13 DPO symptoms
If you’re trying to get pregnant, waiting to take a pregnancy test can seem impossible. However, even before a urine test can detect a pregnancy, the body may begin showing subtle changes. At 13 DPO, some people begin to notice symptoms of pregnancy. Others, however, don’t experience any at all. If you’re noticing any of these changes, it might indicate that you’re in the early stages of pregnancy.
13 DPO spotting
At 13 DPO, very light bleeding or spotting known as implantation bleeding can occur. Once the egg is fertilized by the sperm, it travels down the uterine tube to the uterus. Normally, the fertilized egg attaches or implants itself to the inner lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. This process displaces some tissue from the uterus and causes what is referred to as implantation bleeding. This usually happens around 10–14 days after conception. Since conception is often timed with ovulation, periods are also roughly due around the same time as implantation bleeding might occur (around 14 DPO). Because of this, it’s easy to confuse implantation bleeding with menstruation. However, implantation bleeding is very light in both flow and color and lasts only for a day or two.