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do i read a pregnancy test after the 10 min?

ive taken 4 and they all show positive a few hours later


Asked by april_f at 8:45 AM on Nov. 2, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • well this is how i found out I was pregnant. I took a test that showed nothing in 3 mins so I threw it away. A few hours later out of curiosity i picked it up and there was a line there. the next day I did the same, this time the line was darker but not there after 3 mins. So i brought a better brand and took another a few days later and the line appeared within 3 mins. If its real early the HCG isnt strong enough to trigger the test immediately. good luck

    Answer by lsa0919 at 9:22 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • No, you need to read it during the window they give you which is usually 3 minutes or so. After that, the results are inaccurate due to an evaporation line which looks like a positive result.

    Answer by momofone221 at 8:48 AM on Nov. 2, 2010

  • It could be an evaporation line. You shouldn't read a test after ten minutes, you can get false results that way.

    Answer by katrinad at 8:49 AM on Nov. 2, 2010