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What’s The Difference Between Pregnancy Spots and Menstrual Spots?

December 13, 2022

What’s The Difference Between Pregnancy Spots and Menstrual Spots?

Pregnancy is something that many married couples look forward to. One woman with different symptoms can feel an example is the appearance of signs of pregnancy or blood spots due to implantation bleeding.

Spots of pregnancy are not felt by all women because only a tiny percentage of women think or feel it, but 1 or 2 only. Hence, you must obtain the correct information to avoid mishandling.

So, when will implantation bleeding appear? What causes implantation bleeding to occur, and is it dangerous for women? Let’s see the review below.

When Implantation or  Bleeding Appears

Spots signs of pregnancy usually appear in women about 5-12 days after conception or 2-7 days before or before menstruation. In some instances, implantation blood spots coincide with the day of menstruation, causing confusion and being considered a regular period.

Causes of Implantation Bleeding

When fertilization occurs, the egg or embryo will move and attach to the uterine wall to get the nutrients and oxygen needed to develop into a fetus in the womb.

The lining of a woman’s uterine wall has many blood vessels, so blood coming out through the vagina is natural during implanting of the embryo in the uterine wall and is not harmful to your health.

So, what are some examples of typical pregnancy signs? Is the color of pregnancy spots the same as menstrual spots? Let’s find out so you can take action when you experience it.

Examples of Pregnancy Signs

The experience of the appearance of pregnancy spots can be similar to menstrual spots; an example of the similarity that exists is that it appears on the days when menstruation arrives, and the color of the spots as a sign of pregnancy is also similar.

Therefore, many women are still confused about whether the spots that appear are a sign of pregnancy or regular menstrual spots. But, you can distinguish the two spots from the existing characters; how? Check out the following reviews.

Symptoms of Pregnancy Signs

Because they appear on the day close to your period and have a similar color to your period spots, you may have difficulty telling them apart.

There are several characteristics of the spots that you feel are not menstrual spots but signs of pregnancy. Examples of these signs of pregnancy spots you can know are as follows.

1. Short duration

The difference you can feel the most is the duration of the blood that comes out will be shorter than menstruation. Generally, the appearance of pregnancy implantation blood spots lasts for 2-3 days. If the bleeding lasts 1 to 2 months, you can see a doctor because abnormal bleeding may occur.

2. Appears Before Menstruation

Signs of pregnancy spots appear in women before the day of menstruation occurs. The menstrual cycle generally occurs on the 14th day after conception. Implantation bleeding will occur if fertilization is entirely successful on days 6 to 12 after fertilization.

3. Color

One example of color in pregnancy signs is pink or darker in color than menstrual blood, which is redder. If the spots appear brown and appear after a missed period, it can be caused by disease, obesity, family planning effects, and many other factors.

There is nothing wrong with checking through a test pack to ensure that you are pregnant or not or directly coming to the obstetrician for an ultrasound.

4. Volume

The volume of blood that comes out during implantation is generally not as much as when you have your period. Because implantation bleeding is light, the bleeding usually ends within hours or days, unlike menstruation, where the blood that comes out has a high volume at the beginning of the menstrual period.

5. Accompanied by Other Pregnancy Signs

As an example of early pregnancy, the sign is that implantation bleeding spots appear simultaneously or even after the bleeding period is over, which is another sign of pregnancy that you can feel.

These other pregnancy signs can also be your benchmark to ensure that you are in the early stages of pregnancy or have your regular period. These characteristics are as follows.

  • Headache
  • Tired easily
  • Increased sensitivity of the sense of smell
  • Rise in basal body temperature
  • sensitive breasts
  • Mood swings
  • Frequent urination

Several symptoms are similar to symptoms during menstruation. Take a pregnancy test with a test pack to ensure that you are pregnant. In addition, you can feel the signs of pregnancy above and not when the symptoms of pregnancy spots appear.

While on menstrual spots, the symptoms that come along with the appearance of blood spots are as follows:

  • Severe cramps
  • Larger blood clots
  • Bleeding lasts up to 7 days

Normal menstruation lasts about 2 to 7 days with bright red blood spots. Because bleeding is heavier than implantation bleeding, you will need pads or tampons to stop menstrual bleeding.

You must change your pads or tampons every 3 hours to maintain cleanliness. If you change pads or tampons within 1 hour because of heavy bleeding, it’s a good idea to see a doctor because this could be a factor in severe problems with your female organs.

6. Cramps

The symptoms of pregnancy are different for each woman, but there is one symptom that is most likely to be felt by women, which is mild cramps in the lower abdomen.

Mild cramping occurs because the embryo attaches itself to the uterine wall and will feel this mild cramping for several months after conception. If you feel intense cramps, you can do your treatment first at home before checking with a gynecologist, namely by compressing and massaging the lower abdomen with a towel soaked in warm water.

Suppose things happen that can endanger your pregnancy. In that case, it is advisable to take immediate action, such as seeing a gynecologist for an ultrasound, so your health remains in good condition.

Those are some examples of the causes, symptoms, and when signs of pregnancy spots appear in early pregnancy that you can understand. To know the difference between pregnancy spots and period spots directly, you can look for examples of differences in pictures of menstrual blood and early pregnancy blood on the internet to be more sure of the difference.

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