Every woman who is trying to get pregnant will be very excited to take a pregnancy test. You might take a pregnancy test at the early stages where you may get negative results. The negative results can make you feel disappointed. Hence, a pregnancy test must be taken after a certain duration after implantation takes place. The time also varies from one person to another.

Your body also shows certain signs and symptoms to indicate that you are conceived. Hence, it is important to understand the implantation process and the signs after implantation.

What Happens During Implantation?

Once fertilization takes place, the fertilized egg travels towards the fallopian tube and forms a group of cells from one cell. Then, this group of cells get attached to the uterus lining where implantation takes place. The development happens here and forms the embryo and placenta. This is called implantation and the entire process takes around six to eight days after ovulation. In some cases, implantation may even cause slight bleeding.

What Happens After Implantation?

During your regular monthly cycle, the egg in the ovary moves out and the shell called the corpus luteum still remains. This shell is responsible for producing estrogen and progesterone hormones, where progesterone hormone prepares the uterus lining to receive the fertilized egg. If the implantation does not take place, progesterone levels get reduced and the uterus lining drops off which causes monthly bleeding.

If implantation takes place, the uterus signals corpus luteum to produce more levels of progesterone to keep the uterus lining. This will be performed by the placenta that newly forms and releases a hormone called hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). Though all women have this hormone in small amounts all the time, these levels raise when implantation occurs. A pregnancy test will be performed to look for this hormone.

The normal levels of hCG in the body will not show a positive result. The hCG hormone levels increase after implantation takes place and high levels of hCG indicate a pregnancy.

How Does Implantation Feel Like?

Missed periods is the most common indication of pregnancy. In some cases, women may not know that implantation has happened. Females who had a successful pregnancy after the first implantation may experience light bleeding. Some women may also experience mild cramps during implantation.

As the progesterone levels increase during pregnancy, the body temperature may also increase. You may not be aware of implantation and hence it is important to know the common signs of early pregnancy as follows:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Faint
  • Swollen breast
  • Weakness or tiredness
  • Food cravings
  • Frequent urge to go for urination
  • Cramps

How Soon Can I Take Pregnancy Test After Implantation?

There is no particular time for taking a pregnancy test. Though taking a pregnancy test on the first or second day of your missed period is fine, it is suggested to have a pregnancy test one week after your missed period. There are several factors that can affect the results of your pregnancy test. 

If you have become pregnant at the start of your ovulation, the pregnancy test will show a positive result even if you take it at an early stage. But if you have conceived at the end of ovulation, you might need to wait for a week to take a pregnancy test. If you are not aware of your menstrual cycle or if your period is irregular, you should wait for at least three weeks to take a pregnancy test after your sexual intercourse.

When you get pregnant, you can notice some signs and your body needs some time to develop high levels of hCG. For healthy implantation of the egg, it takes around one week to twelve days. If you take a pregnancy test at a very early stage, you may end up with incorrect results.

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