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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?
  • 1 day ago » Bubbles072013 said:
    13 DPO I wiped seen to light pink dots on the tissue I'm CD28
  • 1 day ago » angmiracle said:
    An hour of very mild spotting only when I wiped and none since then. 12 dpo and AF due in 2 days. I am having mild AF like cramping
  • 3 days ago » Lyndsey11 said:
    8dpo and had spotting yesterday...nothing today but feeling very off! Keeping my fingers crossed after a recent miscarriage x
  • 3 weeks ago » StarBerry15 said:
    I am 3dpo and still Spotting from the 30th of September my Ovulation Day Why is that?
  • 4 weeks 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.
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