Are there pregnancy symptoms before implantation

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I completely disagree as do many doctors. As soon as the egg and sperm join a chemical and hormone change happens. Any time hormones change within a persons body, it can cause symptoms. Common sense. NOT medical. With all three of my pregnancies I started having obvious symptoms at 3 day after I conceived. I know exactly what day I concieved because there was only one possible act that could have produced a pregnancy with each. Just because your body may not produce pregnancy hormones before implantation... there are other changes going on that produce hormone and chemical changes that the body can pick up and respond to. Any hormone change for any reason can cause symptoms which mimmick pregnancy. Look up homonal inbalance symptoms. So it may or may not be from pregnancy but millions of women have reported symptoms days after conception, it IS possible. I am living proof.

I felt the same things immediately after my husband and I had sex. I had extremely tender breast, nausea, cramping for two solid weeks. None of these things were usual for me. I found out yesterday I am pregnant! Your body doesn't release the pregnancy HCG level hormone before implantation, but it does release LH or ?luteinizing hormone? which can cause unusual symptoms before implantation.

In order for a successful pregnancy to occur your progesterone has to rise significantly at conception more than before af if no conception...right there is where early symptoms come from in the 2 ww....THEN once implantation occurs hcg will begin to release and that's when symptoms really kick in. I'm on my 7th pregnancy so I have got some exp :)

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Answered 3/8/14

Just thought I'd add my two cents in as well despite this being an old post - It is NOT impossible. Last year my hubby & I took a break from TTC after a year of trying including IUI's. Went on holidays & if we BD it was purely for passion - not with a goal in mind. Also, I have PCOS so I don't have a clue when I O without assistance. Anyway, for a few days whilst overseas I had terrible nausea & cramps - brushed it off as a bad hangover even though I didn't have that much to drink (honestly i didn't). When I returned home I was dreadful for weeks - i couldn't stop going to the toilet, exhausted all the time & got the flu. Only when I started getting sore breasts did I think - wait a minute! so i tested & got BFP within seconds. Tests indicated that I was 6 weeks! So when i counted back - I would have conceived during my holidays (I kno exactly when). I had syptoms from day 3! I'd been so disheartened over a year of BFN's I ignored the signs when i wasn't even trying!

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Answered 2/4/13

I think if you are in tune with your body you can notice slight changes, but its a slippery slope because it might be pregnancy or just the progesterone in your body which also makes you warmer and lowers your immune system and a host of other effects... in short l think you can only verify that it was pregnancy symptoms after you have confirmed your pregnant... which l hate as the 2WW goes on forever and every month l look up my symptoms and think maybe this is the month...

I had so many "symptoms" but wasn't pregnant either. I'm hoping that means that when I get my BFP that the real symptoms aren't actually that bad. PMS and early pregnancy symptoms are the same because they are caused by the same hormone - progesterone. During your 2ww, your body is preparing itself to be pregnant whether or not your cycle will end in a viable pregnancy. This is a just in case mechanism so that your body is prepared for any possible pregnancy. So your body does act as though it is pregnant for roughly two weeks out of every cycle in preparation. If you are indeed pregnant, those symptoms will lengthen and intensify. New ones will appear too as your pregnancy progresses and hCG accumulates. I'd suggest you to read this book from that can help you to get pregnant fast and have a healthy pregnancy. Guaranteed! I tried this too and it's worked.

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Answered 8/9/15

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I disagree with it being "IMPOSSIBLE" to experience symptoms before implantation. From personal experience, I know this to be a false statement. I was pregnant in July 2012 (less than 4 months ago). 2 days after ovulation (ovulation was 2nd week of June) my breasts became extremely sore. I started having morning sickness within 4 days of ovulation, and by 1 week I couldn't stand to be around smokers or heat. I also developed severe gastritis to top it all off. On July 1, 2012 I got a fast BFP. Within 30 seconds of using a CBE digital I received a "pregnant" response. Looking back now, I knew within those first 2 days that I was most definitely pregnant, but I also knew that something was wrong. My pregnancy ended ectopic on July 11, 2012. The fact that I got my pregnancy symptoms so quickly only proves to ME that the egg was fertilized rather quickly and was then implanted into the end of my fallopian tube, near my ovary. Now I am 8DPO and have nausea daily & horrible lower back pain.

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Answered 11/9/12

I disagree with the person above me saying "it's all in your head" .... I had more than one symptom before the implantation cramps. My nipple swelled up to twice the size and was burning like hell about 3 days before the implantation. I knew I was pregnant at this point. It was like a reaction to the conception, it must release hormones straight away. My nipple actually cracked because it swelled up and stretched the skin so much. it went down overnight, and the swelling was gone in the morning. A few days later I had really strong implantation cramps, then a few days after that I took a test. And it was positive!! So i know for a fact u can have symptoms before the egg implants

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Answered 1/24/14

It depends on how in tune you are with your body. I ways young and clueless with my first child. With my miscarriage I knew something was off with my body. With my second and third child I new early on before a test was positive. I was more hungry, gassy, nauseated, tired. and crampy. Some of these are normal ovulation AND af symptoms. However, I know when they aren't. With in the first two weeks I gain almost 10 lbs, I know I know that's a lot, from being so hungry and bloating. With my girl I tested positive super early, like 8 dpo. With my boys it was more like 16 or 17 dpo. There's no text book answer for this one question when there are billions of different women who experience different things. I personally have known a couple days after conception. I'm also in super tune with my body.

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Answered 12/28/14

Emkaed, you're rude and not in tune with your head or your body. Seen is foreign to womens bodies. While our bodies are waiting for eggs to be fertilized it is still a foreign thing when it happens. Other hormones and things along that nature are produced and can cause any number of symptoms. Saying "sorry love, it's in your head" doesn't make it any less rude or you any less ignorant. Seriously people, grow up. Stop being bitched to each other. Although she seemed to be the only one, everyone else was helpful and respectful.

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Answered 7/20/17