Implantation Bleeding or Menstural Cycle?

Patient

Q: Hello, I am concerned I may be pregnant. On Christmas Eve, my fiancé and I had unprotected sex, and I am almost certain this was during the time of ovulation. On January 3rd I began to bleed which was very discouraging because we were excited. I then began to read about implantation bleeding, but the articles I keep reading are not consistent. When I started bleeding at first it was pinkish; after a while it was bright red with dot like spots when I wiped. I am still bleeding, but it is not very heavy. Am I having anmenstural cycle or am I indeed pregnant? This would be my first pregnancy.

Symptoms:  Bleeding, fatigue, mood swings
Doctor

A:   Hello,
If you have had sex in the fertile period on 25th and its just been a week from then, that you have started experiencing spotting in form of lightish pink discharge which can might as well be an implantation bleed unless pregnancy is ruled out.
So, the best way to confirm pregnancy at this stage would be to undertake a serum beta hcg test which would depict the hcg levels. If the levels are found to be raised, then it confirms pregnancy, but if the levels are less than 1, then pregnancy is ruled out and these may be your menses.
I hope i have been able to answer your query in detail,
wishing you good health,
regards

Related Q&A

Q: What to take if you dont want to be pregnant and your period hasn't come for a month

Q: I rubbed my penis over my girlfriend's vagina. I did not ejaculate. It was covered in pre-ejaculate though and I had ...

Q: Hi I'm a 17 year old female and two weeks ago I started taking the contraceptive pill. Unfortunately I wasn't infor...

Q: If I my girlfriend and I were grinding naked during ovulation or the day before and I had Precum on my finger and fin...

Q: Had sex on day 14/15 of my cycle which is usually 27/28 days. We used a condom but it broke . He wasn't near ejacula...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews