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What is the difference between a evaporation line on a pregnancy test and a faint line ob one? Plz no depends on test i need details!

What is the difference between a evaporation line on a pregnancy test and a faint line ob one? Plz no depends on test i need details!

Evaporation line?: These tests are fairly accurate and do not "evaporate". If you think you are pregnant, repeat your HPT and if still uncertain, get a blood HCG test for pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What does it mean when there is a clear second line on pregnancy test? It's not a faint line it's a clear line. Does that mean i'm pregnant?

What does it mean when there is a clear second line on pregnancy test? It's not a faint line it's a clear line. Does that mean i'm pregnant?

Read instructions: Different pregnancy test brands work in different ways. Read the instructions on the box of the brand that you bought. There will be a picture of their showing what a positive and a negative test looks like. You can compare your test results with the pictures to determine the result. ...Read more

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The second line on my at home pregnancy test was very faint but i could still see it does it still count as being positive?

The second line on my at home pregnancy test was very faint but i could still see it does it still count as being positive?

Depends: Usually according to the test insert, the test is to be considered equivocal if faint. Would advice retesting in a day or 2 - if you are pregnant your urine HCG will increase and will give a better testing, if not you can be sure you are not with the repeat test. ...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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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. 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