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AirieFairy Mon 15-Feb-16 14:45:23

Yesterday I took a Frer with fmu and it came up negative. I even cracked it open to be sure. An hour later I came back to it (even though you're not supposed to read them after 10 mins) it showed a definite second line. I've done a lot of Googling and some people say this means you are pregnant and some say that you always get a false positive if you crack them open. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I've tested again today and got a bfn.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 15-Feb-16 14:58:40

You can get a false positive after the time, thats why they say no more than 10 minutes. I would wait a few days and try again.

CautionHormone Mon 15-Feb-16 15:03:34

It looks like a positive to me because it has colour... If this photo was taken after the 10 minute mark it could well be a negative, but I'd definitely test again to be sure smile

AirieFairy Mon 15-Feb-16 17:38:04

Thanks for your replies. I know it's my own fault but I really got my hopes up.

haveacupoftea Mon 15-Feb-16 18:05:36

I've crack open plenty of frers and they haven't looked positive after. Try again tomorrow.

ProbablyMe Mon 15-Feb-16 18:09:46

When you crack the test open it invalidates the test I think?

mylittlepeanutface Mon 15-Feb-16 18:24:46

This exact thing happened to me, the line was pink and everything. I wasn't pregnant. I took about 10 more tests and drove myself mad thinking about it. Honestly its just not worth looking at the tests after the timeframe has elapsed. For me it caused to much heartache. FX for you though!

mylittlepeanutface Mon 15-Feb-16 18:30:05

This was what mine looked like

AirieFairy Mon 15-Feb-16 18:56:29

That does look like a positive too. I read this article yesterday that said its impossible to get a coloured line without hcg in the urine. I cracked open the second test I took today and Its still negative so I don't know why it happened with the first one. Perhaps it was faulty?

mylittlepeanutface Mon 15-Feb-16 19:19:08

I have no idea why they show up pink, I read that too, which is why I got my hopes up. I think that the frer tests changed a while ago and now are more prone to showing false positives. So annoying though!

Becciilouisex3 Thu 18-Feb-16 08:08:36

False positives are rare because you have to have HCG present for a second line to show BUT if a line shows after the time frame it should be disregarded unfortunately :/

No reason you couldn't still be pregnant and getting negatives because there isn't enough HCG yet but even if that is the case you need to wait and give the HCG time to build up again before testing. Ensure you're testing in the morning for more accurate results.

I'd also suggest not cracking open the tests. I know it's frustrating when you just want to know what's going on but if you do anything like that, you're only going to wonder whether or not it caused an inaccurate result anyway so you'll still be frustrated and confused.

I wish you all the best of luck in whatever you're hoping for! x

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