Q. I am getting cramps after intercourse. Is this a sign of pregnancy?

Answered by
Dr. Jimesh H Mavani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 23, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am planning my second baby. We had unprotected sex. My last month periods were twelve days before that. Two days after the intercourse, I got cramps. I visited the doctor, and she said you are ovulating. Still, some cramps are there, and there is a white watery discharge. My periods are due on the 13th of next month. I do not know if I am pregnant; only my breast is getting heavy a bit.

Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner Obstetrics And Gynaecology


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It is true that you should have some pain while you are ovulating. But ovulation pain mostly lasts for four to five hours only. If it is from seven to eight days, then it can be due to some other reason like acidity or stomach infection, which leads to some cramps. White discharge is normal, but it may suggest infection due to which you are having pain. If you are planning for pregnancy and pain is tolerable, then I would suggest not to take any medicine for it. Wait up till 13th, and if menses do not come, then do a urine pregnancy test after three or four days.

Heaviness in the breast is maybe normal before menses. If you still doubt that something is wrong and you have minimal bleeding on the last menstrual period then do urine pregnancy test today itself and not to wait up to 13th of next month. And if the pain is not tolerable, then you can take Paracetamol like tablets as a painkiller.

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