Post # 1
My husband and I are TTC. I went off the pill in November. It took me 35 days to get my first natural period in December. Then I got it on day 30 of my cycle in January. I am charting my cycles only on Take Charge of your Fertilty website (no temps, etc. Just periods) and the calendar predicts based on my cycles alone so far that I will start my period around February 17. ( I started on Dec 18 and then again on Jan 16, so my periods have been pretty regular).
According to the calendar, it predicted that I would have been highly fertile last week & weekend, so my husband and I made sure to take advantage and did the BD several times last week.
So, I just got home from work and went to the bathroom. When I wiped, I had light blood on the toilet paper. Which is weird. Could that be a sign of implantation bleeding? I have never started this early…like I said, I have started on the 18th and 16th of the months and am predicted to start on the 17th of this month, if not pregnant. I would think starting on the 7th would be pretty early.
I have a scheduled pap tomorrow with my gyno. Didn’t think this bleeding thing would be going on! So, obviously, I will tell him about it.
Never had a baby/been pregnant before. Could it be that I may be pregnant!?!?!
Post # 3
In my honest opinion, if you are expecting a period to come around on the 17, and have a regular 14 day luteal phase (time between ovulation and next period) I think that if you are experiencing spotting today, it is too early for implantation bleeding. Implantation if I am not mistaken usually occurs closer to 8 or more days past ovulation, and you would be only about 4.
I hope things go well for you though. Lots of things can cause minor spotting in a healthy cycle, so I wouldn’t worry or stress. And that doesn’t mean you won’t become pregnant, either. 🙂
ETA, this information came up in one of the first links from google. Hope to help.
Fertilization happens in the fallopian tube, and the fertilized egg then travels for about 5-6 days down the fallopian tube towards the uterus.
Implantation happens when the fertilized egg arrives in the uterus and attaches to the uterine lining. Implantation occurs on average 9 days after ovulation and fertilization, it can happen as early as 6 days after ovulation until 12 days after ovulation
The timing of implantation spotting is within a day or so after implantation, about 9-10 days after ovulation and fertilization. Implantation happens between 6 and 12 days after ovulation, so about 9-10 days after ovulation would be the right time for implantation bleeding and spotting.
A blood pregnancy test can be positive about three to four days after implantation and a urine pregnancy test will be positive about five to six days after implantation.”
Post # 4
yea when i went off bc my first two months remained 28 days and then it varied from 28-37 days!!
Post # 5
well, regardless, I wouldn’t let them poke at your cervix tomorrow…
Post # 6
Actually pregnant women can still get and sometimes do need pap smears. Talk to and trust in your Dr. 🙂
Post # 7
@hismm: You shouldn’t always trust your doctor. You should also do research on your own. Chances are it’s just spotting randomly. Personally, I would not let them do a pap in the first tri because I know I get severe cramping after and I don’t want it to hurt the baby.
Post # 8
@glittermoon: But I was just letting OP know it is an option and wouldn’t want her feeling anxious. Self education and advocating is very important, but if we knew everything or could treat ourselves, there would be no doctors.
Post # 9
Thanks for everyone’s answers. I doubt it is implantation bleeding after reading several articles online. Probably random spotting. I will definitely tell my Dr. about it tomorrow and let him decide how he wants to proceed from there. I love my gyno, he is great. And I trust him 100%.
Who knew that this process was so complicated?!?! Being a woman is an amazing, yet complicated thing!