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Old 04-22-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Question implantation?

so, it all started yesterday morning. i woke up with a bad stomachache, went to the bathroom, and then felt better. (although it was diarrhea - sorry, i know that was too much info!) since i was feeling better, i went into work with no problem... until a couple hours later, i started to get a stomachache again. i went to the bathroom again, but it did not help. my stomachache would not go away, and it started to feel like i was going to get my period because i started getting mild cramps. luckily, my boss offered to let me go home early, so i took advantage of this opportunity. i went home, went to the bathroom a few more times, and then took a nap, hoping to sleep my cramps away... it didn't work. my cramps were worse by then. i didn't even want to eat, but i forced myself to. my stomach was making horrible gurgling noises, and i kept forcing myself to sleep, to make myself feel better because not even ibuprofen could make these cramps go away.

i didn't sleep well, although i did get a lot of sleep last night. i felt a bit better today, although i am still having cramps. it was worse earlier, but has calmed down a lot tonight. i was still tired this afternoon, though, even with all the sleep and napping i got yesterday, so i took a nap again this afternoon. i'm just glad i was not having to run to the bathroom all the time, like i was yesterday.

at first, i was really doubting that this could be pregnancy, especially when i was having the diarrhea. i thought maybe it was just something that i had eaten, or that maybe i was getting the flu... but, the cramps are what have changed my thinking. i did not keep track of the exact dates my boyfriend and i have had sex over the past month, although it's all been unprotected.

does what i am experiencing sound anything like implantation from pregnancy? or would this even be too early? i have a normal cycle, and i started my last period on the 6th, so i'm not even expecting my next period for another two weeks or so. when i started having these cramps, it felt like my period was going to start at any time, but i knew that it wasn't possible, considering the timing is so early.

my first thought would be that maybe it's just ovulation? because i DO get light cramps when i am ovulating, along with some discharge, but, on the other hand, i have never felt strong cramps like these during ovulation before, and i have had a lot more discharge this month, as well, especially in the past week. i know it's not an infection because it is clear/white, like normal discharge, there's just a lot more of it.

i want to take a pregnancy test so bad, but i know that it's way too early, and that even if i am pregnant, it would probably still come back negative because of how soon it is. did anyone else out there experience something like what i am going through before they found out they were pregnant? for those of you that had implantation cramps, what was it like for you? please help! the curiousity is killing me, and i need some other people's views/opinions to help ease my mind!

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:09 PM   #2
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Re: implantation?

Can't add anything, but I wish someone would reply! Doesn't implantation bleeding occur roughly 12 days post conception?? But, since sperm can live for a few days in the body, it would be hard to pin point exactly when it occured. (even if you are tracking days you had sex).

I wish someone would reply because I have been bleeding right around the time I thought I ovulated but am now wondering if those faint lines on my OPKs were really positives and I could be preg too but it would be about 11 days for me if I was (could THAT be implantation? Does implantation cause bad cramping- close to as bad as a "real period" but much less blood????) I got positive on OPK days 16 and 17 in cycle, thought that was the real ov but am now wondering if why I've been bleeding/cramping on day 19 could possibly be a pregnancy from BEFORE when I had those faint lines the week before.

Not trying to hi jack thread, but am curious as to any others.

Kayjay, did you take a preg test??
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:29 PM   #3
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Re: implantation?

I had implantation bleeding with both pgs and I have to say that there was no cramping at all...for me. The bleeding was just a few spots of light pink and that was it. I realy doubt that implantation could cause severe cramps like that but you might want to check with your Dr.
I can tell you that I have stage 4 endometriosis and that does cause major cramping. But your symptoms really sound more like a stomach bug or something like that.

Good luck to you!


Old 05-18-2009, 07:16 AM   #4
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Re: implantation?

Hey..I had really bad cramps/pain during implantation. At least that's what I think it was. This was last week. I did a pg. test, negative. Did one today..BFP.

Old 05-18-2009, 10:14 AM   #5
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Re: implantation?

I had some cramps before my period was due, but I dont think I could pinpoint it to an exact day. Every once in a while I thought my period would start but it never I had cramping (boobs hurt, lots of milkish discharge), but I never had bleeding. As far as diarrhea, I used to always have digestive problems when I had my period. But your period isnt due yet, they may not be related at all...maybe you are feeling nervous our anxious? Best bet, and only option, is to just wait..although its very hard I know.
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