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    11 DPO: Are there any pregnancy symptoms at 11 days past ovulation?

    Updated 08 December 2023 |
    Published 12 February 2019
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    Dr. Jenna Flanagan
    Medically reviewed by Dr. Jenna Flanagan, Academic generalist obstetrician and gynecologist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts, US
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    From fluctuations in your hormones to differentiating between PMS and early pregnancy, here’s the lowdown on 11 DPO.

    If you’re trying for a baby, then it’s very normal to be on high alert for early pregnancy clues. Between missing your period, sore boobs, nausea, and fatigue, the signs of early pregnancy can look pretty different for everyone. Knowing what you might expect can help you identify what might be going on for you even without a pregnancy test. However, the only way to know for sure that you’re pregnant is by taking a test. So, is 11 DPO too early to do a pregnancy test? 

    You might notice new symptoms at 11 DPO but not be sure if they’re a sign that you’re expecting or if they’re linked to premenstrual symptoms. So, here’s a closer look at what’s happening in your body at 11 DPO, plus the lowdown on the best time to take a pregnancy test.

    Key takeaways

    • Implantation (when your fertilized egg attaches to the lining of your uterus) typically happens between six and 10 DPO. This means at 11 DPO, you may be officially pregnant. However, it’s still a little early to notice some of the signs of pregnancy
    • While you might be pregnant at this point, it’s still recommended that you wait until 14 DPO or the first day of your missed period to take a pregnancy test. 
    • This is the best time to do a test as pregnancy tests work by detecting the pregnancy hormone hCG, which your body starts to produce following implantation. Your hCG levels start low at the start of your pregnancy but rise rapidly. This means by the first day of your missed period, you may have high enough levels to get an accurate pregnancy test result.
    • If you test too soon, you risk getting a false negative, as your hCG levels may not be high enough yet to register on a home test.