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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?
  • 3 days ago » cocov78 said:
    9dpo. Watery, rust and brownish colored spotting only when wipe. Crampy. Hope not AF! Seems very different than normal af.
  • 4 days ago » GreenEyedGirl said:
    6dpo pink spotting and brown spotting, nothing since.
  • 1 week ago » ca_twinz2 said:
    9 dpo and I went to go pee wiped and orange pink light, but not just a spot it was enough to be a light period mistaken..
  • 2 weeks ago » SootSprite17 said:
    Pink watery spotting at 2dpo, never spotted before at any point in my cycles!
  • 2 weeks ago » Mainegal14 said:
    4 dpo lighly spotted after sex
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