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Spotting

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Implantation bleeding or spotting is a normal pregnancy symptom and may occur from 6-12 days after conception. Many women do not experience this symptom at all. Each woman who does will experience it very differently - Some will spot lightly for a couple of hours, while others may have some light spotting for a few days. If the bleeding occurs after the expected period, it is usually not attributed to implantation. Studies show that anywhere from 20-30% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy. Approximately half of pregnant women who bleed will go on to have a normal, healthy pregnancy. Be sure to contact your physician if you experience heavy bleeding or bleeding accompanied by painful cramping, or if you feel the bleeding is not "normal".

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 5 days ago » jgdenaro said:
    8DPO I think but 7 day since BD (only one time this month) White CM with Blood Streak and Cramping for an hour then went away.
  • 1 week ago » sls21752 said:
    12dpo and after BD, brown colored discharge then about an hr later, red streaky spotting. not as much blood as normal AF
  • 1 week ago » 758_goldecat said:
    light pink spotting 3 days before AF due
  • 2 weeks ago » Ellie123 said:
    10dpo red streaked mucus
  • 2 weeks ago » musicmummy said:
    brown ewcm 10 to 13dpo. not getting heavier like af would. testing tomorrow!
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