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Implantation Cramping: Symptoms and Reasons

Implantation Cramping: Symptoms and Reasons

As the name suggests, Implantation Cramping is the cramp that can only be felt by the ladies in the most early stages of conceiving. In other words, it is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy. The implantation cramps occur when the zygote or the fertilized egg starts its journey from the Fallopian tubes , where the fertilization process starts moving toward

Implantation Cramping: Symptoms and Reasons
Implantation Cramping: Symptoms and Reasons

the uterus. Implantation Cramping remains until the zygote is completely attached to the uterus wall. However, these cramps are one of the earliest signs of pregnancy, but not every woman feels them during the process of fertilization.

How long does implantation cramping last?

After reading these lines, a question that will arise in every reader’s mind is: how long does implantation cramping last? The answer is only a few days. If you are thinking of conceiving, then you do not need to worry at all because they will vanish once the process of burrowing the zygote into the uterus is completed. It takes almost 10 to 12 days to complete the whole process, and after that, the cramps vanish in normal conditions. After that, during the whole pregnancy, the woman feels these types of cramps but they usually remain for only 2-3 days. If the condition persists, then it is highly recommended by the experts to consult with health specialists.

Symptoms of implantation cramps

If you are married or planning to start a family, it is better to have complete information regarding implantation symptoms so that in case of implantation cramps, you may not confuse them with abdominal cramps that occur due to other health disorders. The following are the symptoms of implantation cramping.

  • What does implantation cramping feel like
    Painful feeling in the lower part of the abdomen where the uterus is located.
  • Exact position of the cramps
    The cramps can occur on either on the left side of the uterus or the right side. Sometimes even the position of cramps changes from left to right or vice versa.
  • Nature of the cramps
    The nature of the cramps is similar to those occurring because of PMS, so it is very difficult for any woman to distinguish between them and find out the actual cause of the cramp.
  • How long implantation cramping lasts?
    Implantation cramping is usually felt more in evening in comparison to the day time.
  • Implantation bleeding and cramping
    Bleeding is another very common symptom of implantation. Very minor bleeding after the cramps can be actually implantation bleeding. This type of bleeding or spotting is quite distinguishable from normal bleeding during monthly periods because of its color. Its color is usually pink or dark brown compared to the normal red color of the full period.
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Is implantation cramping normal in pregnancy?

Cramping during implantation is a very common condition that happens in almost 30% of cases of pregnancy. Bleeding after cramping is another very common implantation symptom. But it consists of only few drops and cannot fill even the single tampon. It’s better to go for a pregnancy test once you feel the implantation cramps in your abdomen. In case the result is negative, then too it is better to wait and go for a pregnancy test at the time of your due date for periods. Because the level of HCG hormones only rises with every passing day, and in case of early pregnancy testing, it becomes very difficult to find out the actual level of the hormone.

Implantation cramping in other conditions.

Implantation cramping is a condition that only occurs during pregnancy, but many women feel the same implantation cramps even in some other conditions. These conditions include cysts in the ovaries, inflammation in the urinary tract, colitis or even in constipation too cramps of the same nature can be felt. If you are feeling implantation cramps, then you don’t need to be pregnant, there can be several other bad reasons for this symptom, but it is better to go for a pregnancy test at first.

How to prevent implantation cramps?

For any woman who has to face menstrual cramps routinely, suffering from implantation cramps may not look like a big deal, but for those lucky ones who don’t feel menstrual cramps, implantation cramps may cause a lot of trouble. According to health experts, no medicine is available to avoid these cramps. However, with the help of some home tips, one can minimize the intensity of these cramps.

  • Put on some warm clothes and drink some hot herbal tea (or a little bit of tasty coffee) to warm up the body.
  • Take a bath with hot water.
  • Put a warm water bottle in the area where the cramp is occurring.
  • If the condition is unbearable, seek advice from a physician.
  • Don’t take any medicine on your own, and it can be harmful for you and your baby.
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Delores C. West is a compassionate healthcare professional with a focus on women's health and wellness. As a certified nurse-midwife, Delores is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to women throughout their reproductive journey. With a warm and nurturing approach, she empowers her patients to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Delores's expertise in women's health makes her a trusted resource for individuals seeking personalized and compassionate care. Connect with her on LinkedIn to learn more about her commitment to women's health and wellness.