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Clearblue test not increasing number of weeks

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Chickun Sun 12-Jun-16 14:19:15

I did a clearblue test 2 days after my af was due and it came up positive and 1-2 weeks. I have done another 10 days later and by my calculation i should be 5 weeks 2 days and but test i did this morning still only says 1-2 weeks. Has anyone had this happen?

Ellie06 Sun 12-Jun-16 14:39:05

That does seem a bit strange, maybe the est was faulty?

Have you tried on another normal test to see if line has got darker?

gamerchick Sun 12-Jun-16 14:40:45

Or maybe stop testing completely?

I really wish those digi tests were not invented.

Coconutty Sun 12-Jun-16 14:41:00

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Chickun Sun 12-Jun-16 14:41:00

Did 2 tests and they both said 1-2 weeks :-(

Ellie06 Sun 12-Jun-16 14:42:33

If you wanted to compare lines then the top one on here was when the clear blue digital told me 1-2 weeks, and the second one was when I was getting 2-3 weeks.

andadietcoke Sun 12-Jun-16 14:44:31

Stop testing. Please. No good will come of it. It will only make you increasingly anxious.

Chickun Sun 12-Jun-16 15:22:17

I will try :-)

Ellie06 Sun 12-Jun-16 15:40:06

Sorry but I don't agree with the stop testing business, slowly rising hormones can be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy, which can be incredibly dangerous. If your hormone levels aren't increasing then it is something that needs to be looked at by a doctor.

I'm not saying the tests are always right, or there is always an issue, but surely it's better to be more informed.

Desmondo2016 Sun 12-Jun-16 16:03:59

I got 1-2 weeks 10 days apart ( at 4.5 and 6 weeks )then a week later I got 3+. X

Chickun Sun 12-Jun-16 16:05:54

Awww thanks desmondo. Good to hear a positive outcome :-)

Northernlurker Sun 12-Jun-16 16:10:31

Ellie - the clear blue tests are NOT the way to monitor rising hcg levels. There is a huge range in Normal and what's important is how it doubles which the tests can't tell you. If there is reason to suspect an ectopic then proper monitoring is needed. If a pregnant woman has no pain or bleeding and no increased risk of ectopic pregnancy then all she's going to get from repeated tests is anxiety.

Jokeaboutmyhotchoc Sun 12-Jun-16 16:14:19

Sorry to say this happened to me and I had a MC. Got 1-2 weeks for 21 days.

I got pregnant immediately after MC and that time went quite quickly to 2-3, stalled on that for about a week, and then went to 3+. That was a healthy pregnancy.

Really hope it doesn't mean anything for you but do be aware that it can sometimes mean this flowers

Jokeaboutmyhotchoc Sun 12-Jun-16 16:15:00

I'm not advocating repeated tests though, they're not the way to go.

Chickun Sun 12-Jun-16 16:44:01

Guess i will jeep my fingers crossed and test in a week x

Ellie06 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:24:58

Northernlurker firstly I don't need things written in capitals to understand them - maybe you do, see below I've done some to help you.

Also my friend recently suffered from an ectopic pregnancy and the clear blue tests staying at 1-2 weeks were the reason she went to the doctor and found out. Your opinion might be that they aren't the way BUT MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IS THAT THEY ARE A VERY USEFUL TOOL. I didn't say they were always right but they can be a good indication that it might be worth seeing a doctor.

DustOffYourHighestHopes Sun 12-Jun-16 19:26:03

This happened to me and I also MC-ed. There is obviously hope, but the safest thing for you is to go to the doctor and check it out.

Ellie06 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:30:21

Btw I'm also not saying to keep testing every day, I did one at 9dpo and got a positive then tested two weeks later to double check the line was getting darker and the digital test had increased. If it hadn't at that point I would have gone to see the doctor after my friends experience. I don't think telling people to just stop testing is helpful. Good luck Chickun, I really hope everything turns out ok for you.

Chickun Sun 12-Jun-16 19:34:05

Thanks everyone. I went to the doctor on Friday and they just sent me away saying they wouldn't do anything until 7 weeks.
I will test again in a week and see what happens i guess :-(

Northernlurker Sun 12-Jun-16 21:15:56

Ellie did you mean to be so snippy? I appreciate you don't like being told you're wrong but you are wrong, as the op's experience has shown. Our gp practices do not need to be inundated with women who've done multiple pregnancy tests and are concerned about how positive the result is. All that will achieve is to make it harder for women with real symptoms of ectopic pregnancy to be taken seriously. The digital tests are a money spinning, anxiety provoking, waste of time. Don't do the manufacturers work for them.

gamerchick Sun 12-Jun-16 21:40:33

They are man. I wish they would take them off the shelves.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Mon 13-Jun-16 02:16:04

Indeed they are. They just prey on anxieties.

BorisIsBack Mon 13-Jun-16 07:22:49

I want CB digis to be banned too. Unnecasary suffering.

Op my cheap ics lines didn't get darker as quickly as i though they should, but Im now 16 weeks. The first few weeks can be hellish until you know the baby has made it. Good luck.

EsmesBees Mon 13-Jun-16 07:28:16

I had a similar experience. Baby is now 16 months! I think they are notoriously unreliable. I know it's tough but the first bit of pregnancy is a very slow waiting game. You just need to ride it out and see what happens.

HopeArden Mon 13-Jun-16 07:29:41

I would go back to the dr and ask for a blood test to confirm pg. They shouldn't just fob you off with a 'come back in 7 weeks' - if ectopic that would be dangerous and even if not, it is a long time to wait when you are desperate to know.

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