Im just popping over from the TTC board to see if anyone can advise me with my problem.
Im due AF tomorrow ( this is only a guess as its my 1st month off the pill)
I have been feeling "funny" the past few days so decided to chance a FR test yesterday morning, 2nd wee of the day and a faint 2nd line came up ....now girls its a faint line......but defo there.
So I had an appointment with my new GP yesterday anyways for a check on my blood pressure ( its been high the past few weeks and they are monitoring) and I mentioned I did 2 tests with faint lines, produced them over the table and he says, well my girl they look pretty positive to me.
Well I was chuffed !
Then he says, sure we'll do one of my ones to confirm it - and whatta ya know BFN
all i can say is that the digital and first response tests that you buy are more sensitive to the ones used by most gps and hospitals so perhaps this is the reason for the difference? perhpas you are not due AF for a few more days hense the faint lines, but to be honest a line is a line IMO. if i were you id test again with the first sample of the day and when you get a strong line/positive id go back to the doc (for me i got faint lines for 3 days before i got a proper one).
sorry for the ramble, hope it all works out for you
It was the longest 10 days ever. Hubby was afraid to get excited and just kept saying lets wait and see. It was horrible. Really took the excitement out of it...
I bought a few more tests and brought them all back in with me the next doc visit and showed him. The look on his face
He tested again and it came up positive straight away.
If I were you, I would get clearblue digital just to put your mind at rest as it will tell you either way.
Best of luck next week.
I know exactly what you are going through. The same thing happened me when i got my BFP. I tested using FP at 10dpo and got very faint line. Tested again with first wee next morn and got another faint line. Bought digital and got "Pregnant", then tested again later that day with another digital and again "pregnant" popped up.
I was absolutely over the moon as we had been trying for 14 months and i just knew in my heart this was it.
Made appointment to see doc and brought the 4 tests up and he looked at them and congratulated me and said he would do a test just to confirm, but going by the tests i had i was definitley preggers, but as it was before my AF was due, he would do test.
Waited for 5 mins for his test to work and it was negative. I was gutted. He said he still thought mine were correct as theirs are useless and not sensitive like HPT and told me to come back in a week and a half
Thanks for the reply ladies, it seems to be a regular thing, so thats settled me a bit ....hopefuly wont have to wait long to get the +
I think just as poppit said, get a clearblue digital...there are no lines to blind yourself looking at trying to figure out if its a line or not...the clearblue is simply - pregnant, or not pregnant...the words aren't paler or darker depending on how far gone you are - they are simply black & white clear as day...I did it myself and tbh just staring at the word 'pregnant' is absolutely fantastic...best of luck pet, hope you are, and the girls are right what the gp's use are basic run of the mill tests.... i used a tesco brand test once and it looks EXACTLY like my gp's tests!!!
Anyway best of luck
The early tests are much more sensitive - 10 miu is what they measure (this is the amount of HCG) versus 25 miu which is a regular pregnancy test, so this may be why the Dr. can't pick it up yet, because the levels aren't high enough for his test to register.
One thing I'd say is that a positive is a positive, and once it's getting darker, and not lighter, then you're doing ok - they say that the pregnancy hormone doubles every 2 days, so if you test in another couple of days time, you should see a marked difference in the strength of the result - if so... take it that you're PREGNANT!!!
Just to add something else into the loop.
When I went to doctor after doing a home test she just said "well if you got a positive then there is no point in me doing another one". Apparently a positive is a positive...well according to my doctor anyway... and I was!
I did my test at home and it wa a positive but in docs was a negative, the docs tests are not very good at all, so dont worry, 9 months on I had a wee baby. The home pg tests are far better than the one's in the docs so CONGRATS
Hi girls, just to update got a BFP in the doctors today
Congrats, I knew you would.