J.P. asks from Chicago, IL on June 05, 2007
Shade of Pregnancy Test
I could be completely paranoid but here goes....I took a test on Friday (actually two) and they both came out faintly positive. I know that it doesn't matter how dark the line is so I know I am pregnant. Today I took another test (crazy I know) and it didn't get any darker then on Friday, four days ago, but there was a line. Is this something to be worried about? My last pregnancy I had a blood test so I guess I wasn't as worried but I am so worried this time. I don't have any symptoms of miscarriage. I don't have any real pregnancy symptoms either but I didn't last time until about 6 weeks. Any feedback would be great. I don't go to the doctor until next week at the 6 week mark. I hate the first 12 weeks!!!! Thank you!!
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Thank you all so much. This site is such a life saver. I talked with a friend who is actually a scientist and does a lot in the medical field and she explained HPTs and HCG etc. She said as long as I am not spotting I should not worry. Thank you so much for making me feel better. During the first 12 weeks you go through the roller coaster of being super worried and super excited about the pregnancy. Right now I am super excited, thank you!!
N.S. answers from Chicago on June 06, 2007
E.W. answers from Chicago on June 06, 2007
Well, CONGRATULATIONS! I took 3 tests with my current pregnancy, and all were VERY faint, but according to my OB, very positive! I am due in August. Good luck with your pregnancy!
J.B. answers from Chicago on June 06, 2007
I wouldn't worry. They say, a postive line is a positive line no matter what the shade. Mine was light this time and here i am 21 weeks into my 2nd pregnancy with no issue. So i wouldn't worry! I would say Congrats!!!!
N.P. answers from Chicago on June 05, 2007
After a few of the shade/line, I went to the "pregnant"/"not pregnant" ones. I even took it a week later. Yea, it's really hard until you first see the doctor. I would say, based on your last pregnancy and no other symptoms on either account, that you are blessed again. :) Congrats!
A.R. answers from Chicago on June 05, 2007
Mine with my daughter (almost 7 yrs old) was really dark. This time it was really faint. I think they are putting less of the reactor or something in the tests to save money.
Don't worry. I'm pregnant- 17 weeks today- and everything has been fine. :)
M.H. answers from Chicago on June 05, 2007
Hi J., You are right! You are definitaley pregnant, if there was even a faint line on the test strip. Horomone levels are usually lower early in the pregnancy. If you tested again in a few weeks, or another month you probably would find a very distinct line. I had wondered the same thing with each of my tests and always had the same result early in the pregnancy. The first time I tested, I called the info number on the test product and they gave me some very helpful information. Best of luck to you and your new little one!
K. answers from Chicago on June 05, 2007
Congratulations on your pregnancy! You have nothing to worry about, so stop worrying! And stop wasting your money on pregnancy tests :) Everything will be great. Now enjoy!