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Frustrating Pregnancy Test Question

Posted by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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Ok so this is an irritation for me since it should be a no brainer but it turns out it isn't as simple as i used to think.  So here goes.

When i tested for my first son the home test showed very VERY fast and clear that it was positive, two very dark lines for pregnant, yet when i had my doc do the blood test it showed negative and i didn't show positive until almost 3 weeks later on my blood test.

When i tested with my younger son the test showed negative for over an hour before a faint line showed for positive, and when i say faint i mean so faint it was almost invisible. So i went to my doc and she did the blood test and it was positive, so yay preggers.

So here's my problem. I tested two mornings ago since i've been feeling nauseated and just blah lately and threw up the other night *i NEVER throw up when not preg*  but it came up negative so i tossed it in the trash. The trash can knocked over earlier and as i was picking it up i noticed a very faint positive line now on the test.  At first i thought, nah, it's been too long to be accurate *the directions always say not to check after certain hours etc*  yet when i looked it up online all the info is conflicting. Some info says no way, don't trust it and other info says it will never show a positive line if there's no preg hormones to make it react. 

Anyone have any experience with this???

by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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Arroree
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
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Oy and of course hubs has cut me off, no beer until we figure this out, LOL.

Peanutx3
by on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I can't help you but I hope you find the answers.
Nicoleb9
by Bronze Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Technically you're not supposed to read a pregnancy test after 10 minutes. What you see on them after 10 minutes isn't considered valid anymore. Can you go buy a digital one? At least that one is always a clear yes or no.
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Arroree
by Ruby Member on Nov. 10, 2012 at 11:58 PM


Quoting Nicoleb9:

Technically you're not supposed to read a pregnancy test after 10 minutes. What you see on them after 10 minutes isn't considered valid anymore

See that's what i'd always thought until i had my first false negative in that 10 minute time window and then i find all the info saying it can't show a positive at all if there's no hormones to make it react. Therein lies the confusion LOL.

Hubs is going to pick up another pack of tests tonight after work so i can retest in the morning. Hopefully i can get a clear answer this time *stupid tests anyway*

Nicoleb9
by Bronze Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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The thing about those tests is that there can be evaporation lines, which is when the line that would have reacted to the hormone shows up as a faint line that's usually a light greyish color and it gets mistake for a positive. Sometimes as the urine sits for a longer period of time on the stick, that evap line darkens. That's why those inserts that come with the tests tell you not to read it after 10 minutes. It's just too iffy as to whether it's a late positive result or just a darkened evap line.


Quoting Arroree:



Quoting Nicoleb9:

Technically you're not supposed to read a pregnancy test after 10 minutes. What you see on them after 10 minutes isn't considered valid anymore

See that's what i'd always thought until i had my first false negative in that 10 minute time window and then i find all the info saying it can't show a positive at all if there's no hormones to make it react. Therein lies the confusion LOL.

Hubs is going to pick up another pack of tests tonight after work so i can retest in the morning. Hopefully i can get a clear answer this time *stupid tests anyway*


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wickedfiress
by Kellie on Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I thought you had your tubes tied? but anywho, let me know if i need to start making baby items!!! lol
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Arroree
by Ruby Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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Quoting wickedfiress:

I thought you had your tubes tied? but anywho, let me know if i need to start making baby items!!! lol

Millions of women still get preg after a tubal. I'm more worried about a possibal tubal preg because of it.

Blah, baby items, we just finally got rid of all our baby stuff from the boys and now this possibility LOL. All i know is if i AM preg, it had better be a girl, i think hubbs will go nuts if we have another boy :P

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM

When I took a home pregnancy test it showed clear lines, either way.  I don't recall every having any issues with one.

Time to go see the doc!!  You will know, one way or another, soon enough.

Good luck! 

specialwingz
by Bronze Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM

 It depends on whether your doctor cauterized the ends of your tubes or not. If they are cauterized, the odds of pregnancy are next to nil. I'd be calling my doctor to see what type of tubal was done.

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Quoting wickedfiress:

I thought you had your tubes tied? but anywho, let me know if i need to start making baby items!!! lol

Millions of women still get preg after a tubal. I'm more worried about a possibal tubal preg because of it.

Blah, baby items, we just finally got rid of all our baby stuff from the boys and now this possibility LOL. All i know is if i AM preg, it had better be a girl, i think hubbs will go nuts if we have another boy :P

 

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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With my first I took two tests and the lines were very faint both times. With #2 the line popped up big and bright almost immediately. #3 was a negative and I got a blood test to confirm and a week later did it again with positive results. So who knows, lol. I was always told even a faint line is a positive. Wait a week and try again. Good luck.
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