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Implantation Signs: Can You Be Sure About Conception?

Are There Any Implantation Signs That Can Be Felt During Early Pregnancy?

Although the uterine tube, which is the passageway taken by a fertilized egg to reach the uterus, is a mere four inches in length, it can take the zygote as many as 6 to 8 days to cover this distance. Generally, as soon as the egg enters the womb, proteolytic ferments are released from its outer lining. They help to melt the mucous membrane of the endometrial lining in order to create the space for attachment.

When the blastocyst attaches itself to the uterus, some blood cells are naturally displaced, so some women can experience the sudden onset of spotting during this time. However, the flow of blood is minimal, which is why this symptom is often missed. Even when it is significant, because it occurs at the same time as regular menses, implantation bleeding is often confused with scanty menstruation.

What is actually happening is that you are missing your period, and only the part of the endometrial lining, which has come loose due to implantation, has seeped out of the cervix. This is seen as the slight bloody discharge. This lysis of the uterine lining is also felt as abdominal discomfort in some women.

Although cramping is one of the most common implantation signs (experienced even more often than bleeding/spotting), it is not felt by all women. In fact, in terms of percentage, only about 30% of future moms usually feel abdominal implantation pain along with vaginal bleeding, while 30-35% of expectant mothers notice just one of these two implantation symptoms.

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