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uhm.. i ve read something in the forum about 'spotting' a few days after 'doing it'. what exactly is it? i cant seem to find an answer. does it mean tht the girl is pregnant cos of implantation bleeding? or? what does it indicate? and will it happen to all women? what are the signs of ovulation? (apart frm charting)

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spotting is when you get a small amount of blood, either during pregnancy or in between periods, or after having sex, not all women will get it after sex, or during pregnancy, or in between periods.


spotting is normal and as fair as i am aware doesn't indicate anything, but if it's heavy bleeding after sex, in between a period or during pregnancy you should go see a dr.


Signs of ovulation

The female body shows several signs of ovulation. You may experience some or all of these signs, including:


* Regular menstrual cycles - menstrual periods that arrive every 24-35 days are more likely to be ovulatory than periods that occur more or less often.

* Mucus changes - about two weeks before menstruation, an ovulating woman may notice slick and slippery mucus.

* Abdominal pain - some women experience pain during ovulation. The pain may be general or localised to one side of the abdomen.

* Premenstrual symptoms - ovulation may accompany premenstrual symptoms such as breast enlargement and tenderness, abdominal bloating and moodiness.

* Temperature rise - women who use a natural family planning method of contraception will notice a small rise in their basal temperature after ovulation has occurred. The temperature rise is about half a degree Celsius. This temperature rise does not predict ovulation - it suggests that ovulation has already taken place.

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thanks for the reply =) so if someone has spotting probably a few days after doing it, it does not means she's pregnant? uhmm when does implantation occur? and its not general to every woman..so we cnt really tell if one is pregnant until she misses her period? the best time to avoid unwanted pregnancy is during ovulation right? i mean..of course protection is a must.

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She may or may not be pregnant. Alot of first time pregnancies go unnoticed because her body naturally gets rid of it before she even misses her period. It can look like spotting. But then, as mentioned above, there are so many things that can cause spotting. So spotting doesn't necessarily mean that she is pregnant, is not pregnant, or was pregnant. As far as knowing whether or not she's pregnant, only a pregnancy test can tell that (around the time of her missed period or later). She can get pregnant anytime, so use protection. If you're not ready to have kids, use 2 forms of protection (ie: the pill and condoms)

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The presense of spotting doesn't indicate you are pregnant, but it MAY be a sign that implantation has occurred. Many people overanalyze implantation bleeding when really it can indicate that it has occurred, but due to other causes of bleeding (spotting, red/brown blood), ect, there really are no strong conclusions that can be drawn from it.


It usually occurs 7-10 days after ovulation. See the link above for more information.

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