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Have my friend here. Please tell her this is an evap line?

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EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 03-Nov-13 10:40:16

She tested here this morning with a normal First Response test which said could be used from the first day of missed period. Her period isn't due until Thursday, but she's been feeling sick on and off for the past week so decided to take one as she couldn't wait any longer.

After 2 minutes, she showed me the pink control line and I told her that it was negative (which she was relieved to hear). But upon closer inspection, still around the 2 minute mark, she saw an extremely faint white line. I told her that this was normal, it was just the line where the dye would go if positive. But she snapped the thing open and got the test strip out. There is definitely a silvery white line next to the pink control one. This is an evap line, right? She's not pregnant, especially if her period isn't due until Thurs?

We've just taken a picture of it, so round about 10 minutes after she peed. but this is the same line we could see right away.

Hopefully this link works to the pic. She's just created a tinypic account for this.

FoxyRoxy Thu 07-Nov-13 18:47:40

Op said friend used a condom, I assume the test was as she had felt sick and then stressed herself that there was a 1% chance the condom may have failed.

peeapod Thu 07-Nov-13 18:42:21

just use this as an opportunity to remind your friend to be more careful. i know its a bit babying but it was obviously not wanted (if thats the right wording) so perhaps there needs to be some friendly words to see if there is anything you can do to support her.

PinkParsnips Thu 07-Nov-13 15:46:09

Glad your friend got the result she wanted!

FoxyRoxy Thu 07-Nov-13 15:22:35

If the line has no colour it's an evap. That is an evap line. I see your friend has got her period wine

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Thu 07-Nov-13 09:35:03

"Never have i been so happy to see my period" was the text i awoke to this morning from my friend.

Yesterday she did two of the Boots tests; both were negative. So those First Response ones were definitely just indentations/quickly appearing evap lines.


QuietNinjaTardis Sun 03-Nov-13 20:28:26

Ah see I was actively try g to conceive. Plus the tests I used were Internet cheapies and very sensitive so not exactly the same. I have no idea if your friend is pregnant but you really do have to come back and tell us when you know for sure.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 03-Nov-13 20:19:38

It's colourless. I'd say it us an evaporation line.

TobyLerone Sun 03-Nov-13 20:16:46

I don't think it's a line, FWIW.

SomethingOnce Sun 03-Nov-13 20:16:31

Say I ovulated on day 14, fertilisation took place on day 15 and I had a baby 38 weeks later.

Say I POAS every day from day 14 onwards.

Clearly, even if there was a 'line' every day, some of those were negative results, no matter how pregnant I ended up being. At a certain level of hCG, the tests were negative; a point was then reached at which they showed positive. That doesn't mean the early negatives were positives.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 03-Nov-13 20:06:51

Oh, QuietNinja, didn't see your post. Hmmm, that's sort of the exact same situation as my friend, isn't it? grin Oh dear, just when I had her convinced she's definitely not pregnant...

TBH, it's very, very unlikely. She used a condom. And she was on the last day of her period when it happened the 12th/13th of Oct.

I know there's still a chance, but it will be a very, very slim one.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 03-Nov-13 20:02:51

Thanks again everyone.

She text me about an hour ago saying she's still getting cramps in her hips and is convinced her period will come on during the night. And she's 'raging' she went out and bought another £30 worth of tests this morning for nothing. grin

QuietNinjaTardis Sun 03-Nov-13 19:47:47

I had a line like that on the Sunday, on the Monday the line was the faintest of pinks and gradually got darker as I tested every day after that for a week. I wasn't due on until the thurs. I also had bad period cramps on the mon/tues. I'm currently 36 weeks. I thought it was an evap line on the Sunday but obviously not!

April13 Sun 03-Nov-13 19:41:04

I'd retest in a couple of days x

nosleeptillbedtime Sun 03-Nov-13 18:13:56

I had a line like that and was not pg.

RaRa1988 Sun 03-Nov-13 18:09:24

I think Somethingonce has a very good point...

If the line was there before she peed on it, then it's not a result at all really. See if AF turns up, and if not get her to take another test. Try a different brand - Asda's own are pretty good.

Mummabear12 Sun 03-Nov-13 17:58:40

And I tested with first response 4 days before period was due x

Mummabear12 Sun 03-Nov-13 17:58:12

My first line looked like that! I'm now 15 weeks smile x

fluffandnonsense Sun 03-Nov-13 17:51:40

Yep, that's a line alright!

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 03-Nov-13 15:27:00

Thank you.

She called me to say she's now getting very mild cramps as if her period is on its way. Which she finds strange because the cramps don't normally happen till the actual day of her period, not 4-5 days before it's due.

After reading this and my mail about First response indentations/lines, she's convinced she is not pregnant.

She snapped open one of the new unused tests she bought this morning and can see the same white line on it, although fainter, even though she hasn't wee-d.

What a nuisance those tests are! smile

fryingpantoface Sun 03-Nov-13 15:23:05

I had three first response ones like that. I wasn't pregnant. It was evap lines. First response are pretty notorious for it apparently, well among the people i know at least

SomethingOnce Sun 03-Nov-13 14:46:29

I don't think those tests are showing a positive result.

Just because others had similar tests and then went on to get positives doesn't make them positives. It could as easily be that pregnant women tested too early to get positives but then got them later so decided the early negs were positives.

KatAndKit Sun 03-Nov-13 13:56:11

Tell her to try a superdrug non digital early test. Cheaper, and the dye is a darker shade so less confusion
she should get a clear answer on one of those by Tuesday.

EweHaveGoatToBeKiddin Sun 03-Nov-13 12:31:31

Thanks for all the messages. My friend hasn't returned nor answering my calls. hmm

I've made an email for her though filled with links to various google images and other sites.

Apparently all First Response one step tests have a vertical 'indent line' even before peeing on them. And I believe this is the line we saw at 2 minutes, and the same line we saw when it was taken apart.

But i guess another test in a few days or the appearance of her period will tell one way or the other.

BummyMummy77 Sun 03-Nov-13 12:24:26

I had two lines like that. I currently lying in bed like an upside down turtle waiting for 'line' to get the hell out!

blondebaby111 Sun 03-Nov-13 12:14:39

My 'evap' line is now cooking in my belly (30wks) it was so faint and only appeared after 30mins. I'd get her to test again the morning, that what I did and it was a definite line, still faint but a bit darker .However I'm pretty sure my faint line did gave a slight colour to it but it may be too early to know, only time will tell. Keep us updated xx

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