After couple of days of the fertilization of egg women experience some bleeding and they confuse it with their periods. What happens is that when the conception takes place and the and the egg gets fertilized it travels through Fallopian tubes and implants itself to the uterus wall. The bleeding is because of the egg trying to attach itself to the uterine wall and is known as implantation bleeding. It is normal to get confused under such situation but there are some ways by which you can identify that whether it is implantation bleeding or your periods have occurred again.
There is nothing to worry about as it is a very common phenomena and one of the early signs of pregnancy. If you experience such bleeding you do not need to worry about anything. The bleeding will itself stop after a day or two and if in case it does not stop even after 5 to 6 days then only you need to seek medical help.
This phenomenon generally occurs many days prior to the onset of your regular periods as the ovum requires somewhere around 12 to 14 days to teach the uterus after being fertilized. Commonly the regular menstrual cycle will start 14 days after ovulation and if you experience any kind of bleeding before 14 days than it means that you are pregnant and you need to test your self.
The color of implantation bleeding is different than your regular periods and also it stays for a very short period of time. When the fertilized egg implants itself along the uterine wall it actually activates hormonal reaction signaling your body to prepare for the next nine months.
Implantation bleeding is much darker in color than the normal periods and in some cases it can be even brownish in color. In normal menses the blood is discharged because of the shedding of the uterus wall which might also contain uterus tissue sometimes but in case of implantation bleeding the common tissue would never occur.
So if you spot blood for a day or two than it is due to the egg trying to implant itself against the uterine wall and not due to menses. Even the cramps which a woman experiences during implantation bleeding are much lighter than what see experiences during her menstrual cycle.
How To Identify Implantation Bleeding?
So the timing of bleeding is very important to understand the difference between a regular cycle and implantation bleeding. A regular period Would occur about 14 days after a woman ovulates and during this time the wall of the uterine tries to thicken itself to prepare for any kind of pregnancy if in case it would occur. But if in case any fertilization do not occur then it would start shedding the lining and if the fertilization occurs then uterus will not shed its lining but would actually start to make it stronger.
When a woman ovulates the released egg remains fertile for 24 hours and the sperm is allowed to live inside the Fallopian tube for 3 to 5 days. And if in case during this duration the sperm and egg combine together than the fertilized egg would need another 10 to 11 days to traverse through the Fallopian tube to reach uterus. Then again it will need some time to implant itself to the inner lining of the uterus. So theoretically the time-frame could range from 14 days to anything more. Any woman who has a regular cycle and can accurately track her periods would easily be able to identify that whether it is implantation bleeding or a regular menses discharge. So if in case if you experience light brown bleeding during this period then you can perform an early detection pregnancy test.
The slight bleeding which occurs due to egg implantation generally stays for a day or two in the rare cases. The implantation process is sometimes very quick that you might not experience any kind of spotting at all. Since the whole process is very quick due to which spotting is also short-lived. However if in case you start bleeding prior to the start of your normal menses then there could be a possibility that the implantation was unsuccessful and you might be about to miscarry. Again bleeding due to miscarriage can easily last for up to 10 days so if in case the discharge stay for longer time than it is advised that you immediately see your Dr. to prevent any kind of complications. In these conditions it is not advised to be careless because if not properly treated it can worsen. If in case you also start experiencing nausea, dizziness etc. see your doctor immediately as you might need to get operated.
The spotting during implantation will not last longer and if in case you need to get involved into any kind of outdoor activities you can wear a panty liner. There is nothing to worry about because it stays for a very short duration, there are no noticeable cramps and if you want you can continue with your daily regular schedules like swimming, exercising, other normal physical activities. Just wait for a week and take a pregnancy test to conform the pregnancy.