Implantation bleeding occurs in the very early pregnancy stage. It is the period when pregnancy tests cannot yet confirm pregnancy. Although it may be difficult to judge whether you are pregnant or not because the symptoms are similar to menstruation, it helps to know the signs of implantation bleeding if you are trying to get pregnant.
Let’s learn about the details of implantation bleeding and learn to identify the symptoms.
Have you Ever Heard about Implantation Bleeding?
You may not know or you have never heard about implantation bleeding. However, some pregnant women had/saw implantation bleeding as a sign when they got pregnant. If you wonder what it is, keep reading!
What is Implantation Bleeding?
As you all know, when an ovum and sperm are fertilized, the egg turns into a fertilized egg. If a fertilized egg develops smoothly, it will lead to pregnancy and childbirth. The bleeding that occurs at that time of fertilization is called implantation bleeding.
What is happening in the uterus? From fertilization to implantation
The life span of an ovum is considered to be 1-2 days after ovulation. During that period, the sperm encounters ovum by having sex, resulting in a fertilized egg. The fertilized egg moves through the fallopian tube to the uterus, repeating cell division. After the fertilized egg arrive and stay at the endometrium, the implantation is completed about 9 to 10 days after fertilization.
A Small Amount of Bleeding when the Fertilized Egg is Implanted in the Uterus
You may have a small amount of bleeding when the fertilized egg is implanted at the endometrium. By the time a fertilized egg reaches the uterus, it is in a state called a blastocyst. However, because the cell wall is thick, it may damage the tissues and blood vessels of the endometrium. The bleeding during this time is so-called implantation bleeding. Knowing the cause of the bleeding will make it easier for you to understand and anticipate when the implantation bleeding will happen, and how long it will last.
It may be difficult to tell when you have implantation bleeding. But it’s better to know the sign.
There are Cases when Implantation Bleeding does not Happen Even after Implantation
Implantation bleeding does not always occur to everyone who becomes pregnant. The number of pregnant women who don’t have experience in implantation bleeding is overwhelmingly high. And the rate is only 2%. In other words, 49 out of 50 pregnant women have not experienced implantation bleeding . So just because you didn’t experience it means that you are not pregnant.
It is Difficult to Distinguish Between Menstruation and Implantation Bleeding
Implantation bleeding can be said to be a sign of pregnancy. Therefore, in anticipation of pregnancy, you will probably tend to check many times if y you are finally bleeding or not. However, implantation bleeding is also very difficult to distinguish from menstruation.
The period and timing of menstruation is roughly determined by individual differences. If you keep a record of your basal body temperature and menstrual cycle, it will be easier to know when the next period will end. if you have bleeding at the time of your scheduled menstruation, and observe differences from your regular menstruation, you may suspect that it’s implantation bleeding.
Implantation bleeding is one of the signs of pregnancy. However, not all pregnant women experience it. In addition, it’s not easy to tell the difference between implantation bleeding and menstruation.
Therefore, you will need to check the basal temperature and menstrual cycle to help confirm your suspicions.