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What does a positive pregnancy test really look like??

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  • gbaby2015 said:
    Ultrasound 8 DPO, even earlier than a positive test! Confirmed, we have a baby in there. 
    I am so confused by this… 8dpo is early for a hpt, and about 2 weeks+ early to be able to see anything on an US.
    DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
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  • An early transvaginal ultrasound was done this morning. 

    Google it. It’s possible to see a gestational sac at 3 weeks 1 day pregnant 
  • gbaby2015 said:
    An early transvaginal ultrasound was done this morning. 

    Google it. It’s possible to see a gestational sac at 3 weeks 1 day pregnant 
    Do you mean 3 weeks 1 day from ovulation or is this counting in the standard way from last menstrual period? When people say they are 6 weeks pregnant, it’s counted from their LMP, so you’d be about 5w 1d pregnant, which is still early and doesn’t explain your -1 hcg.
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  • @gbaby2015 sounds like either you’re confused or you’re further along than you think. Everything on Google says gestational sac forms at 4-5 weeks at the earliest. Seems odd that you’d have a visible GS earlier than most people can even get a BFP. Also, your first and last name is visible on your picture.
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    that place where you can still remember dreaming?
    That's where I will always love you.  
    That's where I'll be waiting."
    ~Peter Pan 

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  • @gbaby2015 why was a transvaginal ultrasound done before even having a positive HPT??

    Are you sure that's not a cyst or something?

    You're not considered pregnant unless your HCG is >5
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  • hiii! brand new mama to be :) honestly, i used dollar store pregnancy tests because with the research i did, all pregnancy tests detect the same hormone: hcg, so lots of L&D nurses have advised to not spend so much $$$ on brand name tests because they all do the same thing: detect hcg. so i was 1 day late from my period, decided to take a test just to see-i had no expectations or anything, i thought it would just be negative and i’d get my period tomorrow. i bought 3 dollar store “veriquick” tests, tried it out at 10 pm, and got a very faint second line. i didn’t think much on it and just figured i’d take a second one in the morning. i woke up the next morning at 11 am, took the test with first urine of the day, it the second line was darker, so yay, positive! about 4-5 days later, i decided to take 1 more just to be sure and the line was definitely as clear as day. yay to all the mamas to be!
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  • solet400solet400 Just Joined
    i was wondering i took a pregnancy test and there was a faint line like a really faint one I'm testing kind early but the test i bought says you can test up to 5 days early I've been feeling like throwing up for the past two days do you think that a faint line means positive I'm definitely going to test in a few days again
  • mamakoki22mamakoki22 member
    edited April 5
    > @jamjoyful said:
    > 1 day after period was due. FRER.
    You have a day-stealer! Your test line is so much darker than the other line.Maybe your having twins! 🤗
  • My recommendation is just go digital so there's no fuss with seeing faint lines, one, two or none. It's much easier. It's PREGNANT or NOT PREGNANT.
    lola-bean-11
  • Can someone tell me why this control line looks almost runny ? I did take this back home and it was 2 clear lines, I put it in my purse and now we’re at the urgent care hoping to get clear answers . Pregnant ???? I’m expecting my period in 4 days 
  • meggymemeggyme member
    @waterbby23 it’s runny because the dye only stays readable for a certain amount of time. That’s why you’re only supposed to read it within like 10 minutes. Congrats you’re pregnant.
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  • You are pregnant, you are outside of the read time.  No need to go to urgent care for a positive pregnancy test. 
    optimistgardenerejoseph16paytonpedro
  • b_1029b_1029 member
    @waterbby23 ??? Why would you go to urgent care for a positive pregnancy test? 
    *tw*
    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    letrozole + trigger + ti: bfn x 2
    iui #1 9.25.2019: bfn
    iui #2 10.23.2019; bfp 11.3.2019; edd 7.17.2020
    dd 7.6.2020


    ejoseph16paytonpedro
  • Good morning! So how bad are frer indents?? I took one this morning day af is possibly due and got this?? Showed within the time frame but it looks off to me. Too far to the left and only slightly pink! 
  • @AmandaNacora I would retest in a few days. 
    paytonpedroAmandaNacora
  • @ejoesph16 thanks I plan too. I was just so thrown off by how off center it was! 
  • Well I took another frer this evening and stark white bfn. Guess it was a indent or something. 
  • I am not late for my period however I’ve not been feeling my normal pre-period self. Not to mention my bf has asked me as well as other people and I got concerned so I took a test. Well that test was a blue dye test and I know how deceiving those can be. Yes, I saw a faint blue plus. Well not necessarily believing that, I took a first response. Faintest line ever, but chalked it up to being a notorious indent. Well said indent got darker last night and even darker today. But I really can’t tell. Period supposed to start Wednesday so five days. Here’s the pictures, blue background is this morning, counter background last night. Thanks!
    ejoseph16adele85
  • kjck622905kjck622905 Newbie
    Was this positive? I’m currently in the same situation with a similar test result one day before AF due, about 12-13DPO
  • cloud1229cloud1229 Just Joined
    edited May 17
    https://ibb.co/y5gst3V

    8 days late. Faint line. I edited the photo to see if it would make it easier for me to see whether there was a 2nd line or not. Still not really sure if it's positive. When should I test again?
  • @cloud1229 are you testing first thing in the morning when your urine is most concentrated? If not, try doing that. Otherwise, most people on here seem to suggest waiting a few days before testing again and then calling your doctor if you still haven't gotten a positive test/your period after 60 days.

    Also, I know for me at least, digital tests were easier to read since it just says 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'
  • I'd wait another week and test again.
  • edited May 29
    I always use the digital clear blue. It just says pregnant. Lol. It’s easy and takes away the guessing aspect. I’m an overthinker and I know I will overthink everything. It’s hard to disagree with “pregnant”. Period. I wish I could figure out how to post a picture lol
  • jamied41jamied41 member
    I bought "early detection pregnancy test" from Amazon. I was very afraid of using it. I read the instructions several times, but I couldn't get a clear picture of how it worked. I tried to get some info from internet, but the information wasn't clear, either. I did try to do it, but nothing happened. I was very disappointed, and I put the test in the drawer. A few days later, I picked it up and re-read the instructions again, and I noticed one thing I didn't notice the first time. It said: "do not wait for more than three minutes, the result is not accurate". I thought that the result can not be accurate if I don't wait for three minutes. So I decided to try it again. I used the toilet to pee, then washed my hands. I took the test and walked to the nearest seat. I sat there for one minute, and then I looked at it. A pink line appeared. I couldn't believe it, I was so excited! My husband and I are going to have a baby! I took a picture with my husband and sent it to my mom.
    lola-bean-11
  • coco2787coco2787 member
    @jamied41 if you only saw one pink line you aren’t pregnant. There needs to be two lines for a positive pregnancy test. Perhaps you might scroll up a bit on this thread you posted on and see what a positive pregnancy test looks like since the instructions seemed to confuse you 
    Me: 35  H: 35
    Married: 4/5/13

    "You know that place between sleep and awake, 
    that place where you can still remember dreaming?
    That's where I will always love you.  
    That's where I'll be waiting."
    ~Peter Pan 

    *TW*
    BFP #1: 11/12/12  EDD 7/25/13 Baby boy: 7/27/13
    BFP #2: 10/29/17   MMC dx @ 9 weeks
    BFP #3: 2/2/18 MC 2/7/18
    BFP #4: 3/2/18  MC 3/9/18
    RPL testing and hysteroscopy: all normal
    BFP #5: 4/1/18 MMC dx @ 14 weeks ----> genetically normal girl  :'(
    Hysteroscopy to remove scar tissue 9/28
    BFP #6 11/5/18 EDD 7/20/19  <3  Rainbow baby girl born 7/23/19 
    BFP #7 12/8/2021 EDD 8/22/2022 
  • I only use dollar store test and they were positive a week before my period was due so I love them.1$
  • Does this look positive? 

  • Hi @lilmammakm, there's only one line which means that you're not pregnant or you're testing too early and there's not enough HCG in your urine for the test to detect the pregnancy
  • These are mine. 1 week past expected period
  • b_1029b_1029 member
    @lilmammakm I see a veryyyyy faint line, I’d wait several days and try again. 
    *tw*
    married 10.2016
    ttc #1 11.2017
    dx: unexplained
    letrozole + trigger + ti: bfn x 2
    iui #1 9.25.2019: bfn
    iui #2 10.23.2019; bfp 11.3.2019; edd 7.17.2020
    dd 7.6.2020


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