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Is there a such thing as a faint negative on a pregnancy test?

Hey well i'm 22 days late for my period.. I took a pregnancy test last Saturday and It came back a very faint neg. My husband said he seen a line going up and down, my sister said she seen a plus sign but all I seen was a very faint -.. I have back pain, some stomach cramps and i feel like i'm going to throw up.. I haven't tested agian.. I was gonna wait til the end of the month to test again. Has this happend to anybody else and been pregnant after all. This will be my first if I am.. I'm really nervous, please help.. Thanks!!

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Asked by Grace91 at 11:20 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • It's either negative, faint POSITIVE, or clearly positive. No such thing has a faint negative.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • no such thing as a faint neg. If you saw 2 lines, you're pregnant...

    Answer by MrsMWF at 11:23 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Try taking another test in a few days first thing in the morning.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • No such thing as a "faint negative". Faint postive, yes, faint positive no.
    Could have been a bad test, or it may have been used wrong (such as not enough urine, etc)
    Id retest with another test, preferably not the same brand if you get it at the same store.

    Answer by sissy4444 at 11:26 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • I love that no such thing deal...we get FALSE NEGATIVES because are HCG levels arnt high enough. DO u mean a faint negative as in...and evap line. You could probably do what u think wait a few days and test again....I got 3BFN's and then 2weeks after period was due got a FAINT BFP.....had a healthy little boy 4yrs ago. Digi tests aarnt as still with our +- tests lol. Good luck mama!!
    Deff would go to the doctor soon tho if ur period doesnt come after another neg.

    Answer by msmamakatie at 11:54 PM on Jun. 28, 2011

  • Even if a line is faint, it is considered a positive. There is no such thing as a faint negative.

    Answer by cypressandsage at 10:08 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

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