J.L. asks from Lorain, OH on June 07, 2010
UpDate: Pregnancy Test
I have taken 3 home tests all of which have a very faint pink line on them. I'm 4 days late. With my other 2 pregnancy's the line was the same color as the control line within seconds. Is this normal or is it infact negative? Any advice is appriciated. I was thinking about calling my OB today to see what advice they have.
UpDate: Well THANKS So much for all of the positive comments. I did go to the Dr and have a Blood test done today. I am in fact Pregnant!!! Thanks again!!
L.B. answers from Columbus on June 08, 2010
I learned my lesson with those tests...it is worth a little extra money to get the Clearblue type with the words "pregnant" or "not pregnant." In the end you might save money instead of doing several of the ones with the lines that aren't always clear. Hope that helps!
E.M. answers from Johnstown on June 07, 2010
If you're only 4 days late, there's probably not that much of the hormone built up in your system yet...I found that w/ both of my pregnancies--the line was very very faint, but was indeed +. I think a congratulations may be in line for you :)
S.Y. answers from Tampa on June 07, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS! Its just early that's why its not dark...mine was super light...I took 4...if you take it again in a couple of weeks it will be darker.
Congrats again :)
M.M. answers from Chicago on June 07, 2010
I would suggest checking out www.peeonastick.com. There are many examples of tests of all different brands, with varying results. It may help you to get a read. But if you've gotten the same response with 3 tests, I would say that's a positive. Congratulations!
H.M. answers from Grand Rapids on June 07, 2010
It sounds like your preggers! Congrats!!!
S.D. answers from Indianapolis on June 07, 2010
It's positive, you just still have low levels of HCG so far. Same thing happened to me this pregnancy, I chalked it up to some tests that technically expired a couple months ago and then dollar-store tests. Anyhow, now I'm 2.5 weeks late, I'm definitely pregnant:)
The brand of test matters. Some are more sensitive than others. You can either believe the ones you took and move on, go out and buy an expensive digital test, buy something like First Response which is supposed to be more sensitive, or buy a handful of dollar-store tests and test every day until it's dark.
M.M. answers from Detroit on June 07, 2010
Congrats! Any shade of line is a positive line, esp. if you've gotten three! When I was first pregnant I took so many tests because I was just in disbelief. The lines were all different shades and I'd get nervous about it, but everything was perfectly fine. Enjoy!
M.. answers from Ocala on June 07, 2010
On the box, it will say that it doesn't matter what color the line is
Light faded pink or bright pink , just as long as there is a line you have a really good chance of being pregnant.
Way to go mom. = )
T.C. answers from Minneapolis on June 07, 2010
When i was pregnant with my son the line was also very faint (could barely tell there was a line there). but i went to the doc and they confirmed i was pregnant, so if you have a faint pink line on 3 i would say they odds are good that you are. Congrats!!