Testing after implantation bleeding

posted 1 year ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

I took a test two days after implantation spotting and got my positive. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

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@judgefreebee:  

If it really is implantation bleeding, it’s very likely that you would test positive now. Occasionally women experience implantation bleeding early enough that a test can’t detect the pregnancy. Test now and follow up with testing once a week if you’re unsure. Going forward, you would benefit from tracking your temperature changes to know for certain if and when ovulation has taken place regardless of cycle irregularity. Use a pink dye test. Blue dye tests are notorious for false positives so don’t waste a cent on those. The cheap hcg strips are the most sensitive, reliable and are the easiest to read.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I got my BFP two days after implantation spotting (it was just a few drops of blood). But I didn’t test before then because I thought AF was coming. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Implantation spotting is a really vague term, and that type of bleeding can actually occur at any point in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy (at least this is what my OB told me in the past). some people get implantation spotting a couple days before they can get a BFP, while others have spotting after. No way of knowing. If I were you I’d be taking a test now and if it’s negative, try again in a few days if AF still hasn’t arrived. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee

I tested positive after my spotting but I agree it’s vague.. I had that spotting twice after my positive and then it stopped. My positive was faint at 9 DPO on a cheapie (which I did for fun; threw away… pulled out and saw a line) and obvious by 11. I’m glad I didn’t test too early as it was definitely positive by the time I did it. Sometimes you ovulate later so it’s hard to say! Can’t hurt to test.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Like others mentioned, “implantation bleeding” is not necessarily observed right at implantation time.  I would just take a test, and if it’s negative, take one again in a week if no period.  Over 6 months of TTC, I’ve had my body do every weird thing (like random spotting and “late” periods, aka late ovulation that I wasn’t tracking) and give me all sorts of pregnancy symptoms when I wasn’t pregnant.  And, I’ve been pregnant with a surprising lack of clear symptoms.  A positive test is the only way you know!

You mentioned temping is hard with your schedule – I am definitely here and there with my temp timing (I just do it whenever I get up, which can vary by a couple of hours) and I even get up and go to the bathroom to do it, and I can still get a general pattern.  It might not be as precise as if I were more strict, but at this point I can reliably tell whether I’ve ovulated or not and when AF is about due.  Could be worth a try even if you don’t want to set an alarm for 5am every day.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I had spotting (one time, very light) at 6DPO, started testing on cheapies at 7DPO, and got my first faint BFP at 9DPO. I’m currently 5 + 3.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

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@judgefreebee:  I get it, I’m just saying in terms of when to take a test, there’s really no way to know if you weren’t tracking ovulation. Pregnancy-related spotting can happen before you’d be able to get a BFP or after, so just seeing a bit of spotting doesn’t really tell you anything about how far along you might be.

Also as pp said, random spotting can also occur in a normal (non pregnant) menstrual cycle, even if you’ve never experienced it before. Hoping for you this is pregnancy related though! Keep us posted.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I had no spotting but very intense implantation cramping at 9DPO, which tipped me off because it was a few days too early to be AF cramping.  Felt just like period cramps but way worse.  Tested positive that day and got a positive Clear Blue Digital the following day (10DPO).  My boobs were also sore, which isn’t a normal PMS symptom for me.

I’ll add that I tracked ovulation by checking CM, using OPKs and temping so I was pretty sure my tracking was accurate too.

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