JIM asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 2 months ago

Pregnancy question ?

My wife had strong cramps but no blood about 5 days before her period. We thought it was implantation cramps but now a few days later she’s saying there’s spotting so she thinks she’ll get her period soon. Can she still be pregnant? What were those strong period type cramps she had a few days ago??

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  • 2 months ago

    Severe cramps and noticeable bleeding are not related to implantation.  They are related to PMS.  Could she be pregnant? Sure, if you're having unprotected intercourse.  

    The vast majority of women don't feel implantation and the amount of blood (a couple of drops) in reabsorbed by the body before it comes out.  The idea that there is this easily identifiable event simply isn't supported by data. The first sign of pregnancy for virtually all women is a missed period. 

  • 2 months ago

    Ill just consult my crystal ball 

  • Elle
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    2 months ago

    In my 35 years in the medical field and staying "in the know" I'll share what the consensus is about on "implantation" bleeding/cramping...      IMPLANTATION BLEEDING

    Implantation bleeding is an "IDEA" that a small amount of vaginal bleeding can occur in early pregnancy due to the fertilized egg attaching to the inside of the uterus.

    However, there is "NO SUPPORT FOR THE NOTION THAT IMPLANTATION PRODUCES VAGINAL BLEEDING." Bleeding and spotting are common during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle as well as during early pregnancy, and for reasons unrelated to implantation. Sperm vs. SemenSome people use the terms sperm and semen interchangeably. But sperm cells are only one component. Semen also contains substances from the prostate and a pair of rabbit ear-shaped organs inside the pelvis called the seminal vesicles.Sperm cells - which are made in the testicles - need lots of high-octane fuel to whip their tails. Lucky for them (and us), sperm get the fuel they need in the form of sugar fructose, which is supplied by the seminal vesicles. Fluid from the prostate contains chemicals that cause semen to liquefy once it's inside the female. Without it, sperm would be locked in place and unable to swim. Sperm cells are carried out of the male body in a fluid known as semen. Human sperm cells can survive within the female reproductive tract for more than 5 days post coitus. Semen is produced in the seminal vesicles, prostate gland and urethral glands.

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