Hi! I've been trying to get pregnant for about 5 months, and could really do with some advice. I did a preganacy test last night (one of the really sensitive ones) which had a VERY faint line i.e. could see it if held in the right light. I then did another one this morning and it was a shade darker but still very faint. Was by now feeling very unsure, so went and bought a digital test which came back negative!
Faint should mean positive. Is it very early on to test? If so then I would wait a few days and retest, as if you ovulated later in your cycle it may take a little while longer before you get a darker line. Have no experience of digital ones, sorry. I had a negative test this time at 4 weeks exactly - retested a few days later when I started to feel sick and it was positive.
I had a very faint + with my second pregnancy, she is now 5! I always thought a + is a + if you get what I mean. Maybe the digital test is less sensitive, I take it its still very early? Maybe wait a couple of days and try again!
If faint and within the right time frame for reading it probably is positive.
The reason I asked about shop bought/internet is that I did an ebay cheapie and it was so faint I had to hold itup to the light, decided I was imagining it (2 years ttc!) but next day couldn't shake the feeling something was up and did a first response - dark line within seconds.
Somewhere there is a site with the sensitivity of different tests on it.
I had a really feint positive with a boots test. Went to Family Planning Clinic the next day and they did a dip test. Again a feint positive but as nurse said a + is a + however feint. I was only 3/4 days late. 20 weeks now so all the best.
I had a faint line on a boots test 2 days before i was due on. Little monster now 1yr old. I also did a first responce and a tesco's the same day (oh my i was a little nuts!). Clearest line was a boots one but faint.
First Response is the most sensitive test, although I never got a dark line on it. I got a faint positive with FR the same day as I got a negative with a Clear Blue digital, and since I'm now 22 weeks, I'd say that FR had it right...
I had a very faint line at first (a few days before my period was due) which got darker over the following few days. I used a super-sensitive test stick that I got mail order (really cheap - about £4 for 10 sticks).
I think I tested myself 9 times altogether!!
It depends on how sensitive your test is. But if there's a line, apparently its positive no matter how faint it is so congratulations!!