Is This Spotting Implantation?

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am on the pill and had my period as normal from November 26th until December 2nd. On the 5th of December I had sex. Then on the 8th of December I started to notice brown spotting. I only needed to wear a panty liner as it wasn't heavy. I stopped this spotting on 9th. I am due my next period on December 24th. Could the brown spotting be an implantation bleed? Can you get pregnant that soon after having a period? I thought it had to be when I ovulate?

ANSWER

The implantation bleed is normally several days after conception, and I don't think you could have ovulated and got to implantation in the amount of time you mention. Unusual bleeding should be reported to your provider.

-- Cynthia, CNM

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