Faint lines on home preg test. Help what does this mean.

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I've taken two test and they both have given me faint line. If it shows up at all does that mean it detected some trace of pregnancy hormone and I'm pregnant? Or could it just be there b/c i peed on stivk and it showed a small hint of line? I can't go to doctor till next week and am going crazy. Should I go get a different brand? If so any recomendations? I used first response.


Acoriana85 - posted on 09/26/2012




hi i did a preg test two days ago in the am and it came out faint posivite ,and then i took another one later on the same day just to make sure and it came out negative ,and the next day i did another one and came negative again ,today i did another one on the am ,and it came negative again ,,dont know what to do ,but im pretty much feeling preg ,,,the last time i had my period was on aug 29 2012 ,and today is sep26 2012 ,i dont know what to think 1 FAINT POSITIVE AND 4 NEGATIVES ,WHY ?

Alisha - posted on 11/15/2012




i took a home pregnancy test at home and i waited til this morning i seen half of line but it was to light and i seen a full dark line could i be pregnant cause my hormones are crazy no one can hardly talk to me or touch me without me getting mad about but i thinks it too early to tell but everyone says you can conceive after a period but i dont know if i did or not were that happen to me and it makes me wonder if i am or not

Charlie - posted on 11/10/2009




its considered positive to have faint lines , it just means its early .

Isobel - posted on 11/11/2009




congratulations! I know it's frustrating, I had to hold mine up to every different light source in the house before I believed it :)

Anna - posted on 11/10/2009




Congratulations Momma!

If you get any kind of line on a pregnancy test, you're pregnant. It's possible to get a false negative, but there's almost no chance of a false positive. If you want to be extra certain, test with your first pee of the day because that's when hCG levels will be present in the highest amounts.

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Rabecca - posted on 11/11/2009




congradulations !!! my test ( 9 years ago) I went in for a tets and the nurse said yep you expecting and you could barley see the lines they really were almost no there faint and not full line I really went around for the next several weeks just not thinking it was tue because of that more shock than anything but it was like no the lines werent even on the stick she must be wrong of course my son showed up anyway haha

Kelcie - posted on 11/11/2009




yeah i would say like the others thats exactly what happened to me when i fouind out i was pregnant i took the test and i freaked out because there was a faint, faint line so i asked my aunt what it meant and then read the paper and she took me to the doctor n sure as shit it was positive

Candice - posted on 11/10/2009




any sign of a line normally means your pregnant... i had the same problem when i found out i was pregnant with my son :)

Sharon - posted on 11/10/2009




Didn't it come with directions? Maybe you should get the digital one. The test that talks to you?

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Sometimes there isn't enough of the hormone for the home pregnancy test to show enough of the lines to tell you if you are pregnant or not. I used around 10 tests before I was sure with my first pregnancy and 3 with my second before going to the doctor. But if you are having too much trouble sometimes the best route is to make an appointment or just go to a walk-in for results. First response didn't work for me, they gave me false negatives so I used Clear blue.

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