Approximately one in four women detect a slight loss of blood caused by the nesting of the fertilized egg in the wall of the uterus. This is what is known as implantation bleeding and is regularly mistaken for an irregular rule.
It does not matter if you are or are not in the process of conceiving, you need to be informed of everything that may be directly or indirectly related to the pregnancy. The main reason is to be prepared for any event out of the ordinary.
What is bleeding by implantation?
It is faint and short bleeding that occurs days after you have conceived, that is, fertilization occurs when the sperm has penetrated the ovum, from this moment the ovum fuses with the genetic material of the sperm and begins the division mobile.
After this, the genetic material is called a blastocyst, which runs through the fallopian tubes and, finally, is embedded in the wall of the uterus to become an embryo. In this process the embryo causes small amounts of blood to be released from the uterine wall, producing bleeding by implantation.
How to know if it is an irregular rule or not?
The bleeding by implantation is different from the rule you usually have, and now we tell you how to differentiate it:
- Color: usually has a pink hue or in special cases it can be brown. Everything depends on your organism.
- Texture: it is usually lighter and less thick than the common rule.
- Duration: it does not last more than two days, but it is possible that it lasts up to three.
In some cases, symptoms may occur
There are those who confuse the symptoms of implantation with those of an irregular period:
- Colic: the process of accommodating the uterus during the implantation of the embryo can cause colic.
- Nausea: smells that once seemed common to you, now cause nausea.
- Abdominal spasms: they occur while the bleeding occurs because the pelvic area is adapting.
- Common symptoms of pregnancy: all the symptoms of pregnancy that we know do not occur until the embryo is implanted. For this reason, and in conjunction with the bleeding, you will also experience sensations of dizziness, fatigue, swelling of feet, vomiting and more. Although not in all women it happens the same.
How to get out of doubt?
There are those who perform a home pregnancy test to check if there is one, but these are not 100 percent reliable. The best thing you can do is go with your gynecologist. Making deductions without the opinion of an expert puts your health at risk.