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very very faint line on pregnancy test

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starfish99 Sat 14-Dec-13 09:59:38

Just done a pregnancy test and there is a really really faint positive line on the test - can only really see it if I hold up to the light. I think I'm about 7 days dpo. How long does it take for a strong positive to show up?
Desperately hoping to get pregnant...mum has cancer and not long left so would be so good to have some good news for us and for her.
Think i am so hopeful I'm clutching at straws and so worried I'll get my period.

Leecarr Mon 10-Nov-14 11:10:40

I've just been to the doc for a blood test waiting for results fingers crossed and toes crossed although I am very doubtful!!

EmbarrassedPossessed Mon 10-Nov-14 08:18:34

Blimey, 6 days before AF is very early to get a positive. Try and wait till at least the day that AF is due before testing again.

foxyfemke Mon 10-Nov-14 07:25:12

6 days before you're due is really quite early. Be patient and wait and see if your period turns up. If not, retest.

Leecarr Mon 10-Nov-14 05:27:52

So it seems the morning test I took this morning came back neg sad so gutted!! Although I still somehow feel some hope that I am.. The first preg test with the faint line is a different brand to the one I took this morning with a negative result?.. Been having a lot of what I would describe them as 'stomach aches and pains' in my lower abdomen for the past 2 days !! AF is due in 6 days could it be that I tested to early ?? confused

EmbarrassedPossessed Sun 09-Nov-14 22:13:42

On your first picture that you uploaded I can see a very faint line. That can only happen if you have pregnancy hormones present. It doesn't matter what happened to the test after the time limit expired.

The re-test tomorrow morning will hopefully be clearer.

Leecarr Sun 09-Nov-14 22:09:53

After the line dissapeared that's what's left

Leecarr Sun 09-Nov-14 22:05:41

This is the line that vanished lol

Leecarr Sun 09-Nov-14 22:02:58

The faint line appeared within the 10 minute mark which the preg test gave.. I sure will take another test tomorrow.. Will upload a pic of the test what it looks like now with the 'vanished line' lol..

EmbarrassedPossessed Sun 09-Nov-14 21:56:12

If you had a line within the time limit that the test gives, then it's a positive no matter how faint/thin. If you're unsure as a result of what happened to the line after a while, do another test tomorrow morning with FMU and see if you get another positive.

weeblueberry Sun 09-Nov-14 21:54:54

I'm pretty sure any reading the test shows after a certain period isn't accurate - I'm just not sure when that is? I want to say 2 hours but hopefully someone else more knowledgeable will come along and correct me.

All I'm saying is don't worry about anything that happens to the test a certain period after you've peed on it as it might not be accurate.

Leecarr Sun 09-Nov-14 21:49:03

Those are the faint lines it was more visible in person

Leecarr Sun 09-Nov-14 21:44:18

Hi everyone , wonder if anybody can help me sad can't get off the net and go get into bed although I'm exhausted because I am sooo anxious!! I took a preg test this morning with first urine and there was a very faint pink line (was a thin line) I checked the test the whole day constantly starring at it because I was so uncertain and was praying the line would get darker Lol.. To only come back and stare at it 30min later (which was about 8/9 hours after morning urine and spending my whole day staring at the faint line) to see the 'positive faint line' gone and all that was left behind was a distinctive white positive line with what seemed to be extra darker urine that had leaked on it ?? Could I be pregnant !! I really hope I am

PuppyMummy Sun 22-Dec-13 16:27:06

starfish it doesn't matter how long ur cycle is. they will still date u from the first day of ur last period. then when u hav the dating scan at 12 weeks they change the due date accordingly.

I have a short cycle so my due date was 5 days out from what I thought when calculated by midwife. when I had my scan the due date ended up matching exactly what I thought it would be and spot on for my cycle!

starfish99 Sun 22-Dec-13 14:44:15

hi all. staying positive... still pregnant. I think! just wondered how the timing works... my last af was 16th Nov but I have a 35 day cycle (on average). so if i guesstimate that I ov'd on 7th dec does that make me just over 4 weeks or 5 weeks? think they say your date is from your last af but if you have a longer cycle than the avrg 28 surely that affects how pregnant you are?

I've had period like cramps at the start of every pregnancy (implantation I believe) and with dd bleeding on top of that about the time my period would have been due, which had me fooled. Good luck!

BettyMacdonald Sat 21-Dec-13 19:09:28

Oh best of luck. FWIW I've never had a clearly positive test until I'm about 6 days late. I ovulate around day 19 so think that's why. Keeping fingers crossed for you

Christelle2207 Sat 21-Dec-13 19:04:06

I know its difficult to not test daily but if you test every 2 days, as I did, you will be more likely to see a sustained darkening. The test measures hormones in your wee and depending on lots of factors its concentration will vary a bit day to day

Americanhoney Sat 21-Dec-13 14:21:45

Also forgot to add that I kept on testing throughout the early stages of my second pregnancy and the lines remained faint throughout. First pregnancy lines were always dark. So for me, the darkness/lightness of the line meant nothing.

Americanhoney Sat 21-Dec-13 14:18:00

As the other posters have said previously, unfortunately you have to wait and see, which is unbearable as I couldn't think of anything else. In the end I had the "false" positive tests and then got confirmation of chemical pregnancy. I got pregnant in the next cycle and DD2 is sitting next to me now. DD1 pregnancy was a total breeze but throughout DD2 pregnancy I had lots of dark, small bleeds and period style stomach cramps, no one knew why and I feared every time I went to the loo! I say this to let you know you aren't alone and pls stay positive as it might yet happen! Wishing you all the best.

HaleyDunphy Sat 21-Dec-13 13:59:09

I think you're going to be fine, honestly. It's impossible not to think about it every moment, I know, but try to fill your time if you can! I did them every day religiously at 6am for days! My lines were soooo light for so long too, so that's good you've got a nice dark one.

All is well here, almost 18 weeks now and I never thought I'd get to this point. I was exactly the same as you! Fingers crossed but I really don't think you need it.

starfish99 Sat 21-Dec-13 13:54:02

hi Hayley. I think I must be about 14-15 dpo. I haven't tracked ov though so that's just based on symptoms. I first tested +ve with the faintest of faint lines last sat (a week ago) and the lines got darker apart from a wobble yesterday ehen ut was lighter. My period was due a coupe of days ago although they aren't that regular. people have said they get spotting around the time of their period so it could be that. Could still be a cp - who knows! Keep everything crossed for me! How are you getting on?

HaleyDunphy Sat 21-Dec-13 13:20:05

What dpo are you on now btw and when is your period due?

HaleyDunphy Sat 21-Dec-13 13:19:33

Sounds good! The spotting is probably just implantation spotting. Fingers crossed for you!

starfish99 Sat 21-Dec-13 13:05:21

feeling a bit more positive this morning. did another test and got the darkest line yet. Still getting a little spotting but very little. keeping everything crossed that this is going to work out ok!

VJONES1985 Sat 21-Dec-13 09:49:20

Tea1sugar - sorry, only just seen your message! Yes, am 5w4d and due in August.

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