Pregnancy Test, light negative... could I be pregnant?

Antoinette - posted on 07/12/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I've been feeling nauseous for a while now, and was due for my period a few days ago, have had the feeling of being pregnant for about a week or so, and did a test just before I was due for a period which was negative, and another one a couple days after I was due which was extremely faint negative. Should I wait a few more days and test again, or is this a negative result?

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Me - posted on 06/11/2012

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Hi i need some advice, if anybody could possibly help me,

i came in one night 2 nights ago and desided to take a preg test, i seen the Dark Pink Line, didnt concentrate on a faint Line so i just put it on the side,, .. i woke up in the morning on the first preg test and there was this Faint Pink Line, Clear as to Noticing it, Well Now, ive bought 3 today, i taken my second one and it did the same a verryyy Faint Pink Line and it taken the Control Line abit longer then usal on the second test, Now i taken the third one and it was clear as day Having one pink line which was the control Line? ... How come i had 2 verrryy Faint Pink Lines on 2 of them and one Negative :/ Thankyou?

Sierra - posted on 10/10/2012

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It depends on the level of hcg in your urine as to if the test shows up positive or not for example in the UK we have a first response test that shows a level of 25 miu we have some store own brands that measures 50miu and clear blue that range from 15-50 miu depending on which test you use, your hormones double every 48 hours on average so if the test you used first thing was a sensitive test measuring 15miu and then used a test that measured 50 miu the second test would be negative because there isn't enough hormone in your urine not because you aren't pregnant, hope this makes sense? Don't read a result after the time specified, if it doesn't show up as positive before the time stated usually 10 minutes then treat it as a negative test, false positives don't exist, sometimes a woman will get a very early positive test because your body starts developing hcg as soon as the egg is fertilised however the egg fails to implant so people see this as a normal period and a false test but a test cannot recognise a hormone that isn't in the body, a non pregnant woman should have no more than 5miu levels of hcg in her body at any point in her cycle unless she is on medication which contains this hormone, hope you get the result you want x

Jennifer - posted on 07/12/2010

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false negatives are definitely more common than false positives. i think i would wait a few more days and try it again because if you are pregnant there may just not be enough hCG in your urine for the test to pick up yet.

but also keep in mind that typically morning sickness won't start until you are 6 weeks pregnant.

Antoinette - posted on 07/12/2010

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Have been out all day and came back to see a faint line in positive part of test as well. Am going to be booking to go to doctors tomorrow to get blood tests.

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If its the test you took in the am its evaporation lines, anything over a certain time is invalid (I believe its 10 mins). I had that happen to me on most my tests that were negative

Antoinette - posted on 07/12/2010

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Yea that's true, I had nausea pretty early on with my first, but didn't know what it was, although I suffered from hyperemisis gravidarium with the last pregnancy so was nauseous all day and night.
My test with my first was positive at 6 weeks, so will wait close to another week.

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