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Could this be a false positive?

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clareabouts Fri 03-Jul-15 08:31:49

Have nc for this as some RL friends know my usual MN handle.

I came off the pill two months ago, haven't had a period but ovulated about three weeks ago (recognised the signs from when exP and I were ttc a couple of years ago). My usual interval from ovulation to period was 10 days so yesterday I took a test and it was positive. How likely is it that I'm really pregnant? ExP and I tried for over a year with no joy so I can't quite believe it could happen so quickly.

confusedandemployed Fri 03-Jul-15 08:33:04

About 99% likely (like it says on the box) grin


honeysucklejasmine Fri 03-Jul-15 08:33:16

It's possible. Congratulations!

clareabouts Fri 03-Jul-15 08:33:17

Ha, nc fail. Oh well.

Rosenwyn1985 Fri 03-Jul-15 08:34:24

False positives are pretty unusual unless you're on hormone medication etc. it's one of the reasons doctors don't test for pregnancy when you say you've had a positive result. You can always do more test though to be sure, best is first thing in the morning. Sounds like congratulations are in order to me!

clareabouts Fri 03-Jul-15 08:35:06

Thank you blush

I just wanted to make sure the want some obvious reason for a false positive that I didn't know about.

clareabouts Fri 03-Jul-15 08:35:57

*There wasn't

I'll do another test over the weekend - this one was yesterday evening.

Junosmum Fri 03-Jul-15 10:00:32


clareabouts Sun 05-Jul-15 11:44:58

Another positive test, though this was a blue line one rather than a digital test and the vertical line was very faint. But a line's a line, right?

Still I think I'll do another in a week's time and then make a doctor's appointment...I'm away next week anyway and it usually takes about two weeks to get an appointment. It's not urgent to go right away, is it? The digital test said I'm only 1-2 weeks.

Notapinkgirl Sun 05-Jul-15 11:55:03

My Drs didn't want to see me until 8 weeks anyway.

Appleblossom82 Sun 05-Jul-15 12:04:51

You dont need a dr's appt at all. I called my surgery and they passed my details to the midwives who contacted me to arrange booking in (will be when you are 8-10 weeks approx). I have not seen my gp at all.


Appleblossom82 Sun 05-Jul-15 12:05:43

And start taking folic acid if you're not already.

clareabouts Sun 05-Jul-15 12:10:28

Thank you! I am talking folic acid.

chopsface Sun 05-Jul-15 13:55:53

Your new partner obviously has better swimmers than your ex! Congratulations! And like the others my GP didn't want to see me and I just had to contact the midwives myself to arrange an appointment for when you're 8-10 weeks.

clareabouts Sun 05-Jul-15 16:23:50

Thanks all - but I'm now bleeding and cramping sad

Not very heavy so far but I think it's too late to be implantation bleeding. Will see what happens over the next few hours...

weelamb123 Sun 05-Jul-15 16:42:31

U cant get a false positive. A test can on come up positive if the pregnancy hormones are present in ur urine. Congratulations xx

honeysucklejasmine Sun 05-Jul-15 16:44:21

A lot of people get bleeds when their period would have been due. It's called a breakthrough bleed I think. Stay positive.

clareabouts Sun 05-Jul-15 16:46:19

Thanks, I'll try! At least, as a pp said, I know DP's swimmers are up to the job smile

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