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Clearblue Digital result - confused!

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Albie183 Mon 15-May-17 15:58:12

Hi all!

My first time posting on Mumsnet but I have been lurking for a long time and was hoping someone might be able to calm me down!

I found out I am pregnant on Friday using a FRER at 16dpo (at least I think 16, wasn't tracking so just going by dates on period tracker and ov pains). I was due AF that day according to app and have a usual LP of 14, 15 or 16 days (usually 16). We only DTD once this cycle in my fertile window which happened 2 days before (probable) ov. For background, I often have slightly long and slightly irregular cycles, usually anywhere between 28 and 33 days.

Anyway! We were quite shocked (and pleased) by the result and my OH wanted me to take a Clearblue to see "pregnant" on the screen smile and the result was "pregnant 1-2" as I would have expected (evening wee!). I stupidly took the second test in the pack this morning (so now 19dpo, third wee of day) and it still says 1-2. I thought it should have increased by now as I would be 4+6 by LMP or around 2+4 by ov date. I'm now really worried about miscarriage and have been panicking all day! I know it is only a few days out but googling is just making me feel worse! I have taken another FRER today and the line is darker than on Friday so that has reassured me slightly. I can't seem to work out if the CB test measures hormones as if from ov (so what the level would be from probable fertilisation) or from implantation which would obviously make a difference to dates. Argh, wish I'd never taken it now! Can anyone offer any reassurance? I am seeing the doctor on Thursday morning which seems forever away!

I have attached the pics of my FRERs so you can see the difference.
Thanks all in advance and sorry for rambling on!

Laurajonesy Mon 15-May-17 16:18:05

Try not to worry to much, I don't think the clear blue digital tests necessarily keep up with the weeks!! All still showing positive tho so looks good

DeliciouslyHella Mon 15-May-17 16:21:13

Clear blue digitals count from ovulation, not the period, so that all sounds spot on to me.


CatsCantFlyFast Mon 15-May-17 16:23:10

Yes somewhere buried in the instructions clearblue tell you that you need to add two weeks on as the timeline on screen is from conception/ovulation whereas actual pregnancy is counted from the first day of the cycle (so normally 14 days longer)

scaredofthecity Mon 15-May-17 16:24:12

they are notoriously unreliable. chill!
you are pregnant! smile

Albie183 Mon 15-May-17 18:24:27

Thanks all! You've put my mind at rest. I guess I could have ov'd a bit later than I thought anyway. I'll keep my fingers crossed everything is ok over the next few days.

18mnthsandcounting Mon 15-May-17 18:59:45

I've been thinking about taking a clearblue also but I'm scared of the result I'm only 11dpo today but this is the result I got. Was thinking of waiting a couple more days to take CB one but I've booked doctors appointment for thurs also!

jmscp2015 Mon 15-May-17 20:17:18

Congrats @Albie183flowers

@18mnthsandcounting mine where much lighter than that and I still got a pregnant results 1-2 weeks two days after. I'd say you'd be fine! Go for it

18mnthsandcounting Mon 15-May-17 21:29:15

Ah I hope so @jmscp2015 think I will test in morning!

CL1982 Mon 15-May-17 21:33:24

I have a post on here as well on these and just sent an email to Clearblue being very pissed off!! Basically they say they can tell the date...with a 5 day estimate period. So basically you could be 5 weeks and the test only thinks you're 4.2 weeks with it's error margin. Urgh so angry with them. Please don't be worried but do put down the tests smile If you want to read my pissy email to them it should be a few threads down...

Albie183 Tue 16-May-17 10:17:49

@jmscp2015 Thank you!

@CL1982 I saw your thread just after I posted this yesterday! Your email is brilliant and spot on!! I didn't see the 5 day bit on the packaging at all. I also think it is misleading for them to say "since conception" as I can't find anything stating whether this means from implantation (which would surely make sense since HGC is being produced??) or whether the test gives a estimated reading from fertilisation/ov date (if you know what I mean, sorry, hard to explain!). Anyway, thank you for making me feel loads better! Hope everything goes well for you.

CL1982 Tue 16-May-17 10:50:54

You're welcome! It actually made me quite angry with them!! Pop them over an email if you feel the same.

How are you doing?

AndNowItIsSeven Tue 16-May-17 10:53:34

18mnths that is definitely positive, the doctor won't do another test.

Albie183 Tue 16-May-17 11:43:35

@CL1982 Thank you. Feeling a bit better today as having obvious symptoms but I'm a worrier by nature so assuming (hoping) everything goes ok over the next few weeks it's still going to be a tough journey! How are you feeling? Did you say you have a scan today? Hope it all goes well.

arbrighton Tue 16-May-17 11:50:01

See thread yesterday about clear blue digital being evil....

CL1982 Tue 16-May-17 21:12:13

I did. Couldn't see anything! I'm possibly too early apparently. Or it has all gone wrong. No bleeding so really hoping it's just too early!

PurpleTraitor Tue 16-May-17 21:16:08

Do you know what used to happen?

Late period. Buy test in shop. Pee. Pregnant. Yay. Stop peeing on things until subsequent child. Repeat.

It's not that I don't have sympathy. I REALLY do

But stop peeing on things. Really.

CL1982 Tue 16-May-17 22:39:23

Not even that!! My mum said thy were so expensive you'd usually wait to skip at least one period if not two and then go to the doctors. I can't help but feel it was easier too...

MummyToAnAngel2005 Thu 21-Jun-18 21:02:10

I’m due to go for a dating scan tomorrow. But I’m majorly confused as to how many weeks I actually am..... so they go by the 1st day of my last period which will make me 7w2d but according to the clear blue digital pg test I’m only 2-3 which is 4-5 weeks??

Darkstar4855 Thu 21-Jun-18 21:33:51

Clearblue tests are not that accurate as hCG levels can vary quite a lot between women at the same stage in pregnancy. How far along you are also depends on how long your cycle is and when you ovulated.

7 weeks is early for a dating scan though - dating scan is usually done at 12 weeks as this is the most accurate time to measure the baby and date the pregnancy.

MummyToAnAngel2005 Fri 22-Jun-18 07:19:57

It’s not like the dating scan at 12 weeks it’s one my midwife has sent me for cause I don’t know how many weeks I actually am cause I’ve fallen pregnant whilst I’ve been on pill n don’t have periods on this pill so not sure how far I am xx

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