Its been 8 days after ovulation and its 5 days

Patient : Its been 8 days after ovulation and its 5 days before my period is scheduled to start. I've been having slight cramps that feel like they are in the middle of my uteru . I want to take a pregnancy test but I'm nervous it will come out negative. Should I wait until the first day my period is supposed to begin? And will having sex while having cramps cause any harm?
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