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Pre-period pains after positive pregnancy test.

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madamelapointe Wed 18-May-11 15:49:24

I did an early pregnancy test a couple of days ago and had a strong positive result. But the same day started with the slight 'pre' period pains (without bleeding) that I usually get a couple of days prior to period starting.

Hope this makes sense. Has anybody experienced the above and it not affected the pregnancy, as I'm not feeling hopeful.

Teladi Wed 18-May-11 15:57:31

I had my regular period pains for days when my period was due but didn't bleed. I took a test the first day my period was due and it was a faint positive. Am now 25 weeks pg, baby is fine. Here's hoping for you - good luck!

newbroom Wed 18-May-11 15:59:51

Congrats on your BFP. I had exactly the pains you describe, DS is now a boisterous 2 year old! smile. I was convinced there was something really wrong, but the pain turned out to be a combination of implantation cramps and wind/constipation blush

emmaloupolman Wed 18-May-11 20:51:25

I haven't had a bfp but 4 bfn's i am 11 days late and having the same thing going for a blood test 2morrow Congrats on your bfp smile

PANCHEY Wed 18-May-11 21:49:50

When I was pregnant with DD1 I had lots of crampy feelings, which I was really worried about, I spoke about it to a doctor I think, and was advised that it was just to do with the uterus starting to stretch. Congratulations on your BFP

Bogglepodder Wed 18-May-11 21:51:13

Yes it's completely normal, don't worry.

madamelapointe Wed 18-May-11 22:06:12

Thank you for the replies.

I'll try to stop worrying; the pre period pains usually signal the imminent arrival of the 'real' period pains accompanied by bleeding, if I can get past the weekend (period is due on Friday) without this happening, then I'll feel more confident.

lolalotta Wed 25-May-11 21:47:34

I had EXACTLY the same experience as you describe and had to take to the sofa with a hot waterbottle, I now have a 18 month old little girl. smile

DizzyKipper Thu 26-May-11 06:52:42

I've had these, it really really felt as though my period was about to start (even after getting my BFP). I've read that this is quite common in early pregnancy and could be where your uterus is stretching in preparation. Congratulations on your BFP smile

madamelapointe Fri 10-Jun-11 21:46:33

I'm afraid I did actually go on to have a period....

I haven't even bothered to test this month, as the pre period pains (without bleeding) have arrived on cue, signalling my period is due. I get them every single month without fail. But only since the birth of dd; I didn't have them before.

Have been ttc for over a year now without success. I thought it was connected to breastfeeding (Which I stopped a couple of months ago), but am wondering if it's, in fact, connected to these odd pains every month.

Any ideas?

bugsylugs Sat 11-Jun-11 00:23:44

sorry your period arrived.

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