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Dr. Philip Miller
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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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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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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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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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Faint positive line on a pregnancy test? does that still mean im pregnant?

Faint positive line on a pregnancy test? does that still mean im pregnant?

Repeat test: If you had unprotected sex and missed your period, you should repeat the pregnancy test in 2-3 days. 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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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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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Extremely but visible faint line after about 2-3mins. Evaporation or positive line on a pregnancy test? Thank you

Extremely but visible faint line after about 2-3mins.   Evaporation or positive line on a pregnancy test?  Thank you

Faint positive: There are several possibilities. Maybe the test is a false positive. Maybe the pregnancy hormone is so low that a bright line will not be seen. You may take another test, or simply see your doctor for a blood test to know for sure. ...Read more

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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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