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Has anyone had pinkish spotting on 2 DPO???

I know I o'd on 4/9 but then on 2 DPO I spotted during the day out of no where. Is it possible it was implantation bleeding? I know that, that is super early but have any of you heard of it happening to someone you know. I've read up and it depends on each persons body on how fast they can implant and that it's a slim chance you can even implant on your day of O.

8 Answers • 11 years ago


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I have heard that a small number of women experience some spotting at the time of ovulation though...

11 years ago

It was not ovulation bleeding. I'm very in tune with my body and for sure O'd two days before this spotting occurred.

11 years ago • Post starter

It would take a day or 2 for the blood to work it's way out(from your ovary) if it was related to O.

What colour was the spotting? If it was brownish that would mean that it was a day or 2 old by the time you noticed it.

11 years ago

if was definitely pinkish no brown at all. Which is why I was sure it was new blood and has we didn't have sex at all that day I was also sure it wasn't very sex either. It was just out of nowhere no pain or anything. Just spotting. It was probably nothing. Just curious if anyone else has ever had this happen.

11 years ago

Very weird cause im looking for that same answer im 3dpo and i have some very light pink spotting also maybe it was a big egg lol

11 years ago



Just came across our q now. Did you figure out what the spotting was, as I am experiencing something similar, dpo4 with pinkish spotting( only when I wipe)

11 years ago

Me and my boyfriend have been ttc, and I have been super anal about keeping track of my cycles. I think mine is a lot different from other womens because I started my period on Dec 24th and it ended on the 29th. This is normal for me. Then after tracking my ovulation days I found out that I SHOULD be ovulating on the days of Jan 2-6. I had sex every second day of that week. My egg would have been released on the 6th, maybe sooner. On the 8th, I went to the bathroom and when I wiped, I found a smear of bright pink blood, but it was only a little bit, and I never saw it again. I am due for my period in 4 days and am hoping I am pregnant, but after reading up on it, I don't think its common to see implantation bleeding 2dpo. I also, NEVER spot, ever and I have been having regular periods since I was 16. Does anyone think I could be pregnant? I have been really thirsty and having cramping off and on, and my breasts have become sensitive.

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Can You Have Pregnancy Symptoms Just 4 Days Past Ovulation (DPO)?

If you are trying to conceive, it may be hard to wait until you take a pregnancy test to see if you’re pregnant. In fact, you may wonder about some of the things you’re feeling shortly after ovulation — could they be pregnancy symptoms?

While taking a home pregnancy test a day after your missed period — or even a few days after that — is the best way to determine if you’re pregnant, some women may wonder about symptoms as early as 4 DPO, otherwise known as 4 days past ovulation.

In reality, your symptoms aren’t likely to start until around the time of your missed period (about 14 DPO). But anecdotal evidence suggests it’s possible to have signs earlier. Let’s take a closer look.

What happens at 4 DPO?

4 DPO is a very early stage in your cycle’s luteal phase, or time after an egg is released. If the egg released during ovulation is fertilized, it’s an early step toward becoming pregnant.

If the egg was fertilized by a sperm cell when you ovulated, the fertilized egg will transform into a zygote. Eventually, the zygote will travel down the fallopian tubes, making its way to becoming a morula or a blastocyst. This is the beginning stage for an embryo. When an embryo implants in your uterine lining, you’re considered pregnant.

But all this takes time. At 4 DPO, fertilization, if it occurred, has only just occurred, and the fertilized egg is just starting its journey toward the uterus.

It’s normal for women to have a heightened awareness of any bodily changes when they’re actively trying to conceive. Some women may experience symptoms this early on, but don’t worry if you aren’t exactly feeling pregnant at 4 DPO — because technically, you’re not.

Can I have pregnancy symptoms at 4 DPO?

Some women may start to experience mild symptoms at 4 DPO but it’s more likely that you’ll need to wait a few weeks.

The earliest symptoms of pregnancy you may start to notice include:

  • Cramps. The earlier days of pregnancy may include abdominal cramping. However, this is also a sign that you may be starting your menstrual period.
  • Spotting. This may be implantation bleeding and typically happens around 6 to 12 days after the egg gets fertilized. (The egg needs time to travel to the uterus before it can implant.) You may want to talk to your doctor if you begin spotting at 4 DPO since it’s not likely caused by implantation bleeding.
  • Nausea. This is a common sign in pregnancy and is caused by rising hormone levels. At 4 DPO, you may not experience nausea quite yet.
  • Tender breasts. Your breasts may become sensitive due to hormonal changes. This is also a sign that you may be starting your menstrual period.

A missed period is the most telltale sign of pregnancy, but if you’re 4 DPO, you likely have around 9 to 12 days before you’ll experience this sign.

Other symptoms that you may experience within the first trimester of pregnancy include:

It’s important to pay close attention to your body as it changes. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about early pregnancy symptoms.

When’s the best time to take a pregnancy test?

If you’re trying to conceive, it’s normal to be antsy for results! The most accurate and reliable results will show up best from the first day of your missed period — likely around 13 to 15 DPO. It may be best to wait at least three weeks after conceiving before taking a test if you don’t have regular menstrual periods.

Some pregnancy tests may have instructions specific to the test you take. Check the packaging on the test before taking it.

Can I be pregnant and test negative?

If your test comes back negative and you still think you’re pregnant, it’s certainly possible! You may have taken the test too early and need to produce more pregnancy hormones first.

You can talk to your doctor, who may recommend taking a blood test for the earliest and most accurate results.

False positives are rare. Positive pregnancy tests rarely indicate something other than pregnancy, including:

  • a problem in the ovaries
  • menopause
  • medication containing the hormone hCG

The takeaway

While it’s unlikely for signs of pregnancy to show at 4 DPO, some women report symptoms.

Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your pregnancy or have questions about conception.

Are early pregnancy symptoms possible before 10dpo?

If you’re already familiar with some fertility acronyms, you probably know where we’re going with this post: today, we’re going to talk about the two-week wait (TWW), an infamously difficult time for couples who are trying to conceive (TTC) and the DPO symptoms that accompany it.

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While you’re waiting to take a pregnancy test, you might be eager to keep an eye out for any potential signs of pregnancy in your body. Let’s break down exactly what happens during those 12 days past ovulation (DPO), including early pregnancy symptoms day-by-day, after an egg gets fertilized.

Pregnancy Symptoms After Ovulation Day by Day

Days 1-6 Past Ovulation (1-6 DPO)

Ovulation is a crucial moment, as it’s the first day of the TWW. You probably remember that during ovulation, the egg is released from the ovaries. The egg then travels to the fallopian tube to meet the sperm and get fertilized.

The released egg is only viable and available for about 24 hours, meaning you need to have sexual intercourse in the five days before or 24 hours after ovulation for the best odds of pregnancy. Mira can assist you in tracking your ovulation for the most precise results.

If the egg is successfully fertilized, it becomes an embryo. In the next 5-7 days, the embryo undergoes multiple divisions until it becomes a blastocyst. That’s when it’s ready for implantation.

So, in the first week after ovulation, the embryo is developing, but has not yet implanted — meaning that, in most cases, your pregnancy has not officially begun. However, it’s important to remember that all pregnancies are unique, and yours may not follow the exact pathway described in this blog post!

1-6 DPO Symptoms

The first 6 DPO also bring on key hormonal changes in the body. During this first week following ovulation, your body produces more progesterone, peaking on 6-8 DPO, regardless of whether the egg is fertilized or not.

Any pregnancy symptoms you feel during the first 6 DPO will most likely result from the effects of progesterone on your body and mood, very similar to those you may experience before your period. Those symptoms include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Cramps in the abdomen, pelvis, or lower back
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches

Days 7-11 Past Ovulation (7-11 DPO)

The next step is the developed embryo reaching the uterus and implanting in the uterine lining. Typically, implantation happens 6-12 days after fertilization (and usually not earlier than 7 DPO).

Progesterone gets your uterus ready to accept, implant, and maintain a fertilized egg. This hormone prevents muscle contractions from happening in the uterus that can cause a woman’s body to reject an embryo. After the embryo is successfully implanted, progesterone helps create a nurturing environment for the developing baby.

7-11 DPO Symptoms

For about 25% of women, implantation is accompanied by implantation bleeding – slight bleeding or spotting that is lighter in color (from light pink to rust-colored) than your usual menstrual flow. Implantation occurs because a couple of blood vessels in the uterus are damaged during implantation. It only lasts from a few hours to a day or two and usually is very light in flow.

However, it’s important to remember that implantation bleeding is not the most reliable sign of pregnancy, because in some cases women can have a chemical pregnancy (a very early miscarriage) or the spotting can be a sign of another health issue. So, don’t rush to conclusions before the TWW is up!

Along with implantation bleeding, you may experience the following symptoms:

Light or faint cramping (less painful than your normal period cramps), which may be accompanied by pulling and/or tingling sensations

  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Breast tenderness
  • Lower backaches

Again, as you can see, these symptoms are very common and are similar to the signs of the second part of your cycle, the luteal phase, or an upcoming period. So, you’ll have to wait a little longer until your body produces a significant amount of pregnancy hormone before experiencing any sure symptoms of pregnancy.

Days 12-14 Past Ovulation (12-14 DPO)

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is the hormone that pregnancy tests use to detect pregnancy. Your body begins producing hCG at the moment of implantation, but it takes 2-3 days for the hormone to build up to a certain detectable level. This usually doesn’t happen until at least 12 DPO, so don’t hurry to take a home pregnancy test before 13 DPO.

12-14 DPO Symptoms

According to the National Institutes of Health, as hCG hormone levels grow, women may experience these early pregnancy symptoms:

Unusual fatigue (feeling sleepy), dizziness, or lightheadedness (feeling wobbly, often when you get up after lying down). This happens due to changes in blood vessels carrying oxygen to the brain — not to mention that a huge amount of energy goes into building a placenta, the life-support system for your baby!

Changes in breasts, such as darkening in the color of the nipples, soreness, or nipple sensitivity. Breasts can swell, feel heavy and full, feel tender, tingle, or even itch.

  • Changes in taste and smell, specific food cravings, strong aversion to certain foods and smells, or a metallic taste in your mouth.
  • Gastrointestinal changes, such as increased hunger, cramping, bloating, water retention, diarrhea, or constipation.
  • Morning sickness. Nausea, especially when you are hungry, and/or vomiting may happen at any time of day, despite what the name suggests!
  • Frequent urination. The need to empty the bladder more often is caused by pregnancy hormones that increase blood flow to the kidneys and pelvic region.
  • Headaches and/or muscle aches.
  • Raised basal body temperature, and/or changes in blood pressure and heart rate. During pregnancy, the body pumps more blood to carry nutrients to the fetus, which can cause changes in temperature, blood pressure, or heart rate.

Some women cannot explain any specific symptoms or changes in their bodies, but they intuitively feel that something is “off:” they describe it as feeling unlike themselves or different than usual.

DPO Symptoms: What if You’re Not Pregnant?

Regardless of whether you are trying to conceive or not, the two-week wait can be a notoriously frustrating time.  No symptom alone can confirm pregnancy and every woman is different.  The only way to confirm pregnancy is by taking a pregnancy test but there are some benefits to knowing what is happening internally if you’re not pregnant.

What’s happening in your body if you’re not pregnant

Your menstrual cycle is what prepares your body for pregnancy each month, but if that doesn’t happen it returns to a predictable series of events to carry on for the next month.  If a fertilized egg hasn’t found its way to the lining of your uterus for implantation, that lining is no longer needed and the familiar shed and subsequent bleeding will eventually take place.

Since premenstrual symptoms can look very similar to those of an early pregnancy, it can be hard to tell what those symptoms might mean.  The differences between pregnancy and an impending period are subtle and can vary from woman to woman.

Symptoms After Ovulation if You’re Not Pregnant

The symptoms you may experience during your menstrual cycle after ovulation can look very similar to those of early pregnancy.  Some of the symptoms you may experience if you’re not pregnant include breast pain and cramping.

Breast Pain

This familiar pregnancy symptom can be confusing since it also happens for many women in the weeks leading up to your period.  Breast swelling and tenderness can occur in the days past ovulation as estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate.  Estrogen causes breast ducts to enlarge and progesterone contributes by causing the milk glands to swell.  So, as these hormones increase in the second half of your menstrual cycle, your breasts may start to feel sore.

Leading up to your period, you may experience a dull, heavy pain accompanied by tenderness or feelings of fullness.  But since these symptoms are tied to hormone levels, the pain usually improves during your period or right after as progesterone levels go back down.


Cramping of any kind in the abdominal region can be uncomfortable, but many women experience this every month with their menstrual cycle making it hard to tell whether this is a sign of pregnancy (like implantation cramping) or another period.  As confusing as they can be, there are subtle differences between the two.  In most women, period cramps originate in the uterus and can range from mild to intense or severe while implantation cramps are usually described as milder and less intense.

Because pregnancy hormones can affect gut health, and implantation may or may not be accompanied by bleeding, it can be an extra confusing symptom.  Period cramps usually happen 24 to 48 hours before your period and gradually decrease with your flow whereas implantation cramping occurs most often between 6-12 DPO so may be felt sooner.

Other possible causes

Although many of these symptoms are signs of early pregnancy, there may be other reasons for them as well.  The hormonal changes a woman goes through each month, whether she’s pregnant or not, can cause a variety of physical changes and resulting symptoms.

Hormonal Imbalance

Estrogen and progesterone regulate your monthly cycle and most definitely play a role in pregnancy, but if they are out of whack, then other problems might result.  Functional issues with the ovaries, thyroid gland issues, and medications can all impact hormone levels and lead to noticeable changes in the body.


Stress is a normal and natural part of the human experience, but it can directly impact your physical health and you may start to experience symptoms as a result.  In addition to the mood swings, fatigue, and headaches you may be experiencing, stress has the potential to lead to a number of long-term issues as well.  And since symptoms of stress can manifest as emotional, physical, or cognitive symptoms, they may be confused as one of the signs of early pregnancy.

It’s important to note that stress cannot cause infertility directly, but it can impact your fertility in other ways.  The good news is that there are practical ways to manage your stress while you are trying to conceive.

We hope that this blog post will make the TWW easier for you — but don’t worry if you don’t experience these symptoms exactly as described: every pregnancy is a unique experience, so you won’t necessarily experience all of these early pregnancy symptoms or experience them in the same sequence.

Try not to stress about whether or not you’re pregnant. (We know: it’s easier said than done!) Do your best to listen to your body and let things flow. Any sign could be a good one — so, good luck, and we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!


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I had the teeny tinyest bit of spotting last night before bed at 2 DPO. I noticed it on the tissue after using the bathroom. So scant that I might not have noticed if I wasn't checking my CM (didn't get CH until this monring so I was still checking CM frantically).

Is it even remotely possible that this could have been implantation spotting? That early?

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