What does this mean?

Jennifer - posted on 05/04/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I know you're all probably sick of the "am I pregnant or not" questions. But this one kind of has me wondering what is going on. My husband and I are not "trying" to conceive, but we aren't preventing either.
I have been feeling rather off lately. The usual nausea, breast tenderness, pelvic discomfort, back aches, etc. So, I took a pregnancy test yesterday. The strangest thing happened. There was a very faint positive line. I thought I was imagining it, but it got a little darker after a minute or two, but it was still faint. I showed my husband, and he saw it too. I left the room, and was talking with him for a bit, but when I went to look at it again, the line was gone!
I am breastfeeding my daughter and haven't had a cycle back, but I'm pretty sure I have been ovulating for a few months. So, I know that there is a possibility that I could get pregnant, but not sure what this is.
I have since then taken two more tests (digital) and they were both negative. So, does this mean that the first test was a fluke? I'm really confused. Anyone had this happen or something similar? What do I do? Thanks in advance.

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Kimberly - posted on 11/24/2013

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In my case I did a HPT I saw just one red line did not worry to check it back and now I'm few weeks pregnant according to my doctor after my blood test So blood test . best solution ever

Jennifer - posted on 05/05/2011

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Well, I went to the doctor yesterday and they did a blood test. It came back negative. I feel like I am... but the blood doesn't lie. Thanks everyone!

Nicole - posted on 05/04/2011

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I think you are probably pregnant. Many women get positive pregnancy tests with faint lines. It's usually because they are too early in their pregnancy for the hormone it tests for to be well concentrated or the test was not taken from the first urine of the day. The hormones are more concentrated in the urine first thing in the morning. Also, I saved some of my pregnancy tests to prove pregnancy when my husband made it home, but the lines had went away and I took FOUR! All were not visible a little while later.



I think in your case, you may be very early and that's why the digital ones didn't pick it up.



Wait a week and take another and if it's positive, make an appointment with your OB or midwife.

Ericka - posted on 05/04/2011

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ok most pregnancy test are accurate for a few minutes and then can change that is why most packages (that i have read and used) say that if u wait longer than a certain time period to disregard and take another one the next day. remember when early in pregnancy even a faint line is a positive test. i was not sure when i took one and since the line was barely there waited a week and took another one and it was definitely positive. if you are really worried about it check with your dr a blood test rarely lies

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