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OK... For five days I had a light pink and sometimes red discharge, which I believe was implantation bleeding. The problem is that during that same time I get my period and I don't know if there's a difference between the two. The discharge I had didn't look like a normal period to me because it was too short, it didn't have any clots, and it wasn't heavy at all (Sorry if I was too graphic)... My regular period last 7 days, it's heavy and it has a lot of clots... so, does that mean I could be pregnant?

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replied May 4th, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If the light discharge was at the time of periods then it could not be implantation bleeding as it comes almost a week earlier. You could be pregnant. Hence take a pregnancy test and see. If the test is negative, wait for 4-5 days and repeat or go for blood pregnancy test which is more confirmatory.

If the test is negative then other causes of spotting or scanty periods such as to birth control pills, ectopics. hormone imbalance, PCOS, hypothyroidism, etc will have to be looked into. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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