FRER FAINT line - ADVICE NEEDED!!!

(64 Posts)
cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 19:18:54

I POAS this morning (clearblue digital with conception date) and it said not pregnant, but I am addicted to poas....so, this evening did an FRER and I had a very (barely visible) second pink line. Husband saw it too and confirmed that I wasn't mad about the second line.
AF due on 25th....
Does that sound like a positive and what are the chances of false positives??

Boosk Mon 23-Dec-13 19:22:38

As I understand it, a line is a line, but this is my first time ttc. Have another go in the morning? FX for a strong line for you smile

2beornot Mon 23-Dec-13 19:24:54

Frer are, IMO, the dogs bollocks of hpt. (And I've peed on enough). So I think yes!! Congratulations!!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 19:28:32

I woke up so early and desperately needed the toilet and felt sick...so did the CB test...but when it came up negative I sort of thought that was it as they detect same level of HcG apparently...but there was def a faint line on the frer..... ARG
Terrified of getting a negative result tomorrow.....

PuppyMummy Mon 23-Dec-13 19:35:20

frer are more sensitive than cb digi. I would do a frer again with fmu in morning or wait til xmas day and do it then

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 19:39:47

I'm not sure I am physically capable of waiting till Xmas day - also if I get a BFN it might ruin the day!!!

Feelingfatty Mon 23-Dec-13 19:49:37

Poas again with fmu but looks likes congrats are in order!!!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 20:17:55

Husband just convinced me to do another frer (he's even more impatient than me). Also has vvv faint line.

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 20:29:32

Thanks guys - you are making me feel less alone/insane! God what a weird feeling....we dont know whether to feel celebratory or to hold off in case they aren't accurate

PuppyMummy Mon 23-Dec-13 20:55:52

do it with fmu on a frer! fingers crossed!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:02:54

I used all my frers, so will have to run to chemist tomorrow before going to bathroom! Now panicking about evap line on second test (i think result was within 5 mins, but now am questioning myself!!)
Thanks for the support guys...fingers crossed.

Feelingfatty Mon 23-Dec-13 21:10:23

Can always pee in a pot before you go smile

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:18:10

Good point!! Ugh, will be so anticlimactic if i get a bfn tomorrow.

lia66 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:21:49

Post a pic

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:25:29

how do i post a pic?

My lines were faint from day af was due, gradually got darker. Now I can poas anytime of day and the line is darker than control. Cb digi didn't pick it up until 3 days later so don't worry about that result. Stick with the frer x x

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 21:31:34

Thanks! The fact that the second test (done within about 45 mins of first) was even fainter worries me...but maybe that's just cause hcg was more diluted? Damned possible evap lines.... !

Feelingfatty Mon 23-Dec-13 21:52:51

Probably just more diluted im sure it's fine!!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:17:06

Thanks Feelingfatty! I'm going stir crazy. Its been a hell of a year and so am finding remaining calm and patient nigh on impossible.!!

Feelingfatty Mon 23-Dec-13 22:27:53

Id be the same!!! I'm almost sure you have reason to get excited gringringringrin

MrsClauswearsspanx Mon 23-Dec-13 22:31:55

A line is a line is a line. Congratulations are in order methinks! What a Xmas present!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:36:25

Let's pray it isn't evap, and that there is no nasty chemical pregnancy business....EEK! I'll let you all know what my test in the morning says!

givemeaboost Mon 23-Dec-13 22:40:44

yuk I wish people wouldn't use the phrase chemical pregnancy, it is an early miscarriage, not a false pregnancy.
Sounds hopeful though, fx for a darker line in the morning!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 22:55:25

Oh, I know it isn't a 'false pregnancy', it just seems to be the accepted term for early miscarriage.... but I agree, it is a weird way of saying it!

Feelingfatty Mon 23-Dec-13 22:55:31

Give me a boost I thought there was a difference...i know doctors who say chemical pregnancy...didn't realise wasn't a correct phrase!!

Feelingfatty Mon 23-Dec-13 22:56:49

I'm sure I'm wrong though!

cbmb12 Mon 23-Dec-13 23:41:16

I think they are the same thing unless am interpreting it all wrong!

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 09:22:24

Did test with fmu....the line is still just as faint...only just visible... (but there within 3 mins)
CB digi still saying 'not pregnant'

AFdue tomorrow or Thurs - surely line should be stronger now? V.confused.

Feelingfatty Tue 24-Dec-13 09:39:35

Not necessarily everyone has different amounts of hcg so all is probably fine! How faint is it? Post a pic?

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:01:06

how do i post pics? (am new)

Christelle2207 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:10:05

Assuming the line has colour (Pink?) you are most definitely upduffed for christmassmile. As others q have said the clearblues dont pick up the hormones as early. i got a bfp
Just before last christmas
(Tested every day for about a fortnight)-now have a v wriggly 4 month oldgrin

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:30:45

The line has veeeeeerrrryyy pale pink colour and came up within the 3-5 window each time.
But because it is every so slightly lighter this morning (i scrutinised them a lot) it makes me terrified about early miscarriage!

katatonic Tue 24-Dec-13 10:37:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:39:29

ARG! Bitten all nails off! How do I post pics by the way?

Thank you guys for all your support!

Keep FX for no early miscarriage!!!!

We're the FRER different batches? If so the lines will be different colours!

A line is a line - enjoy your amazing Christmas present!! thanks

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:48:51
TinselinaBumSquash Tue 24-Dec-13 10:49:55

I can see a line on all of those (also I love that website!)

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:51:05

p.s. it is slightly more visible in real life!

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 10:52:47

All of those?

TinselinaBumSquash Tue 24-Dec-13 10:54:47

Sorry I kept looking at the same picture thinking it was many blush<Christmas brain frazzle!>

JingleMyBells Tue 24-Dec-13 11:00:30

Hey, that website is really fun almost tempted to get shagging so I can post on there grin

Casmama Tue 24-Dec-13 11:08:46

I think it's positive as well, congratulations!

Agree with the poster who says if there is a colour to the line it s positive. Also remember if you are comparing today's test after 5 mins with yesterday's from 24hrs ago then yesterday's is bound to be a little darker.

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 11:10:18

I wish I knew whether or not to celebrate!

weebleswillwobble Tue 24-Dec-13 11:15:57

Congratulations!

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 11:41:41

As it us before af due date am terrified it won't be sticky

Feelingfatty Tue 24-Dec-13 11:51:51

Definitely a line congrats!!

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 12:04:36

Eeeeeeeek!!!!!! Thanks guys! I'm trying to stay calm until get digital positive

Feelingfatty Tue 24-Dec-13 14:49:54

Hopefully you get your digital response tomorrow! Perfect Christmas present!!

bugoven Tue 24-Dec-13 15:41:01

I see a line too. My line was that faint and blood test on the same day showed a level of 150hcg which is about 4 weeks (although it varies for everyone) so would make sense with you being due tomorrow.
Celebrate your little pink line and take whatever happens next a day at a time.
Goodluck X

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 16:25:28

It would be a great Xmas present!!!!

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 19:05:06

Has anyone here knowingly had an early miscarriage/chemical pregnancy? If so...what were the signs? (I haven't got any I don't think but want to keep any eye out)

Feelingfatty Tue 24-Dec-13 19:30:36

My friend had a 'chemical pregnancy' only signs we're did a pregnancy test before he period due (about a week so very early) and was positive then did another in the morning and then another in morning but negative. Everyone after negative doctors odd bloods and could see she had had one. I wouldn't worry! If you're tests are positive they're positive!

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 19:43:47

Im only fretting because I am not due for a day or two and the line was fainter this morning than last night, although barely...if it was post due date I'd be less anxious, but it seems CPs are very common (i did not know about them until today!!)

3gorgeousgirlies Tue 24-Dec-13 20:12:11

Hi I've just had 2 chemicals in a row. Both times I got faint positives few days early then went negative as af was due then started bleeding few days later.

First chemical I had severe cramps the day after I tested positive. The second one I had no symptoms.

I'm sure your lines will get darker next few days. I was just unlucky. Most faint lines do turn out ok for most women.

cbmb12 Tue 24-Dec-13 23:36:38

Thanks 3gorgeousgirlies - I appreciate that. Sorry to hear about your chemicals. Big hugs <3
It is one of the problems of early testing I guess - the lurking fear (and risk) of potential chemicals.
AF is due either tomorrow or day after for me...nervous as took test last night and another this morning and it was nor darker (possibly even slightly lighter)

MrsClauswearsspanx Wed 25-Dec-13 00:23:54

My tests were negative until a week AFTER AF was due. And I was very much pregnant! So the fact you're seeing a faint line now means to me you're def preg, just v v early days.

cbmb12 Wed 25-Dec-13 00:34:43

Yeh, I am pretty sure I am (or at least was until V recently!), just scared that i will have a chemical because line was fainter.....
Scary business - didn't even know chemical pregnancies existed until yesterday!!!!!! FX!

MrsClauswearsspanx Wed 25-Dec-13 00:46:12

It could just be the different tests showing stronger and then fainter lines. FX.

Writerwannabe83 Wed 25-Dec-13 00:54:01

Try not to worry cbmb - I got 3 BFPs one day (with mid afternoon and evening urine) but when I tested the next morning with another two brands they both came back as negative - not even a faint line. I also assumed I'd had a chemical pregnancy!! I tested again the next day though and got a 'Pregnant 2-3 weeks' on my CB Digi. As the CB Digi was reading 2-3 weeks then my HCG levels must have been pretty high so in idea why other tests had come back negative. But anyway, I'm just over 26 weeks so there's no disputing it now smile

cbmb12 Wed 25-Dec-13 08:36:05

Took another frer today, and the line is stronger (although still faint), so I am definitely pregnant.
Keeping fingers and toes crossed that it is sticky and I don't get a chem pregnancy (af due today or tomorrow)

Feelingfatty Wed 25-Dec-13 12:10:24

Fabulous news op! Merry Christmas!!!

zeeboo Wed 25-Dec-13 12:34:22

As someone up thread said, you don't "get a chemical pregnancy" you get pregnant. That pregnancy either proceeds to term or you suffer a mc or premature labour.

cbmb12 Wed 25-Dec-13 12:53:44

I know that 'chemical pregnancy' doesn't mean a false pregnancy...it just means early miscarriage, but it seems to be what it is called by midwives etc.....(don't know why though)

cbmb12 Wed 25-Dec-13 12:54:01

Thanks feelingfatty!!!!!!

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