Faint Line on Pregnancy Test Is Very Light and Not Getting Darker: Am I Pregnant?

Updated on April 23, 2018
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Faint line pregnancy test
Faint line pregnancy test

It can be frustrating to wait for the results of a pregnancy test, only to have a faint line (or lines) appear. What does it mean when they're so faint and don't get darker? Are you pregnant or is it a negative?

Am I Pregnant If I See a Faint Line on My Pregnancy Test?

A faint line still indicates a positive pregnancy. According to fertility expert Dr. Aumatma Shah, "A faint result may mean that you took the test too early when there was not enough hCG available in your urine to produce a dark line. Or, it could be that the embryo didn't implant, and hence, there was not enough hCG being produced. If the embryo does in fact implant and begin to grow, hCG levels will rise and the line should get darker." hCG levels are abundantly present two to three days after your missed period (15 to 16 days after ovulation), so if you have a faint line, wait until after your missed period to test.

Reasons for a Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test

Testing Too Early

Testing at any time before your missed period means there won't be enough hCG hormone in your urine for the test to detect. I recommend waiting at least three days after your missed period to test again if you want to be sure, but a faint line still indicates pregnancy because there was enough hGC to produce a line, just not enough to produce a dark line.

Diluted Urine

Results are more accurate when hCG hormones are concentrated. Drinking water will dilute the urine and may result in a false negative pregnancy. This is why it's important to test your first morning's urine before you eat or drink.

Chemical Pregnancy or Early Miscarriage

Early miscarriages, otherwise known as "chemical pregnancies," occur in the first 12 weeks. Even though you are no longer carrying an embryo, there may still be residual hCG hormone for the test to detect. Dr. Amy Beckley, CEO of MFB Fertility Center, explains, "Chemical pregnancies can sometimes be due to low progesterone. Therefore, when a women gets a faint positive pregnancy test, she could be at risk for losing her pregnancy. If low, a woman should seek medical help and get progesterone supplementation. A pregnancy with a faint positive can be saved by progesterone supplemental. In fact, 30% of pregnancies fail due to low progesterone and by monitoring progesterone levels in early pregnancy, we could be saving them."

Your Test Isn't Sensitive Enough

Many people suggest getting a test that can detect 15-20 mIU/L. This means that even with low amounts of hCG hormone, the test can detect a pregnancy. However, the test is only accurate 60% of the time, so it is still better to wait a few days after you've missed your period to test rather than testing early, even with a highly sensitive HPT.

Faint Positive Pregnancy Test

Pregnancy test 2 lines but one very light
Pregnancy test 2 lines but one very light

Which Is the Most Sensitive Pregnancy Test?

First Response is currently the most sensitive home pregnancy test on the market, detecting hCG levels as low as 6.5 mIU/ml, while most home pregnancy tests can only detect a sensitivity of 20–25 miU/ml. The lowest concentration of hCG that can be detected is 5 mIU/ml, but there is no over-the-counter product that is that sensitive.

Can a Faint Line Be Negative?

Sometimes a faint line may indicate a false positive, meaning you are not pregnant. There are two reasons this faint line may appear: the line is either an evaporation line or you had an early miscarriage. With early miscarriage, otherwise known as a "chemical pregnancy," residual hCG hormone may still remain in a woman's body, and there may be just enough for it to show up on a home pregnancy test. But unless you experience bleeding, a negative faint line is just an evaporation line.

What Is an Evaporation Line and Is It Common?

An evaporation line is a faint, almost colorless line that commonly appears when the urine in the results window of your home pregnancy test fades and dries out. This is why it is so important to read your results within the designated reaction time frame (usually 3-5 minutes) and not after that, otherwise you might assume you're pregnant when you're actually not. So make to sure read the results in the allotted time frame, not after!

I See Two Lines on a Pregnancy Test, But One Is Very Light

Most home pregnancy tests will show two lines. The first is to indicate that the test is indeed working and the second is to indicate pregnancy. Normally, the first line will be dark and clear to read. It's the second line that could be a little faint. If you read the directions for the test, they will tell you that the second line may appear lighter than the first, but even so, it still indicates a positive pregnancy.

Why Is the Second Line Faint?

You may have a low level of hCG in your urine as it may be very early in your pregnancy, or you took it later in the day when the hCG isn't as concentrated in your urine. If you wait a few days or even a week, the line may appear darker.

If you're still not sure or if the line appears the same, you can contact your healthcare provider to have a blood test. A blood test works in the same way as the urine test except that it is able to detect smaller amounts of HCG.

What If I See an Extremely Faint Line?

If this is the case, it may be way too early for the test to determine pregnancy. You just don't have enough hCG in your system to be detected. The result could also be negative, and what you're seeing is simply an evaporation line. Wait until you have missed your period, or even a few days more, and take another test. If you cannot get a positive reading even though you have missed your period, contact your healthcare provider to ask about a blood test. Also ask about possible reasons why your period hasn't arrived.

Faint Positive Line on Pregnancy Test

In this home pregnancy test, the test line is darker than the positive line, but it still means there's a pregnancy.
In this home pregnancy test, the test line is darker than the positive line, but it still means there's a pregnancy. | Source

How Home Pregnancy Tests Work

Home pregnancy tests are usually fairly accurate when it comes to predicting pregnancy. It's important, though, to know how they work and how to get the most accurate results.

Home tests use your urine to determine how much of the hormone hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is in your system. This hormone starts entering your system around 6-12 days after conception when the ball of cells, known as the blastocyst, has implanted itself on your uterine wall. Does that mean that 6-12 days after conception (if you can figure out when that occurred), you should take a home pregnancy test? Well, not exactly. At that point in your cycle, assuming you have a regular 28-day menstrual cycle, you'd still be about a week away from your next expected period, and there probably isn't enough hCG in your system yet to be read on a home pregnancy test.

Normal Levels of hCG From Last Menstrual Period (LMP)

Weeks From LMP
hCG Concentration (mIU/mL)
3 weeks
5 – 50 mIU/ml
4 weeks
5 – 426 mIU/ml
5 weeks
18 – 7,340 mIU/ml
6 weeks
1,080 – 56,500 mIU/ml
7-8 weeks
7, 650 – 229,000 mIU/ml
9-12 weeks
25,700 – 288,000 mIU/ml
13-16 weeks
13,300 – 254,000 mIU/ml
17-24 weeks
4,060 – 165,400 mIU/ml
25-40 weeks
3,640 – 117,000 mIU/ml
Not pregnant
0 – 5 mIU/mL
Post-menopausal
0 – 8 mIU/mL

How to Avoid Getting a Faint Test Line

  1. Take the test first thing in the morning. The first morning's urine works best because the hCG hormone is most concentrated in the morning when you haven't diluted it by drinking water.
  2. Wait until you've missed your period to take the test. My recommendation is to always wait until you miss your period because this is when implantation prompts your body to produce more hCG. You'll have greater chance (80-90%) of seeing an accurate result after a missed period. For an even greater chance, wait about a week after your missed period, when the hCG is really in full effect in your system and you can get a really accurate result.
  3. Pick a home pregnancy test that detects 15 mIU/L or higher. Not all pregnancy tests react the same way to the amount of HCG in your urine, of course. It all depends on how many milli-international units per liter (mIU/L) of hCG the test can read. Some tests claim to be able to detect pregnancy really early (but only about 60% of the time), while others are best to take after you have missed your period. A test that can pick up only 15-20 mIU/L of hCG would be more sensitive and perhaps able to determine pregnancy sooner than a test that is only sensitive to 30-50 mIU/L. That means that the early results tests (the more expensive ones) may be able to tell you if you're pregnant sooner than waiting for your next period to be missed, but there's no guarantee. If you're willing to try one (or two), go ahead and buy more than one. However, you may be disappointed to see a negative result only to have to buy more pregnancy tests a week or so later after you've missed your period. As I said, those kinds of tests are usually only accurate 60% of the time.

My Recommendation:

Wait until you have missed a period before using a home pregnancy test. You'll get a more accurate result.

A Faint Line Is Most Likely a Positive Test Result

If there are two lines, no matter how faint the second one is, you're most likely pregnant! If you still need to know for sure, contact your healthcare provider to ask for a blood test.

Usually, about a week or so after you see your positive pregnancy test result, you'll start experiencing some of the common early pregnancy symptoms, and then, you'll know for sure you are pregnant. Until you know for sure, act as if you are pregnant. Take prenatal vitamins, eat a healthy diet, exercise when you can, and avoid anything you shouldn't be exposed to during pregnancy.

Best of luck to you!

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    • ThePracticalMommy profile imageAUTHOR

      Marissa 

      34 hours ago from United States

      Sharika, it might mean that you are pregnant.

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      SHARIKA 

      4 days ago

      I see one red and one very faint line, the test was taken TWO day before I missed my period. what does it mean

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Doreen, I highly suggest you speak to your doctor. While bleeding in early pregnancy is quite common, it could also be something else.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      pg, Some women never get darker lines on pregnancy tests and still are pregnant. Unfortunately, there is no way to save a 'failing pregnancy'. I suggest speaking to your doctor about a blood test.

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      doreen gakii 

      2 weeks ago

      i did testing last week and got two lines one faint.yesterday i had a heavy bleeding but when i tested again i got two lines one lighter than before. what does it mean

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      pg 

      2 weeks ago

      I am 4 days past period and already took 5 tests, each came up extremely faint line, almost invisible.

      what does that mean?

      If there a way to save a failing pregnancy if that is what it us?

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Smiley, I'm not sure what kind of suggestions you are looking for.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Tracy, yes, it happens all the time.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Akua, bleeding can occur in early pregnancy, but I would still speak with your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      2 weeks ago from United States

      Sushmita, it means not pregnant.

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      Akua 

      3 weeks ago

      I see one red and one very faint line, almost invisible and the test was taken a day after I missed my period. Minutes later I see blood. Does it still mean that I’m pregnant

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      sushmita parmar 

      3 weeks ago

      Mykit showed C line but T line was not there wht does this mean

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      Yvette 

      3 weeks ago

      I tested on Tuesday got very faint line then tested in Thursday and got another very faint line I’m due for my periods in 3 days could I be pregnant?

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      Smiley 

      4 weeks ago

      Hey i just had a baby a year ago and this morning just found out im Pregnant.. Any suggestions any help cause my family is really not supportive

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      Marjorie 

      4 weeks ago

      Hi mam. Im asking you.my last period is sep 19 and then oct is not came my period and i take pregnancy test in 5 times and its all positive sometimes there is a faint one but the other is positive line..then now i get spotting and bleeding what is it? Tnx

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      Marissa 

      4 weeks ago from United States

      Zanele, two days after sex is too early to test.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Monique, if two lines appeared within the first 10 minutes of taking the test, then you may be pregnant.

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      Marissa 

      5 weeks ago from United States

      Cy, it could just be a stomach virus.

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      Monique Seibeh Wesseh 

      6 weeks ago

      Did a pregnancy test few days ago,one line was dark and the other line was very faint.

      But I’m having symptoms of early pregnancy,I’m pregnant?

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      cy 

      7 weeks ago

      after seeing my period I still have signs of nausea, then I tested but it was negative yet I don't feel satisfied because I still ve nausea.. am I pregnant??

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      Marissa 

      7 weeks ago from United States

      Klair, sometimes it takes a while for both lines to darken. For some women, they never darken, but they are still pregnant. I suggest speaking with a doctor.

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      Klair 

      7 weeks ago

      Hi! I am currently wondering about all of this vut trying to get more of an insight. I had taken the test 10/19/18 and found fhat the first line was super dark, the other was faint! (First response, 3 days after missed period)

      I took another test the next morning 10/20/18 and the results the sane but thr second line is just a very tad bit fainter, but so is the dark line.

      Both lines appeared almost instantly however.

      Im super excited but nervous at the same time, my fiance keeps telling me mot to stress to much!

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      Riji 

      2 months ago

      Hi my pragnancy text one line dark pink. Then secont line lite pink colour. I am pragnent?

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Shwetha, as I am not a doctor, I am not familiar with this medication. I highly suggest you speak to your doctor.

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      Shravani 

      2 months ago

      Mam..

      My last period date is aguest 30.iam testing with home kit on September 29th.it shows T line is faint and weak.

      Next iam testing september 3rd T line also good.why iam not seen T line is good on September 29th..??

      It is ectopic pregnancy....??

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      Shwetha 

      2 months ago

      I got faint line it was little dark only .....i did test with upt and scan was negative but even after 47 days I have not got periods and seeing little bleeding. Doctor has given meprate tablet for 5 days. I am not able to understand what is happening can u pls give me a clarification. Why this tablet is given and if test result is negative why my periods is still not come

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      Leola 

      3 months ago

      Hi... I did a pregnancy test one line dark and the second line faint and after 2 hours later I did another test and it was negative.. funny I am having cramps..headache..nausea and my breast are sore ... what could this mean ? please help

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      Karthigaa praveen 

      3 months ago

      Hi ..... I had a half pink line when I tested yesterday near to one dark line ... Does it mean I'm pregnant ... Can u please say ....

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      Marissa 

      3 months ago from United States

      Lildacone, ask your doctor for a blood test.

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      LilDacone 

      3 months ago

      Im just over a week late, had sex around ovulation time according to my tracking apps, been testing since just before missed period and been getting either very faint lines or negatives wothout any progression all week, would it be more likely to be evaps, never had these problems before when testing, only since ive been late

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      Jade 

      3 months ago

      I took 3 pregnancy tests yesterday morning 13/08/18 it came back with very faint lines does this mean that I’m pregnant? I’m very nervous. Iv had weird cravings and really sore boobs but recently they’ve been on there just a little sore now. Iv been told I must be quite early for the lines not too show up dark enough. Can someone give me some advice please because my partner is wanting a child and this is what I wanna give him.

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      Riya pradhan 

      4 months ago

      Hie I m Riya..I m 20 years old ..in the month of April I got pregnant and I aborted the baby..after that in July I have been intimitated.then I missed my period .after that checked home pregnancy test it appears a faint line..I have been checked for 2 times and I get 2 times faint line ..and today I had bleeding and some pain in stomach ..is it a miscarriage or late period..am I pregnant or not? Plzz tell me what to do ?

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      Riya 

      4 months ago

      Hie I m Riya ..and I m 20 in April I had aborted the baby..after the abortion in July I had sex and then I missed my periods.after my periods 10 t0 12 I have tested it appears 2 times a faint line on test kit ..and today the bleeding started ..what's the reason the bleeding is happens .is it a miscarriage or late period..or am I pregnant or not? Please reply me fast

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Shruti, it could mean pregnancy.

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      Shruti hanamantaray 

      4 months ago

      If T is dark and C is faint then what's the mean?

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Fiona, you should retest.

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Kaash, you should wait a few more days and retest.

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      Fiona 

      4 months ago

      If my lines are very VERY faint but showed up on two tests, then the next day, there were no lines, is it possible I am pregnant?

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      Kaash 

      4 months ago

      I Had a dark line and very faint line in pregnancy test what does it mean.i checked 5 days before period date

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Azeh, I'm sorry, but we don't have that capability here.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Vino, I would speak to your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      5 months ago from United States

      Jummy, it was too early to test.

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      vino 

      5 months ago

      I was tested on 5th day of my missed period &also I have bleeding but in my test result I found one dark line &one mild line but that line didn't any color am I pregnant or not

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      jummy 

      5 months ago

      I took a pregnancy test 3days after my ovulation and I saw one faint line. what does that mean?.

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      Azmira Yeasmin 

      5 months ago

      On a pregnancy test, what if 1 line is very light and the other is very dark?

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      Aswa 

      5 months ago

      What is the result if the c line is a slight line?

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      Kanisha wright 

      6 months ago

      I took a test today at 5:45 am and I left my home I came back and seen a dark line and a faint line then i retested at 2pm but only see one line! What does this mean?

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      Marissa 

      6 months ago from United States

      Sarita, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      6 months ago from United States

      Gairo, even if one is faint, it can still mean pregnancy.

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      Marissa 

      6 months ago from United States

      Rachael, if only one line appeared, it usually means not pregnant.

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      Sarita 

      6 months ago

      Hi ladies,

      I had my 1 frozen embryo (6AB) transferred on June 1st. I have been doing HPT since day 7 post transfer till today and they all show a very faint line. I read a faint line is still a line but it’s freaking me out because the line doesn’t get any darker! I have tested 5 times already and they are all the same not even slightly darker. I even read ovulation kit will show positive if you are pregnant and I have done 2 ovulation test yesterday and both were negative. My blood is scheduled for Wednesday and I’m already driving myself crazy. I don’t have any other signs of pregnancy rather than cramping which I also had during my fresh cycle and I believe it’s because of hormones. Could hormones be a reason for the faint line? I’m taking Prometrium and Lupin-estadiol. Could they be reason of consistent faint line? I’m using First Response test by the way. I'm attaching a picture of today's test which is 10dpt.

      Does anyone had any similar experience?

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      Sarita 

      6 months ago

      Hi ladies,

      I had my 1 frozen embryo (6AB) transferred on June 1st. I have been doing HPT since day 7 post transfer till today and they all show a very faint line. I read a faint line is still a line but it’s freaking me out because the line doesn’t get any darker! I have tested 5 times already and they are all the same not even slightly darker. I even read ovulation kit will show positive if you are pregnant and I have done 2 ovulation test yesterday and both were negative. My blood is scheduled for Wednesday and I’m already driving myself crazy. I don’t have any other signs of pregnancy rather than cramping which I also had during my fresh cycle and I believe it’s because of hormones. Could hormones be a reason for the faint line? I’m taking Prometrium and Lupin-estadiol. Could they be reason of consistent faint line? I’m using First Response test by the way.

      Does anyone had any similar experience?

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      Gairo 

      6 months ago

      At 11today I took a test shows two line one is faint im 3 days late with periods wot do this mean

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      Rachael turner 

      6 months ago

      If the pregnancy test showed 1 line very lite and its suppose to show 2 what does that mean.

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      lilia 

      6 months ago

      what if i took plan b can i still be pregnet

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      Marissa 

      6 months ago from United States

      Dana, if two lines appeared within the first 10 minutes of the test, it usually means pregnancy.

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      Dana 

      6 months ago

      I took a pregnancy tested on mothers day and it showed up on a tested one dark line on top and a fainted line on bottom could I be pregant

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      Marissa 

      7 months ago from United States

      claudiaomane, it might mean you're pregnant.

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      claudiaomane 

      7 months ago

      I had a faint control line and faint test line.what does that mean?

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      Alo 

      7 months ago

      If my period was in September 1 to 5 & I had sex on the 10 then another 5 days of blood flow in october 1st to 5 and sex on oct 9 when was I actually pregnant? With missed period of November 1

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      Marissa 

      7 months ago from United States

      Ruby, it could be a number of things. If your period doesn't show up, take another test just in case.

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      Marissa 

      7 months ago from United States

      Briana, tests are considered invalid after the first 10 to 15 minutes of taking it. Any line you saw after that would be considered an evaporation line.

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      Briana 

      7 months ago

      I've acting weird lately on April 23 I took a pregnancy test which came out negative so I put it down to throw away but forgot to next day April 24 I was cleaning ran into it and looked back at it I see something that might be a faint less but it's colorless.... Can I be pregnant if I see a colorless faint line?

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      Marissa 

      7 months ago from United States

      Rababmotabhai, if both lines appear within the first 10 minutes, then it usually means pregnancy.

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      rababmotabhai 

      8 months ago

      I just took a pregnancy test but the test line is too lighter then control line so am I pregnant

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Jeje, pregnacy tests are considered invalid after the first 10 minutes. If the tests are negative I the first 10 minutes, then it's negative.

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      jeje 

      8 months ago

      I tried a home pregnancy test and it was negative. But after 3 days, it showed a very faintline. I tested again the morning I saw the faint line and it says negative. After 3 days it's still negative. am i pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Yamini, I can't be sure. I suggest waiting a day or two and testing again.

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Vinni, if you got a faint line at the hospital, then you might be pregnant. Have they suggested a blood test?

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      Vinni 

      8 months ago

      My period got delayed 16 days. Thyroid is normal. I have tested at home twice, got -ve. When I tested at hospital faint line appeared.Am I pregnant or not??

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Jmomof2, every pregnancy is different. I had strong lines when I took a test early with my first child. I didn't get a positive test until 2 weeks after my missed period with my second child. I got strong lines early with my third child. I got faint lines with my fourth, several days after my period. The levels of hCG can vary. For some people, they will always get a faint line, and still be pregnant. If you are worried though, it wouldn't hurt to speak with your doctor about a blood test.

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      Jmomof2 

      8 months ago

      I’ve taken three tests and they all have a faint pink line. I’m worried this means it’s ectopic or going to be a misscarriagw. My other two kids there was never any question. Has anyone else had a positive outcome with the faint line?

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Nikki, I'm so sorry about your loss. I remember feeling so nervous when I became pregnant again after my loss. I'm not a medical professional, but I know sometimes it takes a while for hCG to build up in your system. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do but wait and see. I hope everything goes well for you.

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      Nikki 

      8 months ago

      Ok in my case i know im pregnant but my question is more about hormone levels instead i first tested 4 days b4 missed period it was negitave so i waited. On the 4th day of my missed period i tested again giving it a week to be sure i then got a faint positive so i called OB for blood work to confirm because im high risk and knew i would be i waited a week after blood work and OB finally calls me back confirming that I am pregnant but my progesterone levels are half of what they should be she explained that mine was a 5 when it should be a 10 this was really upsetting because i had just lost a baby 3 minthe earlier for the same reason so now im on bed rest and naturally really upset but i got to thinking the blood work was done the day after my home test and i thought about how i had just gotten a negitave just days b4 i got the faint positive test so then i started thinging maybe hormone levels hadn't quite Peaked just yet and i cought the positive results at it earliest time so since it has been a week since my blood work I decided to take another pregnancy test to see what it would do and both lines came up dark this time, so what i am hoping is that my hormone levels were lower because I had caught it so early and that because this time the Lions were darker that it's an indicator that those hormone levels have gone up and that my home test is more accurate to my body at this time then a blood test done a week ago. I may be grasping at straws but wanted to see what you thought???

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Cherry, your test may be defective.

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      Cherry 

      8 months ago

      Hey hi I tried pregnancy test and it’s confusing in my case it started pink from one side and is pink till one other side what does it mean T to c is a pink area

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Manasi, if two lines appear within the first 10 minutes of taking the test, even if one of them is faint, it still usually means pregnancy.

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Princess, if the lines appear within the first 10 minutes, then it usually means pregnancy.

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      Manasi 

      8 months ago

      I took a pregnancy test today, on the 9th day after I missed my periods. It's the perfect time right? But still I get a considerable faint positive line on upt..what does this mean??

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      Princess 

      8 months ago

      My pregnancy test shows dark red lines and light red lines what does it mean?

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      May it's possible it's a late period. I suggest testing again just in case.

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      May 

      8 months ago

      Hi am 15 days late period now am having bleeding very light breast pain I did test 5 days ago it was negative so is this pregnancy or late period

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Mel, I would go by the blood test. It's possible the line you saw was an evaporation line.

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      Mel 

      9 months ago

      I had one dark line and second line was fainted I waited a week took a blood test and it said I was negative on the test to be pregnant what does that mean that the test was wrong and I’m not pregnant I’m confused

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      Katie, if both of the lines appeared within the first 10 minutes of taking the test, it probably means you're pregnant.

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      Katie 

      9 months ago

      I did a pregnancy test I got a dark line and a very very faint line what do that mean ??

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      Martina, if the test did not show a positive for pregnancy, then I suggest waiting a few days and testing again.

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      Martina 

      9 months ago

      I got one dark line on my pregnancy test, but I have missed my period and I am getting common symptoms like weakness and back pain am I pregnant ?

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      I'm sorry, but I cannot view the image. If two lines appeared within the first 10 minutes, then chances are it means pregnancy.

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      Thandi, if both of the lines appeared within the first 10 minutes, then it usually means pregnancy. If one of the lines showed up after the first 10 minutes, then the test should be considered invalid.

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      thandi 

      9 months ago

      hello yesterday i made pregnant test and one line is clear and other one is not clear, im i pregnant or not

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      Rose, it's possible the bleeding was from implantation bleeding, which is caused by pregnancy. I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Rose 

      9 months ago

      Hello I have had a week of very faint bleeding and no pain and wasn’t even a proper week I took test today and have a second faint line can I be pregnant we have been trying for 5 months now and I’m really hoping but scared to get hopes up x

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      Emily, if you are seeing faint lines that appear within the first 10 minutes of taking the test, then it means pregnancy no matter how faint they are. I suggest speaking with your doctor if you are concerned.

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      Emily 

      9 months ago

      I have missed my period by about 11 days then I took a test too see, it had came up with a faint line on it, I have repeated this over the course of a week but the result keeps on getting lighter and not giving me a positive or a negative! Do I have enough HCGin my system yet ? Or do I have to wait more than 18 days to find out ?

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      Marissa 

      9 months ago from United States

      Ekennafaith, if a faint line showed up with another line (usually there are two lines on a test) within the first 10 minutes, then yes you could be pregnant.

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      Ekennafaith@gmail.com 

      9 months ago

      I saw a pink faint line on the pregnancy test could I be pregnant

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      Marissa 

      10 months ago from United States

      Zakia, my sincere apologies!! I suggest speaking with your doctor about it.

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      Marissa 

      10 months ago from United States

      Zakia best wishes!

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