Why am I bleeding like a period while pregnant?
Spotting or bleeding may occur shortly after conception, this is known as an implantation bleed. It is caused by the fertilised egg embedding itself in the lining of the womb. This bleeding is often mistaken for a period, and it may occur around the time your period is due.
Can pregnancy bleeding be mistaken for a period?
Implantation bleeding is a common cause of spotting. This occurs early in pregnancy, when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus (known as implantation). A woman may mistake this light implantation bleeding for a menstrual period and therefore not realize she is pregnant.
Can you be pregnant and have a heavy period with blood clots?
Bleeding in pregnancy may be light or heavy, dark or bright red. You may pass clots or “stringy bits”. You may have more of a discharge than bleeding.
How much bleeding is OK in early pregnancy?
You may experience some spotting when you expect to get your period. This is called implantation bleeding and it happens around 6 to 12 days after conception as the fertilized egg implants itself in your womb. This bleeding should be light — perhaps lasting for a couple of days, but it’s perfectly normal.
How soon does your period stop if pregnant?
Not really. Once your body starts producing the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), your periods will stop. However, you may be pregnant and have light bleeding at about the time that your period would have been due.
How heavy can implantation bleeding get?
How heavy can it be? Implantation bleeding is usually pretty light and only lasts for a day or two. It might be enough to warrant a wearing a pantyliner, but it’s usually not enough to soak a tampon or bad. Still, implantation can be on the heavier side in rare cases.
Can you bleed heavily and not miscarry?
Heavier bleeding during the first trimester can also be a sign of a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. This bleeding doesn’t mean a miscarriage will occur, or that you have an ectopic pregnancy. About half of pregnant women who have bleeding do not miscarry.