Exhaust bleeding lasts how many days? Can you get pregnant?

In most cases, escape bleeding lasts for fewer days than the menstrual cycle. In fact, many women have this flow for only a few hours. Others may have the same problem for a day or two. This type of bleeding has a different color and may be lighter or darker than menstrual blood.

Read more: Is it normal to menstruate twice a month? What can it be?

How is the escape bleed?

The big difference between escape bleeding and menstrual bleeding is the amount of blood and the duration . In the unexpected flow, the volume and duration time are less. Therefore, generally, during the escape, the use of absorbents is not necessary, but some cases can also have a large flow.

Other differences between menstrual bleeding and bleeding are color and appearance.

During normal menstruation the blood is full-bodied and in bright red tones. In the exhaust, it can be lighter (in pink tones) or dark (in brown tones) and is usually less dense.

Escape bleeding occurs at times of the cycle when menstruation is not expected (it is possible that it happens during the fertile period , for example).

Some factors can cause or facilitate the occurrence of this type of bleeding.

The use of contraceptive drugs (pills and injections) and the use of the intrauterine device (IUD) can also contribute. The incorrect use or placement of these methods favors escapes.

Women who use cigarettes, narcotics and drugs, or who have problems, such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, may also suffer from escape bleeding.

If this type of bleeding occurs in more than two consecutive menstrual cycles, a gynecologist should be sought.

Is it possible to get pregnant during escape bleeding?

Yes, it is possible. Exhaust bleeding may have occurred for a number of factors, which are not always related to the woman’s menstrual cycle. Diseases and syndromes related to the reproductive system, use of contraceptive methods and emotional conditions are among the causes.

For example, if the escape bleed happened because of the contraceptive pill, the chances of getting pregnant are less, since there is a use of a prevention method.

If the escape with the use of contraceptives is recurrent, it may be necessary to change the method of contraception.

The escape makes pregnancy more possible for women who give birth or do not use contraception. This is because bleeding is often mistaken for menstruation.

This can affect the correct marking of the fertile period.

Read more: Menstrual Calendar (table): how to calculate fertile period, apps

How long does bleeding last in early pregnancy?

The bleeding that occurs in the first few weeks of pregnancy is called nidation . The duration of the nesting varies for each woman and can last between a few hours and two days. This bleeding has different aspects compared to menstrual blood, and it may be clearer and less full-bodied.

Nesting happens when the egg fertilized by the sperm (zygote) lodges in the uterus, where it can develop until the moment of delivery.

This bleeding can still be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, a feeling of pressure in the belly and tiredness . Fluctuations in mood are also common due to hormones released during nesting.

It is important to note that not all pregnant women have a nest. So if pregnancy is suspected, do a test even without bleeding.

If the woman already knows that she is pregnant and has bleeding lasting more than 3 days or accompanied by severe pain and fever , a doctor should be sought urgently.

Read more: Nesting: what it is, symptoms and when it occurs


Escape bleeds are common and can not be harmful in most cases. But if in doubt, seek out a gynecologist.

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