S.S. asks from Greer, SC on October 07, 2008
Weak Positive Pregnancy Test (Help!)
I am currently 5 days late in my cycle and have taken 3 pregnancy test, last one being this morning. All three have been very weak positives. I read on-line that that could indicate an ectopic pregnancy. I am going to see my OB next week, but was wanting to see if this had happened to anyone else, if so did it turn out to be ectopic? I have been pregnant before and that test was very positive the first day I was late. Thanks for any help or advise...
T.P. answers from Atlanta on October 08, 2008
I too was late and knew I was pregnant in my heart, with my second child. I took five pregnancy test all came back negative, two different brand & days and weeks apart and still negative. Even though i was tired and felt the symptoms of being pregnant. Did not get confirmation until I went to my gynecologist, that's when I tested positive. I had a great pregnancy, baby was born healthy. So don't think negative. That test does not necessarily mean an ectopic pregnancy. Good luck.
K.W. answers from Atlanta on October 08, 2008
I had weak positives with my last pregnancy on three different tests. My daughter is 2 1/2 now. That was the only pregnancy I had a weak positive for as well. Good luck to you.
N.B. answers from Savannah on October 08, 2008
The test may be weak positive just because you are so early in you pregnancy. Do you have pain or other reasons to worry about ectopic pregnancy like tubal reveral or history of pelvic infection? If not them the test will get stronger over time as your HCG level rises as the baby grows
M.V. answers from Augusta on October 08, 2008
I would go to a lab to have a blood hcg level pregnancy test done before you go to the doctor next week. (You will need a prescription from the doctor or the doctors office can call the lab with verbal orders). Then at your appt. have the doctor's office do it again-that way you will be able to compare and see if the numbers are rising or falling. My weak tests did result in a miscarriage-my report said "possible ectopic". But so many women have written you that had weak tests and now have a beautiful child as a result! So I would just get things checked sooner than later so you do not have to go so long being uncertain.
C.C. answers from Atlanta on October 08, 2008
Hi- the same thing is happening to me so I hope it does not mean ectopic pregnancy! With my first child, the pregnancy test turned very positive right away. And just last week, I took two pregnancy tests after being a few days late- and they were both very weak. I mentioned this to my ob office on the phone and she just said I was still really early. My appt to confirm is still 2 weeks away.
M.J. answers from Charleston on October 07, 2008
Try not to worry! Many tests give a weak neg or a false positive result. I would bet your pregnant and your HCG is a little low. Good luck to you:)
K.V. answers from Atlanta on October 08, 2008
Hi there! I'm 39 years old and that happened to me when I was 36, almost 37, so I have three tests too, all of them weak like that, I didn't want to believe them jijijiji, but let me tell you, I have a 20 month old boy now, so you know.
Enjoy it and don't worry too much, go to your Dr.
A.G. answers from Atlanta on October 08, 2008
My first test was very week also and I took it 2 weeks late. But the very next day I took a digital test and positive popped up before I even sat the test down!!! Don't jump to the worst assumption so fast. More than likely your HcG level is just low right now. Take a different kind of test and wait until you go to your OB/GYN. Everything will be fine. Take care and congratulations!
N.L. answers from Atlanta on October 07, 2008
mine was weak and barely visible, she was a girl and I had her 7 months ago.