Women become anxious as soon as they discover that they are pregnant. They usually want to confirm their pregnancy as soon as possible. Women are advised to be calm and collected during this period. Getting pregnant is an emotional time in a woman’s life more so if she has been trying to get pregnant for some time with no success.
Different women experience different early signs of pregnancy and if they are sensitive to their bodies they will note even the slightest change. If you start experiencing a temperature rise or your body becoming tired for no reason, you can start considering the possibility of being pregnant.
Pregnancy comes with various symptoms and signs. Implantation bleeding is an early sign of pregnancy. It does not occur in all women but a small percentage of women experience it. Implantation bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself on the uterus. This happens about 6 to 10 days after ovulation.
Getting a pregnancy test at this point is considered unwise. You should exercise patience and wait until after you have missed your period. Implantation bleeding is usually confused with menstrual bleeding. Most women tend to think that it is their period coming earlier than usual. They do not pause to ask themselves why it only stays for fewer days and is different in color.
As soon as implantation has occurred, the body starts to produce the hormone HCG. This is the hormone that is tested to determine if you are pregnant. The levels of the hormone are very low on the first day of implantation but a few days later, they increase very rapidly. So, how soon can you take a pregnancy test after implantation bleeding?
If you want to get accurate results, you should test yourself a few days after you have missed your period. If you are very anxious, you could take a blood test at least 10 days after ovulation. A blood test can detect even small traces of HCG compared to a urine test. The urine test should be performed a few days after you have missed your period.
When you experience some bleeding, you should not assume that you are pregnant, unless the bleeding is accompanied by other signs such as nausea. You should wait for a few days before getting excited. There are other causes of bleeding that you should note. If you have an infection of the cervix, you can experience some bleeding. As soon as you get pregnant, the cervix blood volume increases and any slight irritation can cause it to bleed. When you go for a pap smear or any cervix exam, you could experience some bleeding.
You should take a pregnancy test at least four days after implantation. This is because implantation occurs a week after ovulation and it takes another 3-4 days for the hormone HCG to be present in the body. Therefore, for you to be able to get an accurate result you should wait until you have missed your period.