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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)

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:53:21

sorry HobKnob!

Although it could be right in my case grin

Feint (meaning) - or any ‘pretence intended to mislead’.

LaMaga Tue 23-Apr-13 14:05:15

A line is a line. Go to the GP and they will book you with a midwife, before that you could ask for another urine test. Congratulations!

MamaBear17 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:19:43

I got the same result on a first response test when I tested 4 days before Id missed my period. I even broke the test apart so that I could look more closely at the strip! I tested again and the result is now sleeping peacefully next to me on the sofa after a busy morning at nursery smile

SuedeEffectPochette Tue 23-Apr-13 14:25:12

Unless you have taken fertility drugs, any line, even very very faint, indicates that you are making the pregnancy hormone. (Most show up 4 days before official test date in my experience). However, sadly some (not many) pregnancies end as soon as they start with such an early miscarriage that if you had not tested you might just think was a late or heavier period. I recall testing 4 days early once, having a faint line, but then miscarrying only about 5 days later. If I hadn't tested I would never have known that this was a brief pregnancy. For the sake of sanity (and a clear line) don't test early would be my advice.

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:36:50

I'd love to believe mine is to be a happy story but I'm just not sure sad

And SuedeEffectPochette - I'm so sorry to hear your about your experience.

I wish I'd not tested early now but easier said than done sad the blood and cramps (although they are easing off) are still there, although it now seems like clear with bright red in - so sorry for TMI blush but still hanging on for some hope I guess!

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 14:58:01

BTW - has anyone had a v v v faint line & bleeding like I've mentioned?

Currently still hoping smile

Maybe I'm just a bit too hopeful though confused

KatAndKit Tue 23-Apr-13 15:02:27

Yes, lots of people will have had that and I bet half of them will have gone one way and half the other. The truth is that early testing can pick up chemical pregnancies that you'd never have known about if you'd have waited till you are late. It's basically that the egg gets fertilised and tries to implant but it doesn't get any further and your period then comes as normal or slightly late. This is massively common, it's just that most women don't know when it happens to them because they didn't test so they didn't know they had conceived.
The only way you will know is to wait. If it turns into proper blood loss then it's your period and you have had a chemical pregnancy. There is no need to do anything, it is just one of those things but very disappointing when it happens to you.
If it does not turn into a proper period and you still have a positive result but have light bleeding or spotting then you should see a doctor.

wonderingifiam2013 Tue 23-Apr-13 15:05:18

Thanks KatAndKit - I'm glad you're around today smile

That's it - no more rummaging blush and no more POAS for me until I'm late!


SarahAndFuck Tue 23-Apr-13 15:08:12

My almost not there line was really just a couple of faint dots, but it was still a positive. Clear Blue Digital taken later the same day confirmed things much more clearly.

DS is now four grin

I hope things work out for you the way you want.

Itchywoolyjumper Tue 23-Apr-13 15:36:15

I tested 4 days early and I had a line so faint I had to take it down 5 flights of stairs into the street to see it properly in daylight.
It was pretty nerve wracking time, waiting to see if it was going to stay with me and I started it 4 days earlier than I needed to. With hindsight I don't think I'd test so early again.
I'm very happy to say that my very faint line is 2 and currently rampaging round upstairs playing elephant men. I hope you have the same luck x

Pickles101 Tue 23-Apr-13 15:40:57

Oh thank God, HobKnob said it. I was about to cry.

Fakebook Tue 23-Apr-13 17:15:08

hmm @ people getting their knickers in a twist over use of a wrong word. Pathetic.

NotAQueef Tue 23-Apr-13 18:31:59

wondering it coukd be I had lots if cramping before I got ny bfp - so much so that didn't test 'til I was 6 days late as kept thinking af was coming --and I was in denial--wink wink

NotAQueef Tue 23-Apr-13 18:32:37

sorry fat fingers + new phone

MiaowTheCat Tue 23-Apr-13 18:36:36

Sure I read somewhere that evap lines don't tend to have colour pigment to them whereas faint lines DO. I have to say that lots of the times I've tested a bit too early and been pregnant (I have no willpower - if there are sticks in the house I MUST PEE ON THEM ALL!!) there's been a faint line that's come up overnight after the test read intervals that's had me wondering - and it's later proved to be a proper line when I've re-tested a couple of days down the line (these tended to be Tesco tests since it was just what there was near us to buy from).

Plenty of pregnancy test pee stick galleries on the internet to sit and flick through till your obsession wanes comparing faint lines and known outcomes if you're so inclined - between doing that and comparing temp charts I've killed probably what amounts to days of my life over the years (6 years of fertility problems so I've obsessed a lot over the years!)

Sallyingforth Tue 23-Apr-13 18:41:12

To those who object to the spelling of 'feint' - I disagree!

Thin lines printing on stationery are correctly known as feint lines. Since that's exactly what the OP is seeing on her stick, that's not so very wrong.

So there smile

TattyDevine Tue 23-Apr-13 18:45:12

If its seen, its a bean.

Got positives with First Response (pink jobbies) at 8 days and 9 days past ovulation with both of my viable pregnancies.

Pickles101 Tue 23-Apr-13 18:55:18

Yes but feint lines on stationary are very thin but clearly defined. The faint line on a pregnancy test is hard to make out because it is... faint.

<<Knickers twist even more>>

ToupOfRegDwight Tue 23-Apr-13 19:03:47

My faint line is currently wriggling and babbling to herself instead of sleeping. I had light bleeds at 5 and 6 weeks.

ToupOfRegDwight Tue 23-Apr-13 19:05:33

And it was a very faint line. I broke open the case and held the strip up to the light. A clearblue digital confirmed it.

ladythatlunches Tue 23-Apr-13 19:27:42

My very very very faint line are BOTH asleep (twins) only I could see the line smile

Also before that I had very faint lines that didn't get darker and then I started to bleed. Was a chemical pregnancy. sad

Really hope it's good news for you. Considering you had implantation bleeding before maybe that is the normal for you. Good luck

LegoLegoEverywhere Tue 23-Apr-13 19:37:58

I had a very faint line, spotting and 10 minutes of very painful cramping with my second wonderingifiam. I assumed that I was not pregnant. Four days later I took another test and the line was like TRA-LA-LAAAA! So perhaps try again in a week, you never know. wink

TheCatIsUpTheDuff Tue 23-Apr-13 19:46:31

Try again. The instructions will tell you how long the test is reliable for after you've peed on it - the cheapy I did was reliable for 15 minutes. After that, evaporation and chemical reactions can give you false lines. If you really have to squint to see if it's a line, it might not be - a faint line is still a visible line.

Get another one in a couple of days.

Finola1step Tue 23-Apr-13 19:53:42

I once tested 4 days before AF due. Saw what I was hoping was the faintest of blue lines. It was probably my mind going into full wishful thinking mode. Told myself not to get my hopes up. Waited for AF - nothing happened. Waiting 2 days after AF due date to test again and got the BFP.

That was in April 2010. I am now sat here waiting for her to finally drop off to sleep. Good luck.

LaTrucha Tue 23-Apr-13 19:59:33

My tiny little pink smudge you could barely see is currently falling asleep about 3 feet away from me. Congratulations!

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