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April688
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Hi thanks in advance for the help. My boyfriend and I are arguing about the difference between implantation bleeding and my birth control withdrawl bleed. Can you help us out what the difference is? Thanks again.

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Implantation bleeding, when it happens (and it's important to remember that it usually doesn't happen) is very light spotting, for no more than a day or two at most. A withdrawal bleed is for most people at least a few days long and heavier than spotting. Basically, if it looks and feels like the withdrawal bleeds you're used to, and shows up when expected, you can feel certain that it is a withdrawal bleed.

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So if you bleed somewhat heavily for 2-3 days that's not implantation bleeding?

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You're correct. And implantation bleeding is very, very rare. The vast majority do NOT experience implantation bleeding, and those that do won't easily be able to mistake it for a period since it is very different than a period as Karybu stated above.

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Thanks... So if implantation bleeding is very rare... Is that the only kind of bleeding a woman can have while pregnant? In other words is it very rare to bleed while pregnant? Thanks for helping me learn!

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Hi April688. Here's an article with info on various types of bleeding during a pregnancy:

The Period During Pregnancy Misunderstanding

Hope that helps! [Smile]

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Thanks for the article. I read it... Still unsure though. Since bleeding can happen during pregnancy due to many factors... Is it still pretty rare or is it quite common?

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It's still fairly uncommon, though not incredibly rare. It's estimated that between 20 and 30% of women who are pregnant experience some form of bleeding during their pregnancy.
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