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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?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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