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does a faint line on a pregnancy test mean positive

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Re-test in few days.: The concentration and amount of your urine on the strip may affect the intensity of line appearing in the result section. It you can see the line as n ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alicia Thompson
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnant : The color can fade over time. You should not interpret a test after that long. If you want to be sure, check again first void in the morning.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Faint or not it could mean you are pregnant.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Read instructions: We do not know what brand of test you have. What do the written instructions say?
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
23 years experience Family Medicine
Positive: You are pregnant no matter how light the line is.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pregnant: That you are pregnant.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Anderson
42 years experience Family Medicine
Probably negative: It means the test is probably negative recommend you wait a few days then repeat the test to make sure.
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A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is positive.: Faint just means the HCG or pregnancy hormone is low but detectable. It typically indicates early pregnancy and would be normal if you have just miss ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
You are pregnant: No. A faint line at the test line means pregnancy.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: A faint line is still a line and usually does mean you are pregnant; Its always best to repeat it in a few days to be certain. Best wishes!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See the package: There are many different home pregnancy tests available. The package insert is the best way to find out what exactly the different results mean for th ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Deborah Metzger
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: Assuming that the test was done correctly, a faint line indicates the presence of hcg, which is a hormone produced by the implanting egg. Another te ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Repeat test: If you had unprotected sex and missed your period, you should repeat the pregnancy test in 2-3 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructio ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Probably, but early. You can check another test in a few days to see if it's more distinct, or you can see your GYN and get blood levels drawn.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A positive is: usually accurate - unless you let it sit too long before you read it and the material becomes concentrated or an evaporation line formed. You can alwa ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Probably - : Check again tomorrow with the first morning urine or go see your doctor and get a blood test to confirm.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not very far: Usually within a week after fertilization enough pregnancy hormone is produced to cause + results on a home test. Blood tests can show even sooner.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandor Mecs
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Defective or expired: The control line should be seen clearly. If not, then a negative test line is invalid. That test may be defective or expired.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A line is a line: a faint line is still a line, it is considered faintly positive I would repeat it in a few days to a week, and if it remains positive follow up with ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
May or may not be: Preg, see your obgyn and get a blood test , then u will know for certain.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajnish Jaiswal
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Repeat the test: Sounds like it's positive but you can repeat in a few days to see if the result sis more obvious.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Most women: Check a pregnancy test when they miss a period. However, early pregnancy tests may be able to detect pregnancy as much as 6 days prior to an anticipat ... Read More

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