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why would I have two positive test then one negative?

Last week i took a prego test and it was positive the line was faint then i took one a few days ago and that line was a little bit darker then i took one today and the line wasnt even there. what one(s) should i believe? :(

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 AM on Sep. 11, 2009 in Trying to Conceive

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  • It's very rare to get a false positive. It sounds to me as if you've had what's known as a chemical pregnancy.
    A chemical pregnancy is the clinical term used for a very early miscarriage. In many cases, the positive pregnancy test was achieved before the woman’s period was due but a miscarrige occured before a heartbeat was able to be seen on an ultrasound.
    With the ultra sensitive pregnancy tests on the market today, it is easier than ever to get a positive result 3 or 4 days before your period is due. It is wonderful for those who NEED to know, but does have it’s down side. Early testing shows chemical pregnancies which would not have been detected had the woman waited for her period to arrive.
    Chemical pregnancies are unfortunately very common. 50 to 60% of first pregnancies end in miscarriage very early in pregnancy. Most occur without the woman even knowing that she was pregnant.

    Answer by Oaksmommy at 8:42 AM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • I have to agree with the previous post. I went through this in April.

    Answer by mommytobrooke at 9:14 AM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • it could be like the previous posters said, or that one test that came out negative could have been less sensitive than the other ones you took. i would try one more just to be sure. good luck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 AM on Sep. 11, 2009

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