10 dpo symptoms

10 dpo symptoms
October 11 13:11 2016


Anyone who has ever tried to conceive can tell you that the waiting to find out if you were successful period is actually the worst! In as much as many women never figure out if they are pregnant until they miss their first period and take a test, women who have been trying desperately to conceive cannot wait that long and they tend to pay special attention to their bodies looking for the tinniest change that could give them an idea if there is a little baby starting to grow in them. One way of getting an idea if you might be pregnant is by looking out for pregnancy symptoms 10 days post ovulation. However, the symptoms are not accurate and can be misleading, which makes it important to confirm with a pregnancy test on the day you were scheduled to have your first period.


Days Post Ovulation (DPO)

Days post ovulation is the period in between ovulation and the day a woman is supposed to have her first period of the cycle. This is a very important period in the lives of women who had sex in the days surrounding ovulation. Since this period or rather phase is conditioned and affected by hormonal changes and balance, it is possible to interpret the body changes that happen and deduce if fertilization happened or not.

When ovulation happens, the egg is released by the ovaries in to the fallopian tube were it will stand in awaiting, with hope that sperm will come along and fertilize it. If it does indeed meet with sperm while its still viable, fertilization will happen and the zygote resulting from the process will embark on a journey to the uterus for implantation.

During this time, the fertilized egg will secrete a hormone called the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) a very important hormone that helps the body change and adapt to the beginning pregnancy. It is not until 15 days later that the hormone reaches levels that can be detected by pregnancy tests, but until then there are signs and symptoms that can show if a pregnancy is developing. These signs vary from woman to woman and can be of no use if the woman in question does not know her body; it is by comparing with your normal cycle changes that you will be able to come to useful conclusions.

If you are one of those women who has been trying to conceive, taking a pregnancy test during the implantation stage of the embryo might give you faint to no result at all since the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone is still building up. However, at 10 days post ovulation there are some telling signs that can help you calm your nerves down.


Signs of pregnancy 10 Days Post Ovulation

If you had sex on the days surrounding your ovulation then you can watch out for the following body changes that happen 10 days post ovulation. Some women may not present with any symptoms, its very normal as everybody is unique in their own way. Only women who know their bodies very well will be able to notice even the minor changes.


  1. Post ovulation cramping

It is possible to feel some mild lower abdominal pain 8 to 10 days after ovulating. This is due to the egg moving along the fallopian tube towards the uterus for implantation. Post ovulation cramping is not a definite sign of pregnancy as the egg can migrate even when it is in its unfertilized state.


  1. Post ovulation bleeding

If an egg is fertilized it implants itself on the uterine wall in a process called implantation. Implantation happens 8 to 10 days after ovulation and can cause some light bleeding outside of your periods. Its possible you might confuse this bleeding to your menstrual cycle periods but this kind of bleeding will be very brief and light.

Implantation can be the first leading sign of pregnancy 10 days after ovulation especially if it is accompanied by post ovulation cramps and or a higher basal body temperature than on your usual menstrual cycle.

Generally, post ovulation-bleeding stops on its own, if it persist or becomes abundant you should see a doctor without delay.


  1. Dizziness and headaches

Early pregnancy often comes with hormonal changes that seek to condition the body to adapt to the growing embryo. However, these hormonal changes can trigger mild headaches and or dizziness around 10 days after ovulation. The symptoms are brought about by blood and circulation changes. Since the embryo is going to attach itself on the uterus, the uterus will need an increased supply of blood to support the embryo during its growth. The hormones effect this change, which results in headaches and slight dizziness until the body adjusts and compensates for the circulation changes. If you feel these symptoms its usually best to take a lot of fluids until they stop.


  1. Tender breasts

The increased hormone levels also effect changes in breast volume and sensitivity in the days after conception. This happens because the hormones cause an increased blood flow to the breast tissue, as a result breasts tend to become swollen, sensitive and a bit painful on the touch. The symptom goes away after the body has adjusted to the changes.


  1. Constipation and gas

Increased hormone levels can also affect the digestive system, slowing down the rate of digestion, which results in constipation. Medically, constipation increases the risk of bloating and causes the release of gas even without eating or drinking gas-producing foods and drinks. Increasing your drinking water can easily take care of the symptom.


  1. Nausea

Nausea and vomiting otherwise known as morning sickness is common in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is one of the early signs of pregnancy and women that experience it start getting nauseous and vomit 10 days after ovulation. This early pregnancy symptom can, however, happen at any stage of the pregnancy and it usually becomes a menacing ordeal for the expecting mom. The symptom can be triggered by certain foods, which differ from woman to woman.


  1. Backaches

Backaches that appear 10 days after ovulation can also be a sign of pregnancy. The symptom is only valuable in women who do not have a history of chronic or recurring back pain.


  1. Increased cervical mucus

Another sign of pregnancy that happens 10 days post ovulation is an increase in cervical mucus. The amount of vaginal discharge can increase considerably, giving the impression that you just peed your pants. You will notice that the discharge is significantly thick on the touch and dries up quickly, it is the bodies natural way of trying to prevent sperm from entering the cervix since fertilization has occurred.


  1. Increased urination

Some women may notice that their bathroom frequency has significantly increased even though they are not drinking too many liquids. This is another early pregnancy symptom that occurs around days 8 to 10 after ovulation. Increased blood flow and circulation induced by hormonal changes causes the kidneys to produce more urine than usual. This symptom can disappear quickly but you will notice it showing up again towards the end of your third trimester, this time it will be due to the growing pregnancy that pushes on to the bladder adding more pressure to it.


     10. Fatigue

In the event of fertilization, the body produces more progesterone, a very important hormone in maintaining pregnancy. Higher levels of progesterone cause an abnormal feeling of fatigue and sleepiness. The fatigue persists regardless of the amount of sleep or rest you may take. Unfortunately this is one symptom of pregnancy that can persist through the first trimester or in some women throughout the entire pregnancy.


What should you do?

If you have been trying to conceive and experience some of the 10 days post ovulation symptoms it could mean you where successful but you have to wait until you miss your first period to be sure. When you have missed your first period you can go ahead and do a pregnancy test, take another test a few days later to confirm the result.


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