Ovulation Bleeding

on Nov 11, 2012

by Dr. Christine Lee, MD

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Ovulation Bleeding

Ovulation spotting (or mid-cycle bleeding) is usually a natural occurrence, occurring on the day of ovulation. Its presence is actually an indicator of enhanced fertility, so take heart in that.

Many women experience bleeding during the ovulation days. If you are one of them, you are probably wondering why it happens and if there is something wrong with you. Well, you should be happy to know that ovulation bleeding is not harmful or dangerous, as long as there is only light spotting (small amounts of blood). Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

What is ovulation bleeding?

Ovulation bleeding (also known as mid-cycle bleeding) is a very rare occurrence for some women, while others never experience it. It is frequently mistaken for implantation bleeding, which occurs when an embryo finds its place in the uterus (in the endometrius). This bleeding is a clear sign of pregnancy.

Why does it occur?

Ovulation spotting is actually considered to be a sign of fertility by many experts. The luteinizing hormone is very active, so it leads to a rupture in the ovarian follicle and the egg eventually escapes, finding its way to the uterus, through the Fallopian tubes. A small amount of blood flows, because of the rupture, and this is the brownish or pinkish blood you find on your underwear or toilet tissue. So, if the amount of blood is very small, you have absolutely no reason to worry. Even more, you should be pleased of your great fertility, especially if you and your partner are trying to become parents.

When does it occur?

It usually occurs right before ovulation or during the ovulation days. Sometimes, the ovulation spotting may be mixed with cervical mucus.

What about intercourse during spotting?

Ovulation spotting has nothing to do with intercourse. It usually lasts for one or two days, never longer than three days. This mid-cycle bleeding is an indicator of ovulation, so it is the very right moment to have sex. Try having sex in the days after the bleeding too, in order to increase your chances of conceiving.

Any reasons to worry?

Any mid-cycle bleeding is an alarm for most women, but in this case, ovulation bleeding is not at all anything to worry about. Anyway, if you feel that something is not right with the bleeding, you should see your doctor or health care provider, because there may be some other reasons that cause it. If you have other symptoms, like intense side pain, you should definitely consult a specialist.

To sum up, ovulation spotting is usually a natural occurrence, which reveals fertility. If you experience it without any other symptoms, just relax and take it as a sign of fertility.

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Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).

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  • stella

    I had this ovulation bleeding around one week already.. what happen?

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  • Phyllis

    Hi this is my ovulation time. I started slight bleeding on 10th June which I took as ovulation bleeding as it was just on tissue. However on 11th I bleed more having to use a pad especially in the evening, but still less than my usual period. Today is 12th I am still bleeding. I don’t have the same bleeding as when I have my period but am worried as this is my first time to ever have mid cycle bleeding. Pls advice.

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  • kelly

    just got over the 5 days of feritly now on my ovulation day and im having some bleeding what is the reason for this

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  • emily

    I had a positive pregnancy test about three weeks ago and today according to my calendar i am suppose to be ovulating. I had some small brownish spotting for the first time today. Is tjis normal?

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  • Amanda

    I have been taking conceive easy for a month and this month I started ovulating early and I started cramping and spotting on the first day I started ovulating. Does it mean that my egg was released early too? Towards the end of ovulation the spotting and cramping stopped.

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  • Donna

    I had my tubes tied 3 months ago, and i still have ovuulational bleeding. did they tie them correctly?

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  • Monica

    I’m 35 and I have been spotting for 7 days during my fertile period this month. Is it normal? I have no other symptoms. I spotted for three days The previous month.

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  • Sara

    My husband and I have been trying to conceive baby # 2 since December. We have tested every month and they have been negative. I noticed today after we had sex there was some bleeding. And my period had ended yesterday. I was wondering what the bleeding meant?

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