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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

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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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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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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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What does a very faint line on a pregnancy test mean? I saw the faint line when i checked after the two min wait den took a pic but u can barely see

What does a very faint line on a pregnancy test mean? I saw the faint line when i checked after the two min wait den took a pic but u can barely see

Positive test: If the pregnancy indicator line shows up at all, even faintly, at the recommended timing to check the test strip, then it should be considered a positive test. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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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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learn all birth control methods
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Faint line on a pregnancy test. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

Faint line on a pregnancy test. Does this mean I'm pregnant?

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

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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

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