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Having a hard time reading my pregnancy test

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so as I posted two weeks ago, the hubby and I had been trying to conceive and we tried in July... no luck, then we tried in mid August because I had calculated my ovulation to be on the 18th. My period was due on the 1st (from my calculations) and I had alot of cramping and white discharge but it didnt come, I tested the next day and the test is kind of hard to read, it looks kind of like a plus sign but one of the lines is really, I mean really faint.

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replied September 8th, 2011
sometimes the tests can show up really faintly, often depending on the levels of the HCG hormone. was it positive? Smile
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replied September 11th, 2011
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yes i think lol
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replied September 15th, 2011
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Have you thought about getting a digital pregnancy test? it will say pregnant or not pregnant on the screen, which might be a little more helpful than a really faint line you are finding hard to read.

Although, I read somewhere on the forum "A line is a line no matter how faint it is" so I'd say congratulations Smile
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replied September 16th, 2011
I agree, even a faint line can be a positive sign because the strip only shows the level of HCG...may be an ultrasound could help you be more certain..sometimes negative strip test can be positive with an ultrasound or blood test for HCG levels..
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replied September 16th, 2011
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Depends how far along she is, sometimes ultrasounds can't find anything pregnancy related in early pregnancy because it's so small.

I would suggest asking your OB/GYN for a HCG blood test as these are much more senstive than urine pregnancy tests
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replied November 1st, 2011
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sorry its been a long time since Ive been online, horrible morning sickness... but if you havent guessed yet it was positive!!!!!!
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replied November 2nd, 2011
Congratulations!!!! how far on are you? My last period was 21st september and we had unprotected sex on the 10th october and still no sign of my period which should be regular as i am on hormone medication. i cant get my jeans closed now had some strange symptoms- feeling faint for 3days when my period was due,up 3times a night to pee and i am so hot during thr night i am having to get up i dont feel sick or have sore breasts but they are burning alot all over.i have also had a slight cold and minor headaches and the past few days i have had sharp shooting pains down towards my vag (sorry for tmi)i did 2 tests last week 3days after period was due had one neg and one with a faint plus sign so we are unsure.been to doctor and had blood tests but have to wait until the 9th to get results as she said my medication could affect the amount of hormones for a urine test to work. my brain is in a pickle its my fourth pregnancy my son is 13 and had an eptopic and a miscarriage 5months apart about ten years ago.... any advice xx
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