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Faint Linea Nigra
Linea nigra w/o being preg? I'm darker skinned, I have what looks like the start of linea nigra from belly button to pubis. Neg hpts. Periods on time.
Possible.: Some dark-complected women have a visible linea nigra whether they are pregnant or not; it may have been there all along and you only noticed it recently. While it is unlikely that you are pregnant it's not totally out of the question. If you're sure that the line wasn't there before and now it is, you should see your gyn to rule out pregnancy & hormonal issues, e.g. Adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more
Does a steadily darkening line on OPK mean ovulation is approaching? I know faint line means negative.
So 1 faint blue line an 1 blue line means the same as 2 lines on ovulation test what do 2 blue lines mean?
Read instructions: I suspect it means you ovulated. You should read the box or the pamphlet. The explanation will be there. ...Read more
Yep.: Even low levels of human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) will turn the over-the-counter urine pregnancy tests positive (albeit faintly) and are diagnostic of early pregnancy. Having said that, you still have a 1:3-1:4 chance for miscarriage and a low risk for ectopic, multifetal, molar pregnancy - therefore examination with transvaginal ultrasound is warranted as soon as possible. Take 1-5 mg folate (folic acid). ...Read more
Maybe: Refer to the instructions in your test. There is no universal light/dark, red/blue/pink. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Need a blood test: Home pregnancy tests are pretty accurate, with few false positives (unless you took a HCG trigger shot this cycle & there could still be HCG left from the shot). See your doctor for a blood pregnancy test (quantitative beta hcg). As it sounds like you're trying to conceive, take prenatal vitamins. 5 days post-ovulation is just before implantation, so discuss the bleeding with your md. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can I have a vertical linea nigra and not be pregnant? Or it's possible that I am pregnant with the linea nigra on my stomach?
Positive: Sounds like that's a positive. Congratulations.Get a more detailed answer ›
FIRST RESPONSE Early: Result pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. 2 lines = pregnant ; 1 line = not pregnant. The intensity of the color usually is not of significance if the test is read within the directed time period. If you read some forms of pregnancy test after too long a period - an evaporation line could develop. ...Read more
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 negative, it is highly likely negative, as these home tests are quite good/accurate. If in doubt, you can retest in a few days... Good luck... ...Read more
Period 2 weeks late. 3 negative hpt tests. Unusual breast tenderness. Just noticed blue veins. Pregnant?
?pregnant: The Pregnancy tests today are very sensitive, but you do have some symptoms. You may have had an anovulatory cycle and simply did not release an egg, so you did not have a period. Hormonal surges can make the breast sore and tender, not just pregnancy as well. If you want to know for sure, see the Dr. and get a serum test to confirm the negative tests. Then wait for your next cycle.Good luck ...Read more
Hello doctor...I missed my period by 5 days and did a home pregnancy test but i got 1 dark purple line and 1 faint purple line..Am i pregnant?
Yes: positive is positive. Give it a few more days and try again. ...Read more
Miss period 11days now do 3 pregnancy test got one bright line n one faint line on each. ...does that mean im pregnant? Feeling excited
Maybe: Missing your period could be a sign of pregnancy. Difficult to interpret your home pregnancy test since the reading is specific to the brand that makes it. You should have your doctor confirm if you are pregnant. Be sure to start or continue taking prenatal vitamins in the mean time. ...Read more
I don't know: specifics about the EPT test but the evaporation lines that I have seen were gray. ...Read more