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OliveCon
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Okay so I have two questions about implantation bleeding.

First of all, is it possible to have it twice? Say, you got pregnant and then you had implantation bleeding that month, and then without a pregnancy risk the next, also the next month? Is that possible? well actually, both were in the same month technically, one was in early july, one was in late july.

Also, can there be clots? You guys have been talking about how its pretty light, but people on other sites said they had like heavy bleeding/clots etc, and still ended up being pregnant? My period I was worrying about was around 5 days long (near the end it was VERY light) and I passed a few clots on one of the days. I only soaked the entire pad on one day, and I wore it for the whole day. I use those skinny always infinity pads. Does this sound like implantation bleeding to you?

[ 08-04-2013, 01:43 PM: Message edited by: OliveCon ]

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Heather
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That term, just so you know, is pretty iffy and not something you'll generally find in medical literature, but instead, only or mostly on user-driven web content.

If and when first-trimester bleeding happens when the egg is implanting in the uterus after an ovum has been fertilized: it only happens once, because implantation only happens once. And that kind of bleeding generally is so light and short as to go unnoticed, but if it is, is very light spotting over a day or two, at a max.

I don't know what "other sites" are, but if we are not talking about credible sites where information posted is moderated and fact-checked, asking about that, or asking to base conversations on that, would kind of be like me asking you to have a serious talk with me to debunk claims of alien abductions because I read people talking about them on Yahoo Answers, okay?

People do sometimes have bleeding when they are pregnant. Now and then, it resembles a period, but that's not common. And when those people take pregnancy tests? They are positive. Sometimes, too, people miscalculate -- often, I'd say -- when they became pregnant, thinking they were pregnant before they actually were. I strongly suspect people making some of the claims you are talking about are people who, indeed, had menstrual periods, and became pregnant AFTER those periods, not before.

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Also, people who become pregnant? Only become pregnant from the ways people realistically can.

As we've explained in your previous post, manual sex -- like handjobs, or fingering -- are not one of those ways.

So, worrying about what sounds like a period may have been "implantation bleeding" in this case, or others like it, is kind of like worrying about having ebola when you haven't ever gone anywhere where you could have been exposed to it in the first place.

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Okay so what you're saying is implantation bleeding only happens once, so since I had two bleeding, i know for sure it is a period. Even if both happened in the same month?? I thought it was strange that they were so close together when in my cycle, my periods are usually very far apart, sometimes up to 35 days!
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How many years now have you had your periods for?

I ask that because one you have had them for decades, you're going to know that menstrual cycles and patterns change up sometimes. In a lifetime, usually many times. They are part of your body, which isn't a machine, so they aren't going to work like one where they are always the same or similar every time.

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ive had my period for around 4 years. ever since two periods ago, its gotten quite light. but this is normal you say?
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So, you're new to periods: believe me, in time, you'll observe changes like this WAY more than once.

It's also common for periods to get a bit lighter and less painful after the first few years.

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