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Thread: period type pain after ovulation

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Lake Macquarie

    Default period type pain after ovulation

    Hi everyone,
    I was just wondering if any of you that are pregnant had period like pain for at least a week or so before you realised that you were pregnant? I have this dull aching feeling in my lower abdominal that feels like period pain but as AF is not due until Sunday I am not sure what to make of it. I wouldn't term it cramping as I would consider these sharp pains. I usually don't get period pain until AF arrives.
    I have read that in early pregnancy there is cramping but I am not sure if this is considered sharp pains or just a dull ache.
    I am interested in life experiences.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW


    hi wishful,

    i remember having period pain about a week before AF was due. i was so sure i couldnt be pregnant!! but low and behold....

    the period pain actually lasted thru most of first tri actually,

    all the best,


  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Western Australia


    Hi Wishful

    Yep, I had the period pain feelings too and was quite certain that I was going to see the old witch any day!

    Like Linda, I had those pains for quite a while after a positive pregnancy test.

    Hope the pain is a good sign for you!

    Best wishes

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    Kirsty77 Guest


    Yes I had cramps/pains about 1 week to 1 1/2 weeks before AF was due.At the time I did think its was odd but never thought anymore about till I got a positive result.The pains were sort of sharp to mild cramps.I also got them after AF was due for about 2-4 weeks.I was told by my GP that its completely normal.

  5. #5
    Wilson Guest


    I had cramping after ovulation and aches and still do have them they are different to my AF cramping though i think....


  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide


    It could be "implantation pain" which some people feel as the sperm inplants itself... I didn't get it personally, but quite a few preg books describe it and say it often makes woment think AF is coming when it's not... Good luck.

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