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heavy implantation or period?

so me and my boyfriend are TTC and we had unprotected sex throughout the whole month. today i woke up and there was some brown discharge in my panties, and then i noticed some blood/brown discharge on the toilet paper. i put a tampon in and i was having mild cramps throughout the day. the bleeding was kind of heavy. but i'm not due for my period for 4-5 more days. could this be implantation bleeding? i haven't had any pregnancy symptoms other than mild nausea and fatigue. i also took a pregnancy test the night before i got the bleeding/cramps and it was negative. is there a chance i could still be pregnant?
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318181 tn?1336447096
It's hard to say. Implantation bleeding is not very common, but for those who get it, it's usually light, not heavy. But of course there are always exceptions to the rule, and some women even have what seems like a normal period when pregnant. I guess your best bet is just to see how things progress in the next few days, and if you still feel that something is a bit off or have pregnancy symptoms, test again just to make sure. Good luck!
372900 tn?1315515902
I agree with Heather.  Every woman is different.  I just wanted to add that if you do feel like there's a chance you could still be pg don't use tampons.  It can introduce germs and bacteria to your vagina which isn't good when you're pg.  Use pads.  Good luck!
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