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Faint bfp not getting darker (period not due yet)


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#1 TillyTake2

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:10 PM

How quickly did your tests get darker?

I tested yesterday afternoon & got a faint bfp & the same thismorning. No darker. With my last pregnancy it got noticeable darker each day even before my period was due. I think my period is due in 4-6 days.

How quickly did your tests get darker prior to your period being due? I'm wondering if I should expect a chemical pregnancy.

And I know the sensible answer is wait a few days & test again Tounge1.gif

#2 *Natski82*

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

A line is a line. Your urine from yesterday could have been more concentrated. Dont look at the darkness as a sign for being "more" pregnant. Go and get some bloods and stop POAS  tongue.gif

#3 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

The first 5 I did didn't really get any darker (I POAS each day for a couple of weeks) that was with the FRER. I don't think it's indicative of anything though.

#4 TillyTake2

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (*Natski82* @ 03/12/2012, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Go and get some bloods and stop POAS  tongue.gif


Lol, nah I'd much rather rely on anecdotal stories from complete strangers for now Tounge1.gif

#5 TillyTake2

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:24 AM

It's still no darker today sad.gif just the same as it was 2 days ago. I did take my temp yesterday & today & it's high (in line with my last pregnancy) but I'm thinking it's going to end badly. Period due in 2 days & the line is still barely visable & hasn't increased.

Edited by TillyTake2, 05 December 2012 - 06:28 AM.


#6 lozoodle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:27 AM

Please don't worry too much based on tests right now, honestly I did so many and I worried so much. yes they got darker but it was n't a massive difference on a day to day basis and some days they looked the same as the day before.

Edited by lozoodle, 05 December 2012 - 06:29 AM.


#7 Clorox_Girl

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

Is the line getting any fainter?? I had a CP and the line got fainter by the day.

#8 lozoodle

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:44 AM

QUOTE (token @ 05/12/2012, 07:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the line getting any fainter?? I had a CP and the line got fainter by the day.

Yep this was the same for my CP.

Whereas viable pregnancies got gradually darker, though it took a few days to really start getting much darker (i.e. past when my period was due).

#9 TillyTake2

Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

QUOTE (token @ 05/12/2012, 07:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the line getting any fainter?? I had a CP and the line got fainter by the day.


No it's not getting fainter but it's so so faint to start! I've tested on first response & confirm & both have lines that are barely visible & have stayed that was for 3 days now. With my son the lines got darker every day & were very dark by the time my period was due. These lines are so faint you can barely see them. They are there & not getting lighter (any lighter & they'd be gone lol) but given I'm so close to my period I had expected them to be clear by now. I also don't have sore boobs or anything like I did with my son.

#10 *Natski82*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

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QUOTE
Lol, nah I'd much rather rely on anecdotal stories from complete strangers for now


How are things now?

#11 hollysmama

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

Mine were the same for about 4 days. I stressed a bit too, but it was fine.  At such an early stage they won't get darker for a while.


#12 Ferelsmegz

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

If your period is due in 2 days and you have anything then I think thats good!

At best you would be 3-4 weeks pregnant so a faint line is a faint line.

#13 Natttmumm

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:59 AM

I dont think you can rely on that to determine a CP. If the line is very very faint I would go to get a blood test when AF is due. if the doctor does a POAS test it might come out negative as I found the doctor's tests to me much less sensitive.

#14 TillyTake2

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

Just an update for anyone who comes accross this topic. My guy feeling was right & it did in fact turn out to be a chemical pregnancy just before 5 weeks sad.gif

#15 caninestorm

Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

TillyTake2 sorry it did not work out sad.gif Unfortunately I'm in a similar situation at the moment - faint positives on a FRER 11dpo, 12dpo and 13dpo (today) but not getting any darker at all. Going for bloods tomorrow to see what happens.



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