Typical symptoms in the 5th week of pregnancy | 5. week of pregnancy

Typical symptoms in the 5th week of pregnancy

A number of symptoms can occur during early pregnancy. These include, among others:

  • Vomiting/nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Tensioning of the breast / discoloration of the nipples
  • Mood swings

During early pregnancy nausea is a common problem of pregnant women. There is even a technical term for morning sickness, namely hyperemesis or emesis gravidarum.

Vomiting is also part of morning sickness and occurs more frequently up to the 14th week of pregnancy. Often no treatment is necessary. However, if the nausea persists, there are drug therapy options or the possibility of administering infusions for a sufficient fluid intake.

The simultaneous occurrence of spotting and nausea need not be a cause for concern per se. The two symptoms are not necessarily related. If general symptoms such as fever or severe abdominal pain still occur, however, an infection may be hidden behind the symptoms.

Headaches are a very common and unspecific symptom. Many women also complain of headaches during early pregnancy. A tangible cause can only rarely be identified.

In most cases the hormonal change is blamed for the headache. Headaches in combination with spotting do not indicate a specific cause. This combination of symptoms is also unspecific and usually harmless. Due to hormonal adaptation mechanisms, such complaints can occur during early pregnancy.

Spotting in the 5th week of pregnancy

Spotting during early pregnancy can have many different causes. They should always be clarified by a doctor, but are not always necessarily a cause for concern. A common reason for a slight spotting in early pregnancy is a mechanical strain on the cervix, which is very well supplied with blood, through sexual intercourse.

Another possible cause of spotting in the fifth week of pregnancy is a cyst. Vaginal infections, such as the common vaginal mycosis, can also cause spotting. Bacterial infections of the uterus or ovaries are dangerous for pregnancy and therefore need to be treated quickly.

Other symptoms such as fever or abdominal pain indicate an infection. A spotting may also be the result of a miscarriage that is beginning or has already occurred. Miscarriages are particularly common in the first three months of pregnancy.

Discharge in the 5th SSW – is that dangerous?

Vaginal discharge is also quite natural during pregnancy and is no cause for concern. During pregnancy the discharge increases in many women. This is due to the hormonal adaptation of the body to the pregnancy.

The discharge naturally retains its normal consistency and does not change its smell. Normal is a rather liquid, odourless and colourless discharge. Vaginal discharge is also desirable during pregnancy as it protects the child from ascending infections.

If itching, pain in the genital area or general symptoms such as fever occur and the discharge takes on an unpleasant smell or a cheesy consistency, infection is suspected. A yellowish or greenish colour of the discharge may also indicate an infection. Especially if the sexual partners change, a venereal disease can also be considered. Under these circumstances, the discharge should be clarified by a doctor as soon as possible, as infections can endanger not only the mother but also the unborn child.