When the uterus is reached by the embryo, the implantation spotting occurs, and thestate of pregnancy can be detected by this early symptom. The timeof pregnancy brings a lot of change in the body that a woman is usuallyoblivious to, since she usually experiences fear and confusion due to the new state.The confusion can be even made worse when the bleeding we are talking abouthappens. We will talk about the implantation bleeding, but in order to bring thisterm closer to you, we will start with the fertilization.
Every woman's ovaries release an ovum or the mature egg once a month. This egggoes on a trip from the fallopian tube to the uterus and during this trip, theegg will meet sperm and they will connect and produce zygote. This process isnamed fertilization. If the sperm is not found on the trip, there will be nofertilization since the egg will reach the womb and be discharged as debris.The process responsible for this is menstrual cycle.
The zygote will enter the uterus and it will transform to a blastocystdue to the division of cells. They will then get into the wall of the uterusand develop in placenta due the high amount of nutrients located in this wall,also called endometrial lining. Implantation is the name of the process duringwhich the blastocysts are entering the wall of the uterus. Also, unsuccessfulimplantation will remove the blastocysts trough the menstrual cycle.
Causes and symptoms of Implantation Spotting
When the blastocysts enter the wall of the uterus, blood may drip from thevagina. The look of this blood is easily distinguishable from the one of thenormal menstrual cycle. It is usually brown or pink. A woman can expect thebleeding 6-12 days after the fertilization, though it mostly happens on the daynine. The time when this problem is experienced varies, but it usually occurs one or two weeks before regular period. This problem isnot a grave one, and it does not even last long. Only 25-30% of women report this problem.Many do not even detect the spotting, which usually lasts only 2 days.
Pelvic cramps are another symptom that can be experienced. This problem isvery similar to the one felt during the menstrual cycle and it is veryfrequently mistaken for miscarriage and even more with an early period. So, try tobe straight when you are trying to get pregnant or if you are pregnant. Thismay be important since is can affect the pregnancy in many ways.