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False Positive?
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#1 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

I am wondering in what circumstances can you get a false positive?

We've been trying for 11 months now and I'm struggling to believe I could actually be pg...My cycles are irregular (between 27 and 41 days) so I have no idea how "late" I am. I got a positive OPK on cd20 and cd21. It is now cd34.

I did a test last night and got a complete negative.

I did it again this morning (using internet cheapie tests) and got a very faint line. Does a very faint line really even count? Is there something else to cause  a very faint line?

I did two more tests straight after and got an even fainter line on the internet cheapie and a complete negative on a First Response test (tmi but i had very little urine left to test on!). These are internet cheapies detecting 10ml.Not sure how much FR detects....

So, false positive or could I be...?

Edited by JBaby, 11 November 2012 - 02:45 PM.


#2 Poseidon768

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Very faint line = a congratulations is in order wink.gif biggrin.gif !!!!!

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Sounds like a positive to me original.gif congratulations and good luck.

#4 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:55 AM

I really hope so...but I thought First Response was supposed to be more accurate than the Internet cheapies and it was a BFN...

Is it worth testing again this afternoon or do I need to wait till tomorrow morning?

#5 **Anna**

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

A dr told me last September she thought I had a false positive caused by blood in urine. The test done at dr came out neg however she ordered a blood test anyway. The levels were so low she suspected an early miscarriage. That false positive is now wiggling in my arms when he is meant to be feeding. Congratulations!!!

#6 jazzycat89

Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

I'm not an expert, but from what I've read you can have false negatives, but usually not a false positive. Go to the doc and get a blood test, and you'll know for certain.

Congrats!!!

#7 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

I had a very feint line with an IC at 9 DPO and a BFN with FRER.

Then I tested with FMU at 11DPO and had a definite positive with the FRER and the IC.

If the line is there and it has colour in I would pretty much say it is a BFP. You can either test again woth FMU in a few days time or go and see your Dr for a blood test.

Congratulations and the best of luck :-)

#8 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

I turned into a bit of a mad woman yesterday. I realised the FR test I used was not an ER one so I did the early response one which possibly had the faintest line ever. So faint it may not have even been there, I don't even know, I was a crazy woman holding it up in different lights, tilting it. I did probably another 5 cheapies during the day all showing a very faint line.

But this morning I got a negative on a cheapie as well  when I should have had more hcg today if I were pg sad.gif

So I guess that's it. Maybe a chemical pregnancy, maybe a bad batch of
IC, don't know, but no baby this month sad.gif

Edited by JBaby, 11 November 2012 - 10:27 AM.


#9 FeralSis

Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Sorry to hear that sad.gif

#10 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

OMG had to come back an update. I was so dissaponted this morning about the negative, but AF still hadn't arrived by lunch so I went and bought some more First Response ER tests (with the plan of testing in a few days if AF hadn't arrived). Me being me did one anyway, like a last ditch attempt at closure or something and omg it was positive!! biggrin.gif

A full proper dark line came up by 3 minutes! I am so happy but terrified at the same time it won't stick.

Just had to come back and let you all know after my previous sad sack post

#11 ~Peaches~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Congratulations, wonderful news!! Here's hoping for a smooth 8ish months ahead for you biggrin.gif

#12 Girlo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

How exciting for you!!!!

Sending lots of sticky vibes your way original.gif

#13 .MrsM.

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

how exciting! congrats! fingers crossed for you biggrin.gif

#14 dakotaskys

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

ddance.gif Congrats!!!!

#15 Le-a

Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

Hurray! Wonderful news!



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