implantation cramping

Implantation BleedingUterine cramps or cramping in the lower abdomen can have many possible causes. Some could signifiy a pregnancy, other not. Mild cramps are often normal, but occasionally cramps can be a sign of bigger problems. When you have cramps, you should first ask yourself: "Am I pregnant?"

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, Spotting as the First Pregnancy Sign and Symptom

    Implantation bleeding is one of several typical pregnancy symptoms and pregnancy signs and usually happens around 6-12 days after ovulation and fertilization. ... more »

    Implantation Bleeding: How Common Is It?

    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. ... more »

    Implantation Bleeding or Period: Am I Pregnant or About to Start My Period?

    If you have spotting and think it might be implantation bleeding you may pay very close attention to your body. However, a pregnancy test will rarely be positive at the time of implantation bleeding.  ... more »

    Early Pregnancy Cramps

    The severity of early pregnancy cramps will vary from one woman to another. However, severe early pregnancy cramps could be a sign of complications and you should talk to your doctor. ... more »

    The Ins and Outs of Pregnancy Cramps

    Pregnancy cramps can be scary 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. ... more »

    What is Implantation Bleeding? Is Spotting a Sign of Pregnancy?

    Think your pregnant but seeing some spotting? Find out what is implantation bleeding, if spotting is a sign of pregnancy, and what happens after implantation bleeding. ... more »

    Implantation Cramps and Cramping

    For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy. ... more »

    Implantation Bleeding and Pregnancy Symptoms

    How can I tell the difference between implantation, implantation bleeding and cramping and my menstrual period? ... more »

    When Does Implantation Bleeding Occur?

    When does implantation occur, can I see signs of implantation on my chart, and when is the pregnancy test positive? ... more »

    Implantation Cramps on Implantation Day

    Could I be pregnant because I am having cramps on the implantation day and could it be implantation the attachment of the fertilized egg? ... more »

    Implantation Bleeding Appearance

    Implantation bleeding and spotting happen about a week after ovulation and fertilization. Implantation is the attachment of the fertilized egg, the blastocyst into the lining of the uterus. ... more »