Q&A: How can I tell if I have implantation bleeding?
My husband and I are trying to conceive a baby, and for the last four days I have had some spotting. It only seems to be when I use the restroom, however it is not the normal brownish red. Instead it is a weird salmon color and has some thick pieces of lining within it. I should not be starting my period for a few more days. We are trying to figure out what this could be. Can this be implantation bleeding?
Implantation bleeding is believed to occur when the tiny fertilized egg burrows into the wall of the uterus, about six to 10 days after conception. Implantation bleeding is usually light, and stops after a few days. Lack of implantation bleeding doesn’t mean lack of pregnancy, though. Many moms-to-be have no bleeding at all. But a small amount of bleeding earlier than the expected period often occurs. This bleeding typically stops by the time the period is due, and by then a pregnancy test will be positive. So you only have a few days more to wait, and you can find out for sure! Good luck!