CHEAP TEST

Heather - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 27 moms have responded )

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i am 11 days late on my period and we are trying for a baby witch would be our 3 baby i know i should remember all this stuff i have been testing with some test i order on line something cheap they all come back negative and i was getting worried cause i havent got my period witch was due aug 11 so finally i went and bought 2 type of band name test and they come back positive but the cheap test are neg still what does this mean for me a little confused and one else have this issue with the cheap ones on line the ones bought on line claim to be better then the store boughten ones. any one have ideas

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Anita - posted on 08/23/2012

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I was told you can get a false negative but not a false positive, as the pee test measures the amount of pregnancy hormone in your urine. Some tests are more sensitive than others, hense some are more expensive. If you have had a positive on a more expensive test, then I would say Congratulations! And good luck. :0)

Heather - posted on 08/28/2012

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thanks for all the commets! we are pregnant we had out hcg levels done and they are rising so that is all good.

Bekah - posted on 08/23/2012

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The cheap tests do not have as low of a threshold of the hCg hormone which is what your body begins to produce when you are pregnant.

A false positive can only happen in rare circumstances - certain diseases, and certain medications (I have seen a male get a positive pregnancy test!!!)

However, if you are ttc and you have a positive and you are late with your period the chances of you being pg are extremely high so I am going to tell you Congratulations!

Your next step is to call your OB/Gyn so that you can get a dating scan done to determine your exact due date!

Good luck!!!

Audrey - posted on 08/23/2012

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I would make an apt with your doctor for a blood pregnancy test. But I would say maybe the cheap ones are faulty. The brand name one's tend to be spot on and almost two weeks late is a lot. Congrats! :)

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Alexandra - posted on 09/22/2012

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i have had negative results when I am pregnant with cheap and expensive tests. Go to the doctor.

Mary - posted on 08/27/2012

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I had the same problem. The cheap one was negitive and the positive one was one of the more name brand ones. I would go to the doctor. Good luck and I would say congratulations momma for the 3rd time. I have 3 kids and they bring me so much joy.

Amy - posted on 08/25/2012

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The cheap ones dont work. I was 2 months pregnant with my daughter and the cheap one came back negative. With my son, I bought the ept before i was even late and it was positive. I woulxd always go with the name brand if i ever thought I was pregnant again.

Alberta - posted on 08/25/2012

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The $1 store brands have worked every time for me. I even tested 3 days early (before Aunt Flo should have showed) and it came back positive for my 3rd child. In my heart I knew I was pregnant 3 days "after" !!!! It depends on when you test and some people say only the expensive ones work but I didn't have a problem with the cheap ones. If you have has 2 expensive ones say positive CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Don't worry about the price of the stick you pee on just on the outcome!!!

Cherie - posted on 08/25/2012

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Monea

That's just rude. We all get in a hurry and make mistakes but what you've written isn't one bit helpful.

Kirsty - posted on 08/25/2012

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id go with the brand name tests as they can pick the pregnancy up earlier, the cheap ones are if your further along in your pregnancy - i was told this by my doctor as i was in the same situation!x

Cherie - posted on 08/25/2012

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One positive test means go see a doctor for the blood test. Eleven days late isn't a huge amount of time for the hormones to be strong in your body yet but the doctor is still your best bet. Stop throwing your money away and relax. Being pregnant is a nine month proposition so relax. Frantic testing isn't going to make you any more or less pregnant.

Angela - posted on 08/25/2012

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I am still trying to figure out why you keep buying over the counter tests when all could be settled with one doctors visit. I apologize if I offended you...my nursing background makes me a little harsh when I see this kind of stuff.

Jemina - posted on 08/24/2012

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The less expensive tests don't measure the hormones as well, always opt for quality over quantity.

Sue - posted on 08/24/2012

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A couple of times when I had a scare and thought I might be pregnant, I would try a home test and still end up at the gynecologist. He told me that I should just come to see him anyway for the test because if I was I needed to come to see him anyway. And if I wasn't I really wanted his confirmation anyway because I would be on pins and needles till I had another period. There were a couple of times when I missed a whole month but he did the test and confirmed that I wasn't.

So, I would trust the brand name or just see my doc in the first place.

Debbie - posted on 08/24/2012

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Are the store bought tests "Blue Dye" Tests? Those are the only ones that I have ever seen false positives on. Go buy a digital one if you can't get into your doctor. With being 10 days late that should give you an accurate response. Good Luck.

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i tend to agree with the other ladies here, make an apt with your GP, sounds like you're pregnant to me! congrats :)

Jennifer - posted on 08/23/2012

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false negative is common, false positive is very rare. Make a dr appt, you're pregnan

Amie - posted on 08/23/2012

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I never came back positive with all three pregnancies until I was 8 weeks. I spent heaps on the test. Go with your positive and make an app with your gp. Congrats..... Sounds like you'll be a mummy again real soon!!!

Heather - posted on 08/23/2012

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i keep going back in forth cause that one will say neg and the others say pos

Heather - posted on 08/23/2012

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so you woudl think in a weeks or so i should see something on the cheap ones

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