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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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  • 4 days ago » danivanc said:
    about 17 dpo, experiencing some light spotting
  • 1 week ago » shymilj said:
    8 DPO spotting for a day and a half, not same as period as it's lighter and doesn't fill a pad
  • 1 week ago » Kidda75 said:
    10dpo brown colour when wiping, now getting redder. but not same as normal period
  • 2 weeks ago » proudestma said:
    I'm 17DPO and af due yesterday but never showed. I have very light pink spotting on toilet paper.
  • 2 weeks ago » DinkC89 said:
    Going of my last cycle im plotting at 6dpo this am i have light pinky brown discharge only when i wiped does this sound like spotting?
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