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wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 12:43:04

has anyone tested early (I think 3 or 4 days early) and got a very very very (I could continue) feint line ... that dried darker overnight?

I thought I could see it when I first tested and in the 3 minute window (in the right light/upside down/screwing up eyes!) but then decided it could be my imagination and was probably negative.

It's on the same line where I got my postive last time (still have it in draw years on and yes I know that's stupid blush)

Is a line a line a line - or could it be an evap line? (it's pink-ish not grey btw)

yaimee Tue 23-Apr-13 12:44:44

Yes me, ignore the drying, that would happen anyway, but if you saw a feint line then book a test at docs or get a clear blue.

NotYoMomma Tue 23-Apr-13 12:46:12

I tested and bfn - I was falling asleep all over the place!

Day later tested and v v faint line.

Wasn't 3 - 4 days though! It was just under 2 weeks!!

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 23-Apr-13 12:46:24

A line is a line. It shows that the correct hormone for pregnancy is present in your urine. I had this went to the GP who said a line is a line and booked me in with the midwife and indeed a line was a line.

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 12:47:16

yaimee, please can you tell me if you mean the pink line would come up darker after drying even if it was negative?

I think I need to buy a clear blue smile

Szeli Tue 23-Apr-13 12:47:42

A line is a line. Mine showed up like this and I didn't believe it - I was 18 weeks gone. Get to the docs x

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 12:48:06

thanks all - hoping a line is line grin

KatAndKit Tue 23-Apr-13 12:48:19

It really is too early. Wait a bit and try again in a couple of days (or tomorrow morning if you are really impatient) What brand of test did you use?
Really a line is a line, but with the cheapy dipstick tests you can get a bit of evaporation line. If it is pink it is not really an evaporation line though, it is more likely to be an early positive result.
The fact it dried darker is not relevant. Anything you see after ten minutes is not a valid result any more. But if you think it may be a very light coloured line you could be in luck. For all sorts of sensible reasons it is better to wait till your period is due, but i hope it turns out well for you.

TheHappyEverAfterFairy Tue 23-Apr-13 12:48:21

I tested early and also saw a feint line. there was a helpline number enclosed in the instructions for use. I called them up and the lady told me a line is a line, no matter how feint. she was right. can't recall the brand though (must've been an early results one though but not one of the expensive smiley face ones), but if there's a number to call on the instructions then i'd suggest you give it a call?

Szeli Tue 23-Apr-13 12:49:00

Oh and clear blue are no better than pound shop ones; the doctors takes them as they are anyways.

In fact clear blue ones have been worse than others for me; error readings aplenty! x

KatAndKit Tue 23-Apr-13 12:49:28

A clear blue digi is probably less sensitive than the test you have already used so definitely wait 2 days before doing one of those. If you have a superdrug their early preg tests are brilliant.

HappyJoyful Tue 23-Apr-13 12:50:31

feint line I had is now 2.4yrs old.
fingers crossed.

alienbanana Tue 23-Apr-13 12:52:23

Yep - get a Superdrug test. Most sensitive ones I've come across.

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 12:52:31

it was a first response early number.

Still not convinced it came up straight away (although I did do a bit of a gasp when I saw what I thought I saw grin)

It's just the drying darker bit - there is definitely a line there now, albeit a very feint one. Would this happen with a negative anyway?

KatAndKit Tue 23-Apr-13 12:57:19

No, I doubt it, a negative that dried to give an evaporation line would look grey. if you have pink then there surely must be some preg hormone going on.
I was a sucker for early testing, I'd always start 4 days before period due each month. My very faint line is napping in his buggy. First response early result are reliable tests and can pick up very tiny amounts of pregnancy hormone.
Once you get to the point when your period is overdue, if you are still getting positives then, time to call the midwife! In the meantime there's little you can do but wait and hope with everything crossed and piss on a few more tests if you feel like it.

NotAQueef Tue 23-Apr-13 12:58:39

Can you post a pic?

dribbleface Tue 23-Apr-13 12:59:02

Ds2 was a feint line. He's now 19 mths. Evap lines IME tend to be grey and do not come up in the time frame. Think superdrug tests have a lower threshold (10 compared to 15 on others, can't think of the word but the amount of hormone needed to get positive)

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:01:01

grin - so good to hear about the very feint lines currently in buggies! smile

NotAQueef - I really don't think the possibly imaginery line that came up in the first 3 minutes would have shown up on a photo, I'm guessing the overnight line would (just!) but I'm not at home just now

dribbleface Tue 23-Apr-13 13:02:47

Fingers crossed for you.

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:05:56


Fakebook Tue 23-Apr-13 13:09:18

I tested a week early with DS and got a really faint line that was hardly there. I also looked at it at different angles and light with screwed eyes, but it was definitely there. I still have it in my drawer with scan pics too blush and the line is still there 2 years later. As is Dd's test and that's 6 years old now.

A line is a line. Especially if you saw it come up in the three minute window.

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:26:58

Glad I'm not the only one Fakebook grin

Although I'm feeling really stupid now!

Noticed cramping on LHS about an hour ago and have just had a tiny bit of what looks like blood (I'm having an issue with seeing pink it seems!) - only a hint of pinky looking discharge, and not when I wipe (TMI!) only on investigation blush

Now I'm going mad thinking is it AF or implantation? Why oh why can't I just wait and stay calm until I'm officially late sad

NotAQueef Tue 23-Apr-13 13:44:08

Sounds like it could be implantation!
Get yourself a few cheapies from poundland then you can test everyday until Friday if you like (that's what I would do).
Be sure to use your first wee of the day
Fingers crossed for you grin

HobKnob Tue 23-Apr-13 13:46:41



wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:50:52

Really? Do you think so NotAQueef! smile even with the cramping pains?

I did have implantation with #1 but I really can't remember if there was pinky stuff? I remember a bright red tiny blob and that was it, but I guess I could have muddled it up in my stupid 'investigation'! I'm just scared it's AF coming early sad

I've ordered some tests online to stop me buying some tonight as I know I'll just have to do them straight away and that's pointless! (P.S I am usually a level-headed grown adult ... but can't help myself turning into a gibbering mess!)

I keep telling myself only time will tell smile but not really listening to my advice blush


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