Implantation bleeding or spotting happens shortly after the implantation of the fertilized egg (the blastocyst) into the lining of the uterus. In spotting, the discharge of blood is sporadic or irregular while in a menstrual period, there is a heavy flow of blood and can last for an average of three to five days.

Vaginal Spotting

What does vaginal bleeding shortly before menses mean? ... read more »

Is Spotting Early in Pregnancy a Problem

I have had some vaginal discharge and spotting for two weeks now, is that a problem? ... read more »

Spotting: What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?

Metrorrhagia is abnormal bleeding or spotting that occurs between periods or that is not associated with menstruation. Most women will likely refer to it simply as spotting. ... read more »

Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms. ... read more »

The Ins and Outs of Pregnancy Cramps

Pregnancy cramps can be scary for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all. ... read more »

Vaginal Bleeding and Spotting

Vaginal bleeding will look just like a normal menstrual period with bright, fresh blood or large amounts of old blood. Spotting may be mixed with other fluids and appear light and sporadic. ... read more »

Spotting in Pregnancy

Spotting in early pregnancy can be normal or it can predict a miscarriage. About 20-30% of all pregnant women experience spotting early in pregnancy but the majority go on to have a healthy baby. ... read more »

When Does Implantation Bleeding and Spotting Happen?

Implantation happens on average nine days (6-12 days) after ovulation and fertilization. Some women report having implantation symptoms like implantation bleeding or implantation cramping. ... read more »

Symptoms of an Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is a life-threatening condition and should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. ... read more »

All About Pregnancy Spotting

Pregnancy spotting is common in pregnancy, but that make it any easier to accept. During different times in gestation, pregnancy spotting can occur and the cause will be dependent on several factors. ... read more »

Avoid Tampons during Pregnancy

If you’re spotting a lot during your pregnancy or your vaginal discharge seems especially abundant, you might be tempted to reach for the box of tampons. ... read more »

Spotting With Positive HPT

Some bleeding early in pregnancy, maybe some drops or brown discharge, is also called 'spotting.' Spotting happens in 20-30% of pregnant women, usually around the time of the missed period. ... read more »

Bleeding/Spotting in Early Pregnancy

Any vaginal bleeding or spotting during pregnancy may be concerning and could mean an increased risk of miscarriage or early or preterm delivery. Spotting during the first three months is often common. ... read more »

Spotting After Chemical Pregnancy

I just had a chemical pregnancy and now I'm spotting. Is spotting after chemical pregnancy normal? After a chemical pregnancy, it may take some time for your body to return to its regular rhythm. ... read more »

Are You Spotting or Bleeding?

For the most part, spotting is completely harmless, but it’s crucial that you know the difference between spotting and bleeding when you become pregnant. ... read more »