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Do pregnancy tests ever lie?

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WindUpBird Tue 28-Aug-07 13:01:07

Doh, I didn't mean to post an untitle post...

I did one at the weekend and got a BFP, albeit a fairly pale pink line. If it's true I would estimate I'm about 6 wks pg, but I have no symptoms, whereas with DD by this stage I was feeling nauseous, exhausted, sore boobs etc. Is it possible to be pregnant and have absolutely no symptoms?? BTW, it was a tesco test rather than an expensive clearblu one, but surely it should still be accurate??

Blandmum Tue 28-Aug-07 13:02:41

False positive are rare to the point of non-existance, unless you are taking human chorionic gonadotropin for some reason

False negative do happen if the test is taken early on

sweetkitty Tue 28-Aug-07 13:03:44

I would say congratulations grin any line is a line

tigerschick Tue 28-Aug-07 13:05:16

AFAIK tests can be wrongly negative but not wrongly positive. Did you read it after the time limit? If so it could be an evaporation line, if not then I think it is correct - if it were me I'd do another one just in case.
Oh, I had hardly any symptoms with dd. I was 8 weeks before I found out because I became really grumpy with dh and went off booze blush
Good luck smile

meandmy Tue 28-Aug-07 13:06:24

you cant get false positives only false negatives! so congratulations, my mom has 5dd's been pg 6times and she said everytime was different!

WindUpBird Tue 28-Aug-07 13:06:28

Well, it MUST be true then! I've been off human chorionic gonadotropin for years grin
Just seems weird to have no symptoms when last time I had them all.

Blandmum Tue 28-Aug-07 13:07:44

Congrats then! grin

WindUpBird Tue 28-Aug-07 13:10:28

Thank you! Last time feeling terrible was a good excuse for me to loll on sofa and do nothing while DH did all the chores. And those symptoms are so reassuring iyswim.

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