bright red.. could it be implantation bleeding?

So DH and I went to a movie tonight. Afterward, I had to use the restroom. When I wiped I had a few spots of dark red. Nothing before that and nothing since. DH thought it was because I had taken a number 2 earlier but that was 4+ hours ago and it would have showed up on my underwear (due to the type I was wearing). Sorry if it's TMI but I want to rule everything else out.

I thought implantation bleeding was suppose to be pink or brown. I don' want to get my hopes up here but I am only 6 dpo and af is not due to arrive until May 25th or a few days later because I o'ed later in my cycle.

Thoughts????
REPLIES
By: lou8
Member since Apr 09, 2012
Posted: on May 20, 2012
It could be.. Some ladies mistake IB for their Af, so I'm guessing there is no certain way IB should look x
By: youngmommie18
Member since May 08, 2011
Posted: on May 20, 2012
implantation bleeding can be dark or bright red, brown black or pink. & last anywhere from 1-3 days but when i had my implantation bleeding lasted for 6 days just spotting.
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Thanks for your replies. I put a pantyliner down last night just in case and still nothing. I guess I will have to wait and see.
By: kenny.g
Member since Mar 06, 2012
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Hi there my implantation bleed was red spotting (darkish red) I mistook it as my period also. This may be it! Keep us posted!
By: kenny.g
Member since Mar 06, 2012
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Also mine lasted less than 4 hours that's what made me think it might be implantation bleed I did not have that with any of my other two pregnancies which I lost at 9w and 10w.
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Thanks Kenny G! I have been telling myself not to over think it. But it is so abnormal for me not to notice. Hopefully in a week af will not show. I will keep you posted. :)
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Thank you. Had some mild cramping today. Just waiting for af to make her appearance early. Felt warm after laying down awhile today. Temp is hoovering around 98.4 degrees. I have one of those crappy walmart ones that reads a normal temp at 97.7.
By: laferr
Member since Mar 12, 2012
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Same boat as you... Not sure what the heck is going on :-/
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 20, 2012
Keep me updated! Even though I am trying to not let it go to my head but I will be upset if it's not our month.
By: kenny.g
Member since Mar 06, 2012
Posted: on May 30, 2012
Update?
By: iwannabamommie22
Member since May 21, 2012
Posted: on May 30, 2012
I had brown and pink spotting never did it turn bleed or heavy.. so hoping
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 30, 2012
I got my BFP!!!!!

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday. The urine test came back positive (which it didn't before). They drew 7 viles of blood. I have to go back tomorrow to get a redraw. They are doing a Hcg quantitative to make sure my numbers are increasing. I am to go back in two weeks time to have an ultra sound done to make sure I am progressing and they can give me a due date. How about you????
By: kitahill
Member since Nov 05, 2011
Posted: on May 30, 2012
Congrats, I read your post the exact same day I had sum light spotting, but my stupid phone wouldn't let me reply. I'm so happy for you!! did you have any more spotting? my af is due 6/6 I had spotting on cd17, 26, 27, 29. I hope I get the same results as you! I'm 11dpo and bfn. how many dpo were you if you don't mind me asking.
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 30, 2012
Thank you and I hope you get your BFP too!

I took a Clear Blue digital test at 12 dpo (Friday, May 25 in the evening) and a First Response at 15 dpo (Monday, May 28) and both came back positive. I got a positive on the urine test at the doctor's office yesterday at 17 dpo.

Keep me updated! Also, if you don't get a positive and you af doesn't come, ask your doctor for a blood test. Good Luck!!! :D
By: kitahill
Member since Nov 05, 2011
Posted: on May 30, 2012
ok...thanks for all your help
By: Rajma
Member since Feb 12, 2012
Posted: on May 30, 2012
gaul49, Congrats!

I had the tiniest little spot on 6dpo. I have a very slim chance of bfp because we couldn't bd @ o time, but when I saw that tiny spot, with no other explanation it gave me hope. Now your post gives me more hope! Last pregnancy I had ib closer to 10 dpo, then mc @ 11 wks, so I didn't expect ib to be so early.

I will test on 6/3, but dont expect af until 6/5.
By: Bethanierox1
Member since Aug 17, 2011
Posted: on May 30, 2012
roughly how much do you bleed when you get implantation bleeding ? is it literally a few spots or can it be a bit
By: kenny.g
Member since Mar 06, 2012
Posted: on May 31, 2012
Congrats I had a feeling this was it for you! how long were you TTC I'm now nearly 18 weeks had a bleed at 11 weeks and baby was fine we found out we are having a girl :) wishing you a healthy happy 9 months! X
By: kenny.g
Member since Mar 06, 2012
Posted: on May 31, 2012
@ Rajma I conceived almost 2 weeks after supposed ovulation I have a long and irregular cycle and we weren't tracking ovulation. So it can happen good luck keep us posted!
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 31, 2012
Congrats!!! We haven't really been trying but we haven't been preventing it either. I had O pains one day and we bd'd. We planned on really starting to try in August and go from there. But this is a happy surprise. We didn't think it would be a one and done. I had my second hcg blood draw this morning. I am suppose to find out the results tomorrow. I am just too excited and nervous to find out. I tried to ask what my first results are but I only received, "We have your first results but it really honestly means nothing without the second draw to compare it to." as a reply. I wanted to say I knew that but I am so darn curious. Guess I will have to patiently wait by my phone tomorrow. Part of me is scared because I dont want the same response as last time.
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 31, 2012
@Bethanierox1- from what I have read on the message boards and online, it can range. I don't know much more than that. Sorry. Good luck!!!
By: Rajma
Member since Feb 12, 2012
Posted: on May 31, 2012
Gaul49,
When you ask for your results they shouldn't beat around the bush, they should just give them to you. Medical staff and doctors sometimes forget that even though we aren't experts we have a right to info about our own body. I would insist that they give you the numbers of both tests when you get your second results.

Just keep in mind they say you should double in 48 hours, but that's not entirely true. It should increase a lot in 48 hours, but sometimes doesn't double for 72 hours and that is normal, too.
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on May 31, 2012
They will give me the results for both draws tomorrow. I had asked the lady who was drawing my blood. She said they date and time the draws so they will take into account that it may take longer to double. I just don't like to wait.
By: sasunshine
Member since Mar 22, 2012
Posted: on May 31, 2012
if it is implantation bleeding would a hpt be positive or could u still have a bfn
By: gaul49
Member since Dec 28, 2011
Posted: on Jun 01, 2012
So here are the results....

Tuesday- 314
Thursday- 649

I'm glad its back but I am looking forward
to the u/s in 12 days to know more.

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