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Faint line or evaporation line

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Smileysa Tue 03-Oct-17 07:51:13

Hi all, v new to this forum. My OH and I haven’t been actively trying and been using pill (I had a tummy bug about 3 weeks ago). Had weird stitch in both hips, metallic taste in mouth and now I’m 5 days late. Just tested and it’s come up with faint positive ? Does this mean I’m pregnant or is this just a evaporation line ? Help !

Mooey89 Tue 03-Oct-17 07:58:47

That is not faint at all, that’s a strong positive!

Smileysa Tue 03-Oct-17 08:05:15

Really ? I’m so new to this and more than a little terrified. I have had two fairly early miscarriages so part of me doesn’t want to believe it and get hopes up

moaningmummyoftwo Tue 03-Oct-17 08:09:43

100% positive

ShowOfHands Tue 03-Oct-17 09:00:10

Not faint at all. That's a clear positive.

Smileysa Tue 03-Oct-17 09:19:10

Thank you ladies ! I always thought that the line had to be as strong as the control or it might be a false positive !

ShowOfHands Tue 03-Oct-17 09:59:13

That's with ovulation tests. With pregnancy tests, any line is a positive and a false positive is vanishingly rare.

Smileysa Tue 03-Oct-17 12:37:27

Went to doctors today ... the rest came up v faint positive . Doctor said given my past history of miscarriages I need to come back in a week or so to see if test is still as weak (if it is have blood tests) but hopefully it will be stronger after a week.. she said to watch out for bleeding.. and come back regardless.

Feeling v anxious, realise some women have had it 10x worse trying to conceive .. and this wasn’t planned but this has thrown me a bit (as got my hopes up a little bit) Cross your fingers for me

kirinm Thu 05-Oct-17 22:41:32

Smiley, I’ve also had multiple miscarriages (5) but my GP never said something like that to me. If you’re worried you could push for earlier blood tests - you’d need to have two sets a few days apart to check if your HCG levels are rising.

Good luck, I hope things go well this time.

2furbabies Fri 06-Oct-17 00:06:10

The strength of a line means nothing so not sure why a doctor would say that ? They normally give you the blood test right away

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