A negative pregnancy test usually excludes a pregnancy. Uterine cramps are too non-specific to assume that you may be pregnant. Uterine cramps before you miss your period are rarely, if ever, a reliable sign of pregnancy. Typical uterine cramps without being pregnant or before your menstrual period are usually caused by an increase in prostaglandin hormones, chemicals that increase shortly before your menstrual period.
Implantation bleeding is one of several typical pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy signs. It usually happens around 6-12 days after ovulation and fertilization.
Implantation bleeding is fairly common with pregnancy. If you have some light spotting before your period would normally start this is not something to worry about and may be a sign of pregnancy.
If you have had spotting and think it might be implantation bleeding you may be paying very close attention to your body. Unfortunately, a pregnancy test will rarely if ever be positive at the time of implantation bleeding.
The severity of early pregnancy cramps will differ from one pregnant woman to the next, but should never be severe in nature. Severe early pregnancy cramps could be a sign of pregnancy complications.
Pregnancy cramps can be a scary thing for a pregnant woman. The cramps may be light and barely noticeable or strong and painful. They can signal a problem in pregnancy or be no cause for concern at all.
For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy.
How can I tell the difference between implantation, implantation bleeding and cramping and my menstrual period?
When does implantation occur, can I see signs of implantation on my chart, and when is the pregnancy test positive ?
Could I be pregnant because I am having cramps on the implantation day and could it be implantation the attachment of the fertilized egg?
Implantation bleeding and spotting happen about a week after ovulation and fertilization. Implantation is the attachement of the fertilzed egg, the blastocyst into the lining of the uterus.