Sharp/Stabbing Pains

Early pregnancy symptom

The chart

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy




About this symptom

Sharp/Stabbing Pains

The body undergoes many changes throughout pregnancy right from the beginning at implantation. While some women experience sharp or stabbing pains at times throughout their pregnancy relating first to implantation and then the cramps and soreness of the ever expanding uterus, these pains in early pregnancy could also be a symptom an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Always consult your healthcare provider if you are worried about pain you are experiencing.


Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo - 15 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

16 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
17 dpo 1.3 times less (-20%)
18 dpo 1.4 times less (-26%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

kmiller92  1 year ago
sharp stabbing pains, headache on today

lats2810  6 years ago
I just felt sharp stabbing pain at upper left abdomen along with burning sensation. I have 10 dpo

AnAngelsMom  6 years ago
Sharpe pain (lasted a quick second) @ 10DPO resulted in a negative HCG blood test

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