What to Expect 5 Days Past Ovulation?

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5 Days Past Ovulation (5DPO)

Although a pregnancy test is capable of detecting pregnancy days before women miss their period, there are symptoms that can help one detect a pregnancy too. The most commonly known sign of pregnancy is a missed period, 15 days after ovulation, also known as DPO.  A lot of women can even notice symptoms at a time as soon as 5 Days Past Ovulation (DPO).

Can You Experience Pregnancy Symptoms at 5 DPO?

If a woman is trying to conceive, she can be particularly sensitive to what is happening with her body as she will be on alert for symptoms of early pregnancy. While some women experience these symptoms as early as 4 DPO, some do not experience any changes until much later.

It is possible that you might experience these signs as early as 5 DPO, but in most cases, it is highly unlikely that this happens. Since most of these symptoms such as breast tenderness or fatigue also occur along with hormonal changes during menstruation or ovulation, it can get confusing.

Implantation might have already happened at 5 DPO, or it is likely that it can happen soon. Based on the time of conception, some women might feel some symptoms of pregnancy this early on.

You need to note that pregnancy tests may not very accurate at 5 DPO, although most women go on to find out that their early symptoms were because they were pregnant.

Early Signs and Symptoms of 5 DPO

  • Breast tenderness
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Food Cravings
  • Food Aversion
  • Urinating More Frequently
  • Mood Swings
  • Morning Sickness

What is Happening in the Womb at 5 Days Past Ovulation?

At 5 DPO, if the sperm reaches the egg and fertilizes it, the cells in the newly formed zygote start to multiply and create a lump of cells called a blastocyst. These cells go on to multiply as the blastocyst proceeds to go down the fallopian tubes and into the uterus. Once it reaches the uterine wall, the blastocyst get access to nutrients through the blood after attaching itself to the walls of the uterus. At 5 DPO, the blastocyst might be traveling to the uterine wall or already be connected to it.

Once it is attached, the blastocyst starts becoming a foetus, and the pregnancy is assumed to be underway.

Some of the signs that women might notice are Implantation cramping and bleeding, where the blood flow is comparatively lighter than their usual menstrual flow, raised basal body temperature, where the temperature of their body might increase when trying to conceive. In addition to this, they might also experience breast tenderness, fatigue, headaches, food cravings, food aversion, frequent urination, mood swings, and morning sickness.

Also, Learn More – What is the Difference between PCOD vs PCOS?

If you think you might be pregnant, you can note these signs and discuss them with your doctor. The level of hCG or the pregnancy hormone will soon rise in your blood and urine, to allow an accurate reading of your pregnancy test.

While a pregnancy test is a go to way for finding out if you are pregnant, there are a few symptoms that a woman undergoes, that indicate she is pregnant.

The most commonly known sign of pregnancy is a missed period, 15 days after ovulation, also known as DPO.  Some women may notice symptoms as early as 5 DPO, although they won’t know for certain that they are pregnant until much later. Some of the early symptoms are breast tenderness, mood changes, and implantation bleeding or cramps, which can occur 5–6 days after the sperm fertilizes the egg.

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