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clearblue digital test with conception indicator... how reliable are they?

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daniwalkes Sun 06-Sep-09 19:26:47

Hi, just to give you a bit of background i found out on Friday that i am pregnant which is fantastic news, we couldn't be happier HOWEVER i had a general anasetic last week (obviously not knowing i was pregnant) having my wisdom teeth out and i am now petrified that i might have damaged the baby, i'm only 4/5 weeks or so i think, i used the clearblue test and it said i was 1-2 weeks, i took another one yesterday... just to check and im still 1-2 weeks and im concerned that the baby isn't growing as it should be saying 2-3 weeks.
I'm going out of my mind with worrying, this baby is so wanted and i'll be devistated if we lost it but i don't know what to think!

I did go to the doctors and they said i need to wait and see what happens and then get scanned at 12weeks but that seems so long away.

I know there is nothing i can do to stop miscarrying but has anyone else had the same thing with the clearblue tests and everything turned out ok?


CakeandFineWine Sun 06-Sep-09 19:28:58

the test takes doesn't take the period between period & ovulation into account so if it says 1-2 weeks, doctors would say your 4-5 weeks.
Does that make sense?

daniwalkes Sun 06-Sep-09 19:31:21

yeah i know that, but i thought it meant 3-4 weeks which is why im worried!

CakeandFineWine Sun 06-Sep-09 19:34:26

Oh right I see what you mean!
It did this to me, tested 10 or so days after conception and it said 1-2 weeks, fine
Re tested a week or so later and it still read 1-2 weeks but should read 2-3 weeks.
Take it with a pinch of salt if I were you, Easier said than done I know.

Have you got pg symptoms?

MrsHappy Sun 06-Sep-09 19:37:35

With this pregnancy I had a similar experience (no GA but failed pregnancies in the past) at which point I realised it was time to stop peeing on sticks and wait and see. Am now 33 weeks...

IMO 1-2 weeks does mean 3-4 weeks LMP, assuming a 28 day cycle but these things tests are really not all that accurate. There is a huge range of HCG levels which are normal, especially in the beginning.

daniwalkes Sun 06-Sep-09 19:38:57

and are you still pregnant now?
i feel very dizzy and get on and off sickness, not actually being sick but feel all yuck. i also have a headached which has lasted about 4 days!
i've got an 8 month old too, but with him i had no morning sickness or anything along those lines. i want to fell really sick becuase atleast that way it will feel like things are happening!

Nancy10 Sun 06-Sep-09 19:39:21

I know its easy for me to say but the chances are your baby is fine and if anything did happen it would probably be down to something completely different. But to put you mind at rest, go and see your midwife and insist on an earlier scan. An 8 week scan can detect a heart beat. I know so many people who have got drunk e.t.c and then found out they are pregnant and everything has been ok!!

daniwalkes Sun 06-Sep-09 19:44:26

Hi Nancy, thank you. i went to see the doctor and they said i couldn't go and see the midwife until 9/10 weeks which made me a bit angry becuase she could see how upset i was. i know it's just a waiting game but my god its hard! i keep expecting something to happen, every twinge or pain i feel i think it's the begining of something and im constantly checking for bleeding.
i had some spotting last weekend but i am hoping that was just an implantation bleed but now im thinking maybe even that was a sign of it going wrong!

CakeandFineWine Sun 06-Sep-09 19:57:16

I'm sure everything will be fine,
Unfortunately not alot can be done apart from waiting.
IME the only thing they can do is a blood test of HCg and repeat in 48 hrs to check hormone level is increasing as it should, but this takes alot of convincing that you need it....

first1 Tue 08-Sep-09 11:57:05

Hi ladies I'm completely new to this! Just found out I'm pregnant after 5 tests (I needed convincing!) 2 of them were clearblue digital, and I'm in a similar situation. I did them a good few days apart but the indicator said 1-2 weeks both times. Saw my doc and he reckons I'm 4-5 weeks. Confused! hmm

first1 Tue 08-Sep-09 12:00:56

Oh and forgot to say...I got pregnant the first month after stopping the pill. Could that be significant?!

NewbeeMummy Tue 08-Sep-09 12:58:41

I used the indicator test as well, and it was showing me as 3-4 weeks, turned out I was 9 weeks!

I wouldn't trust it

I used both tests about a week apart and got the same result, but I did use another (I think boots own brand) before and got a negetive.

daniwalkes Tue 08-Sep-09 14:45:17

Hi, i took another test today which said i was 3 weeks plus (so 5 weeks plus) which is brilliant but i find it weird that within two days it's gone from 1-2weeks to 3+ missing out the 2-3 weeks.
to be honest im just so happy that the baby is growing i think i can stop worrying quite as much (even though i know things can still go wrong!)
is it normal to jump that much within two days?

Issy42 Tue 08-Sep-09 23:27:53

Dani - The conception indicator moved up very late for me, was convinced there was a problem, but everything was fine, now 21 weeks. There is a huge range of hcg levels that are normal at any point in pregnancy so the test is not very reliable. There is a sharp peak in hcg levels which may be why you have jumped a step - it's followed by a sharp fall which is why the test can't be used after 8 weeks.

Jan9ne Thu 10-Sep-09 10:08:12

Hi there,
I'm panicking a bit about the clearblue tests but reading this has put my mind at rest. I'm 6 wks pg today and yesterday i had some v v light bleeding - the colour of rose-water and only evident when i wiped (nothing in knickers - sorry if TMI!) Apart from fatigue i have v few pg symptoms and that, coupled with the bleeding had me worrying.
I did two clearblues yesterday pm and at 3 am this morning (i know, i know!). Both tests say 2-3 weeks since conception but i know it's 4 weeks so test should say 3+. This has made me worry that my HCG levels are falling. Anyway it looks as tho despite all the million percent this and that accuracy they are perhaps not so accurate and just serve to make women worry...
GP putting me in for early scan so fingers crossed.....

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