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to have used an expired pregnancy test and now be unsure whether to trust the result?

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AuntPittypat Tue 24-Sep-13 22:24:16

Have been TTC our second child for just a couple of weeks, and as I had an old pregnancy test in the cupboard I thought I'd see what happened if I used it rather than just throw it away... Well, it said I'm pregnant by 1-2 weeks (it's one of those Clear Blue digital dating ones). grin

I'm really trying not to get too excited though as:

1) the test had an expiry date of August 2012;

2) I've tested too early (I'm about 5 days away from the date my period is due, and I know even the earliest tests say to use them no more than 4 days ahead); and

3) I've tested at night (aren't HCG levels supposed to be higher in the morning?).

So I know I was a bit stupid to do the test knowing that the result would be unreliable... And now I'm struggling to stop myself getting my hopes up. Especially as with DD1 it happened straight away so maybe it could be the same this time...

I know I just have to wait until next week and then do an another, in date, test. But surely an expired test would be more likely to give a false negative than a false positive...?

VacantExpression Sat 28-Sep-13 21:47:42


KnickersOnOnesHead Sat 28-Sep-13 21:44:22

I tested with 3 expired tests..... I'm currently 18 weeks [hrin]

iloveny001 Thu 26-Sep-13 14:26:27


Gambia Thu 26-Sep-13 09:21:28


ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Thu 26-Sep-13 08:20:42

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS cake flowers

JessicaRRRabbit Thu 26-Sep-13 05:57:02

Congratulations PittyPat thanks

PeazlyPops Wed 25-Sep-13 23:19:31

Whoops! That'll teach me to RTFT!

PeazlyPops Wed 25-Sep-13 23:18:43

I've had a false positive with an out of date test.

Hoping you get the result you want.

Lweji Wed 25-Sep-13 23:15:58

Congratulations. smile thanks

Sometimes we just know.

UrethraFranklin Wed 25-Sep-13 23:01:46

Congratulations!! smile

AuntPittypat Wed 25-Sep-13 22:05:23

Thanks for all the congrats. It's lovely having you all to share the news with as we're obviously not telling anyone in RL yet. thanks cake brew and wine to you all!

bluestar2 Wed 25-Sep-13 21:09:19

Congratulations grin

Crazycake Wed 25-Sep-13 21:02:10

Congratulations! So happy for you x

pmgkt Wed 25-Sep-13 20:24:08

ignore my message my laptop is playing up - congrats

pmgkt Wed 25-Sep-13 20:23:06

have you retested yet???

elcranko Wed 25-Sep-13 20:13:13

Congratulations! smile

IShallCallYouSquishy Wed 25-Sep-13 19:58:44

Fantastic! Congratulations thanks

kinkyfuckery Wed 25-Sep-13 19:56:22

Congratulations grin

GuyMartinsSideburns Wed 25-Sep-13 19:53:00

Congratulations! smile

VisualiseAHorse Wed 25-Sep-13 19:35:55

Congratulations smile

Xmasbaby11 Wed 25-Sep-13 19:31:51

Fantastic, how exciting! Congrats!

EmmaLL25 Wed 25-Sep-13 19:22:29


RiotsNotDiets Wed 25-Sep-13 19:16:49

Whayyyy! flowers

Purplehonesty Wed 25-Sep-13 18:51:57

Yaygrin congratulations

SoupDragon Wed 25-Sep-13 18:46:49

Congratulations! grin

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