Here you are at 7 DPO- or 7 days past ovulation- like many women trying to get through the two week wait, you are most likely looking for early clues as to whether or not you are pregnant.
In this article:
- What Can I Expect At 7 Days Past Ovulation
- Can You Get a Positive Pregnancy Test at 7 DPO?
- Early Pregnancy Symptoms at 7 DPO
- When Is The Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test
- More From MyBump2Baby
What Can I Expect at 7 Days Past Ovulation?
At 7 days after ovulation, an egg, which was released by your ovaries, will have been fertilised by the sperm. This fertilised egg has, since then, developed into a ball of cells that will later become the embryo (and eventually, the fetus!)
The ball of cells (blastocyst) travels through your fallopian tubes and may implant into the lining of your uterus (A.K.A implantation) at this point.
Can You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test at 7 DPO?
You may be wondering, “Is 7 DPO too early to test?”.
The answer is yes, unfortunately; It is still slightly too early to receive an accurate positive pregnancy test at 7 DPO. (Although, on rare occasions, some women do receive positive pregnancy test results as early as 6 DPO!)
So, if you receive a 7 DPO negative test result, it does not necessarily mean that you are not pregnant.
However, since your hormone levels are rapidly changing in preparation for pregnancy, you may experience some early pregnancy symptoms at 7 DPO.
Early Pregnancy Symptoms at 7 DPO
Below are some of the 7 DPO symptoms of pregnancy. Whilst these are potentially 7 DPO symptoms ending in a BFP, they could also be usual PMS symptoms.
If you are experiencing no symptoms at 7 DPO, don’t worry; it doesn’t mean that you are not pregnant!
You are still in the early stages of pregnancy and many pregnant women do not experience pregnancy symptoms at this stage.
If you would like to maximise your chances of getting pregnant, we recommend using our fertility planner! Our fertility planner will help you to track your menstrual cycle and find your fertile window.
Light Bleeding or spotting
Seeing light bleeding or spotting (at 7 DPO) whilst trying to conceive can be disheartening, but it can actually be a positive sign of pregnancy!
Implantation- the process where the fertilised egg implants itself into the lining of the uterus- can cause some light bleeding- which is usually pink or brown in colour.
This is called implantation bleeding.
Implantation bleeding is much lighter than your menstrual period- and usually looks like just a few drops on your underwear, or a small smear on toilet paper.
Implantation usually happens between 6 and 12 DPO.
Mild cramping at 7 DPO can be a sign that implantation has successfully occurred.
This mild cramping- or implantation cramping- happens because of the sudden changes in hormone levels that come after implantation.
Implantation cramps are much milder than menstrual cramps- and can be described as either a dull ache or slight twinges.
During (early) pregnancy, women’s hormone levels are constantly changing. This can cause a woman’s breasts to feel sore, swollen, tingly and full.
So, if you are experiencing sore breasts at 7 DPO, it is a sign you may be pregnant!
If you are wondering if breast pain is normal during ovulation, you can read our article Do Breasts Hurt During Ovulation?
If you are experiencing less breast pain, our article decreased breast tenderness in early pregnancy may explain why.
Nipple sensitivity can occur as early as 1 – 2 weeks after conception. This is as a result of increased blood flow to the breasts.
Mood swings due to pregnancy hormones can be similar to PMS symptoms. If you do not usually experience this particular symptom during your cycle, it may be a sign that you’re pregnant.
Having unusual food cravings is one of the most well-known pregnancy signs.
If you find yourself craving odd combinations like peanut butter and pickles, or fish fingers and custard, you might just get a BFP on your pregnancy test!
Fluctuating hormones are responsible for this particular symptom. The change in hormones can also cause dizziness.
This is arguably the most troublesome of all the pregnancy symptoms at 7 DPO. Morning sickness is a common pregnancy symptom, caused by the sudden increase of progesterone in your body.
Many pregnant women also experience an increased and acute sense of smell.
Whilst this may, at first, seem like a pretty neat superpower, it can wreak havoc on your body, making you nauseous when you smell coffee, perfume or other strong odours. If you are experiencing nausea at 7 DPO, these remedies could help you to find some relief:
- Prescription medications
- Acid reflux medications
- Something sour
- Trail Mix
If you are at 7DPO and feel bloated, it may be a sign that you are pregnant!
The sudden increase in progesterone levels at 7 DPO can slow digestion, causing gas to get trapped in the intestines.
This can cause abdominal bloating at 7 DPO, which leads to symptoms like constipation and flatulence.
Your vaginal discharge can tell you a lot about your reproductive health- including whether or not you may be pregnant!
Throughout various points of your menstrual cycle, you experience a vaginal discharge called leukorrhea.
Leukorrhea is thick, creamy, odourless and white or whitish-yellow in colour.
If you are experiencing creamy discharge after ovulation it is likely to be leukorrhea.
If you are pregnant, your 7 DPO discharge is likely to consist of large quantities of leukorrhea.
When Is The Best Time to Take a Pregnancy Test?
The recommended time to take a pregnancy test is at 12 DPO or later, although many women receive positive pregnancy test results between 9-11 DPO.
Some experts recommend that you test at 14 DPO if you have a regular 28-day menstrual cycle- or even later if you have an irregular cycle.
A few women have managed to receive a positive pregnancy test at 7 DPO.
If you do decide to test early, Clearblue Pregnancy Test Ultra Early pregnancy tests are brilliant when you want to detect pregnancy early- we would recommend these tests if you would like to try to get a 7 DPO positive pregnancy test.
If you received a 7 DPO negative pregnancy test result, don’t worry, as your HCG levels are most likely still very low. You should retest between 12-14 DPO.
More from MyBump2Baby
Thank you for reading our article all about 7 DPO! Have you received a positive pregnancy test result at 7 DPO? What were your symptoms at 7 DPO?
To read about pregnancy symptoms at each day past ovulation, click the links below:
- 1DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 2 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 3 DPO Symptoms
- 4 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 5 DPO – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 6DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 7 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 8 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 9 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 10 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 11DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 12 dpo – Early Pregnancy Symptoms
- 13 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
- 14 DPO Pregnancy Symptoms
Or, why not read our next article: what causes a faint positive pregnancy test then negative next day?
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