1. Getting pregnant
  2. Trying to conceive
  3. Signs of pregnancy

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11 Days Past Ovulation: Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Some women may not experience symptoms of pregnancy until several weeks after they have missed their period, but others have symptoms as soon as 8 to 11 DPO. In the event of pregnancy, this period of time marks the implantation of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining.

11 DPO BFP: positive pregnancy signs

Ovulation happens when your ovary releases a mature egg that travels to one of the fallopian tubes. After fertilization by a sperm, it continues to travel to the uterus and gets implanted to the uterine lining. After a successful implantation, your body ramps up production of the pregnancy hormone hCG, which, along with estrogen and progesterone, produce early pregnancy signs and symptoms. These symptoms may occur as soon as 8 DPO. If you are trying to get pregnant, you should pay close attention to your body and watch for any subtle changes. Let’s discuss the telltale 11 DPO pregnancy symptoms that you may experience if you are expecting.

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Cramping 11 days past ovulation is a common early pregnancy symptom. Increased pregnancy hormones can affect your digestive tract, resulting in slowed digestion. This can cause constipation or fewer bowel movements. Constipation increases your risk of abdominal cramping, bloating, and gas. 

You may relieve your symptoms of flatulence, constipation, and cramping by:

  • Increasing your intake of fiber and water.
  • Limiting your intake of carbonated drinks.
  • Limiting your intake of foods that produce gas such as dairy, beans, and broccoli. 

Implantation bleeding

Implantation bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg implants into the uterine lining. Implantation of a fertilized egg usually occurs on 6 to 12 days past ovulation. Implantation bleeding may occur at the time when you are expecting your period, so it is often mistaken for menstruation.

Implantation bleeding may last for a couple of days and is generally a lighter flow than your normal period. Implantation may also cause pregnancy symptoms including pain in the lower abdomen that resembles menstrual cramps and increased basal body temperature. 

Implantation bleeding stops by itself. If you are pregnant and suffer from heavy bleeding or bleeding that continues for longer than a couple of days, you should visit your physician. 

Morning sickness

Many women suffer from morning sickness during the first trimester of their pregnancy. The symptoms of morning sickness are vomiting and nausea. Morning sickness usually occurs during early pregnancy, but some people experience it throughout their pregnancy. 

Although it’s called morning sickness, the symptoms may occur in the morning or throughout the day. Furthermore, certain, smells, odors, and foods may trigger these symptoms. 

Increased urination

Increased urination without drinking excessive fluids is also one of the 11 DPO symptoms that is frequently experienced. Not long after conception, the blood flow to your kidneys increases, which results in your kidneys producing more urine. 

Increased urination usually gets better by the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. But it may increase again as you approach the third trimester, when your growing uterus can put added pressure on the bladder. 

11 DPO BFN: negative pregnancy signs

Taking an 11 DPO pregnancy test can identify the hormone hCG to confirm a pregnancy. But there are also signs you can watch for to determine whether you are actually pregnant or 11 DPO BFN. One of these is the absence of early symptoms and signs of pregnancy such as fatigue, swollen and tender breasts, dizziness, headaches, unusual cravings and tastes, and backache in addition to the 11 DPO pregnancy symptoms. 

Is 11 DPO too early to test?

Home pregnancy tests measure the levels of the hormone hCG, which rapidly increases during early pregnancy,  in your urine. By the time you’re experiencing several symptoms of early pregnancy, it’s possible that the levels of hCG are high enough that you may test positive. Some at-home pregnancy tests can be taken as early as five days before you expect your period, which for most people means you could take a pregnancy test 11 DPO.

If you want to try a pregnancy test at home, you’ll get the most accurate results if you do it immediately after waking up in the morning. 

11 DPO pregnancy test accuracy

When used properly, a pregnancy test is about 99% accurate. However, if used incorrectly, you may get a false positive or false negative result. Each brand of pregnancy test is slightly different, so you should read the instructions before use. Some medicines and some conditions may produce inaccurate or false readings for a pregnancy test. 

A negative pregnancy test can mean many things, including:

  • You aren’t pregnant.
  • You’ve taken the test incorrectly.
  • You’ve taken the test too early. 

If the result of your pregnancy test is positive, a visit to your doctor can confirm these results. If your result is negative, but you have early signs of pregnancy,  then you may want to wait a few days and take the test again.


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