I have experienced two wonderful pregnancies and have a keen interest in the medical field.
Cramps Before Your Period vs. Implantation Cramps
If you're having cramps a week before your period when you usually only start having cramps a few days before, you may be experiencing implantation cramping. Implantation is when the fertilized egg (or blastocyst) implants itself into the lining of the uterus. After ovulation, it takes about a week (6-12 days) for the fertilized egg to enter the uterus and burrow its way into the thick, rich lining, which can cause mild pain.
Typically this happens about a week before you’d expect your period (in a normal 28-30 day cycle), so it might seem odd. It can also happen close to the time you’d expect your period, so some women confuse it with their normal menstrual cramps. But, if you experience these cramps a week before your period is due, and that is abnormal for you, you may very well be expecting!
How to Tell the Difference Between Menstrual Cramping and Implantation Cramping
Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, MD says, "The character and intensity of pain in "period cramps" and "pregnancy cramps" are very similar, but the timing of pain might provide clues." Period cramps, otherwise known as primary dysmenorrhea, occur 24-48 hours before your period and go away once menstruation starts. They can range from mild to severe, depending on the level of prostaglandins—a hormone-like substance that triggers uterine muscle contractions. In contrast, implantation cramping occurs 2-7 days before your period and starts off very mild. You will only feel it intermittently in your lower stomach or lower back.
What Do Early Pregnancy Cramps Feel Like?
Rebecca Lee, RN explains, "Pregnancy cramps are more mild and intermittent, occurring on and off for 1-3 days." If you feel dull pain and have no period, then you might be carrying a baby! However, if you feel sharp lower abdominal pain on one side that feels like a stitch, and the pain radiates to the rest of the abdomen along with bleeding, then you may have an ectopic pregnancy. This is when the embryo implants itself somewhere other than the uterus—usually in the fallopian tubes.
What Does It Mean If I Have Cramping 10 Days Before My Period?
It is most likely ovulation cramping, which occurs when the follicle—a sac in your ovary that contains eggs—ruptures and releases an egg. Ovulation, otherwise known as "mittelschmerz," a German word that means "middle" and "pain," happens every menstrual cycle, usually mid-cycle, but most women do not feel any pain. Note, however, that because implantation can occur anywhere from 1-2 weeks before your period, 10 days is right in the range for implantation to occur, so many women may confuse what is actually implantation for ovulation pain.
How to Tell the Difference Between Ovulation and Implantation Cramping
If you have mittleschmertz, otherwise known as ovulation cramping, you'll feel a pinch or twinge on one side of your lower abdomen that occurs two weeks prior to your period. The pain should only last a few minutes to a few hours, and it is a sharp pain. In contrast, implantation cramping is a dull pain that is felt around the general lower abdomen area and your lower back. Unlike ovulation cramps, implantation cramping lasts for 1-3 days. If cramping continues for several days, and you do not usually get cramps a week or two before your period, then you may be pregnant.
If I Have Cramps a Week Before My Period, Does That Mean I'm Pregnant?
Not necessarily. Although implantation does take place about a week before your period and can cause mild cramping, there may be other causes. You may be experiencing early pre-menstrual cramps or ovulation cramping.
1. Unusual Spotting Outside Your Period (Better Known as “Implantation Bleeding”)
Are you seeing light pink to brown spotting a week before your period? According to board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Dr. Mark Trolice, "Vaginal spotting one week after ovulation could represent implantation." Implantation bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the lining of your uterus. This can cause some light bleeding or spotting due to the massive burrowing the embryo has to do to completely implant itself. Some of the lining of the uterus (which is made of blood) is sloughed off and passes through your cervix.
Spotting between periods is definitely more common than cramps between periods, so this can be harder for women to distinguish. Some get the spotting so close to their periods they just assume it is the start of their normal period. Normally, implantation spotting should not be heavy and should not last for more than three days. There are also other crucial signs to tell the difference between a regular period versus implantation bleeding. But it's safe to say that if you aren’t used to spotting in between, and your period is not due for more than a few days, then it could be the result of conception and implantation!
2. Dark Areola or Nipples
A rise in estrogen and progesterone levels produces more pigmentation in your breast area. This is a very telling sign of pregnancy because not enough estrogen and progesterone is produced before your period to darken your areola.
If you have hormonal imbalance, you may see a fluctuation in the color of your areola, which is not a sign of pregnancy. But, if you are regular, and you are suddenly seeing darker nipples before your period when you wouldn't normally see it otherwise, you may be pregnant!
3. Tender or Sore Breasts
If you boobs are sensitive to even the softest touch, then you may have a bun in the oven. Sore breasts can appear as early as two weeks after conception. As soon as the egg is implanted, your body starts making HCG – the pregnancy hormone needed to support a pregnancy. The rapid increase of this hormone (typically your levels will double every 48 hours in early pregnancy) leads to breast tenderness or fullness.
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Some women might mistake this for regular breast pain before a period, but in early pregnancy, your breasts will feel 100 times more sensitive.
4. Nausea (Morning Sickness)
The rapid increase in the HCG hormone and the rapidly rising levels of estrogen causes a woman's stomach to empty more slowly, which may contribute to feelings of queasiness. A woman's sense of smell is also heightened in early pregnancy, which leads to a sensitive—almost finicky—reaction to certain smells. For most women, these symptoms don’t usually arrive until after the missed period, but some experience them right off the bat. If you're feeling queasy and want to get rid of it, this mom offers tips on how she cured her morning sickness and instantly felt better.
5. Dysgeusia (Metallic Taste in Mouth)
Feeling like you have a mouthful of loose change? The rise in estrogen during early pregnancy changes a woman's perception of taste. Doctor's are still not quite sure what causes this bitter, metallic taste that many women experience in early pregnancy, but they believe it has to do with the role that pregnancy hormones have in skewing a woman's sense of smell and taste in the first trimester. "Metal mouth," as this phenomenon is called, is one of the weird symptoms of pregnancy that women experience very early on, even before a missed period.
6. Food Aversions or Cravings
Taste is one thing that can be altered pretty quickly in early pregnancy. Even before a missed period, some women experience a shift in their taste buds. Some of the foods and drinks that seem to have the most commonly altered tastes in early pregnancy tend to be alcohol and fruits. One’s interest in cigarettes can also change pretty quickly. This may be caused by a heightened sense of smell, which is brought about by a rise in estrogen. This can all happen pretty quickly after implantation and can be a sure sign you may be pregnant.
Dr. Jacqueline Darna, N.M.D explains that feeling tired during your period and feeling tired during early pregnancy are very different. She says, "Feeling tired is one thing, but women within their first trimester will feel complete exhaustion to where they just can't get up and function." During early pregnancy, an increase in progesterone levels can put you to sleep. This high levels of progesterone coupled with an increase in blood production and expenditure of calories will sap your energy, which explains why you might feel weak, sick, and tired. Feeling like you’re coming down with something can be a classic sign you are expecting. If you're too exhausted to function, there are ways to fight pregnancy fatigue so that you can feel spritely and get on with your day like normal.
The sudden rise in hormones and the 50% increase in blood production could cause a rush of blood to your head and give you headaches. Because of the change in hormone levels, some women may also experience low blood pressure, which causes migraines. To feel better, drink ample amounts of water, get plenty of sleep, and try to decrease stress as much as possible. Contact your doctor before taking any medications for headaches because it may effect the baby.
9. Frequent Urination
Shortly after conception, your body produces more blood. The heightened rate of blood flow to your kidneys leads to extra fluid being processed and ending up in your bladder. So if you feel a need to keep peeing, you may be pregnant!
10. Implantation Dip
If your menstrual cycle is regular, and you chart your basal body temperature (BBT) every month, then you may notice an implantation dip (or a drop in temperature) during your luteal phase (about one week after ovulation). Usually, a drop in BBT is not a good indictor of pregnancy because you also experience a dip in temperature in the middle of your menstrual cycle before your period comes. However, if you are pregnant, the implantation dip will last just one day and then shoot back up again the next day. When you have your period, your temperature dips and stays low until your period is over.
Note that only 25% of pregnancy positive charts show an implantation dip, so 75% of pregnant women don't see a dip or feel any symptoms at all.
PMS Symptoms vs. Pregnancy Symptoms
Common PMS Symptoms
- Mood swings
- Cramps (dysmenorrhea)
Symptoms Unique to Pregnancy
- Change in appetite (food aversions or unusual cravings)
- Darkened areola or nipples
- Spotting a week before period
- Metallic taste in mouth
Common to Both
- Mood swings, depression, anxiety
- Tender or sore breasts
- Lower abdominal cramps
- Back pain
- Increased urination
- Low sex drive
A Pregnancy Test Is the Only Way to Confirm a Pregnancy
While experiencing one or more of these signs may likely indicate a pregnancy, a lot of these signs are similar to pre-menstrual symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.
- "Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy," University of California, Santa Barbara. Accessed February 17, 2018.
- "What Is Implantation Bleeding?" WebMD. Accessed February 17, 2018.
- Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, "PMS vs. Pregnancy: How to Tell the Difference," MedicineNet. Accessed February 17, 2018.
- Kimberly Williams, "Implantation Pain Vs Ovulation Pain – Know How They Are Different?" Pregnancy Week by Week. Accessed February 17, 2018.
- Elsa, "Implantation Dip: 10 Things You Should Know," CheckPregnancy. July 11, 2016. Accessed February 17, 2018.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
J on August 05, 2020:
My boyfriend thought he came in me a day before my ovulation but Now I’m a few days early on my period.
miriam on July 19, 2020:
hi doc, I had sex continuously 5day prior to my ovulation, and one day after my ovulation. I have one girl and 4days to my period I had some serious cramps. could it be pregnancy or menstral symptom?
Bee on June 27, 2020:
Hello I had some cramping and back paim 3weeks ago everyday and now I'm lightly bleeding I did take a pregnancy test and came out negative what might it be I'm in pain
Heaven Morgan on June 06, 2020:
Hello I’m heaven I had sex a day after my Ovulation Period an that was 12 days before my period but now I’m 6 days away from period I’m cramping
Joangela brown on May 23, 2020:
Hello I'm joangela how r u me good but a little weirded out & don't know what to think I had spotting/bleeding that filed a pad up & probably not even that but that is possible I have somewhat regular period my last one was on the 25 last month & I stared with brown to pink to red & nothing now 7 pm tonight would of made 4 days but stopped this morning cramps headache's and backpain nausea tiredness & fidgety but not sure what to think please help am I pregnant is it possible
Salma on April 12, 2020:
Need your help now its two weeks have pain down my stomach and feeling tied can it be pregnant
Ajirenike ifeoluwaloju on April 28, 2019:
Hi doc, i had unprotected sex early this month,i have irregular menstrual cycle, and i dont even know when i ovulate..but my breasts usually gets bigger 2 weeks to my period..now they are big again but i feel funnier than usual , am i pregnant
Love on April 28, 2019:
I have irregular menstrual cycle and i dont even know when i am ovulating,but my breasts get bigger 2 weeks to anytime my period will come...now its bigger but i feel funnier than usual..am i pregnant
lebo on April 15, 2019:
hello,I'm sporting two weeks after getting my period,do u think I'm pregnant ...
Maham Asad on December 24, 2018:
I have some in my legs also in lower back and lower abdomin before 10 days of my next period...i was try for a baby last 6 months but now i cant understand whats the reason of pain before my 10 days of period if any body tell me whats the reason i feel like craming lower back pain not sharp but mild some time pain in me thights or legs any body tell me if im pregnnt then also the same things happens or not??
Jocee on November 21, 2018:
Hi to all ,
I hope someone can help me out . Yesterday I was spotting very light pink so I put on a pad and thought to myself I just started my period (also I’m a week early) and I don’t get blood on my pad . Just the first 2 times when I peed there was light pink on the toilet paper but never on my pad . It’s Day 2 now and I’m not spotting anymore or blood on the pad . I’m having severe headaches and low pain on my back . Also a little nausea. Can I be pregnant?
maria on November 18, 2018:
hi doc. is it possible to get pregnant after miscarriage and have raspa. i had my period October 24-27 and then Nov 9 and 14,15 we had sex with my partner. and now I have an abdominal cramps and lower back pain. is it possible that I'm pregnant?
stacey on October 08, 2018:
I had unprotected sex two day ago and was supposed to get my period but I have not instead I feel sick and tired and breasts are tender.. what are the chances of me being pregnant
Kat on October 06, 2018:
O.k. so i got my copper IUD out and ovulated the next day. I have been really dizzy, headache,cramping lately. It is 7dpo. I shouldn't get my period tell the 15th. Could I be pregnant??
Robin on September 18, 2018:
I suspected I was pregnant when I didn't get my period when it was due. It started two weeks later. I am two days into my menstruation cycle but have these sharp pain my lower abdomen. It's more in the middle then on the side. My flow is also not as heavy as it used to be. Could this be a sign of pregnancy? or maybe an infection?
Muleya on September 13, 2018:
I am 30years old, I have backache on and off pain could it be period or pregnant even my breast are itching? And I don't use any family planning
Jagritii on September 03, 2018:
Hi I am 21 year old.i am 7 days late today and experiencing cramping (usual cramps before periods) since 4 days. I am also having diarrhea since yesterday ( perhaps coz I am stressed).I have a 30 days cycle. Two months back (2-3 days after my periods), me and my partner made out..But we did not have sex .My Last month periods was normal and on due date.Can I be pregnant?
Michelle on August 31, 2018:
The last time i engaged in sexual activities was in july. I had my priod after that but not this month. Somehow i feel like there's a rock in my stomach, just below the diaphragm. From time to time my cervix vibrates accompanied by sharp pains. Could i be pregnant?
Uma Maheswari on August 30, 2018:
Nice info. I feeling happy because all these signs look in me but my after missing period 5 to 7day, i Have been menstruation, what can i do. Sir
N/A on August 28, 2018:
Cramping 3 day before my period and to be honest I normally cramp before and during my cycle the only concern we had Sex 3 days before my ovulating date as well as my ovulating date I use a tracker and have normal 28- day cycles so now with my sore breast (also common ) 3 days waiting on the edge ! Is this my period ?
Anonymous on August 26, 2018:
My stomach feels harder than usual , I’ve had cramps , and very nauseous. I don’t start my period for another two weeks and I’ve been having sex 3 times a day or more . Is it possible I’m pregnant ?
Reneemons on August 23, 2018:
Hi I had sex 2 days before ovulation day and again on ovulation day i bled a day after it and had mild cramping everyday up to my expected period day. i then missed my period and was 3 days late I took a test and it was negative and now im bleeding heavily and strong cramps coming and going please can someone help me and till me if I could be pregnant???
Monique on August 23, 2018:
Hi I had sex 2 days before ovulation day and again on ovulation day i bled a day after it and had mild cramping everyday up to my expected period day. i then missed my period and was 3 days late I took a test and it was negative and now im bleeding heavily and strong cramps coming and going please can someone help me and till me if I could be pregnant???
Regina on August 21, 2018:
I have sharp pain in my lower belly really bad cramps lastes every 10 min. Then stop then start again
Sherri on August 18, 2018:
Hi I started my monthly on July 6th and my husband and I had sex on the day I started than again on his birthday July 19th I am 12 days late having cramps and white discharge I have been overly tired and nausea for almost a week now I am always a little irregular but lately I have been only 2 or 3 days irregular is that a possibility of pregnancy?
Mum of 6 on August 15, 2018:
Question... I had my period as usual for 3 days, its been a week now i had lower stomach cramps (very sore) for 2 and a half days but now i am bleeding again.
Could anyone tell me why or what it means?
Note: i have 6 kids.
* Jadell put in 19 months ago.
*Never had this problem before.
Alisha on August 14, 2018:
Hi there I had unprotected sex 7 days ago and recently had pains that kept making me go to the toilet I’ve never had pains so this is my first time feeling it and I’m not due my period until another week or so but when going to the toilet I can’t go but I do realise I urinate more often than used to
Sam on August 07, 2018:
My period came on july 16 and left on july 20th i had sex on the 20th as well and two days later i had a brownish type of blood spot and i started getting cramps 11 days after i had sex and its 11 days later and im still getting those cramps and had another spot since... My period is due to come in another week, i took apregnancy test it was negative but for some reason i feel like i could be pregnant.. Idk its veen so long since ive been pregnant i dont remember much about the early stages but could i possibly be pregnant?
Danyelle on August 06, 2018:
Hi I had sex on June 21 on a Friday and had my period I was less bleeding then my period would be I had sex again on July 31 and I still ain't had a period what should I do
Denise on August 01, 2018:
I started my period on june30-july3 I was suppose to come on my period July 27 but I still never got my period. I’m not 5 days late in I took a test but it’s still negative. Should I wait a little longer to take another one or go to the doctors
toni on August 01, 2018:
hello you all i gotta quick question listen real closely ok i had a period july 16 thru the 20th witch was for five days my periods usually 6days how ever yesterday july 31st i went to use the bathroom i peed an i didnt see no signs of anything i dont even have a flow but only when i wipe i had light pinkish discharge at first with a slight lil cramp less than 5 minutes but the cramps went away dont have my next period until august 11th of this month can some one please give me a answer could it be implantation bleeding because it gotta b
Chris on July 30, 2018:
Hi, my last 1st period was on 6 July. I had sex on 18 July. Last week i had cramps and since yesturday having terrible breast pain. Am i pregnant or going to have my menses?
Deepthi on July 08, 2018:
My period 10 days late last month period is 29th may and i had sex on 3rd June so my period due is 28th June but still i didn't get my period and i have stomach cramps and legs pain and Back pain and nausia vometing sensation so pls help me this is this Chance to get pregnant
herrychony on July 04, 2018:
Your body shows no symptoms of pregnancy until the third week after conception. The early symptoms are feeling bloated, nausea, vomiting and mood swings. You may also have soar breasts and a a feeling of tiredness. for more information visit at https://www.momycenter.com/
Srileka on June 28, 2018:
I have abdominal pain and back after my period after one week. After one week I get too tried and I took scan also its result normal. After 10 day realised brown discharge now I have too breast pain what can I do? June 5 to 9 I finished my period and 10 we r in sexual. I am in pregnancy....?
Pweety on June 23, 2018:
Had sex the 16th and 18th my ovulation day was the 17th, am on sobifer 320mg. Experiencing stomach aches from the 20th to today the 23rd. Could i be pregnant or is it a side effect from the prenatal vitamin?
Themmy on June 23, 2018:
Hello, I had my period June 1-5 , had sex june 13$15, I've been having serious cramps since yesterday along with my pre- menstrual signs. Is it not too early cos I'm not due till 26(26 days cycle)?
Dieketseng on June 21, 2018:
Hi I Had Unprotected Sex On The Beginning Of This Month And I Was Supposed To Get My Period On The 7 Of June Today It Is The 21 Of June And I Havent Had My Period I Have Pain In My Uterus Whats Is Wrong Plz Hlp Me
TSHIDI on June 17, 2018:
I have two weeks period pain but nothing coming out.
Elizabeth on June 13, 2018:
My bf and I had sex on the 6 (unprotect) and 7 of June which was my ovulation week. Now a week later I'm having abdominal cramping. Which I have never experienced. Only when I'm about to get my period and sometimes not at all.
Rae on June 11, 2018:
Hi. I had sex twice on the same night on the 10th day of the menstraul cycle. We were using a condom (i didnt use pills it was my first time). Its already the 35th day and I have been getting bad cramps lately. I took a test 4 times and it says negative. I dont have the common pregnancy symptoms. I just dont have my period but im also irreggular ( there would be times my period would skip) Is this normal?
Geneva on June 06, 2018:
Hi, My husband and I had an active sex life from May2-8. and may 9 and I had my period. We had again our sex may 11, that the end of my period. Now, I am experiencing lower abdominal pains. Would there be a chance that I might pregnant?
Cynthia on May 30, 2018:
My period was supposed to be on 28 May today is 30 May am having cramps and pain in back and a hea
dache can I be pregnant
Arenee on May 17, 2018:
Phelly im in the same boat i start Monday...but I'm cramping today and constipated...with my first child, 3 years back, I remember cramping and constipation well..a few days later I got a Bfp.
Phelly on May 17, 2018:
My period is in 3days actually am supposed to start on Sunday but am cramping badily. I don't what is wrong with me coz am constipated. Does this mean.
Ebony on May 10, 2018:
For the past week and a bit i have had really bad back and stomach pains.
They are really strong pains if i move the wrong way i get a sharp pain and have to stand back up again.
Can anyone help
Gina Mason Williams on April 21, 2018:
Ok well I just got off my period yesterday but I been cramping ever since then what does that mean ??
hi on April 20, 2018:
hi ,I'm 35th days of cycle luteal phase and my menstrual periods is in the next 5th days ,but this morning I start to get real bad cramps and when I went to the wash room I saw spotting ,and I still having bad belly cramps
Ani on April 13, 2018:
Hello, I’m at cycle day 35. My period hasn’t come yet. I’m almost 5 days late. I keep going to bathroom and have the feeling that It will come any min but I have no bleeding but I’ve been experiencing cramping which comes and goes. My last cycle was 29 days. Any suggestion?
Shan on April 12, 2018:
I was supposed to come on my period a week ago today. Me and my partner are trying for a baby. Did a pregnancy test and it didn’t come up with anything so I ignored it. Then I looked back and there was a faint line. I’ve been having cramps in the bottom of my stomach for a few days now, I feel like I want to be sick all of the time and I’m out off of my food. My boobs are hurting like crazy and my mood swings are all over the place. I did a test yesterday morning same again nothing there. I looked 30 minutes after and there was a darkish line. I’ve been to the doctors today. They’ve told me to do another test in a few days. Just hope I don’t have a period and I’m actually pregnant
What? on March 21, 2018:
Using a phrase like, “Period cramps, otherwise known as primary dysmenorrhea, occur 24-48 hours before your period and go away once menstruation starts” is highly misleading. Most woman experience pain DURING their periods, not just prior. Also- this article is extremely scattered and misleading. You repeat the same thing in different phrasing, continually restating your confusing and infactual points.
Bethany on March 21, 2018:
I been to the doctors a few times this month and they said I’m pregnant but they don’t see anything and I haven’t had my monthly thing in almost 2 months I feel pain all in my stomach considering I don’t eat much when I do I feel sick I don’t really feel hungry because off the pain the doctors always seemed to see nothing wrong but I do I know what I feel I didn’t feel this when I had my son back in may something is wrong because some times my chest and heart will hurt ??
DellahG on March 18, 2018:
2 weeks after my period I was feeling real light headed,dizzy, fatigue, tired and moody.....loss my appetite too...I decide to do a pregnancy test and it came back with a 2 lines but one faint line... then like 3 week after I start spotting with dark blood not enough to full a pad and no cramps as a normal period ...and it only last for like one and a half day.....is this a sign of pregnancy?
Lashia1038 on March 08, 2018:
I haven't had period at all in February now I'm having light bleeding after a missed period could i be pregnant?
Maria on March 07, 2018:
I recently had my period about 2 maybe 3 weeks ago and that same time that my period finished i had sex and my boyfriend.. You know .. A day or two after i had light pink spotting im thinking its still my period being that my period is irregular it can happen , but now my breasts are swollen, a little tender , im very tired all the time , im urinating about every hour , i have stomach pains almost all the time now from when i wake up anytime (day or night) sometimes it feels like cramps in my lower abdominal area or its like a hungry hurt but everything i want to eat just makes my stomach hurt more , i feel nauscous a lot my lower stomach is poking out , ive been emotional like i get super mad over any little thing and i just blow up , lower back pains , ive been getting lightheaded a lot like on friday i was cleaning the bathroom and evrrytime i bend down and got back up i would become very light head and dizzy ,faint almost , if i get out of bed sometimes as well , but some of this was happening before my period came as well , its just more symptoms now. But i just finished my period and it doesnt come back to back like that , i dont want to take a pregnancy test because i feel its going to come out negative , any help or advice ??
blessings on March 04, 2018:
i have missed my period for 10 days now .and am feeling dizzy and nausua (sick) .my mouth tests bitter could i be pregnant？
Nikki on January 11, 2018:
Last weak I was having cramps in stomach but now from two days everything is ok
Is it sign of pregnancy or something else
Nicole on December 30, 2017:
If you can't even talk to your mom about it Addy, you def should NOT be having sex. You're way too young and you cannot support a child.
Addy on December 21, 2017:
I’m only 15 so I’m super worried... my boyfriend and I had done it a few times in the past month, once he pulled out on my stomach.. my period comes every two months so I can’t rely on that. For the past 4-5 days I’ve been having really bad cramps, but no bleeding, no spotting and no discharge whatsoever. My breasts done hurt, but I’m super tired. I’m also anemic, so my constant migraines, fatigue and dizziness come with that that happen ALL THE TIME. so I wasn’t too worried about that... I’m super scared that I may be pregnant... but I can’t talk to my mom about it.. help?!
Annabelle on November 20, 2017:
I had 2 days of cramping 1 week before my period starts. My cramp didnt last that long, it was like 3-4 times in a day in a span of minutes. and that is just too weird for me. Hoping for a positive result :)
MeMe on November 16, 2017:
I really hate when people post "does it mean I'm pregnant" post. The internet cannot tell you if you are pregnant. Only a doctor can people.
Tiffany L on November 15, 2017:
I've been having lower back pains and mild cramps.. does it means period or preganat?
judith on November 11, 2017:
I have started bleeding today 11th November.and my period should start 15th.November.. and my period is regular(28)days..cycle and the blood Is very slight ..does it mean that am pregnant??
Sindi on November 06, 2017:
I'm worried plz help m,I missed my period last month so I bought a pregnancy test.when I tested it it had 2lines,BT de other one wasn't clear,after a few ours it was gone.does that mean I'm pregnant
Aquashia White on October 21, 2017:
I Haven't Had A Period In Three Weeks It Usually Starts On The First Week Of The Month Or The Second Week But I Did Not Get It This Month & My 6Month Son Crawling & Standing Up By His self & My Breasts Are Heavier & Darker .. Took To Home Tests Said It was Negative .. Now I go to the Doctor They Say Negative What Can It Be .. My Stomach Has Unbearable Pain .. Can Someone Guess This ?
@rm on October 18, 2017:
It is my 49 days now and i got bleeding, last night 48 days delay. around 10am i noticed pink and brown blood in my undies, after i noticed that blood, i experienced frequent urination almost 15x and the blood i saw stop, i dont know why, and around 12am in the midnight. Im bleeding. I dont know if it is my first day of my period or what? Is it implantation, i worried about it, cause i think its my mens. I also experienced pregnancy signs last 2weeks bloating, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, tiredness but when i took PT Its negative now that im bleeding i really dont know if i will try pt again, because im worried about the signs that i’ve experienced. Please help me.
Grizly on October 16, 2017:
Hi! I'm a bit worried. For the past month my breasts have been super sore and tender and I havent been feeling well at all. I usually get my period between the 22-24th and for some reason it came today or its just spotting? I've taken 3 pregnancy tests and all came back negative but i have some weird feeling I could possibly still be pregnant. Is that a possibility?
tee on September 28, 2017:
i usually do not spot in between periods but i did this time or had implantation bleeding having symptoms as well and haven't gotten a period yet its been a ween and half after spotting am i preg?
Stella on September 26, 2017:
I mensturated on 26 August and had unprotected sex on 8 September, am I likely to get pregnant
Lisa on September 23, 2017:
My period were supposed to come on the 19-23 and today is the 23rd and it never came since those 4 in the half past days..
and I get cramps on the same day and sometimes my period starts on the same day...but today I got cramps and my period never came...is it a sign or my period coming or pregnancy?
harini on September 18, 2017:
Hi, I have a regular cycle 27- 30 days. I usually get severe menstrual cramps I the first day, which starts just before I get my periods the same day. Now it's a week before my expected date. And I am experiencing exactly similar menstrual cramps past 2 days which lasts for about 5 mnts. I have never got such an experience. Does it mean I'm pregnant. I'm expecting pregnancy longing for years... kindly clarify me.
Kini on August 21, 2017:
what does it mean when for 2 days spotting with back aches, cramps, mild headache and falling asleep and waking up almost every 2 hours at night 2 weeks after period. Period suppose to come in about 1 week or 2 .. am I pregnant and how soon can I take an pregnancy test ?
Leah on July 21, 2017:
HI I'm Leah my breast is tender and mild cramping on my belly ,,me and my husband do unprotected intercourse , I expect my periods is come after 10 days,, this is a sign??
Pinki on May 23, 2017:
Hi... I had sex 7days after my periods last month in April. I have missed my period this month,but had spotting a day. So is it a possibility to be pregnant. Pls help,m very confused. Thank u.
Shelby on March 29, 2017:
Hey I had my period March 10-15 and I had unprotected sex on the 18th. He came in me. I took a test 12 days after the day I thought i could be pregnant, but it came out negative!! I heard that's too soon to take a test because it's not gonna be accurate!!! I've been experiencing lower stomach and back pain like I would get if i we're about to begin my period. But my period isn't due for another two weeks... What should I do? Am I pregnant? Help please
amanda on March 07, 2017:
I had a craving for liver and Rice and when finish eating what i so wanted i feel like i want to vomit then i smell kool aid and my stomach was sick? Am I pregnant
Lakeshia on February 27, 2017:
Okay.. so me and my husband is trying to get pregnant again , we have a son . I've been having symptoms after he came in me the next day I had some light bleeding, I took a test 2 weeks after it said no so I'm thinking to my self maybe I'm to early cause it happened the 1st time. I waited . 3 weeks it still saying I wasn't ... but now I'm going through new symptoms! I can't lay on my stomach then I threw up today and been feeling stomach pains. So I'm trying to figure out if I'm expecting or is it just me , because I'm done buying testes!
Jacky9 on January 25, 2017:
Hi,am feeling backage and my breast are very sensitive,my periods delayed for 20days then i bled 4 5days with some clots bt not heavy bleeding,now my heart beats fast and hard,feeling headache,backage and also heartburn and belching alot,i tested for pregnancy during the time was bleeding and it was positive,so plix help could i be pregnant?
Bridget on September 04, 2016:
Add Your Comment..please help I had unprotected sex on the 13th of August and i saw my period on the 19th but I feel different can I test for pregnancy
Ashley on January 14, 2016:
Me and my husband had sex about a week or two ago and now my nipples hurt and I have been feeling nauseous but has not been vomiting and now under my belly hurts and had gotten hard and now when we have sex it hurts a little and I missed my period can I be pregnant?
Faith on April 27, 2015:
pls I saw my period on 30th march and since den I have been with my husband. twenty days later I felt a serious stomach pain before den I have been having sore and painful breast pls am I pregnant?
Angelina on April 23, 2015:
Me and my boyfriend had unprotected sex 4 days after my menstrual ended. About 8 days later I'm vomiting and nauseous, my breasts are painfully sore and now I'm having abdominal cramping. Is it a possibility I could be pregnant or is my mind playing trick on me? Please help! Thankyou
catnic on April 16, 2015:
please help so confused ?/ i had sex 2 days before pains of ovulation pains and flutter feelings still going? not due till 29 ? could it be early signs of pregnancy
natasha on April 02, 2015:
Hi i had sex a week and a half ago and he pulled out but now in feeling really tied my boobs are beginning to hurt and I've had pains down the back of my legs. Could I be pregnant.
keisha on March 27, 2015:
Hi I dnt knw exatly my cycle inJanuary I saw my period on 25 , february 26 this month i thought it wud be on 26 but I ddnt see anything am still breastfeeding my 6 months old me and my husband we had sex without protection am I pregnant?
mary on March 12, 2015:
Hi my name is Mary .I had my period fro 3 days but am haven headache everyday and my nipples is paining me .and again I do home preagent test but it bring out no pteagent pls what can I do again