I took a test because I just wanted to check everything was the same and going well, but it's so much fainter than a few weeks ago and I'm really worried. This is my first pregnancy so I don't know what's normal or not. My boobs don't hurt anymore, but maybe that's just the past couple of days I can't even remember I'm just stressing out. Is it normal to go fainter? I always thought it'd remain dark
It does seem that after a while, pregnancy tests get lighter. do you have another test handy? Try diluting your urine, 1 part urine to 10 parts water and try again to see if the line comes out stronger.
Thank you Gail! I just tried diluting it loads, and it's come back very positive (took a picture of both next to each other). Didn't know about this hook effect whatsoever. Is there a reason why my hcg would be so high?
Your HCG levels will double every few days or so and towards the end of your first trimester your body produces a lot less HCG as you'll have a placenta then to look after the baby's needs. Until you have a placenta HCG has that job. So I imagine that at 10 weeks HCG levels are probably at their peak!
Well, if your HCG levels are so high a HPT can't cope with them, and you get a positive with diluted wee, then that'd makes sense.
I wouldn't be surprised if HPT are not made to cope with HCG levels at 10 weeks as by then you'd know you were pregnant.
As for your boobs not hurting so much at the moment, it goes through phases. Try not to worry too much. Symptoms come and go and as long as you've not had any big bleeds or lots of cramping, there's nothing to worry about.