One thing that many people wonder about pregnancy is how many days after Implantation Bleeding should someone take a pregnancy test. The truth is that the accuracy and sensitivity of a pregnancy test. Rather than considering how many days after Implantation Bleeding a pregnancy test will be accurate, it is better to just think about your menstrual periods, and wait for when one of those is clearly overdue – unless you have a reason to need early detection.
Implantation is the name used to describe the time when the ovum implants itself into the endometrial lining. This affects certain vessels, and causes a small amount of bleeding. This bleeding is not the same as a proper menstrual period, and it will be a lot lighter. Sometimes, if a woman notices this bleeding they might opt to have a blood test done to check whether they are pregnant or not. Blood tests are much more accurate than urine tests.
A urine test will check levels of hCG, a hormone that is present in massively elevated levels during pregnancy. While some tests can detect this hormone when it is only slightly elevated, in most cases you need to wait 6-8 days after the implantation takes place in order to get the most accurate results. Even if the test gives a positive result, you should still have a blood test later.
Implantation is a crucial moment in the development of the fetus. It is important that the egg implants into the right area of the womb. If it implants into the fallopian tubes then this is called an ectopic pregnancy, and this is very dangerous for the mother. This is why when you see a doctor after finding out that you are pregnant you will be sent for an ultrasound scan to make sure that everything is as it should be.
The fixation of the egg, and the healing of the womb lining, takes place six days after fertilization, and is usually complete by the 12th day. At this point, the body secretes a lot of hormones which are used to help the fetus develop. Over the next several months, the fetus will develop into a recognizable human baby.
The amount of hCG in your urine will double over the first couple of days after implantation, reaching detectable levels quite quickly, but since not all pregnancy tests are equal in terms of sensitivity, it is not easy to say when you should do the pregnancy test. A false negative is an emotional roller coaster, so rather than testing early, it may be better to wait a little longer, and then do the test when your period is late – or, alternatively, if you do feel that you need to know because you have a health condition or are taking medication that may be dangerous to an unborn child, ask a doctor for a blood test or a test that will be accurate very soon after implantation.