Fertilization and Implantation Symptoms

Submitted by Nick on January 20, 2012

When the egg is ready for fertilization, it travels from the ovaries into the fallopian tube, where it will fertilize with the sperm if you have had unprotected sex in your fertile period of your cycle. This fertilized egg travels to the uterus and plants itself on the wall. This is called implantation. Implantation is the implanting of the fertilized egg or embryo or even called a blastocyst on to the uterine wall. It takes place about 2-3 weeks after ovulation. Soon after fertilization, symptoms also occur about 2-3 weeks after ovulation. While counting the weeks of your pregnancy, it is measured from your last period...

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...Therefore week 3 is the week you will actually conceive and get implanted. There are many symptoms of fertilization and implantation. Implantation symptoms occur after fertilization.

When the fertilized egg is implanted, there are different symptoms. One is you could see some spotting which might seem like you are getting your period. This spotting is called implantation bleeding. Some women claim they can feel the embryo attaching itself to the uterine wall while others don’t realize it. Research has not proven that women can feel it. Also see ovulation implantation symptoms

Other signs, other than missing a period, you can experience can also be nausea with or without vomiting, fatigue, breast tenderness, nipple soreness, abdominal discomfort or cramps akin to pre menstrual cramps, frequent urination and increase in vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. As many of the symptoms of implantation are similar to that off menstrual bleeding, it is often mistaken as the beginning of periods, at which time also you can experience spotting. If you try tracking your body basal temperature, then you will notice a one-day drop of the normal body temperature. This is the day the implantation happens.

Implantation bleeding occurs 6 to 12 days after fertilization. This bleeding is drops from the rich endometrial lining that drips out of cervix and vagina. It is usually browner in color rather than red. It can also be pink and is scanty. It should not be as viscous as menstrual blood and certainly not as red. Once you experience signs of implantation, you can also take a home pregnancy test. One the embryo is planted in the uterus, the body starts to secrete the pregnancy hormone of HCG. This could be detected by the home pregnancy test. Ideally you should wait till you have a missed period before doing the test to avoid false positives. Pregnancy tests are rarely positive in the time that you see implantation bleeding.

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