Implantation bleeding as a symptom of pregnancy: what it is and when it appears

Right from the moment the conception occurs, your organism "actively" works to accommodate a new life. Therefore just after fertilization, cell division occurs, so that in the first 12 hours the unicellular zygote is divided into two cells, and these in turn are divided into two others (and so continues, doubling every 12 hours ).

Meanwhile, the zygote moves through the fallopian tubes, until it reaches the uterus, at which point it sticks to the wall until it begins to produce enzymes that will help it digest the lining of the uterus, allowing it to nest there.

For this reason it is usual that approximately one week after fertilization (between 7 to 10 days to be precise), a slight bleeding that in many occasions it tends to confuse the woman, since she still does not know that she is actually pregnant and thinks that menstruation will come to her.

However, when conception occurs and therefore the woman is finally pregnant, in reality when all of a sudden that mild bleeding appears it is basically in what is popularly and medically known as implantation bleeding.

Therefore, the implantation bleeding It is considered as a symptom of pregnancy, since it occurs as a result of the fertilized egg being implanted or nested in the uterus.

Of course, you can suffer a sacred implantation as not having it: approximately one third of women present it, but it may or may not appear in a single pregnancy, in two, in all your pregnancies or in none of them. But, what does it really consist of and how is it?

What is implantation bleeding?

Basically It consists of a slight loss of blood that occurs as a result of the nesting of the fertilized egg in the wall of the uterus. This is the simplest explanation, because in reality, even if you do not believe it, the process is much more complicated.

At the moment in which the sperm is able to reach the ovum, and above all to penetrate it, it is the moment in which the conception or fertilization takes place, and the zygote that it is the first cell that has been fertilized. In about 72 hours a segmentation of the zygote occurs ( morula), and then between 4 to 5 days later it becomes blastocyst.

This blastocyst is composed of two groups of cells, an internal one that will eventually become the embryo, and another external or external that will become the important membrane that will nourish and protect it throughout pregnancy.

When is implant bleeding?

Once the blastocyst reaches the uterus it begins to produce a series of prolongations that will help it to adhere to the uterine mucosa, implanting itself in the endometrium. This happens normally 6 or 7 days after fertilization, and medically it is known by the name of embryo implantation.

While the bleeding, if it appears, tends to make an appearance 6 or 7 days after conception, after 14 days the embryo has firmly nested in the endometrium, its new home, where it will grow and develop.

How is implantation bleeding?

It is characterized by a slight bleeding, formed by a blood type lighter texture, less thick, and whose color may vary from dark red to a little more brownish.

When in reality it is a symptom of the beginning of pregnancy the most usual thing is that can easily be confused with menstruation, even though it differs from it in tonality, being mild and its duration of just 1 or 2 days (but not more than 5 days). This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor. ThemesConception

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