Implantation bleeding may appear as light spotting — blood that appears when you wipe — or a light, consistent flow that requires a liner or light pad.
Blood may look pink or orange if it’s mixed with other vaginal discharge.
Older blood may look brown due to oxidation.
What does implantation bleeding look like and how long does it last?
Implantation bleeding usually lasts no more than 1 day. In some cases, women may experience a few hours of spotting and nothing more. Some women may experience a single spot of blood and discharge with no other signs. It will often produce a discharge with a pink or brownish tint.
How do I know if this is implantation bleeding?
The main symptom of implantation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that some say is different from normal period bleeding because the blood is darker. Some women say implantation bleeding is accompanied by mild cramping, a woozy feeling, swollen breasts and/or a headache.
What does implantation feel like?
Implantation cramps feel similar to menstrual cramps, and they’re mild in intensity. Some women perceive light pulling, tingling, or pricking sensations.
How long can implantation bleeding last and how heavy can it be?
What does it look like? Typical menstrual bleeding usually lasts for three to five days, starting heavier and then lightening up. Blood from implantation bleeding is typically dark brown or black, which means it’s older blood, although sometimes it can be pink or red as well. It’s also not a heavy flow.