Many women must have heard about the sign of implantation bleed that occur in the early pregnancy stage. A research shows that only 33 percent women tend to notice this implantation bleed when they become pregnant. So, this means that majority of the women never notice this sign. There are two reasons behind this. First, the implant bleed might have not occurred at all or the bleeding is so scanty to be seen. Therefore, it is not at all necessary that a pregnant woman must experience implantation bleeding. To understand this clearly, we will now share with you about the implantation bleed process. This is very vital to know so that you receive clarity on this natural change taking place in the body. Otherwise, it can scare you or make you worry.
For an implantation bleed to occur, ovulation followed by fertilization must first take place. After your menses, the ovaries emit a mature egg or ovum (ovulation). This egg is then channelized to reach the uterus lining via the fallopian tube. If on the way it interacts with a sperm, then both get combined that results in a zygote that then becomes a blastocyst (a cluster of cells). This zygote now enters the endometrial lining of the uterus so that it can be nurtured there with the help of blood and vital nutrients abundantly present in the lining. As this zygote tries to burrow the lining, a little amount of blood might get released that reaches the vagina waiting to throw it out. Kindly note that this blood might be discarded, so the must condition is not present. However, if happens, the discharge is implantation bleed that is mostly brownish or pinkish in look. In some cases, you might be pregnant and you still might not experience this bleed. This means that implantation bleed alone cannot prove that you are carrying.
This implantation bleed always take place during the first trimester. The zygote actually establishes a link with the circulatory system of the mothers body through the uterus wall and in this way; the egg gets its blood and nutrients. In normal cases, this bleed is only a spot or few drops that tend to last for hours to three days after starting any day between the 6th and 12th day of fertilization.
In some women, this implantation bleed will generally occur with mild cramping. If this happens, then you can have a positive pregnancy test. This is because this bleeding occurs before a weeks time of the next menses date. Not all women will undergo implantation bleed. Always note in mind that pregnancies tend to be perfectly all right irrespective of whether implantation bleed takes or does not take place in the early stage. If you notice implantation bleed, you can go for a test after three days.
In rare cases, you might not bleed slightly. This time the flow experienced is quite heavy. Then, understand that it is your normal menses. But, if this flow is along with some other symptoms such as severe cramps, shoulder pain, and pelvic ache, you might be caught in the complexity of what is known as ectopic pregnancy. This is a situation in which the zygote has been routed to the fallopian tube. So, the egg has not reached the uterus at all. This egg can even be channeled to the ovary, cervix, and stomach.
In short, if you notice bleeding anytime in between the menses cycle, you should never draw your own conclusions and neglect it even though it might be slight. This is because there are a myriad of reasons for it to occur and that they are not so easily known without a doctors help.