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How common are evap lines?

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Babblehat Thu 11-Aug-11 13:24:48

Hello there,

I'm 35, been trying for 8 months and just been referred for tests and things. Day 26 of cycle today, my average is 27 days. Had some spotting 2 days ago which stopped, this has happened the last 4 months then have got period few days later. So I was thinking that this was just happening again.

Did a cheapy stick dip test this morning at about 11:30 though, dunno why just felt the need to. The test appeared negative and I went out for lunch.

Just came back and went to chuck it, and there is an oh so faint line. I wasn't looking for it, just saw the line as it was going in the bin. My husband can also see it, but describes it more as just a slightly darker white.

I'm thinking this is an evap line. How common are they on the cheapy tests? I know they instruct you not to read them after 30 mins and this was a good 2 hours. I'm wondering if anyone has experience of this, feel like I'm going slightly loopy!

kat2504 Thu 11-Aug-11 14:50:33

They are much more common on the cheapy tests and you absolutely must disregard the test after ten minutes. I wasn't sure about a line on a cheapy when I was testing last week, so I dipped one in a glass of orange squash to compare my result with one that was definitely negative. The non-pregnant beverage managed to produce a line exactly like you describe.

Babblehat Thu 11-Aug-11 23:42:10

Ah, thought as much, thanks for replying. Period due tomorrow and am correspondingly spotty so I guess we are out this month.

chloeclover Fri 12-Aug-11 08:25:25

Hi what about if a faint line comes up straight away? is this an evap line?? i am getting this please help????

kat2504 Fri 12-Aug-11 08:43:21

If the line is coloured you are probably pregnant. If you have to shine a light on it and squint at it through a window you may not be. I got a bfp with a faint line that didn't really appear for 3 minutes but it was definitely pink even though it was faint. if you wait 2 days you will have your answer. Good luck!

chloeclover Fri 12-Aug-11 09:44:59

how come it onlt comes up positive in the evening and a clear blue test is negative??

kat2504 Fri 12-Aug-11 10:26:36

Different concentration of pee? Really, I'd wait till your period is due, and not waste more tests for a couple of days if you are getting negatives on cb.

Babblehat Fri 12-Aug-11 14:21:23

To update, did another test first thing and negative. Period due today and feeling pretty crampy. Really want it to hurry up as I'm booked for an ultrasound on the 18th so I need to have stopped bleeding by then or will have to wait for another appointment.

This sucks.

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