Jump to content
Weird pregnancy test
4 replies to this topic
Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:24 PM
Good afternoon ladies,
Yesterday I decided to do a pregnancy test and after the 3 minute wait I just had a really quick glance and threw it in the bin. This morning as I was emptying the bin I has another look and there was a really faint positive line. I thought I saw a negative result yesterday but as I looked quickly now I'm not too sure. So I thought I would test again using the same test. I know you cannot do this but I just wanted to see what would happen. The positive line became a little darker.
My period is not due until wednesday so I am going to test again on Thursday.
I really do not know what to think. I'm definitely not going to get my hopes up. But what do you ladies think? Has anyone ever had a really faint positive line and it was actually negative or positive?
Thanks for your opinions
Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:29 PM
ihad a very faint pos on one test... so DP and i brought 2 other brands to try, as i was freaking out. found the one that shows a + instead of two lines worked best, quickest, easiest to read. but faint pos can def mean pos... so try again
Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:51 PM
I would consider it a negative result. Anything outside the 10 minutes after you take the test may not be accurate as faint dye lines can show up on them after they have been sitting for a while and they are not intended to be read after the 10 minutes. I would also completely disregard any change after using it again as it is a used test and will not work the same a second time.
Best bet is to get another test.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:08 PM
OP when you say you used the same test do you mean you used the same brand or actually reused the initial test?
Firstly you cannot rely on the result from the first test as you didnt check it accurately within the timeframe, next morning check is not reliable.
If you retested with another the same I would use that result.
If you re-used the first test stick - forget that results too. I thought everyone knew not to do that? The result would be hightly innacurate. The way i understand it is that you would have already activated the test chemicals etc with your urine, then leaving it overnight it would have dried, further 'ruining' (cant think of a better word) the test.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:16 PM
Unless you get a positive result in the timeframe that the instrutions say (usually 3 - 5 minutes), you have to class it as a negative.
If you get a second line AFTER the suggested timeframe, it is classed as an 'evaporation line', which is usually not a positive result. Google 'evap line on pregnancy tests'...
"Evaporation lines, however, can confound results if tests are not interpreted within the clinically recommended time frame. An evaporation line develops when the urine on the test area begins to dry, leaving a faint, usually colorless line. Evaporation lines appear to show up (or not show up) as a result of the composition of the particular urine specimen - and they may appear on any test regardless of brand"
And definitely do not re-use a test, you CANNOT get an accurate result this way.
But a new test, and read it within the suggested timeframe
Edited by KateyDee, 12 March 2012 - 07:17 PM.
Reply to this topic
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users
Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.
Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.
A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.
The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.
Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.
It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.
A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.
While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.
Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.
A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.
Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family"
When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.
Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.
Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?
Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.
If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.
When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.
Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?
Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.
There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.
Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.
Top 5 Articles
Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.
A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.
Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago
To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.
Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.
There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.
When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.
All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.
Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.
Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.
What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.
From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.
Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.
Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.
After children, 'me time' looks a little different.
A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.
It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time
This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.