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Implantation of a Fertilized Egg

by Teresa Shaw |
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When trying to conceive, it's sometimes hard not to scrutinize every sign and symptom you feel for possible signs of pregnancy. One of the most tell tale signs of pregnancy for many women is implantation, or when a fertilized egg, or zygote, implants into the lining of the uterus. Many women ask when does implantation occur, and what are the signs of implantation?

When Does Implantation Occur?

Implantation typically occurs 6 to 10 days after ovulation, or day 20 to 24 of a menstrual cycle. However, it can happen a few days earlier or later. In an average 28-day cycle, ovulation occurs on day 14 with the first day of a woman's period being considered day 1 in a cycle. Once fertilization occurs, the egg stays in the fallopian tube for three days before entering the uterus and begins to implant itself to the uterine lining.

Find out when implantation will happen based on your last menstrual period or ovulation date with our implantation calculator.

What is Implantation?

Implantation happens when a fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall. Once fertilization occurs, the fertilized egg remains in the fallopian tube for 3 days. It then enters the uterus where it gets very close to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and begins to invade this endometrium to implant.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Implantation?

Implantation is usually a quite gentle process with very few symptoms that can be felt or noticed. Most symptoms are usually detected or diagnosed as implantation once pregnancy has been confirmed; that is, once you realize you're pregnant, certain symptoms you might have noticed a few days prior will match up to those common to implantation.

The following are some typical signs of implantation.

Only a positive pregnancy test or a blood test performed by your doctor can confirm that you are pregnant. Don't despair if you haven't felt or noticed any of these signs of implantation. Very few women actually notice implantation, and not feeling implantation does not mean that you are not pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant, be sure to make an appointment with your doctor to confirm a pregnancy.

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Lovestar Dec 6, 2014 11:32:53 PM ET

Hello ladies i need your help! i was on depo for 4 years. my last shot was on aug 2014. i usually have a period once every 3 months due to depo. but, i had one in june, and then on october 10th. i then received a dark light period a couple days ago, but it only lasted 2 days. i've been so moody, nipples hurt, tired, nauseous, cramps, and had discharge (tmi sorry). i also feel a bloated/pressure feeling in my uterus. if this was implantation, when can you take a hpt?

-A Dec 9, 2014 09:42:47 PM ET

You have many common symptoms but there's only one way to tell. take a pregnancy test.

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gconmom Dec 4, 2014 02:51:59 PM ET

I just want to whine about the two week wait. i have a pt waiting for 10 dpo. it's 6 dpo today, and i have a dull cramp in my uterus. i'm going cwazy waiting.

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Guest Dec 3, 2014 01:42:19 PM ET

Hi. me and my husband had unprotected sex on sunday night. i took an ovulation test that day and it was positive. i am wondering what my chances of getting pregnant are from that time.

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Barbiegrl88 Nov 30, 2014 09:20:31 AM ET

I ovulated 6 days ago, and have been cramping everyday on and off since in my uterus. my uterus also feels quiet heavy and full as well. could i be pregnant? i'm really getting over the 2 week wait, but it feels like a lifetime.

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KAT Nov 30, 2014 03:38:32 AM ET

Hello. i had the first day of my last period on the 6th of november. i have been having unprotected sex frequently throughout this month. i have been feeling a bit sick in the mornings ( but that is common for me as i have ibs). i'm very tired, which is also another symptom of ibs. i have had little twinges in my womb area yesterday and today. i've taken 3 first response tests, one this morning, three days ago and a couple of days before that, and they were all negative. i have one test left. i will now wait until or if my period is late. is this common to receive negative tests early? how can an early test detect pregnancy hormone if you don't implant until the end of your cycle? or do you think i'm not pregnant? thank you.

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antara Nov 23, 2014 08:26:48 AM ET

Hi. i'm 26. i weigh 64 kg and i'm 5'3". i have irregular periods. i'm married and trying to conceive now. my last period was on 2nd nov, 2014. presently, i go to a gynecologist doctor, and he advise me to take medicine. they are carina ncr 10 mg & umom (clomiphene citrate & n acetyl cysteine tables) for 4 months. please tell me how fast i can conceive?

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pee Nov 10, 2014 06:11:48 PM ET

I have a 31-33 days regular cycle. i was told my fertile day wouldn't be cd 14, but from 16-19 or 20. i had sex within those times and beyond, but i'm still not pregnant. i have done two tests, but both were negative. what could be the problem? i'm very worried. i need advice.

Guest Nov 20, 2014 04:00:52 PM ET

Every time you ovulate, your chance for pregnancy is only about 15% if you are having sex around that time. try bbt charting and opk tests, so that you have a more accurate idea of when you ovulate. good luck!

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nes Nov 10, 2014 05:15:43 PM ET

Hi. i have a question. once you get off your period, are you fertile?

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neicy Nov 9, 2014 10:38:46 AM ET

Hi my period was 09/14/14 and ended 09/20/14, now on 10/05/14. i started spotting when i wiped with tissue. the spotting brown lasted off and on until 10/08/14. my period is normally every 22 days. i always use my period tracker to see when my next period is. it says it's supposed to come on 10/05/14, but i only got spotting. i took a pregnancy test on 10/1/14, but it came back negative. could my spotting be implantation bleeding? i want to take pregnancy test today, but i don't. is it still too early for a positive pt?

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sadiya Oct 28, 2014 03:46:20 AM ET

My last period date was september 8th. yesterday, i had a small amount of bleeding. what does this mean?

Guest Nov 5, 2014 01:24:14 AM ET

It could be implantation bleeding. the best way to know is by taking a pregnancy test.

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