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#1 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:37 AM

I took a clear blue test this morning and it only said 2-3 weeks when I should be 5+ weeks.

I took it becasue I had a miscarriage last time and I'm concerned this one will end the same way.

It says on the packet it is 96% accurate in regards to how many weeks if its taken in the morning - which I did.

My Husband and I have had an argument about it - I wish I never took it. He grilled me for buying it - saying why I would buy it if it was going to make me sad. He said I ruined his hitch off (he is a rig worker), I have to admit I said 'thanks for the help' afterwards and it got worse from there on in. Now I feel like worse its hard not having any support from him over this  - Point being I expected it to say 5+ week and it would have gotten rid of my concerns. He has no understanding of what I am going through. I am booking a docs appointment today so I can get the ultrasound dating scan but I know its going to take a while to get teh results back so I can't blame myself for trying to feel better - and subsequently because of the unexpected results, feeling worse.

Now I have to deal with my last miscarriage, the fear of a miscarriage this time  and now with a husband who is leaving for his hitch tomorrow for 2 weeks and he won't get over it today so he won't talk to me.

This is more of a outlet then anything else. When it comes to these things - my Husband isn't there for me just because he is incapable of understanding my fears and thats just who he is, he is amazing in every other way until it comes to emotional needs - please don't grill him for it - you can't chance who you are . I'm just hoping somebody else out there gets it.


#2 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:41 AM

Im no expert but i think the clear blue ones forget about the first two weeks of your cycle, so if it says 2-3weeks it means 4-5weeks original.gif As in from ovulation not from the first day of your cycle.

I hope someone else can help. Congrats on the result.

(IMO no one can ever be 2-3weeks pregnant and be detected on a test.)

spottydog

#3 lozoodle

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Mine didn't say 3+ until closer to 6 weeks original.gif

They are just basic tests, they don't take into consideration that different women have greatly differing hcg levels. Don't worry yourself over a test. Trust me, its not worth it!

#4 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

Those tests show approximate number of weeks from CONCEPTION, not the first day of your last period (LMP) which is what is used pretty much everywhere else to count a pregnancy.

So 2-3 weeks on the ClearBlue will mean 4-5 weeks on a normal pregnancy calculation.

Good luck with your pregnancy - sounds like the test is consistent with your current gestation.

Edited by MyButterflyGirls, 15 January 2013 - 07:45 AM.


#5 ani1

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

The Conception Indicator tells you how many weeks ago you conceived. Conception occurs approximately 2 weeks before your next period is due. So 3 + 2 =5 weeks pregnant.

You interpreted the results wrong , so you are on track and don't need to worry original.gif

#6 tintoela

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

here is link to clear blue site that says exactly what pp have stated:


http://www.clearblue.com/au/new-clearblue-...n-indicator.php

#7 BJBubbles

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

Yep, thoses tests give you a time frame from CONCEPTION, not of gestation.  So as PP's have said 2 - 3 weeks means you are maybe somehwere around 4 or 5 weeks pregnant.

The thing is though, that these tests arent'an exact science and are proabbyl using an "average" HCG level for certain gestations. As in, at 4 weeks pregnant, the average HGC in our test group of women was this... so when the test registers over this level we will say 2 - 3 weeks since conception. Averages are just that - averages. Many people have levels higher and lower than the average and go on to have perfectly healthy pregnancies. Just because you don't sit right in the middle of what is "normal" doesn't mean something is, or is going to go wrong.

Also, it's only testing the HCG level in your urine, which is variable throughout the day and obviously not ver accurate or reliable. The only way you can get an accurate idea of your HCG levels is by a quantitative blood test.

Honestly, while it's fun and reassuring being able to see the word PREGNANT on a tests (trust me, I've done enough squinting wondering if there is or isn't a line!) I think these tests can cause way more worry than is needed....  Make a Dr's apointment, get an HCG test if you want it, and book a dating scan for 7 weeks. It's really the only way you can get an accurate idea of the "health" of your pregnancy.

Also, remember you DH is dealing with stress of this situation too - he's probably just as worried and scared of another miscarriage as you are.  I know you need the support too, but try to remember he us dealing with this in how own way as well...

xox

#8 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

Unfortunately we couldn't have conceived 2-3 weeks ago as he was working out of town.

I'm suppose to be 6 weeks and 2 days preggers. sad.gif

#9 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Thanks for all your support guys. original.gif

#10 ani1

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

I still would not worry, it's close enough.

#11 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:01 AM

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 15/01/2013, 07:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mine didn't say 3+ until closer to 6 weeks original.gif

They are just basic tests, they don't take into consideration that different women have greatly differing hcg levels. Don't worry yourself over a test. Trust me, its not worth it!


Thats good to hear!!

#12 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

Just go to DR get a BT and US done, hopefully that will put your mind at ease!

spottydog.

#13 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Booked docs appointment for 12:40. Hope its not like last time and I couldn't get in for dating scan for a week and a half!

#14 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

You need to get a scan done as late as possible, the earlier they are the more anxiety you may have.

In 1.5weeks hopefully things will be obvious and you will be able to see bub original.gif

Good luck.



#15 Mine Site Wife

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:59 AM

I didnt get a postive on a clear blue digital un til I was 6 weeks pregnant and even then it said I was only 1-2 weeks so I wouldnt let the test stress you too much (easy to say HArd to do I know My first pregnancy was a miscarriage also) But as I sit and type this I am 15w 2d pregnant and at my appiontment last night my Doc was thrilled with how its all going. So try not to let the test worry you and just enjoy being pregnant biggrin.gif

#16 Natttmumm

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

I wouldn't be basing anything on that test. Try make up with DH and let is go. I can see why he is annoyed. My DH hates it when I obsess of tests and dates etc.
Wait for the scan and bloods. Even if that test said what you wanted it to say you would most likely be worried anyway

#17 Purelle

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

Clear blue can be a blessing or a trap. Don't stress over it. The levels are different for every person and every pregnancy. Tell your doctor how your feeling, hopefully it will be an understanding one that sends you for a blood test. My husband is similar to yours so I understand. rolleyes.gif

#18 erindiv

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

The tests are designed to give an APPROXIMATE gestation. I have seen and heard of many cases where they were not accurate. They are not really supposed to be. Different women have dfferent levels of HCG (as PP have said). From my understand of the ClearBlue digital tests, the conception indicator is less accurate the further along you are, as HCG levels vary dramatically at that stage.



#19 charlie23

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Honestly, I think those tests are just a money grab by the Manufacturer, every woman has different amounts of HCG with each pregnancy.  

The only way to have an accurate dating is via US. Failing that having BT's every couple of days to check that your HCG is rising could give you an indication of a progressing pregnancy.

Good luck OP.

#20 charlie23

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:52 PM

DP

Edited by charlie23, 15 January 2013 - 12:54 PM.


#21 Koobie83

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hey Hanz33 - Hmmm it's a little sad your DH can't be more supportive of you at the moment. Mine also doesn't get it when I get nervous about things and he often makes me feel like I'm paranoid. It's not happening to them - and sometimes guys just can't seem to get over the fact the world doesn't revolve around them.

I agree with the others - even if you are technically 6 weeks pregnant (from your last period) it would still be about 2-3 weeks from when you conceived, give or take a few days. They count the weeks in between your last period because it's only an estimate that your gestation is 40 weeks from your last period - we all conceive at different days around that. For example - it's been 25 weeks from my last period but I conceived only 7 days after that. They say you should ovulate at around 14 days, but I do earlier. So technically I've only been pregnant for about 23-24 weeks.

Wait for your scan. That's all you can do. Those tests are a guide. I never took one which told me how far along I am because everyone's Hcg levels are different. In fact I don't think I was ever tested or told my Hcg levels the whole time.

I can understand why you are worried because of your miscarriage but you can only take things a day at a time. I do, even now.

#22 Bluemakede

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

I would take what it says with a grain of salt, hcg levels have a massive range, so what is considered average for clear blue is not always the case for a lot of women.

I would stay away from those types of tests personally, especially after having a miscarriage (after mine I only tested once with a FR got 2 lines and refused to test again cause I knew I would get worked up over it). The best thing is to wait for a scan, those between I think 7-9 (someone can correct if i'm wrong) are the most accurate for getting dates. Even then remember that you may not ovulate at day 14 of your cycle (I seemed to have ovulated at day 21 for this pregnancy, I used to be a clock work day 15).

I hope it all goes well for you and try to not stress to much or fight with your DH over it original.gif

#23 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

went to docs and got a referral for a dating scan in a weeks time. Husband was with me which was nice but didn't talk as I am driving him up the wall with being worried. To other user who said I should make up lol I'm trying  but his told me he doesn't want me around him so no luck sad.gif

#24 HairyMaclary

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I did one of those tests at 3 weeks 4 days and it said 1-2 weeks, which would have been about right. I had a blood test the next day and my hcg levels were actually higher than expected so it probably should have estimated I was further along.. Turns out I'm having twins! So I wouldn't get too worried based on those tests.  Hope your dating scan goes well  original.gif

Edited by HairyMaclary, 15 January 2013 - 04:25 PM.


#25 hanz33

Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

QUOTE (HairyMaclary @ 15/01/2013, 02:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did one of those tests at 3 weeks 4 days and it said 1-2 weeks, which would have been about right. I had a blood test the next day and my hcg levels were actually a higher than expected so it probably should have estimated I was further along.. Turns out I'm having twins! So I would get too worried based on those tests.  Hope your dating scan goes well  original.gif



Oh twins amazing! Thats what my DH is hoping for as its on both sides of the family.




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