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What does a positive pregnancy test really look like??


Re: What does a positive pregnancy test really look like??

  • harpseal135harpseal135
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    edited December 2018
    Sorry, but the darkness of a line means nothing. A line is a line.  A faint line is positive a dark line is positive.  

    I can see testing once or twice to confirm a positive, or once if its negative then again a day or two later if your period doesnt start, but what isthe point of testing multiple times after continual positives? You get a positive, call your doctor they will get you in and confirm.  
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  • coco2787 said:
    Sorry, but the darkness of a line means nothing. A line is a line.  A faint line is positive a dark line is positive.  

    I can see testing once or twice to confirm a positive, or once if its negative then again a day or two later if your period doesnt start, but what isthe point of testing multiple times after continual positives? You get a positive, call your doctor they will get you in and confirm.  
    I see people say this all the time on these boards, but line darkness progression actually does indicate rising HCG if you are comparing tests of the same brand.  For some people (like me) who have had losses, taking multiple tests to see if lines are getting darker provides reassurance that levels are rising (and I had betas done that coincided with lines darkening).  Yes, a faint line is still a positive, but in my experience, when the line doesn't darken it has always turned out to be a chemical pregnancy.  
    My doctor even told me that a line is the result of the dye in the pregnancy test, not the result of the HGC in urine.  
  • I think I'm finally posting in the right thread. I made the mistake by posting in the wrong one and got chewed out by some members who, from what I've been told, are notoriously rude to newbies. But anyways! Here is my situation:

    I've had three miscarriages in the past year and a couple months..my most recent being in September. I'm trying to to even begin to get my hopes up though. I ovulated on Black Friday (the 23rd), and my period was due on December 7th. On December 1st, I started spotting a little...enough to use a panty liner. I told my husband that I was thinking my period was about to start, but it was weird for it to be a week early. This spotting lasted from Dec 1st-4th (first and last day light spotting, day 2 & 3 a little bit more and brown/pink). I started doing some research on implanation bleeding and from what I've read, it can occur anywhere from 6-10 days DPO. December 1st was 8 DPO, so right in the middle. It only makes sense right? I took a dollar store test this past weekend and that is what is in the first picture. Am I crazy? Blind? Both? Hubby swears he can't see anything and that it was an evap line, but he's the type that wants to see two solid lines before he believes anything, especially after 3 losses. To me it looks to be the same thickness as the control line. The last pic was taken yesterday (the 10th). The last three pregnancies I was at least starting the 5th week when I got a positive test, based on calculations right now I would be at 4 weeks 4-6 days pregnant. I feel like I should definitely keep testing as long as I don't have a period!
  • I had thrown this away as a negative 3 days ago. I just took out the bathroom trash this morning and this  :') ...so we will see. I already have a doctor's appt on friday. 
  • @meggyme Yeah, I'll just let the doc tell me whats up Friday. The other test from the box I took a few days before this one has nothing on that circle. It's my first experience with this. My last 3 pregnancies I didnt catch until 5/6 weeks. 
  • CD 27. Does anyone else see a faint second line?! This was 2 minutes after taking the test.
  • 14 dpo with FRER
  • Healthy pregnancy, even with super faint BFP at 17 dpo midday urine. (I am now 36 weeks pregnant.)One with a Dollar Store cheapy, and then with FRER because I couldn’t tell if the Dollar Store one was positive or negative.
  • CD 27. Does anyone else see a faint second line?! This was 2 minutes after taking the test.
    Yup! Looks just like mine from CD 28. I’m 36 weeks pregnant now.
  • I used first response this time around for my boy I used clear blue, both similar, started out looking like an evap line, then slowly got darker over about a minute 

  • I'm about 4 days before missed period. This is a dollar store test and this line appeared at about 4-5 min. I first thought positive but showed to my sister who thought it could just be evaporation line. Curious what you all think? 
  • @EmmaLeah05 evap lines only show up after a test has dried (so 4-5 minutes is too soon for an evap) and typically don't really have color to them.  Yours looks positive to me.  Take another test the day of your expected period, it should be a darker line by then.
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  • Looking for some reassurance. 

    I've had three faint positives - 2 on frer, and 1 on pregmate cheapie. Also had three negatives on less sensitive tests.

    First positive was on Thursday evening. Got another Sat (Pic attached) with fmu. Then a more faint one this morning but not with first morning pee. 

    I don't know how many dpo I am because I had stopped tracking for a few months as I was getting stressed by it (LOL). We only dtd on 12 CD, and I thought for sure there was no chance because I usually ovulate between 17 and 19 CD. 

    But AF was due yesterday. 

    I'm so thrown by the fact that I got a faint positive three days ago and am still not getting a positive on the 25ml tests. Just worried this isn't going anywhere...

  • @Madamemerle a line is a line, so I'd say you're pregnant!  Keep testing if you want more reassurance, or get one done at your doctor's.  If you weren't tracking then you can't be sure when you ovulated.
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  • My beta was only 15 a full 24 hours after all these tests.... lines are getting darker :)
  • janeadcjaneadc
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    edited January 19
    Sharing this progression from 11dpo to 19dpo on dollar store cheapies. Have had chemicals so got betas done at 12 and 15dpo which are on the right.  Hopefully helpful for someone.
  • jillybeanasbjillybeanasb
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    edited January 24
    TW - I found out I was pregnant back in October. Because of autoimmune issues we closely monitored pregnancy. Week 7 the baby’s heartbeat was slow and by week 9 it had stopped. I had a D&C on November 29th. I never got my period after the D&C so I took a pregnancy test Saturday, another Sunday and a third yesterday. They were all positive (2 dye and 1 digital). If my ovulation cycle stayed the same I probably ovulated sometime around January 1st. Could the HCG be leftover from the miscarriage 8 weeks later? I had a blood draw today (Wednesday) and am waiting to hear back.
  • @jillybeanasb *TW* I'm sorry for your loss. Did they track your HCG down after your D&C? It is possible to have some remaining tissue. But, I would be cautiously optimistic. With a D&C, the chances of retained tissue are slim and it would be a long time to have retained tissue without any complications. I hope you hear back soon and get good, unambiguous news.
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  • @kiki75 they didn’t track the HCG levels after. I had an appointment 3 weeks after and wasn’t having any complications so they didn’t do any testing. Of course now I wish they had. Should have results back tomorrow so I’ll keep everyone posted 😊
  • morelove2givemorelove2give
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    edited January 28
  • Have had light spotting since 14 dpo... Lost my left tube to an ectopic December 7th, 2018. These are 13, 17, 18 (this morning) dpo. Anyone have spotting after bfp and have healthy pregnancy?
  • @morelove2give I had spotting during my first trimester and I now have a 4 week old. Spotting is very common during the first trimester.  
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  • @morelove2give If you are having spotting with your hx you should consult a physician
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  • I am going to the doctor tomorrow to get BETA testing but in the meanwhile do these look positive? I’m still guarded on allowing myself to feel the emotions of being pregnant, at least until confirmed from the doctor. 
  • I couldn’t take the faint line stress and bought a digital. BFP!! 
  •  This is my BFP from this morning♥️ 4w6D
  • Here is mine from last week. 4 days after missed period.
  • anyone ever get a bfp as early as 5dpo? I'm pretty sure i'm 5dpo its been 5 days since we dtd and I got a super faint bfp today. Testing again in the morning but FRERs are usually reliable right?
  • Here is my current line progression on some cheapies. My Dr is not doing betas (only one to confirm) and it's been nerve wracking waiting for my first appointment, so I continue to test for my peace of mind. I have heard people say all sorts of things about the lines getting darker or not, but honestly if it gets me through this week... it's a good sign by me! 
    They keep getting darker, but I'm noticing my PM tests are darker than AM. 
    Don't mind my horrendous handwriting!

  • Ok... im done...lol but i love seeing those lines get darker
  • CD22 DPO10 FRER, faint early positive? 

  • @kimmer1412 I see a line!!!! EEEEKKK!  <3

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