Pregnancy test question...

Heather - posted on 04/10/2011 ( 28 moms have responded )

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I took two pregnancy tests in the last few days and there was a VERY faint line.Has anybody else had this problem? And if you did were you pregnant or not?

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Melissa - posted on 04/16/2011

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2 years ago I got pregnant with my first baby, and both at-home pregnancy tests i took were VERY faint. blood tests confirmed that i was in fact pregnant. now i'm pregnant with my second (5 weeks yesterday WOOHOO!) and the two home tests i took this time were also very faint. again, blood tests confirmed a possitive lol. the at home tests only test for one hormone, and that hormone is ONLY present while pregnant, so if the line shows up, regardless of how light or dark, it's a possitive. there is a possibility of a false possitive, but to have 2 in a row is fairly rare. but if you're in question, i'd say a blood test is the way to go because that's literally the only 100% answer you can get (until you pop the baby out, that is lol)

Heathur - posted on 04/21/2011

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There are such things as false negatives but never a false positive. Faint or not, you are pregnant. Try taking the test in the morning- that's when the concentration of the pregnancy hormone is highest..

Vicki - posted on 04/14/2011

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I did 2 tests with my currently unborn baby and on both there was a strong line anda very faint line. I googled this and found out that no matter how faint 1 or both lines are, you are pregnant! I was only 4 weeks when I took the tests so I think tht is why the line was faint, as the level of pregnancy hormone wasn't very strong.

Congrats! xx

Ambyr - posted on 04/12/2011

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Yes. With my daughter I took a test late at night. No lines came up at all so I threw it out. About 5 hrs later when I got up to go to the bathroom I glanced at the test and saw a line so I picked it up and beside it was a very faint line. I started some what freaking out inside and made my bf go get me another one. I was pregnant. With my son the lines came up completly pink! I was pregnant for a 3rd time last yr ( which I lost), and with that pregnancy test both lines came up really faint. I think the best way to go about this is to see a doctor lol.

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Hayley - posted on 10/12/2014

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One line is clear pink so I thought negative straight away. I held it into the light and there was a very faint grey line but I vould deffently see a line there. Ive had headaches, backaches alot. Im 2 days late. Im always tired and I keep going toilet alot. Am I pregnant?

Melissa - posted on 06/12/2012

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Sometimes if you read a preg test after 10 mins it will give you very faint false positive. To be sure either go to docs for confirmation or wait a few days then take another test. hope tis helps.

Ashley - posted on 04/13/2011

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yeah when i tested the first time i had a very faint line so i waited a few days and took another one first thing in the morning. the dr told me the best time to take a pregnancy test is first thing in the morning. it came back a positive for me. good luck! :)

Sarh - posted on 04/12/2011

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I haven't had that problem, but I know when I read the instructions on the last one I did it said even the faintest of a line is "accurate". Go to your doctor (primary or OB/GYN if you have one) and have a blood pregnancy test done just to make sure. :)

Stephanie - posted on 04/12/2011

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i had a faint line on the very first pregnacy test i ever took and i ended up being pregnant. this pregnacy when i took a test i got a faint line and went out and bought a digital test! call you OB though. the sooner you go in the better!!

Laura - posted on 04/12/2011

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I had a faint positive (around 2 weeks along), and I did spot for a bit afterwards but I was definately pregnant.

One of my friends had periods for the first 5 MONTHS of her pregnancy.

A positive is a positive. Go to the doctor

Chloe - posted on 04/12/2011

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I just put up a post about this. Lol. I had a faint line too. Don't know my result yet I have to have two blood tests just hope my hcg levels go up. :-)

Chloe - posted on 04/12/2011

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I just put up a post about this. Lol. I had a faint line too. Don't know my result yet I have to have two blood tests just hope my hcg levels go up. :-)

Esther - posted on 04/11/2011

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some women bleed in first trimester go to your dr right away!! have them do a blood test. i have seen so many women on tlc that think they r not prego and they are 9 months later having baby in the toilet. it is very scary!!

Lauren - posted on 04/11/2011

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yeh i went to the docs when i didnt know she did the test there and then and one line was darker and the other faint and then it just started getting darker and darker, and then i did tests at home to be sure lol and they were positive, so its most likely you are, get a home pregnancy kit or go ur docs to check.

Heather - posted on 04/11/2011

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I took a different brand and there was no line at all... and I started bleeding, so I think it was a false alarm.

Esther - posted on 04/11/2011

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your pregnant. you may want to wait another week to do another one. or go to dr have them do a blood test. with my 3rd that happen to me a 2 lines and one was faint but when i went to drs it didnt show up on a urine test right away so i had to go back in a week and it said i was pregnant

Betty - posted on 04/11/2011

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faint line still equals pregnant,go to the doctor they'll give u a req for a blood test to confirm it for sure. sometimes an experinced doctor can tell wether ur really preg by examining ur Abd.

Amanda - posted on 04/11/2011

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I had that problem. When did you take it? Am, Noon, Pm? How far would you be along? I would wait til the end of the week to take it due to if you are the hormones in your body are not high enough! The best is to take it first thing when you awake. If you really want to know then call your doctor and have them do a blood test. They are more accurate. Good Luck to you!

Claire - posted on 04/11/2011

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yeah! the first one i took was a cheap test from a corner shop and it was very faint eo i spent more money on a better one and it was as clear as day :) it does sound like your preg, good luck :)

Autumn - posted on 04/10/2011

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I had the exact same issue! I had a faint positive and waited a few days till I missed my period and it was a definite positive! You should know that ANY faint or bold line means pregnant! The test looks for HCG hormone you only produce if a baby is there! CONGRATS!

April - posted on 04/10/2011

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Faint line both pregnancies. It usually means you are pregnant but i'd have a check up with your doctor to be sure. Good luck! :)

Melinda - posted on 04/10/2011

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ive never heard of a false positive, a light positive isstill apositive it probably just mean you are very early pregnant thats all, also test first thing in the morning thats when urine has the most hormone hcg in it so you may get a stronger positive.

Tinker1987 - posted on 04/10/2011

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i had a very faint line and was pregnant. i found out around 4-5 weeks but it was positive..

Linda - posted on 04/10/2011

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i had 3 very faint positives , and sure enough i was pregnant. you may have tested too early thats why it is faint . thats what i did

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yup defs pregnant go to the doctor...same thing happen with my son if there is a second line even if it is faint always presume your pregnant and go to your doctor

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