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After I take a pregnancy test and wait for results(negative) I take the test appart,there is a very faint test line what does this mean?

After I take a pregnancy test and wait for results(negative) I take the test appart,there is a very faint test line what does this mean?

Depends...: It is important to follow the label directions, interpreting the test after the recommended time. Do not take it apart. As the test begins to dry out, a line can form, causing a false positive result (in other words, you would appear to be pregnant when you are not). Repeat the test . Consider using one of the more specific tests that gives a result that is more than just a line. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Took a pregnancy test one line is complete solid and the other is very very faint but i can see a line. Is it positive or test again?

Took a pregnancy test one line is complete solid and the other is very very faint but i can see a line. Is it positive or test again?

Re do test: If you had sex since your last period, have missed a period by 4-5 days, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. 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 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

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I got what looks to be a verrryyyy faint pos home pregnancy test possible evap. Is that a good sign?

I got what looks to be a verrryyyy faint pos home pregnancy test possible evap. Is that a good sign?

Preg test: No way to tell at this time. The pregnancy hormone concentration doubles every 2 days - so repeating the test in only 2 days may already give you a better idea, whether or not you are pregnant. ...Read more

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What does a negative pregnancy test usually look like how dark is the test window?

What does a negative pregnancy test usually look like how dark is the test window?

Follow instruction: It's hard to say since different tests have different way to tell you the result. You just need to follow the instruction on the box. If the positive is still light, wait another day and do it again. When in doubt, bring the test to your doc or a pharmacist and they can help interpret the result. ...Read more

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If the test is negative could i see a line at all?

If the test is negative could i see a line at all?

If you're : unsure, wait two weeks and repeat the test using your first urine of the morning. If you're pregnant you will test positive eventually. ...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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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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Is there a way to make a digital pregnancy test a fake positive?

Is there a way to make a digital pregnancy test a fake positive?

Why?: Why would you want to do that? It is not likely to make a home pregnancy test turn positive without tampering with the urine specimen, e.g., by using the urine of a pregnant woman. ...Read more

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What is a good bleach pregnancy test thats accurate?

What is a good bleach pregnancy test thats accurate?

Unclear question: What is a bleach pregnancy test? All fda approval kits for home pregnancy test are accurate. Wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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Is there a window period to test for trichomonas?

Is there a window period to test for trichomonas?

While infected: Within a few hours of innoculation, the trichomonads start to replicate and can be found on microscope evaluation. Hope this answers question--if not, please elaborate and re-ask. ...Read more

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I have had two positive pregnancy tests but the line is very faint. Is it correct or is it possible to have a false positive pregnancy test?

I have had two positive pregnancy  tests but the line is very faint. Is it correct or is it possible  to have a false positive pregnancy test?

Pregnancy positive?: If the line is present however faint, it is likely that you are pregnant with two such tests. However, sometimes the pregnancy tests are inaccurate and a repeat test 3 days later will usually give you a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test for cancer of all types? I read an article about something called an amas test. Is it viable?

Is there a blood test for cancer of all types? I read an article about something called an amas test. Is it viable?

No, there isn't : But we're working on it. We are developing antigen or protein marker assays for several specific types of carcinoma, much like the psa test that we have for prostate ca. There are some other tests that we find to be connect with a diagnosed case of ca, which we then follow if they truly correlate with expansion or contraction of the tumors. ...Read more

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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