I have been trying to conceive for 7 months now and am on day 1 of my period cycle today (i.e. period due today).
I have been waiting patiently and finally took some tests and have got a positive result in both, though faint. There is definitely a double pink mark on the results but the second line is fainter than the test line.
I went to the GP this afternoon, but the result of their test was negative. It may seem over-enthusiastic to have run straight down to the surgery, but I have severe endometriosis and the chances of me conceiving naturally were slim. I was excited.
So, on the same day that is 2 positives and one negative.
Does anyone know much about false positives and what can cause them?
I dearly want to get excited and to feel the happiness of being pregnant, but too frightened to let go in case the tests were wrong.
I know the solution is to wait a few more days and then do more tests, but you all know how I must be feeling I'm sure.
false positives are very rare (there are some instances where one can get a false +ve ie after a hormonal treatment). i think it is more the case of your urine being not as concentrated at GP's or their tester's not as sensitive.
wait for tomorrow morning and do the test again. i would not get overexcited anyway as a lot of pregnancies end very very early, but i think congratulations to you are in order!!!
First thing in the morning is when you should try again - more concentrated levels of hormones. Whenever I do urine tests at the GPs I have to drink a shed load of water to do so, and therefore give them a lovely clear sample - whereas at home I drink less than I should and wee tends to be less dilute. I'd hate to get your hopes up unnecessarily, but if your period hasn't arrived and you've had two faint-yet-positive responses.. Really hope this is it for you.