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Implantation Cramping: Symptoms and Reasons

Implantation Cramping, as the name suggests are the cramps, can only be felt by the ladies who are 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 Fallopian tubes , where the process of fertilization takes place, and starts moving towards the uterus. Implantation Cramping remains until the zygote is completely attached to the wall of the uterus. Although these cramps are one of the earliest signs of the pregnancy but not every woman feel them during the process of fertilization.

How long does implantation cramping last?

After reading these lines , a question which will arise in the mind of every reader is that how long does implantation cramping lasts? The answer is only a few days. If you are thinking to conceive 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 your family, then it is better to have complete information regarding implantation symptoms, so that in case of implantation cramps you may not mix them up with abdominal cramps occur due to some other health disorders. Following are the symptoms of the implantation cramping.

  • What does implantation cramping feel like
    Painful feeling in the lower part of abdomen where the uterus locates.
  • 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 the implantation. Very minor bleeding occurred after the cramps can be actually the implantation bleeding. This type of bleeding or spotting is quite distinguishable from the normal bleeding happens during monthly periods because of its colour. Its colour is usually pink or dark brown in comparison to the normal red colour of the full period.

Is implantation cramping normal in pregnancy?

Cramping during implantation is a very common condition happens in almost 30% 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. Its 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 like cramping in other conditions.

Implantation cramping is a condition which only occurs during the pregnancy but many women feels the same implantation cramps even in some other conditions also. 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 it is not necessary that you are 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 in routine, suffering from implantation cramp 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 the health experts, there is no medicine available to avoid these types of cramps. However with the help of some home tips one can minimize the intensity of these cramps.

  • Put on some warm clothes, take some hot herbal tea (or a little bit of tasty coffee) to give warmth to the body.
  • Take bath with hot water.
  • Put warm water bottle in the area where cramp is occurring.
  • If the condition is unbearable than try to seek advice from a physician.
  • Don’t take any medicine on your own, it can be harmful for you and your baby.