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Signs of Implantation Cramping and Bleeding


While maximum of the doctors will encourage patients not to trust implantation cramping or bleeding for positive symptoms of pregnancy, rest assured about the normalcy of the process which poses no harmful threats, unlike what is supposed by most women. However, this is true that this occurrence can be classified as an exception, but not a mandate. Although experts will further argue the statement by saying that this occurrence is rarely even reported by most women who have undergone pregnancies, because out of ignorance many mistake it to be due to some other reason such as stress, menstruation, miscarriage related discharge, discharge due to vaginal infection, anal discharge, discharge due to STD, bleeding due to frictional wounds etc.

Yet, despite the cloud of doubt surrounding this issue, many patients might opt for this method as a positive indicator over others. In that case, the signs of implantation bleeding must be fully noted.

The patient must first realize whether the amount of bleeding involved is negligible or not. Very small quantities of blood is discharged during bleeding that occurs due to the implantation of the embryo of the uterine walls, as opposed to the characteristically heavier amounts of bleeding associated with the other types of sources.

Therefore its appearance too will be different, with the most common types being smear and stain types of discharges. This too is characteristically different from other types of discharges which show up as being dyed by blood.

The color too should be noticed, and for implantation bleeding discharges, the color shows up as varying from pink to brown. The color of the blood depends on the quantity of the blood that had been discharged; this is usually a rather foolproof relation, but not always, since exceptions can take place. However it has been seen that the less the amount of blood, the earlier the fertilization must have occurred, and the more brownish becomes the blood. This can be verified by the fact that the first signs of implantation cramps and bleeding occur about five days from the time of fertilization of the ovum by the sperm cell. Five days is the time period required for the fertilized ovum to travel to the uterus from the fallopian tubes, impale the uterine lining, thereby causing the rupture of many capillaries, which shed blood; and, as well as the time required for the droplets of blood to reach the cervical opening. Since two separate but spontaneous processes are involved within the space of five days, the time required by each is variable.  Therefore, sometimes active sites of implantation let out blood discharge of such quantity that it requires very little time to travel to the cervical opening. On the other hand, sometimes, the sites of implantation let out such small quantities of blood that these require a considerable amount of time to travel towards the cervical opening.

Other signs of implantation bleeding include nausea, especially in the mornings, constipation, indigestion, loss of appetite, enhanced appetite, fever, enhanced sensitivity of nipples, cramps of the stomach and abdomen, fatigue, and body aches.

Some women also say that the implantation of the zygote can be felt, and that too should be categorized under signs of implantation bleeding, but the truth of the cases are not yet verified.