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What is the difference between a evap line and a faint positive line on a pregnancy test?

What is the difference between a evap line and a faint positive line on a pregnancy test?

Read at 3 minutes: A pregnancy test is read at 3 minutes. If the test is negative at 3 minutes, sometimes there will be an "evap line" that shows up later if you let the test sit. This isn't a faint positive. The pregnancy test must be read at 3 minutes. Anything that shows up later is a false "evap line". ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 if the vertical line on pregnancy test is showing?

What if the vertical line on pregnancy test is showing?

Pregnancy = 2 lines: Home pregnancy tests are reasonably accurate, and some have a second vertical line that appears for positive, others are different (even stating pregnant)--read the directions to see what your test means. ...Read more

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Is it normal on a pregnancy test to have a faint line where the positive should be 'when the urine is soaking into the strip' then turnout negative?

Is it normal on a pregnancy test to have a faint line where the positive should be 'when the urine is soaking into the strip' then turnout negative?

Unclear : I recommend repeating the test and following the directions as described in the package insert. Then compare your test results to the picture included in the package. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a evaporation line and a faint line on a pregnancy test?

What is the difference between a evaporation line and a faint line on a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: If you wait too long, perhaps over 10 minutes, to read your HPT, the urine dries and can leave a faint grey line. A faint line seen at the recommended time for the test indicates the presence of betaHCG in the urine and possible pregnancy. If you had a faint positive result, wait a couple of days and repeat the test. If still only slight positive, see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Took a pregnancy test but confused. is the control line the same as the negative line because the test had one line but very dark?

Took a pregnancy test but confused. is the control line the same as the negative line because the test had one line but very dark?

Read instructions: Usually it takes two lines for the test to be positive. Please read the instructions that came with the test kit, carefully and follow the guidelines rigorously. If you had unprotected sex and missed a period, the time to do the test is 5-7 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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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What's the result of a home pregnancy test it is a faint negative?

What's the result of a home pregnancy test it is a faint negative?

Negative--repeat it: The hpts are quite accurate, but they have their limit--maybe too early for the test to pick-up in your case. So, waite 5-7 days and repeat the test. If still negative then, likely it is negative. If positive, congrats and call your doc for care. Good luck. ...Read more

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Faint Positive or Evaporation Line? I received a very faint line within the 3 min mark but unsure if I am pregnant. The line is blue like the test

Faint Positive or Evaporation Line? I received a very faint line within the 3 min mark but unsure if I am pregnant. The line is blue like the test

Can repeat in a week: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test today and there was a very very very faint line showed up in the test spot, is that a positive or an evap line?

Dr. Janis Fee Dr. Fee
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I took a pregnancy test today and there was a very very very faint line showed up in the test spot, is that a positive or an evap line?

Maybe..: A faint line may be an early positive. Too early to tell. Do another one, first urine of the morning, in a day or two. Hope it is what you are wanting! ...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