A 18-year-old female asked:
i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came out with a very very faint positive. i took another this morning and it came out negative. retest?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 43 years experience
Absolutely: Restest please.
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes: With discrepancy in tesing results, retesting is important.
If you have concerns or uncertainty, your doctor can do a blood test for pregnancy (hcg). This test can be done qualitatively (positive/negative), or can be done quantitiatively (provides an actual blood level concentration of hcg- done in specific circumstances).
A 31-year-old member asked:
What do pregnancy test results mean?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much pregnancy hormone(hcg) is in your blood and can be useful for your doctor in assessing how your pregnancy is progressing.
What does it mean if a pregnancy test does not show any result?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently.
A 49-year-old member asked:
What does it mean when a pregnancy test result appears right away?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Lots of HCG: A quicker response means a higher level of pregnancy hormone (hcg), which would be the case in an advanced pregnancy, multiple gestation (twins or more), or in a molar pregnancy (an abnormal condition).
A 35-year-old member asked:
My pregnancy test result showed one red line, what does it mean?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Depends: A positive test has two bands. One band means either a negative test or an invalid test. Please read the package insert as the position of the colored band determines if it is a negative test of an unreliable test.
A 20-year-old female asked:
After I take a pregnancy test and wait for results(negative) I take the test appart,there is a very faint test line what does this mean?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends...: It is important to follow the label directions, interpreting the test after the recommended time. Do not take it apart. As the test begins to dry out, a line can form, causing a false positive result (in other words, you would appear to be pregnant when you are not). Repeat the test . Consider using one of the more specific tests that gives a result that is more than just a line. Take care.
Last updated Sep 28, 2019
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