Can a woman be pregnant without symptoms?

Expert answer:

Yes. The woman may be pregnant and not present no symptoms.

The first symptoms of pregnancy begin to emerge from the 5th or 6th week of gestation. So before that, the woman shows no symptoms of pregnancy.

In general, the first symptom of pregnancy and the absence of menstruation or delayed menstrual period detected when the menstruation does not come in the expected period.

After this symptom, others can be perceived at the beginning of gestation as:

  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Increased breast tenderness;
  • Increased urinary frequency;
  • Tiredness.

These pregnancy symptoms appear from the 5th or 6th week of gestation, 7 to 14 days after the expected day of menstruation.

Some women may not feel any symptoms even after this time.

If you experience delayed menstrual periods, seek a health service for a pregnancy assessment or screening.