What Is Implantation Bleeding

Implantation bleeding is also known as the known as the implantation spotting. It usually happens after the 6 to 12 days of the ovulation and fertilization of the eggs and after the 1 to 2 days of the arrival of the blastocyst in the uterus. The implantation bleeding is a scanty brownish or pinkish discharge and does not look like the regular menstrual period.

When implantation bleeding happens, the blastocyst is not visible to the eyes as it is smaller than the dot in the letter I, but after the implantation, this dot becomes the embryo, which grows into a baby. After 3 to 4 days of the implantation, the blood pregnancy test becomes positive and the urine pregnancy test become positive after 4 to 5 days.

When there is some bleeding near the time of the menstrual cycle, there is confusion as it being a implantation bleeding or the onset of the menstrual cycle. The implantation bleeding happens before a week of the set menstrual cycle. It is light vaginal discharge which has slight pinkish or brownish tinge. The discharge is slight which is not followed by the heavier discharge. Most of the time, this discharge is not noticed by the women.

When the ovulation happens and the ovary releases the egg, it goes towards the uterus by the fallopian tubes. If the egg is fertilized by the viable sperm during this time, the fertilized egg will attempt to implant itself in the linings of the uterus. After the ovulation and the fertilization of the egg, the implantation happens after the 9 days on average and necessary for the fetus to grow further. If it is unsuccessful, it will flush out of the body system with the menstrual cycle.

As the fertilized egg enters in the uterus of the body, it sticks to the endometrial lining of the uterus which rich in the nutrients and the blood. If the fertilized egg is not able to implant itself properly in the endometrial linings, it flushes down from the body during the menstrul system with the endometrial linings.

If it is implanted properly in the linings, a few drops of the blood escapes to the cervix from the endometrial linings and then becomes the vaginal discharge. As these few drops of blood takes a little time to travel down, the colour can become brown or in some cases it becomes black.

Implantation bleeding is not any disease, but a common sign of the pregnancy. It is always confused with the flow of the menstrual cycle but there are some differences between them. Implantation bleeding commonly occurs before a week of the set menstrual cycle and is so light that normally it is not noticed by the women. In menstrual cycle, the light flow is followed by the heavier flow. Also, implantation bleeding is just a few pinkish or brownish spots which can be overlooked. This is not the case of the menstrual cycle.