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Faint line on home pregnancy test not getting any darker. 10 days late for period. What should I do? Nausea, exhaustion, hot flushes, bloating.

Faint line on home pregnancy test not getting any darker. 10 days late for period. What should I do? Nausea, exhaustion, hot flushes, bloating.

Pregnancy: These test are as accurate as hospital tests chances are that you are pregnant however if you want to confirm see your doctor for the blood test or wait a couple of days and repeat.

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What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime

What does it mean when you take a pregnancy test and the positive line shows up, but it doesn't get darker until the urine starts drying up in thetime

Better concentration: Initial effects is due to diluted effects of hcg, as urine dry up the concentration of hormone effects increases with darken positive line.

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What does it mean when the positive line on a pregnancy test shows up and has little color right before the ten minute mark, but doesn't get any darker?

What does it mean when the positive line on a pregnancy test shows up and has little color right before the ten minute mark, but doesn't get any darker?

It means one can...: A faint positive line on a urine pregnancy test is still a positive test, if the test is done correctly and read correctly. It means one can repeat a test 1 week later to see if it is positive again (it should be positive because the HCG levels will be much higher a week later if there is a pregnancy), or one can check with her doctor for an evaluation.

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When will a positive result start to get darker on a pregnancy test?

When will a positive result start to get darker on a pregnancy test?

Another week: Obviously, the further along a pregnancy is, the more BhCG is secreted (plateaus out around 10 weeks) and will be filtered by the kidney; eventually showing up in the urine.

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Can I get a very dark positive pregnancy test when having an ectopic pregnancy?

Can I get a very dark positive pregnancy test when having an ectopic pregnancy?

Yes: If you are having any bleeding or pain you should be seen. An ectopic will still cause a strong positive pregnancy test.

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Is it okay to only get a very faint positive line on a pregnancy test at 11 DPO and then 12 DPO still get a very faint line not any darker at all?

Is it okay to only get a very faint positive line on a pregnancy test at 11 DPO and then 12 DPO still get a very faint line not any darker at all?

Very early: Sure. It is VERY early to be testing. Simply wait a few days. If you are really pregnant the hormone level doubles every 48 hours. The test will be more definitive soon.

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Hi, I had a question doc. If a urine pregnancy test is faint positive. .. Should it get darker... If not aftr being 6 days overdue...Means what?

Hi, I had a question doc. If a urine pregnancy test is faint positive. .. Should it get darker... If not aftr being 6 days overdue...Means what?

Faint + is positive: The currently available home pregnancy test kits are highly accurate and easy to do, though they are not perfect. But, seeing a faint positive line is highly likely that you are pregnant. If u want a quick sure answer, do another test, use different brand. Retest in 3-5 days will likely give strong positive. Start your prenatals, eat well/exercise regularly, and consult doc congrats and good luck.

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As per calendar my wife is going to get periods. She has all symptoms of getting period but home pregnancy test looks a little +ve (c-dark but t-lite)?

As per calendar my wife is going to get periods. She has all symptoms of getting period but home pregnancy test looks a little +ve (c-dark but t-lite)?

Pregnant: A faint line is still a positive line. You must have a reason to think she could be pregnant yo be testing. If you doubt this, wait a day or row and repeat the test.

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Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick. Will get a blood test in a few days. Could I be pregnant?

Period 1 month late, pregnancy test negative, but the line was very dark and thick. Will get a blood test in a few days. Could I be pregnant?

Package insert: Compare your test result to the image portrayed in the package insert that came with your pregnancy test. A negative test is reliable. If you are uncertain of the interpretation of the test result then a blood pregnancy test is reasonable.

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Missed my pill (don't normally get a bleed) had unprotected sex - abnormal bleed/dark brown ect. Dizzyness, tired feel sick negative pregnancy test?

Missed my pill (don't normally get a bleed) had unprotected sex - abnormal bleed/dark brown ect. Dizzyness, tired feel sick negative pregnancy test?

Missed pill: If you missed only the one pill and did not have sex during your ovulation time, you may have still been protected. The color of menstrual blood makes no difference -- "dark brown" blood is most likely deoxygenated, but still comes from the inside of your uterus like all menstrual blood does. If you've missed more than one pill or took your pregnancy test before the bleed, please re-take.

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My hcg levels are 386 miu/ml but I m getting a faint line on home pregnancy test is it normal to not to get darker line at this stage?

My hcg levels are 386 miu/ml but I m getting a faint line on home pregnancy test is it normal to not to get darker line at this stage?

No need for urine: Test. If you blood level of HCG is 386, that is diagnostic of pregnancy and there is no need for urine test. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. Wish you good health and a healthy baby!

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Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Hi im sydney. How long should I wait to take a pregnancy test and I'm on the depo shot. See, I don't get my period anymore. I have noticed that my areola is like kinda dark and I have been feeling very nauseous and kinda like dizzy or whatever. I am ha

Anytime you like: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection.

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Can you get a very faint line on pregnancy test 10 days before missed period?

Can you get a very faint line on pregnancy test 10 days before missed period?

Back to School?: Ten days before a period would be the time of ovulation or just past ovulation. Conception, which can occur one to five days after sex, creates a new fetus that has no physical connection to the mother's body or blood stream. It would be absolutely impossible for any pregnancy test to pick up a pregnancy until there is a physical connection to the mother. That is about 14 days after conception.

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How soon can you get a pregnancy test.

How soon can you get a pregnancy test.

Pregnancy Testing: You can test anytime you want, but for a valid test the best answer is the day or after the day of a missed period.

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Why did I get a clear line on the pregnancy test?

Why did I get a clear line on the pregnancy test?

Not normal: This is not typically what you will see on a pregnancy test. Get a different brand and check again.

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