Do I retest today or wait…faint lines grrrr

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Depends on how many tests you have/want to use. Just remember, a line is a line!

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MrsFireChief:  If you have a light pink line thena digial may say “pregnant” and that is very clear evidence for your husband.  Grab a digital, hold your pee for 4 hours, and then re-test.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsFireChief:  Just keep in mind that the digital tests aren’t as sensitive as the FRER that you have taken, so there is a chance it might not say pregnant yet.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I would wait and do another tomorrow morning with FMU. Try not to drink a lot of water before bed 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Definitely wait.  the longer you can hold it the more concentrated your urine will be and there SHOULD be more HCG in it.  However, if you are having squinters with regular tests a digital will most likely be negative, they require even more hcg than a regular test.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsFireChief:  I’m not TTC yet and haven’t peed on anything yet lol so I have no advice there but please come back and let us know what happens! I saw your post yesterday and now today and I’m so hoping for you that it’s a BFP!!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

An FRER can pick up hCG at extremely low levels (I was getting faint lines all the way down to FIVE) and in the early days after implantation the number will be low even as it doubles so the lines might not darken up right way. For example, say it’s 10 yesterday, it’s not going to be 20 until tomorrow (48 hours doubling) and 20 is still negative on most tests so you’ll only get a faint line on an FRER. So the bottom “line” is (heh) a line is a positive no matter how faint! You can keep testing until it darkens or try a digital (not as sensitive though so you might get a false negative). Good luck!!!! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MrsFireChief:  Have you had a missed period yet? I would wait until then just to be sure. Otherwise you might just be burning through tests and those things aren’t cheap!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@MrsFireChief:  Haha! I just think if you wait until then, you’ll get a BIG DARK line and you’ll know for sure!! Fingers crossed for you 🙂

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MrsFireChief:  Oh yeah, I totally get what you’re saying!! I hope you get that dark line soon!!!! I’ve had so many “I think I’m pregnant” cycles when I wasn’t so I’d want to wait for that dark line too 🙂

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