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Mild/Dull Cramps/Pressure

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Some women describe the cramps they experience in early pregnancy as mild cramps or dull pressure low in the abdomen. Cramps in early pregnancy are not only common but very normal. There are a tremendous number of changes occurring in your body so cramping is to be expected. Some women feel cramping as early as implantation when the embryo attaches itself to the uterus (6-12 days after ovulation). Cramps are also described as feeling like PMS or period cramps, quick sharp pains, pinching/pulling or little twinges like pokes, tingles or bubbles.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 2 hours ago » zanabanana86 said:
    I am 9DPO, and I have felt odd cramps that only last a few minutes. I only experience cramping during my period, never before. Implantation?
  • 1 week ago » binky1970 said:
    I am 10dpo. have had cramping and weird pokey/twinges off and on since 7 dpo
  • 1 week ago » natisa76 said:
    I am 2 DPO and have had mild cramping for 2 days straight and twinges
  • 2 weeks ago » RubyTuesday95 said:
    I've had this symptom since 4DPO and it's been continuous. I'm 8DPO and it's still the same, no new symptoms though?? What does this mean?
  • 2 weeks ago » balvinder said:
    i am 31 dpo, no period, cramping, backache, frequent urination, vaginal discharge mild, mouth dryness, but neg UPT
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