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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      Carol Marie Tenney 

      5 weeks ago

      I have took two pregnancy tests Nd they both show up a positive faint line, what does that mean?

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      If two lines appear within the first 10 minutes of taking the test, then it usually means pregnant.

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      sushma.k 

      2 months ago

      This was my first baby test.i skip my period 28days back.C is getting lite pink and T is very dark colour.please tell me I am pregnant or not?

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      Marissa 

      2 months ago from United States

      Tani, you should speak with a doctor.

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      Tani 

      3 months ago

      I have a pink line and an extremely faint line on my test this morning. But also started spotting yesterday which is when I should have started my period, and am still spotting. Does that mean I could still be pregnant ?

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      Emily 

      4 months ago

      Ugh this article. A pregnancy under 12 week is NOT A “chemical pregnancy”. A chemical pregnancy is not even a medical term, but it means that you have a positive test and nothing yet can be seen on ultrasound to confirm a pregnancy. You are still very much pregnant with a baby (not a chemical!), but many miscarriages do indeed happen before anything prominent is seen on a scan, like around the time a woman would kiss her period, and she wouldn’t have even known if she had not taken the test. Around 7-8 weeks you would see your baby, moving around, with little arms and legs. That’s before 12 weeks! Also the baby’s heart starts beating only 22 days give or take after you conceive. It can be detected through a scanner at as early as 5-6 weeks pregnant (2-3 weeks after conceiving. So update your article because a miscarriage before 12 weeks is devastating and not simply a “chemical pregnancy”.

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      Millicent 

      4 months ago

      I did a pregnancy test one line appeared nd i put it in my drower then wgen i check it in the morning two lines showed up that means m pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      4 months ago from United States

      Ascincion, please contact your doctor.

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      Ascincion A. Bocal 

      5 months ago

      I took my pregnancy test last June 1,2019 it seems one is darker color and one is very light color my last period is April 23-29 2019.

      Is this very positive pregnancy.?

      Mam? I am worried because I have a 2 year old son .

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      Marissa 

      6 months ago from United States

      Ana, it's possible.

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      Ana 

      6 months ago

      I am recently 5 days late on my period I took a pregnancy test on May 1,2019 and it was a very faint line then on May 3,2019 I took another one and the positive line was darker then the first test am I pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      6 months ago from United States

      Juya, speak with your doctor.

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      Juya Khan 

      6 months ago

      I missed my period for 12 dey ,I repeat my pregnancy test for 4 time at regular intervals but it's still showing a faint line why

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      Michelle bounds 

      6 months ago

      I've had 4 or 5 cheap 88¢ tests say faint lines the last one was a little darker...but I took two clear blue digital tests they say not pregnant. But the first test I took was on the day I started bleeding three days...I guess my period hit early, but does that mean I'm pregnant?...

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      Marissa 

      7 months ago from United States

      Carmilar, if the pill you are referencing is the morning after pill, it can mess with your cycles.

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      Carmilar 

      7 months ago

      I had my periods on 13 feb 2019 then had sex on 2 march an i took my pill dat same day and now im 12 days late...could i be pregnant

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Renay, I would wait a few more days and test again.

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      Renay 

      8 months ago

      Week before i was supoosed to strt i had 2 days of wiping a light red then brown discharge after peeing, today is one day past my missed period and ive tken 3 tests all came back very faint second line but i cant tell if pregnancy or evap all within 5 minutes of testing. Any comments also when should i test again?

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      Marissa 

      8 months ago from United States

      Keisha, if two lines appeared within the first 10 minutes, then yes, you may be pregnant.

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      Keisha 

      9 months ago

      Hello any help anyone i have T line fainr light and C line dark red done 3 test, would it mean am pregnant?

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      Lyndsi Kennedy 

      9 months ago

      Hi! So I feel like im losing it lol. I took two first response tests and both had lines sooo faint it was hard to tell if they were even there. I took one to my sis in law and she said yeah, no, wait yeah, idk lol. Both were the exact same.

      You couldn't see them in a picture at all and you had to look hard to see that second line. How long should I wait to retest since I'm already three days late? Also do you think there's a good possibility in my chances of not being pregnant? I have a five month old and this is not really something I'm wanting to experience again so quickly. Any insight is appreciated, thank you!

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      Larissia 

      9 months ago

      I take a test monday night a it showing two line one bright and one faint.Am I pregnant?

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      Sufiya 

      9 months ago

      My result shoe one dark line and faint line i miss my period from 8_days my cycle is correctly .can had sex

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      Anjum kouser 

      9 months ago

      I have a red line and another line is showing light color does it mean I'm pregnant or not?

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      Leah 

      9 months ago

      I have positive faint line but before I had take PT I had sex with my husband last week and everytime we sex I got spotting I used contraceptive also last year and I stopped using it last month dec24 2018 my last period begins on Dec. 25 2018 am I pregnant?

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      Marissa 

      10 months ago from United States

      Juliet, you should test again.

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      Marissa 

      10 months ago from United States

      Sharleka, did they test your levels again?

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      Marissa 

      10 months ago from United States

      Lakshmi, if two lines appeared within the first 10 minutes, it usually means pregnancy.

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      Sharleka Taylor 

      10 months ago

      Good morning, Thursday was the first day of my missed cycle and I tested positive that morning. A few hours later I started lite spotting and went to the dr and got a negative and they did bloodwork that came by with a level of 10 and suggested chemical pregnancy. I’m wondering could my levels just be low due to catching it so early? I tested Tuesday and it was negative so for me to get a positive on Thursday and be losing it Thursday isn’t really registering to me... is there any chance they were wrong? I’ve tested positive everyday since Thursday and even using evening urine but they’re all about the same darkness. Thursday-Sunday I’ve tested.

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      Nicola 

      11 months ago

      Can I be pregnant with one dark and one line was light

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      Marissa 

      11 months ago from United States

      Sharika, it might mean that you are pregnant.

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      SHARIKA 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months 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 

      11 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      11 months ago from United States

      Tracy, yes, it happens all the time.

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      Marissa 

      11 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      11 months ago from United States

      Sushmita, it means not pregnant.

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      Akua 

      12 months 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 

      12 months ago

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

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      Yvette 

      12 months 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 

      12 months 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 

      12 months 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 

      12 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      12 months 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 

      12 months ago from United States

      Cy, it could just be a stomach virus.

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      Monique Seibeh Wesseh 

      12 months 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 

      12 months 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 

      12 months 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 

      12 months 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 

      13 months ago

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

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      Marissa 

      13 months ago from United States

      Sharavani, you should speak with your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      14 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 

      14 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 

      14 months ago from United States

      Lildacone, ask your doctor for a blood test.

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      LilDacone 

      14 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 

      15 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 

      15 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 

      15 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 

      15 months ago from United States

      Shruti, it could mean pregnancy.

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      Shruti hanamantaray 

      15 months ago

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

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      Marissa 

      15 months ago from United States

      Fiona, you should retest.

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      Marissa 

      15 months ago from United States

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

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      Fiona 

      15 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 

      16 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 

      16 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      16 months ago from United States

      Vino, I would speak to your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      16 months ago from United States

      Jummy, it was too early to test.

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      vino 

      16 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 

      16 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 

      16 months ago

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

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      Aswa 

      16 months ago

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

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      Kanisha wright 

      17 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 

      17 months ago from United States

      Sarita, I suggest speaking with your doctor.

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      Marissa 

      17 months ago from United States

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

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      Marissa 

      17 months ago from United States

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

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      Sarita 

      17 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 

      17 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 

      17 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 

      17 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 

      17 months ago

      what if i took plan b can i still be pregnet

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      Marissa 

      18 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 

      18 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 

      18 months ago from United States

      claudiaomane, it might mean you're pregnant.

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      claudiaomane 

      18 months ago

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

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      Alo 

      18 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 

      18 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 

      18 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 

      18 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 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      19 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 

      19 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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