So I have some weird test results, here’s my history: - Sunday 11dpo BFP on FRER - Monday 12dpo BFP on Superdrug early and a barely there squinter on IC -Today 13dpo (see attached pic) much stronger BFP on IC BUT BFN on CB digi!!
What is going on?
And yes, I will obviously be testing again in a couple of days and no, I know no one on an Internet forum can tell me if I’m pregnant but has anyone experienced this with CB digital tests? I dipped it rather than put it into the urine stream so don’t know if that made it less effective? I just don’t understand how HCG can be rising (shown by IC test getting darker) but then nothing being picked up by the CB. Am resigning myself to a chemical...
Clear blue require 50 mol of hgc while the early tests are often 7-15, it might just be too soon for the digital! It takes approximately 48hrs for the hgc to double so you could have a positive on day 11 with frer test but need to be day 15/16 to reach the hgc level needed for digital. Congratulations x
Thank you all! I really hope that it’s just my HCG levels aren’t high enough yet for the digital - although it says it’s 98% accurate the day before AF is due which is today so that’s giving me some concern!
Lily you are, of course, absolutely right, and I will stop POAS but I do want to understand what’s happening.
Keep rationalising that it’s jjst not high enough HCG but then worrying that it wasn’t rising fast enough for a normal pregnancy.
I didn't register as being 'pregnant' on CB until I had strong lines on FRERs. The concentrate of HCG that is required to get a positive on a CB digital needs to be higher than that of the standard tests. I think I ended up not getting a positive result on them for a week or so!
My 1 year old is sleeping (and snoring as he has a cold) upstairs Best wishes
They say try every 2-3 days as it gives HGC a chance to get stronger. I've used the same early tester you've shown in the pic, but not clear blue. I also had the same faint line which 3 days later was a lot stronger. So don't lose hope just yet
Thank you all so much!! update Well, after giving myself a good talking to about POAS and deciding to wait until Thursday to do my other CB digital, I went to the bathroom and before I knew what I was doing I had ripped off the packaging in a frenzy and peed on it. Only 1.5 hours after I last peed. But this time I didn’t pee in a cup, I POAS! And it seems that was the problem!! It says to keep it in the pee in a cup for 20 seconds whereas you only need to put it in the urine stream for 5 seconds so I think maybe I didn’t leave it long enough...
Hahah @Lovenluck glad you got your big booming BFP on a digital! The exact same thing happened to me. I only got my positive a day after af was due on a digital, but after reading the instructions I don’t think I held it long enough in the cup of wee so then did it in the stream of pee and got my positive!
Now you need to step away from the sticks and enjoy the fact you are pregnant!!