Sore Throat

Early pregnancy symptom

The chart

Comparison of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy




About this symptom

Sore Throat

While not typically thought of as a symptom of early pregnancy, a sore throat and other “cold-like” symptoms are often reported by women in early pregnancy. Increased mucous production caused by pregnancy hormones and increased blood flow in the body causes the blood vessels in the nose to swell which can lead to runny and stuffy noses, and post nasal drip which can lead to coughing and irritation in the throat.


Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

1 dpo - 3 dpo

Slightly increases probability of pregnancy

4 dpo - 18 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy


Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
1 dpo 1.2 times more (+16%)
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.




What women are saying about this symptom.

OhBoyOrGirl  5 years ago
8DPO sore scratchy throat, never get this feels I got a head cold stuffy nose too.

mamax4  6 years ago
2dpo major sore throat and dry mouth today

dragonfly23  6 years ago
8 dpo with sore throat and nose running. Is this the one?

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