What does 1 line mean on a pregnancy test - Doctor answers

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I just took a pregnancy test and one line is dark but the other is very light (very) what could that mean?

I just took a pregnancy test and one line is dark but the other is very light (very) what could that mean?

The test is positive: It sounds like the test is positive. You may repeat the test using a first urine sample in the morning to avoid dilution, repeat it in 1 week or have your doctor do a blood test.

Note: The test is read as either positive (2 lines) or negative (one line - control line). If the level of pregnancy hormone in urine is low you may get a 'light' line. ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy test one was positive which was the first one I took and the other wasn't do it mean its still a chance I could be pregnant I?

I took two pregnancy test one was positive which was the first one I took and the other wasn't do it mean its still a chance I could be pregnant I?

Yes: Please repeat the test in 2-3 days, use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternatively, you could see your doctor for a more sensitive blood test. ...Read more

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Took one pregnancy test last week. Positive 1-2 weeks. Took another one this morning, positive 2-3 weeks. Does this mean things are progressing ok?

Took one pregnancy test last week. Positive 1-2 weeks. Took another one this morning, positive 2-3 weeks. Does this mean things are progressing ok?

Yes: Urine test does not measure the quantity of HCG in blood and is not useful to monitor the progress of pregnancy. If you are feeling okay and there is no abnormal bleeding, it is okay. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Took a pregnancy test and got a very faint line. Does that mean I'm pregnant? Going to take another one in couple days

Took a pregnancy test and got a very faint line. Does that mean I'm pregnant? Going to take another one in couple days

Most likely you are: If any of the line shows positive, you most likely are pregnant, but repeat test in a few days to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi I have been very bloated the last few days, I done a pregnancy test and there was one white line and a pink line what does that mean?

Hi I have been very bloated the last few days, I done a pregnancy test and there was one white line and a pink line what does that mean?

Negative: Most pregnancy tests that use lines have one pink line for a control and a second that turns pink if the patient is pregnant. Yours sounds negative. Look at the picture connected here. Use this as an opportunity to protect against pregnancy unless that is what you desire.

Bloating is very common and can be caused by multiple issues mostly diet and constipation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I took a home pregnancy test both lines showed up but one was not very clear what does that mean?

I took a home pregnancy test both lines showed up but one was not very clear what does that mean?

Follow the direction: Each type of pregnancy test on the market come with a package insert. There will be an illustration inside telling you exactly how to interpret the test results. Read the instructions and follow them exactly as directed. If you are unclear then you can wait a day or two and repeat the test. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a "shadow line" on the first pregnancy test but negative on the second one taken?

What does it mean when you get a "shadow line" on the first pregnancy test but negative on the second one taken?

Likely not pregnant: If the first test was equivocal and the second one was negative, then you're likely not pregnant. You can always resort to a third one or a blood test. There's a remote possibility of the described scenario in the case of a miscarriage where decreasing beta-hcg hormone gives weakly positive test but as the level thereof fell to normal, the subsequent one is negative. ...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