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I just took a pregnancy test and there was a bold line and then a fainted line next to it. If I were pregnant wouldn't both lines be bold?

I just took a pregnancy test and there was a bold line and then a fainted line next to it. If I were pregnant wouldn't both lines be bold?

Not always: A positive pregnancy test has a positive "control" line that should be obviously positive, and a positive "test" line than can be faint early in a pregnancy (because there is not that much bHCG in the urine early in pregnancy). If one gets a faint "test" line, just do a second test 7 days later. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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I took a pregnancy test it was a fainted neg line does that means i could be pregnant?

I took a pregnancy test it was a fainted neg line does that means i could be pregnant?

Repeat in a day : Just repeat the test in a day or two. If you are pregnant the hormone will rise and the test will be clearly positive. If you are not pregnant it won't show up. ...Read more

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What does a faint control level mean on a one step pregnancy test but the result window is negative but the control window is fainted help please?

What does a faint control level mean on a one step pregnancy test but the result window is negative but the control window is fainted help please?

Package insert: Each type of pregnancy test on the market come with a package insert. This tells you exactly how to interpret the test results. In the package it will likely have an image of a positive and a negative test result. Read the instructions and follow them exactly as directed. It sounds like your test was negative meaning not pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more