Devastated not sure what to think

Amber Nichole - posted on 09/23/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Ok here goes, I am unsure what to think right now, so I need advice I took a test last Saturday a cheapie from wal Mart well the second line that would make the test positive came up then went away making the test (-) well for some reason something told me to check it again an when I did it was positive keep in mind we have been trying to concieve for awhile now an I've never ever had a test go from a (-) to a (+) well I waited an took a few more test which have all came back (-) my last period was August 16th an I still have yet to start I'm pretty regular that would make me 10 days late so 11 Tom which will be 39 days since my last period I'm confused at to if I am or if I'm not I feel completely stupid so feel free to comment


Elisa - posted on 09/23/2013




Hello Amber. :)

Your situation and your response to it is completely normal and not at all stupid. You're not alone.

At the beginning of my last pregnancy I consulted with several physicians on the test quality of over the counter pee sticks. First of all, it is considered "impossible" to create a false positive within 15 minutes when you follow the directions on the box - even the cheap ones. The test is looking for a specific chemical to create that positive indication and without it cannot make the plus line, pink circle, etc. within the time allotted.

However, if you leave the test out for more than 20 - 30 minutes, the test stick can show a faint positive line due to slow breakdown of the chemicals in the test while it sits wet.

It is completely common for a test to give a false negative, particularly if you very recently conceived.

As hard as it can be to wait, I would recommend giving it a few more days. If you haven't started your period by, say, Friday, give it another try. If you're still coming up negative, you can always make an appointment with your doctor for a blood test to be sure.

Good luck and keep us posted!

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