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Faint line appeared on the pregnancy test - am I pregnant??

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Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 10:19:22

I've been feeling a bit 'off' for a few days so I decided to do a pregnancy test this morning. I've been pregnant before and these symptoms are very similar (I've also felt preg before but not been!).
Anyway I did a test when i woke up and after a few mins it was negative but I didnt study it for long as I was tired and went back to sleep! Well when I woke up about half an hour later there was a very faint line on the test. I know that you shouldn't read the test after a certain length of time but I've done many tests over the years and this hasn't happened before.
If I have conceived it's just about two weeks ago when it could have happened (wink) so this is the earliest it would show.
Any advice would be most appreciated.
Thanks Sarah x

piffle Mon 11-Apr-05 10:22:11

possible yes you are, with my dd I tested earlier than af date and after 20 mins got faint line and here she is 2.9 yrs later very real!
Test again to be sure
good puck

leahbump Mon 11-Apr-05 10:25:15

I am due in august and that's how I got a +. did a test forgot to read it and two hours later there was a line!!

The evaporation line that you cna get confused with is grey it has no dye in it!! SOOOOO if that line has any pink/blue in it then it's likely that you tested early and it's a faint positive!! SO test again in a couple of took about 4 days to get a definate line for me!!


Toothache Mon 11-Apr-05 10:30:28

Sarahx2005 - That's very similar to what I did. Did a test (actually for a bit a joke after a few glasses fo wine!!)... it was negative, as expected so I threw it in the bin. Half an hour later when I was up at the toilet again (weak bladder when tipsy) I pulled it out the bin and there was faint line. I nearly choked! Anyway, DH didn't believe me and said he couldn't see it. Went to the GP the next day, his test was negative, but the Nurser saw the faint line and told me to wait and test again 2 days later.... but she added "I don't think it'll be faint the next time". And it wasn't! Dd is now 8mths old.

Preggars Mon 11-Apr-05 10:32:18

I'd say, yes, you are Sarah. Test again to be sure (I did an early pregancy test available in boots - can't remember the name, but its got pink on the box).

piffle Mon 11-Apr-05 10:36:28


hotmama Mon 11-Apr-05 10:40:05

I had never been pregnant before so I didn't know how clear the line would be. When I was 2 days late (I was always on time) I did a test - was very faint - but the leaflet said a faint line is still a line.

Over the next 3 days I did 3 more tests - still a faint line. Even got a named brand as I thought a supermarket brand meant cheaper=less reliable (uh no - just new user) Showed all 4 tests to dp and he said yep definitely a line - dd is now 6 months old!

Think I will use one of those pregnant/not pregnant tests - I am assuming there will be no room for doubt.

Oh this is exciting - let us know if you are etc.

expatinscotland Mon 11-Apr-05 10:41:39

my guess is that you are pregnant, sarah. i tested a day before my period was due and got a faint line at about 3 minutes. did it again the next day and got a line. 'a line is a line', as they say.


Cyndii Mon 11-Apr-05 10:56:38


I'd say your pregnant as I'm sure that the test will only read positive if the pregnancy hormone hcg is present.

So congratulations!!

FastasleepTheInsomniac Mon 11-Apr-05 11:16:22

It does sound promising but test again and read it within the time it says on the box, depending on the test the evaporation line (which can appear after only 10 minutes) can be the colour of the ink rather than grey - but usually evap lines are thinner than the other line and grey.......hopefully congrats to you!

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:19:19

Hi, The line on the test is the same thickness as the control line and there is definately a bit of a pink tinge. I feel such a fool as I had a miscarraige in Feb (totally unplanned) and we were being careful this time, I was debating getting my Mirena coil back in and we made love on the DAY that my period finished so how can I be pregnant??? I don't usually ovulate until around day 21!
My daughter was only just one last Weds!
Sarah x

FastasleepTheInsomniac Mon 11-Apr-05 11:21:50

Don't worry Sarah! You'll do fine, I'm in pretty much the same boat except I planned it all lol... my DS was 10 months when I got pregnant again, he's now 13 months and it's going ok so far...kind of ...definately test again! I really reccommend boots ownbrand +/- tests they're brill.

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:25:13

Hi, Yeah but I have already had four children! My eldest dauther will be 13 in June, my son is 10, sadly we lost our other son when he was four to a brain tumour - he would be 7 this month - and our darling little girl.
We don't have enough bedrooms for four kids!
Sarah x

FastasleepTheInsomniac Mon 11-Apr-05 11:28:07

Awww hun! If it was first response I've had an 'evap episode' with those, the evap line I got had a pinkish tinge.... it could still go either way, here's a site with loads of pics of early response positives and some negatives... I got it from lurking around here link

Toothache Mon 11-Apr-05 11:32:42

Sarahx2005 - Losing you little angel.

Hope you get the outcome you want from this.

FastasleepTheInsomniac Mon 11-Apr-05 11:34:03

I'd better go, just found DS eating soap! God knows where that came of luck Sarah xx

Nemo1977 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:37:40

hun i had a faint pos yesterday so today decided to use clearblue digi and it is deffo pos and sooo much easier to
good luck and will be looking out for u

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:44:48

Hmmm just looked at that link - thanks Ive tried loads to find stuff like that.
But now I'm even more confused some of the positives look like mine but so do some of the evaps.
Only thing is I had 5 of these tests and used a couple last week as I had my suspicions but they were definately negative and didn't turn positive or get the same 'evap'.
Who knows! Just have to sit and wait it out and I'm not good at that.
I do feel pants though and spent most of last night peeing
Sarah x

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:48:23

By the way Nemo - CONGRATULATIONS!

cp3 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:51:10

sarah i did five tests in the few days after my period was due and they were all very faint, it took me ages to really believe its true. i re tested a few weeks back when i was well and truley late and i got a bright blue line before my wee even got to the 2nd window. You are pregnant! Congratulations and it will be a christmas baby too

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 11:53:42

Gosh hadn't even thought about the timing! Mind you my second baby was 17 days early and my last baby was 22 days early! So who knows??
Could be born on hubby's birthday (15th).
Sarah x

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 15:35:55

I think this is probably my answer.......

PhDMumof1 Mon 11-Apr-05 15:38:42

I just did a Clear Blue digital and got a "pregnant" message, and then did another before calling DH, which was "not pregnant". Help! Is this the same as the faint lines problems with other tests? Periods v irregular but FWIW last period 6 wks ago.

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 15:38:51

Sorry that didnt work try this.....

Sarahx2005 Mon 11-Apr-05 15:39:20

That last link works if you copy and paste it!

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