one faint blue line on a pregnancy test

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Michelle - posted on 03/28/2009

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i have one faint line and a dark line on my pregnancy test i was wondering if this would mean its positive or if it is just a faulty test?

Alysha - posted on 03/31/2009

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The first pregnancy test that I took, I didn't read the instructions as I had taken many pregnancy tests previously and gotten negative results, and there was a faint line. I was sure that that meant I was not pregnant, but when my period still didn't start I decided I should take another. This time I took the test and there was once again a faint line... I read the instruction manual and it said that even a faint line means that the hormone they are testing for is in your system and you are pregnant.

Heidi - posted on 03/31/2009

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CONGRADULATIONS, this reminds me of when i found out i was pregnant with my daughter, i took the test in such a hurry looked at it and didn't see the second line... the next day i was feeling so crummy i knew i had to be. i grabbed the test out of the bathroom trash and low and behold there it was the second line was there, apperantly i didn't wait long enough!!! lol

Apryl - posted on 03/30/2009

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Hi,



Any type of line whetherit b faint or dark means you are pregnant.  If you're unsure though take another test...



Goodluck!

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Louise - posted on 04/13/2011

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Hi michelle,definetly positive as long as it appeared within the time scale stated,normally 5 mins.After this there is such thing as evaporation lines.It just means your quite early on if 1 is fainter than the other one.Congratulations and good luck !!!!

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My dr. told me that those really can't produce false positives, only false negatives. Because it is detecting a hormone it's either there or not. If the line is there, however faint, it's a yes. If it's not there, it could be that the hormone hasn't turned up in your system yet because it's just too early. So basically your body could not produce that hormone to make the test positive unless you are or were recently. congrats!!!

Kimberly - posted on 03/31/2009

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COngrats!!! when i took my first test the line was so faint i thought i was seeing things & just ignored it. come to find out i was only about 5 weeks along but very pregnant! lol. My daughter is now 4 years old!

Alysha - posted on 03/31/2009

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The first pregnancy test that I took, I didn't read the instructions as I had taken many pregnancy tests previously and gotten negative results, and there was a faint line. I was sure that that meant I was not pregnant, but when my period still didn't start I decided I should take another. This time I took the test and there was once again a faint line... I read the instruction manual and it said that even a faint line means that the hormone they are testing for is in your system and you are pregnant.

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Congrats! I'd say you're most likely pregnant! I took so many pregnancy tests for my second pregnancy because I knew I was pregnant and the lines on all the tests were so faint, but I knew. And even when I went to the doctor to take the test, it was the same very faint line! I think the lines were lighter because it was going to be a boy so my levels were a little lower. I know with my daughter the lines were definitely there and very distinct. So I'd be curious to know in a few months if you have a boy too. Good luck!



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Veronica - posted on 03/31/2009

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The test I had done was at a clinic in 1999. It was just a single line test. The line was so faint, you could barely, barely see it. As it turns out, I was pregnant, but lost a set of twinsat three months. I didn't get a second test done.That barely visible line said it all.

Ashley - posted on 03/31/2009

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Any lines...as faint as they may be count...two lines...yep you're preggo.  Congrats.

Wendi - posted on 03/31/2009

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mine was like that. and well i am. the best way to know is to go to your doc office and have them run a test. blood is best but the pee tests they have there are just as accurate

Katja - posted on 03/31/2009

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If there is two lines, no matter how faint it is...you are pregnant! Happend to me as well. Very faint line with dark line...and now about 1,5 months 'til due date! So, congaratulations! For a peace of mind you can make another test after few days, but the hormone does not exist if you are not pregnant, so if there is a line...it is a line! :-)

Katja - posted on 03/31/2009

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If there is two lines, no matter how faint it is...you are pregnant! Happend to me as well. Very faint line with dark line...and now about 1,5 months 'til due date! So, congaratulations! For a peace of mind you can make another test after few days, but the hormone does not exist if you are not pregnant, so if there is a line...it is a line! :-)

Lauren - posted on 03/31/2009

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happened to me i got the plus sign but one of the lines was very very light. but i ended up being almost 3 months pregnant at the time so im not sure if it has anything to do with how far along you are.

Denise - posted on 03/30/2009

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I had the same thing with my first pregnancy. The farther along the darker the line gets. I just took a test on fri. the 27th and had the same thing. I was feeling exausted and knew something was up and wasnt due till sat. the 28. My daughter now is only just under 6 months so it was a big surprise but I knew it was possible. No 2nd line shows up period if you are not pregnant.

Kristina - posted on 03/30/2009

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oh yea your pregnant i had that happen with both of my kids you are just probably a few weeks or so and thats why its so faint

Chantelle - posted on 03/30/2009

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hi there I would say for sure you are pregnant but still test in a few days it happened to me and my baby girl is now nearly 17 months old, plus my sister-in-law did a test 12 weeks ago and got the same result and she is now due in October and her periods are all over the place plus she just came of the pill. Congratulations new Mummy.

Michelle - posted on 03/29/2009

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i couldnt wait 2 days so i went and bought a new one today and i am definately pregnant thankyou everyone for your feedback, i have booked myself in to see a doc,its exciting i have wanted a little brother or sister for my daughter for a while now. :) thanks again everyone.

Kate CP - posted on 03/29/2009

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Doesn't matter how dark the second line is...if it's there it's positive. Go to the doc to have it confirmed. Oh, and congrats! :)

Lanna - posted on 03/28/2009

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I recently had the same thing. had me so confused I decided to go buy the digital test. turns out I was quite pregnant. I am now 7 weeks pregnant with a 30,000 hormone count. the doctor told me at 3,000 they can see the baby in a ultra-sound. I wish I hadn't spent so much money on a positive result. best thing u can do is go to the doctor/clinic and have them do it for free. best of luck.

Michelle - posted on 03/28/2009

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i dont have any usual symptoms what made me think i may be is i had 2 migrains in the space of 3 days and they made me feel like being sick and the only time i have ever felt like being sick with a migrain was when i was first preg with my daughter, i think it may be the hormones, i am not sure

Tara - posted on 03/28/2009

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totaly prego!!!!!!  i just that you dont have quite enough hormone to make the line glow yet...but if its there its there!!!!  had the same thing happen...did like 4 tests...lol...save your money!!!! and hope thats the answer you wanted......good luck!!!

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I had a faint line and was definitely pregnant. Are you feeling any symptoms? Congrats are probably in order.

Tara - posted on 03/28/2009

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I've had the same thing happen, with my first one (now just over a year old), and with the second (I'm 14 weeks + with this one).  When I went in to get my 1st blood workup done for this pregnancy, the technician told me that there are no false positives, you can get a false negative, but she's never seen a false positive (and she's worked at the hospital for about 24 years, so I guess she'd know.)  I'd wait a few days and test again, the HCG levels will be higher by then, but odds are you are pregnant, so congratulations :D

Shannon - posted on 03/28/2009

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actually my last pregnancy test was like that you could bearly see it and I was pregnant. The best thing is to go to your doctor to make sure. Good luck and congrats!

Emily - posted on 03/28/2009

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I completely understand. But be happy in the fact that HPTs are 99% accurate. So you most likely are indeed pregnant! Congrats! :D

Michelle - posted on 03/28/2009

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Quoting Emily:

I just read some of your other comments. I tested about a week ago and I had the FAINTEST positive line in existence, haha. Now I'm 4 weeks pregnant :)


thats great congrats, i just dont want to get my hopes up just to find out that i am not, so i guess all i can do is wait a few days :)

Emily - posted on 03/28/2009

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I just read some of your other comments. I tested about a week ago and I had the FAINTEST positive line in existence, haha. Now I'm 4 weeks pregnant :)

Emily - posted on 03/28/2009

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Sounds like you are pregnant. Just make sure what you're seeing isnt an evaporation line. Wait two days and test again. Your HCG levels should double by this time. If the positive line appears darker or quicker, than you are pregnant.

Amy - posted on 03/28/2009

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I am goin to say its positive.. but maybe wait a couple days and try again... maybe try one of the digital ones that actually reads "pregnant" or "not pregnant" that may be easier.

Jenifer - posted on 03/28/2009

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I once called the manufacturer of the pregnancy test I took and they said a second line, no matter how faint, is still a second line. Congrats!
I agree with the other mom who said to test again in a few days. The pregnancy hormone will be stronger then.

Michelle - posted on 03/28/2009

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plus i think i have only just missed my period, (there always all over the place)

Gemma - posted on 03/28/2009

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i doubt it very much, but you wont be 100% untill u do another in a day or so (or a week if u can leave it that long i know i couldnt!) x

User - posted on 03/28/2009

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may also be the time of day tested, concentration of the urine affects hcg pickup on these tests. Try a first morning urine it may be more true.

Michelle - posted on 03/28/2009

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thanks everyone if it has been sitting in the packed for a little while could it just be a faulty one? and you can only just see the line

Pamela - posted on 03/28/2009

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With my last pregnancy, the same thing happened to me. It proved that I was pregnant,  only very early in ( 3 and a half weeks). I did more tests the day after and a few days after that and they all showed I was pregnant  (I wanted to make sure, because I really wanted) :) So I would tell you that you are pregnant but retry in a few days. Good luck!!

Tiffany - posted on 03/28/2009

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I say congratulations! The faintness of the line probably means you are not very far along. The higher the HcG levels in your urine the darker the line will be. You can always retest but you are more likely to get a false negative than a false positive.

Gemma - posted on 03/28/2009

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After having my last test do the same, id say more than likely positive just very early in the pregnancy; wait a week or so (or at least a few days) and do another!



My first test was hardly visable yet i could see something a week later it shown up better & my lil man is now 16months! x

Robin - posted on 03/28/2009

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I would say it means you are pregnant-I had that happen, but it never hurts to test again in a few days t be sure!

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