Today I used the First Response pregnancy test. I think my test was faulty or I messed up. You know how you are to see || for positive or | for negative? I got a negative line, but then had this really weird smudge looking line...almost like smudged dye...it did not look anything like a positive is supposed to look like, even a faint positive, but rather looked like this: -|. The horizontal line represents the smudge. It was not a line really, but rather just smeared dye running perpendicular to the negative line(or that is what it looked like). Now I am freaking out. If I take another urine test tomorrow morning and use first morning urine (it has been 4 weeks past my period...yes, I had my period, but I wanted to make sure that it was actually my period and not something else), can I trust the result, assuming I perform the test correctly? Please help me. I am scared.
I took one the next morning (yesterday), and it turned out clearly negative. I also got my period today. Can I rest assured that this was just a messed up result? I just want to make sure there is no way it was a positive. I also took a test before the messed up one and got another negative.
Thank you. I just get really paranoid. There is no way that horizontal line could have been an flipped positive, right? I just messed up the test?
I just got freaked out because I saw on Yahoo! Answers that some people were responding to someone with a similar problem saying that the window could have been accidentally flipped in the test. I heard from someone reliable that this is impossible for a First Response Pregnancy test, as both lines would have been flipped if it was put in wrong. There are not two separate windows for that test, so I am assuming they are right about both lines needing to be flipped in that case. I plan on testing yet again just to make sure, but I am bleeding right now (hopefully from my period). If I test next week, when I am no longer bleeding, should I receive a reliable answer?
Thank you ! I hate to keep dwelling on this and annoying everyone, especially you, Maddie, but are you quite sure about this? I just am really scared by the fact that I saw two lines, even though one was facing the complete wrong way, and I ruined it probably by not being patient and urinating on it twice . The fact that I did not see any another vertical line besides the negative/control line should be reassuring and the fact that I got a negative yesterday morning
That site as well! I remember seeing that site before and that they had pictures of tests, and I really wanted to look at them and see if anyone got something similar as to what I did. Even though my other one was negative, I keep thinking about how I had that messed up result, and it just drives me insane. I just wish I knew for sure so that I didn't have to continue worrying myself sick. I know I sound so stupid . And thank you very much for helping me.