The answer to this question is now-a-days no longer fixed. With this statement, we mean that you might or might not have heavy implantation bleeding. But, a case of a heavy implantation bleeding is a very rare phenomenon, but we just cannot neglect this while answering this question. We would first like to share with you the basics so that the answer to this question becomes clear.
Implantation bleeding, as the name suggest, refers to the discharge of blood from the uterus during the implantation of the egg. This egg is now no longer the ovulated one, it has been fertilized by the sperm to get into the uterus lining where it can implant or attach itself for growth by obtaining the required blood and nutrients. If this egg was not fertilized, it would have been discarded through the menses along with the lining. As a matter of fact, uterus creates the lining each month for the egg to grow only after it has fertilized. As the egg reaches the lining, this structure loses negligible sum of blood that is then discharged via the vagina.
If you have understood this process, then a logical reply to your question of heavy implantation bleeding will be ‘no’. This is because as the egg size is very small, the blood loss by the lining will actually not be too much. Therefore, in normal and most of the cases, implantation bleeding will not be as heavy as you experience your menses. In fact, it would be simply a blood spot or a few drops of blood that is pink or brown in appearance. The intensity of the bleeding will be right from light to medium that tends to prevail either for some minutes, few hours, one day, two days, and three days. In rare cases, it might extend even until five days and could be light red in color.
There are some exceptional cases wherein women have experienced heavy bleeding. However, every time this heavy implantation bleeding is not a good sign. This is because sometimes heavy implantation bleeding if accompanied by severe cramps can be an indicator of ectopic pregnancy. This is a pregnancy in which the fertilized egg tend to get attach to the fallopian tube, cervix, abdomen, ovary, or any tissue that is not uterus. In such a case, a heavy implantation bleeding is inevitable, but you will also experience symptoms such as dizziness, blood clots, pelvic and shoulder aches, and heavy flow. All these signs of ectopic pregnancy tend to last at least over five days. This actually calls for an immediate doctor visit.
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