Hi. I'm a newbie to this site so please be nice. I'm just after a bit of friendly advice /experience with Tesco pregnancy tests. Basically long story short. We tried to conceive this month. Got a awful urine infection as a result. Have been on two strong courses of antibiotics and finally feeling better. Dr tested me for pregnancy at the surgery literally a week after the time we could have conceived and it was a negative. Due to medical needs etc and me thinking that I can't be pregnancy and me wanting to go back on my meds for a few weeks before we try again I thought I'd test tonight ( without thinking it could actually be positive ) and I'm pretty confused as to whether I'm actually pregnant or not. The test had one strong line ( in the circle ) and a faint line ( in the square. ) I've not got the instructions for the packet and have googled but it doesn't say anything about a 'faint line'. Just a line or not. I've got the clear blue fertility monitor but I can't test till my testing window wihich is tomorrow and I'm keen to know ... has anyone else had a similar result and actually been pregnant? I just thinking that with the negative at the drs , the horrendous urine/kidney infection that I had and the antibiotics, surely the swimmers couldn't have been successful ? I'm really hoping they were!! Thanks in advance.
Completely depends on the test. It could be a control line and then you need two lines in the other box for a positive and one for a negative. You'll have to find the instructions or go back to the supermarket and look up the box for the particular one you used.
Hi. Thank you for the replies. It appeared in the minute following doing it. Just looked at the box and it does say it's out of date..... march 16 !!the box has the 'pregnant/not pregnant ' picture on but both are strong lines of the same colour! On mine ones stronger than the other. This picture is probably 15 /20 minutes after I did it . Would it being out of date mean that it Would likely give a false reading .... I've looked on their site and can't see the exact ones that come in the box like I have .... here is a picture ...
Generally speaking - a line is a line - it doesn't matter how strong it is. When is your period due? I would definitely say that is positive
Having said all that - the test being out of date can change things - it could be a false reading. Although I think I've heard that it would be more likely to give a negative. I think you need to get some new tests ASAP!
The strength of the lines doesn't matter, provided that there isn't supposed to be a cross in the second window that's a positive. You should probably do another test since it's out of date, but they don't suddenly become sensitive to non-existent HCG so congratulations!
I'm due on the 6th Feb. I just don't feel pregnant. I have two children and both times in the early stages I felt pregnant. Sore boobs. Ridiculous tiredness. Etc but just nothing this time.... think it's too early to get ahead of myself and get excited... I thought given the last few weeks that I've had and the fact I don't feel any different, the fact the dr did a test that was negative and that mine was faint it may not be possible that it would be positive. I'm thinking I'm going to have to wait till the morning now to do the clear blue monitor and test again in the window. .....
I've just read online that you can use the ovulation test strips too see if the hormone is present which can also determine a pregnancy ... both strong lines .... Anyone used these before and been correct ... or am I clutching at straws ( or ovulation sticks in my case!)