I have been experiencing pressure in the pelvic area, cramping, sore and heavy breasts, nausea, and I am breaking out really bad. I had my period 2 weeks ago but became impatient and baught a test. It was an at home EBT hcg urine test. It looked negative after 5 minutes but then I checked it 20 minutes later and it was positive. There was a second thick, dark blue line. I know the test says disgard results after 10 minutes, and it is still early. However, I have read that there should be no reason for a line to appear the same color of the dye unless you have hcg present. And I also read woman experienced the same thing and out of 10, 8 were pregnant. Should I wait until it gets closer to my period to retest? Has anyone been through this before? I do not want to get my hopes up.
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The symptoms that you describe could be indicative of pregnancy possibility. The urine pregnancy test kits rarely show false positive results and if the tests have shown positive results (even faint positive), it is likely that you are pregnant; however, the test should always be done on early morning first urine sample to get accurate results (pregnancy hormone HCG is believed to be in highest concentration in this sample, and you should avoid lot of fluid intake and caffeinated beverages in the night before taking the test). The test results should be read within the specified time to avoid false readings (evaporation lines can give appearance of positive test). Wait and watch for your next periods. Look out for development of any other new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. If periods have not started within 10 days of expected period dates, or if you have got abnormal periods, or if you suspect chances of pregnancy, consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). You may also consider taking a repeat urine pregnancy test (on an early morning first urine sample) after 7-10 days of missed/altered periods to see if you get positive results, or get it confirmed by a blood HCG test. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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