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faint bfp not getting darker

(18 Posts)
ebeaum1981 Wed 13-May-15 20:05:26

Hi as in the title I've got 8 faint BFPs on ics and one faint on a frer since Sunday. Do I class this as I'm pregnant as the lines don't seem to get darker. I rang my Dr and he referred me to midwife who didn't seem concerned that they were faint. She didn't even offer a blood test. Do I relax and say I'm pregnant or should I keep testing? Xx

fhdl34 Wed 13-May-15 20:09:41

Congratulations, I'd say you're definitely pregnant smile

rallytog1 Wed 13-May-15 20:11:01

I'd agree. I think there comes a point where you need to stop testing! You haven't had a single negative so I think you're fine. My tests never got very dark either.

rallytog1 Wed 13-May-15 20:13:37

Oh, and that pregnancy is a 2yo dd now!

ebeaum1981 Wed 13-May-15 20:14:16

Thanks :-) I asked on a different forum and was basically told that I might miscarry and to demand a scan or blood test! :/

shannonb94x Wed 13-May-15 20:28:49

Ring your midwife and explain your concerns, im sure they'll have some advice for you smile Everyone is different x

AbbeyRoadCrossing Wed 13-May-15 20:35:45

Any line however light is a positive, congratulations! I never loads of tests but my lines were always ones you could hardly see with both my pregnancies. I think some women just have more of whatever it is they pick up then others. You could try a digital test if you're worried but they are more expensive

sarkymare Wed 13-May-15 20:36:55

A line is a line. It really doesn't matter how dark it is. You are pregnant congratulations!

HCG doubles only every 48-72 hours which is perhaps why your tests aren't getting any darker. I'm sure if you gave it a couple of days and tested again the line would be a bit darker.

Lauren83 Wed 13-May-15 20:37:04

I had tests that didn't seem to get much darker, I paid for 3 HCG blood tests a few days apart, I had been warned it wasn't looking great but all ok for now I think. Good luck

MiissMartiin Wed 13-May-15 20:46:08


Hotpotpie Wed 13-May-15 21:05:57

My early tests were very faint, it took 2 weeks to get a good line, to the point were I was crying assuming I'd miscarried. I'm now 18 weeks

ebeaum1981 Thu 14-May-15 01:10:57

Thank you everyone. You've all put my mind at rest smile I've got a frer and a digital so ill leave it another couple of weeks before I test again xx

ebeaum1981 Thu 14-May-15 01:12:00

This was my strongest bfp. Showed up within a minute. X

NorfolkEnchance Thu 14-May-15 01:20:15

I did daily tests after my first positive. Took 11 of them until they got darker. Am now 14 weeks

NorfolkEnchance Thu 14-May-15 01:21:29

Also I found the line took a lot longer to darken on the cheap ones, first response much quicker

Lauren83 Thu 14-May-15 07:11:59

Be careful with the digi, it took ages to show positive on that for me, caused me loads of stress

ValancyJane Thu 14-May-15 16:51:05

I'm in the same boat, I'm finding that the internet cheapy ones take ages to go dark and don't bring up a great line... I googled similar ones at the same dpo and generally found mine were quite similar to other people's, which put my mind at rest.

Shootingstar2289 Thu 14-May-15 17:40:03

Buy a clearblue digital.. No awful line reading. But I'm sure a line is a line!

Good luck smile

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