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Big fat line disappeared instantly...

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PegLegAntoine Mon 30-Jan-17 19:29:43

Granted it may be a little early anyway, so I'm testing in a few days regardless unless my period does appear (slightly irregular so not sure of dates).

But a huge line appeared in the result window very quickly - so there's me thinking OMG (as that happened with DC1, I was still mid-pee when the positive result appeared).

But once the control line appeared the other one disappeared. Is that normal?!

Newtoday Mon 30-Jan-17 20:36:35

Bump! Seems strange! Have you googled?

PegLegAntoine Mon 30-Jan-17 22:17:04

I did but most of what I can see relates to them disappearing after an hour or whatever.

I did however realise that there was more info on the back of the leaflet blush and that says "splashing the result windows [yuck] or applying too much or too little urine" can change it. Now I definitely did errr splash a bit (shoddy aim clearly blush) - some did get on the window. But I don't see how that can change it when surely the test paper itself is under plastic hmm confused

PegLegAntoine Mon 30-Jan-17 22:48:39

Basically it felt like I'd washed it away - as it really was SUCH a strong line at first, stronger even than the control line - but I know that's not really possible!

Ah well I will test in a few days. Using a pot this time!

HungryHorace Tue 31-Jan-17 06:17:10

Are you literally pissing on the stick? If so, don't. Find a wee receptacle (I used a tealight holder!) and wee into that. Then dunk the test into it. Far less likely to flood / damage the test using the dunking method.

Bettyisacat Tue 31-Jan-17 06:21:26

I tested with an IC two days before AF was due and got what appeared to be a faint positive, which then turned negative. So it didn't really give me an answer either way. Maybe pee in a little container as OP said and dip, and also wait another day or two to test? Good luck!x

Motherfuckers Tue 31-Jan-17 06:27:00

Would that not just be due to flooding the test stick?

ImBreakingBad Tue 31-Jan-17 20:24:16

I've just had exactly the same. I'm 10dpo and dipped mine. Sat looking with a big grin then it disappeared sad.

PegLegAntoine Tue 31-Jan-17 20:30:32

Thanks all. Think it was just shoddy aim TBH blush I just find it weird that it can affect the test when it's sealed?!

I think when it first got wet it was just the end and it was positive. I made the mistake of moving it to check I had got it wet. I much preferred the type I used in my first pregnancies where the end turned pink when it got wet, sooo much clearer (I've got cheapie Boots ones)

Anyway I'm going to wait a couple more days - I am a bit late now, but then may not be as my cycle has been messed up lately, so I don't want to waste another test. And I'll definitely dip instead. Finally, a use for a ramekin.

PegLegAntoine Fri 03-Feb-17 15:29:35

Oh well. Tested properly and definitely a BFN. Not sure what's going on as late, feel really sick. Bit sad TBH

Newtoday Fri 03-Feb-17 16:11:59

Sorry to hear that! How late is your period?

PegLegAntoine Fri 03-Feb-17 16:28:39

Thank you thanks

Around 5 days late, even allowing for the fact my cycle has been a bit longer lately. Trying to get GP appt as the only other thing other than pregnancy that has stopped my periods before is a UTI and that would explain feeling so sick too

PegLegAntoine Sun 05-Feb-17 16:33:12

Well, AF arrived in style today hmm so... yeah. Not pregnant. For the best really but gutted regardless.

Keeping GP appt though, in case I do have a UTI or something. This cycle was 38 days. confused

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