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What does a positive pregnancy test really look like??

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  • Two lines—even if the second line is BARELY visible. Mine was with this recent pregnancy. :)
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  • mzl1mzl1 member
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    First time pregnancy here! Top test was Mon. On Tues, my beta was 3570 (doubling time 41 hours). My doctor doesn’t need any more blood work and scheduled me for an ultrasound. Of course yesterday (Thurs) I take an FRER anyhow and panic bc control line darker. But this morning (Fri) it’s lighter again so do you think I’m ok and should probably stop testing like a crazy girl?
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  • Got my BFP this afternoon, after AF was mia for 2 days! This is pretty solid, right? First time mom here so just want to make sure before I get even more excited than I already feel!I
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    Congrats! I’ve never used that brand of test but that looks good for 2 days past missed AF. The most important thing is to just use the same brand and make sure it eventually gets darker. But 1 individual day to the next may very well look the same, so I’d recommend spacing out to 48h. Congratulations again 
  • @mzl1 I am definitely testing again Sunday morning. I mean, I took that this afternoon with little pee in my system and I could tell it was going to be positive in about 20 seconds, which I feel like is fast for this early, but I’m sure everyone is different!
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  •  It is okay to be fast!! Just a healthy baby :) Here is My test from 16dpo, which I think is what you are now (it’s the bottom)
  • @mzl1 yes, I am 16 dpo. Seeing STRONG positive results at the same point really helps. My AF is very realiable and always shows some spotting the day before, which I have had zero. I have also been checking my cervix position and it is hard and closed, which is a good sign as well. Just praying that this stays positive. I so want to be a Momma!
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  • Think positive thoughts because so far all is looking perfect!!! I am rooting for you to become Momma 
  • @mzl1 Second positive today, this time with a digital test! 
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  • So I took a non-digital Clear Blue last week for a clear negative. Had some illness issues this weekend, came back home from being at a high altitude, and this is what the digital says. 



    So yay? Maybe? Only been trying since August 23rd but I was due for my period just after that and it was a no-show.
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  • @MegEn1 Seems quick. I would get a couple more and take one in two days and again in 4 days, just to make sure!
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  • If you happened to Ovulate the day you started trying then you’d be like 10dpo now, which makes sense for an early BFP but not to have enough hcg to turn a digital yet. I would also try again with a different brand!
  • edited September 2018
    I'm in my 2nd trimester, but I'll add mine so people can have an idea of what a test might look like before your missed period. The first time I didn't test until about 6 weeks. This time, I tested before I even missed my period (didn't really think I was pregnant, was testing so I'd have a negative test to prove I wasn't). It was three days before. Technically, I think, 4 days before I missed it (as I would have started on the third day). The faint test is the first test. Second test is day of missed period. Some of us really can test positive before we even miss it, but not all of us. Everyone is different. Every PREGNANCY is different! The first time when I tested at 6 weeks my test was just as faint, but I'd already missed my period by 2 weeks.

  • Do you see these lines? My hubby said no but I do. 11 DPO will test again tomorrow 
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  • Per @mrskoz428 and @mzl1 I am trying an early response different brand. So far the results are the same...



    There's not even a May 2019 due date group yet lol. A big part of me keeps saying "nah this isn't real."
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  • @MegEn1 woohoo! That’s a clear positive, Momma! There is a May 2019 waiting room that I’m in right now. Go celebrate.
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  • These are mine. Going to continue with taking one tomorrow and probably the next... Just want to be sure, this was six days before my period. Keeping my finger crossed that the 2nd line keeps getting darker! 
  • Thought others would find this interesting if it hasn't been posted already.



    Apparently with First Response if you are 'pregnant enough' aka have uber hcg levels, the test line actually sucks color away from the control line. For the record I am 5w4d.

    For the record I'm starting to think I might be pregnant with twins.
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  • coco2787 said:
    It's pretty normal to have test line darker than control line on any brand of test by 5w4d @missmcgonnagal, there's really no reason for you to think you're having twins based on a HPT line.  
    Agreed. I was pregnant with twins, and never had a positive darker than the control line. In fact my HcG levels weren’t “higher.” And I didn’t get a positive test until later. 
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  • Arwen78 said:
    Mine was just a Walgreens one. I wasn't trying to get pregnant, in fact, I was on medication for ADD and all the signs of pregnancy were also side effects. I contacted my doctor and they told me to go see my reg. doctor as the side-effects shouldn't have just come on like they did. Wondering if I could be I ran out to get a test. Sure enough I was preggers, it didn't even wait the 2 minutes that it said to it that plus sign showed up as soon as the pee hit the window area. I had been a week or two after the missed period so yeah.
    Arwen78 said:
    Mine was just a Walgreens one. I wasn't trying to get pregnant, in fact, I was on medication for ADD and all the signs of pregnancy were also side effects. I contacted my doctor and they told me to go see my reg. doctor as the side-effects shouldn't have just come on like they did. Wondering if I could be I ran out to get a test. Sure enough I was preggers, it didn't even wait the 2 minutes that it said to it that plus sign showed up as soon as the pee hit the window area. I had been a week or two after the missed period so yeah.
    Arwen78 said:
    Mine was just a Walgreens one. I wasn't trying to get pregnant, in fact, I was on medication for ADD and all the signs of pregnancy were also side effects. I contacted my doctor and they told me to go see my reg. doctor as the side-effects shouldn't have just come on like they did. Wondering if I could be I ran out to get a test. Sure enough I was preggers, it didn't even wait the 2 minutes that it said to it that plus sign showed up as soon as the pee hit the window area. I had been a week or two after the missed period so yeah.
    Arwen78 said:
    Mine was just a Walgreens one. I wasn't trying to get pregnant, in fact, I was on medication for ADD and all the signs of pregnancy were also side effects. I contacted my doctor and they told me to go see my reg. doctor as the side-effects shouldn't have just come on like they did. Wondering if I could be I ran out to get a test. Sure enough I was preggers, it didn't even wait the 2 minutes that it said to it that plus sign showed up as soon as the pee hit the window area. I had been a week or two after the missed period so yeah.
    Arwen78 said:
    Mine was just a Walgreens one. I wasn't trying to get pregnant, in fact, I was on medication for ADD and all the signs of pregnancy were also side effects. I contacted my doctor and they told me to go see my reg. doctor as the side-effects shouldn't have just come on like they did. Wondering if I could be I ran out to get a test. Sure enough I was preggers, it didn't even wait the 2 minutes that it said to it that plus sign showed up as soon as the pee hit the window area. I had been a week or two after the missed period so yeah.
  • @coco2787 and @meatballs37, I was thinking I might also be having twins because I was 2 weeks preggers when I flipped a digital test more than the single test line soaking all the color on the control line.

    Saw twins on the u/s yesterday. :) 
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  • Any thoughts on this first signal test 12 DPO? Had fourth IUI on 9/14/18. I never test early, but feeling anxious and had a sign or two. Thanks!
  • @coreyandsarahsharp If this photo was taken within the window, it looks like a faint positive to me. 
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  • I found those inf may be useful 

    What is an evap line and how is it different from a positive pregnancy test?

    An evap line (evaporation line) is a faint line that appears after a negative test has dried. Because tests are typically meant to be read three to five minutes after they are taken, the tests are still damp at the time they are read. After this time frame passes, the urine in the test dries. As the ink makes its way across the screen, the result is displayed. Sometimes, as the ink moves across the screen, a little bit of ink will accidentally get caught in the indent line. As the test dries and the urine evaporates, this caught ink is pulled to the surface and becomes darker.

    This is why the most important rule for getting a true positive pregnancy test is: do not read them after the allotted time! The results are only accurate in the time frame specified in the instructions.

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  • Is this type of test reliable?Should I buy other digital tests to test again? Second line appeared within 2 minutes
    I used 2 different urine samples (5 minutes apart) and had 2 positive strips results.
    I have been TTC for 2 years. Will appreciate comments/assurance =) 



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  • @mcassiee ; Looks like a blazing positive to me.  You could do another tomorrow morning just to confirm, but looks like you're pregnant!
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  • Congrats everyone!!

    AF was 16 days late before a BFP showed up so I did a trifecta to convince myself I wasn’t just seeing things after so many BFNs!! 

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    edited October 2018
    8-9 dpo.  I tried Wondfo first, and I almost threw it away thinking it was a stark white negative.  But then as I went to do that, I thought I maybe saw something at certain angles if I really squinted.  I figured I was probably going crazy but tried FR 6 Days Sooner just in case:


    First time, and we’ve been trying almost a year.  Hope it sticks!
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  • Well, I can’t believe it, but I guess it’s true! This is a cheap Wondfo on top and a First Response below. I’m 12-13 DPO (didn’t get an accurate OPK this month), and AF is due in 1-2 days. I’m saving my digital for tomorrow when my husband gets home so we can celebrate together!
  • This is our second pregnancy but hopefully first successful one. We have our first ultrasound tomorrow supposed to be 8 weeks!!
  • If I’m crazy, please tell me, I won’t be offended haha. I think this is *probably* negative, but my best friend thinks it’s a very very very faint positive. I’m 10dpo today. This is FMU.
  • @am0987 - my general rule has always been: if I have to twist it and turn it in the light to see a line or need a tweaking app to make it appear, it's negative. FRER tests are good to give solid lines even at very low levels of HCG so my advice is to toss this test and try again tomorrow. I know it sucks waiting and wondering but I'm afraid that's just how it goes.
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  • @wishiwaspreggo That helps tremendously! Thank you :)
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  • I used ClinicalGuard cheapies from Amazon. The top was 8 days DPO all the way down to 20 days DPO. I knew it was positive, but I kept taking them until I ran out of tests. Haha!
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  • edited November 2018
    I used first response box with a 3 min test, a 1 min test, &  A digital test.  Just the week after my fiancé proposed! 
  • two lines lol
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  • At this point. I have 3 more tests. But I think I’m good to go 😂
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