cramps , can u help me figure this out. I have also taken urine pregnancy tests and had an appt set for ext week on thursday as today is saturday; all urine pregnancy tests came out negative while my last one was yesterday, coud this just be a late implantation possibly??
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Hello, thanks for using HCM.
Implantational bleeding typically occurs about four weeks after the last menses. It present with mild vaginal bleeding that is not typically red as blood, and could be accompanied by lower abdominal cramps. The bleeding is said to be scanty, more or less pinkish and lighter than normal menses.
Implantational bleeding results from insertion of the developing embryo in to the uterine lining and typically occurs within 7 to 14 days after ovulation and fertilization (which usually corresponds to 4 weeks after last menses). However, despite strong suspicion of an implantational bleeding, only a positive pregnancy test will confirm with certainty if you are pregnant or not as implantational bleeding is a retrospective diagnosis.
As such it is necessary to re do the pregnancy test using blood in a week or two.
Best regards and hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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