When a woman has breakthrough bleeding, she’ll get worried that something is wrong with her baby. Thankfully, breakthrough bleeding is nothing to be concerned about and it can happen to any woman.
How Long Does Breakthrough Bleeding Last?
The main issue with trying to pinpoint the length of breakthrough bleeding is that it doesn’t occur in every woman. In fact, breakthrough bleeding can occur when: Read More
You’ve had breakthrough bleeding during pregnancy, and you’re scared out of your senses. The good news is that breakthrough bleeding isn’t much to worry about – in most cases. And you should know that breakthrough bleeding is defined as bleeding that occurs at any time outside of your menstrual cycle.
Approximately 25% of women will suffer from breakthrough bleeding when pregnant.
The following are reasons why you may be bleeding: Read More
When you start taking the pill, your body goes through changes that can lead to strange, or out-of-the-ordinary, experiences. Breakthrough bleeding is one of these experiences, and it can be alarming if you’re not expecting it. In most cases, this type of bleeding is perfectly normal. Here are four things you should know about breakthrough bleeding on birth control.
1. Breakthrough Bleeding is Typically Normal
If you’re trying to get pregnant, you may feel defeated or disappointed at the sight of pink or brown spotting just before your period. While it may be a sign that your period is about to start, it may also be implantation bleeding; a sign that you are actually pregnant. It can be difficult to tell the difference between the two, especially if you’re attempting to get pregnant for the first time. The flow, timing and color of the blood will help you determine whether you’re about to get your period, or if you might be experiencing implantation bleeding.
Help! I have brown stuff coming out of my vag! Is this normal?
We often get questions like this from alarmed readers. Of all the things women experience throughout their reproductive years, brown discharge always seems to be the most concerning.
While brown discharge can be a sign that something’s wrong, it’s perfectly normal in most cases.
The first and most important thing is not to panic. The second is to educate yourself to better understand what this discharge is and what’s causing it. We’ll cover some of the most common questions about brown vaginal discharge, so you know what’s going on with your body and whether a visit with the doctor is warranted.
Q1: What Does Brown Discharge Mean?
About one third of pregnant women will experience implantation bleeding. While it may be alarming to see, it’s perfectly natural and occurs when the egg attaches (or implants) itself onto the uterus. When the egg burrows itself into the uterine wall, it may cause some damage to the uterus. The damage may result in a small amount of bleeding, which will travel from the cervix out through the vagina.
Because implantation occurs so early on in the pregnancy, most women will assume that the blood is a sign that they are starting their period. But the color, thickness and duration of the bleeding will let you know whether it’s your period or implantation.
What color is implantation bleeding?