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Why is there one thick red line on the pregnancy test?

Why is there one thick red line on the pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: Read the pregnancy test instructions. Sometimes one line means pregnancy, sometimes two lines means pregnancy, sometimes one darker line eman pregnancy. It varies.

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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2 days late took a pregnancy test today 1 line red the other white should I wait more days to take an other one?

2 days late took a pregnancy test today 1 line red the other white should I wait more days to take an other one?

Yes: If you don't have a period within about a week, you should re-check another pregnancy test. It's very normal to be a few days late for a cycle.

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My pregnancy test result showed one red line, what does it mean?

My pregnancy test result showed one red line, what does it mean?

Depends: A positive test has two bands. One band means either a negative test or an invalid test. Please read the package insert as the position of the colored band determines if it is a negative test of an unreliable test.

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Period due 5 days ago. Had brown blood when I wiped on one occasion, then today had red blood when I wiped on one occasion. Pregnancy test Neg. Help?

Period due 5 days ago. Had brown blood when I wiped on one occasion, then today had red blood when I wiped on one occasion. Pregnancy test Neg. Help?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. Http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx Practice safe sex.

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Period late nov 20 had one red streak between nov 20-21 ovulated nov 2-7 but pregnancy test negative but have all signs of pregnancy could I be??

Period late nov 20 had one red streak between nov 20-21 ovulated nov 2-7 but pregnancy test negative but have all signs of pregnancy could I be??

Unlikely: There is always the possibility of false negative pregnancy test if you are using an over the counter home test. To be sure, get a more reliable test in a formal lab

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One red line (mean negative according to test) on pregnancy test with a clear-transparent line. I had used first morning pee in the 3 min. Am I preg?

One red line (mean negative according to test) on pregnancy test with a clear-transparent line. I had used first morning pee in the 3 min. Am I preg?

Probably not: Both lines have to turn red in order for it to be a positive test. Unfortunately, sometimes you can be very early pregnant and the test won't show positive yet. If you're late for your period, then check another test in a week.

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Trying to conceive and today I did pregnancy test and it came bright red and one faint then second one same and third one same am I pregnant?

Trying to conceive and today I did pregnancy test and it came bright red and one faint then second one same and third one same am I pregnant?

See a doctor: You need a blood test to confirm. And to see how far are you. So please go and see a doctor

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Hi! Should I see a doctor about bright red spotting instead of period and negative pregnancy test one week later?

Hi! Should I see a doctor about bright red spotting instead of period and negative pregnancy test one week later?

Not necessarily: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. If it keeps up - let you gyn know.

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21 y/o sexually active girl. My period was late one day, was first brown, and is now clumpy and red. Should I be worried? Pregnancy test neg 2 days ago

21 y/o sexually active girl. My period was late one day, was first brown, and is now clumpy and red. Should I be worried? Pregnancy test neg 2 days ago

No worry: If you are having your period, as it seems, you are not pregnant. If period is less than your usual, you may repeat the test in 4-5 days. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may wish to consider an implanted contraceptive. Always practice safe sex. Get vaccine for HPV.

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I took pregnancy test and turn on red t what does that mean.?

I took pregnancy test and turn on red t what does that mean.?

Check instructions: Each brand of pregnancy test includes a package insert which has a picture to help you interpret the results. Grab your package insert and compare your results. Then you will be able to interpret the result.

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I took a pregnancy test this morning and the results came back with 1 bold red line. The test that I took was from 'first response'. Does this mean I am pregnant?

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.

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Lightly bled off and on for 3 days. Much shorter than my 5 day cycle. From pink to red. But neg. Pregnancy test 1 day after it ended. Was it IB?

Light period.: Not sure what you mean by IB. Was this the time of your normal cycle. The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause.

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