Can symptoms really exist without a BFP?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
7773 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I am new to all of this, but I think 7DPO is probably too early to test? Meaning that even if you were pregnant, the test probably wouldn’t be able to detect it yet. I would test again in 48 hrs.

That said, I do think it’s possible to get lotst of weird-ass “pregnancy” symptoms without being pregnant, sadly. I had a ton of bizarre symptoms the month I came off BCP and convinced myself I was knocked up (even though we weren’t TTC yet)…but no.

Post # 3
2019 posts
Buzzing bee

I had some symptoms 8dpo-9dpo timeframe but didn’t get my BFP until 11dpo. I think 7dpo is super early to be texting, symptoms or not. Hopefully you will get a BFP in the next few days! But keep in mind, many PMS symptoms (even symptoms you’ve never had before) mirror pregnancy symptoms. 

Post # 4
6496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

When we’re TTC, we are often hyper-aware of what our bodies are experiencing. In other words, even if you think you have never had symptoms like these pre-menstrually, you may have and either didn’t pay any attention or just dismissed them because you knew you weren’t pregnant. There were a couple times I was POSITIVE I was pregnant, and I was not. Then, when I actually was, I thought I was not. “Symptoms” are often not indicative of a pregnancy, and very early symptoms like you describe would be almost impossible for an actual pregnancy to cause at this stage.

Either way, good luck, but I don’t think any symptoms mean anything at 7 dpo.

Post # 6
64 posts
Worker bee

That seems very early, but with my second child, a few days before my period was due I woke up sick and thought “uh oh, i know what this feeling is”.  Good luck! 

Post # 7
2188 posts
Buzzing bee

chefwife :  Many of those at least are caused by progestorone, which surges after ovulation regardless of pregnancy. You could be pregnant, but it’s too early to tell. I’m a serious symptom spotter, but I’m told that hormone levels aren’t high enough to cause symptoms until well after a urine test confirms pregnancy.

Post # 9
3303 posts
Sugar bee

Yes, we weren’t TTC on our honeymoon but my boobs were very sore, swollen and sensitive, my feet felt like they were on fire – I POAS and it was negative. 10 days later I had a blood test at the doctors and I was indeed pregnant!

Post # 10
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would say not likely IMO.  Progesterone causes those same symtpoms.  So how can you really tell? The only symptoms I had before a positive test (I wasn’t symptom spotting as I wasn’t trying to get pregnant) were big increase in cervical fluid and menstrual cramps (so I thought my period was about to show up).  Most likely they are caused by progresterone and you’re more hyperaware of your body so you’re noticing things you probably wouldn’t notice normally. 

Post # 11
9489 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

7DPO is extremely early to try testing, but yes many people fixate on little “symptoms” and turn out not to be pregnant. Not to be a downer or anything, but it’s insanely common.

Post # 12
2166 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

7 DPO is way too early, IMO. I had symptoms that I was able to idenitfy with my second pregnancy and I knew I was pregnant before I even took the test but I didn’t get positives until I was at least 11 DPO with both of my pregnancies. I would wait a few days, test again, with an FRER and with FMU. 

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