Post # 1
So yesterday at 9DPO I had a little bit of spotting and I just had a feeling I should test. So I did and I got a faint line. SO and I were so happy, but I wanted to take another one to get a darker line. So I did a 4 hour hold and took another test. It was a bit darker than the first one, but still pretty faint. We were very excited. This morning I woke up and took another test with FMU and the line was more faint than the two yesterday. You could hardly see it unless you really squinted and tilted the test. The ones yesterday were darker.
I am so upset. I am planning on doing another 5 hour hold and testing again just to make sure. I have no idea what happened. I know the HCG hormone is supposed to increase, so it isn’t looking good. I am not sure if my method made a difference. Yesterday I peed directly on the sticks whereas this morning I dipped the stick in a collection cup. Would that make a difference? I want to hold onto any shred of hope I have, but I’m feeling super depressed now.
Post # 3
@MrsMath: are you drinking a lot of water so you pee? I’ve heard of people getting better results using second morning pee.
Post # 4
@MrsMath: I know its tempting and I would still probably keep peeing and ignore my own advice, but wait another couple days.
And I wouldnt drink a lot of extra water. You want your pee to be concentrated so it can detect the HCG. Drinking lots of water only dilutes it.
If your truley getting lines, I wouldnt get depressed just yet. Wait and test again. 9DPO is pretty darn early, but not too early for some.
Post # 5
@MrsMath: Don’t give up hope yet! This can be a downside of early testing, catching a chemical pregnancy when you otherwise never would’ve known it happened. However, 9 and 10 dpo are still very early and the hCG may be rising but still so low that the lines may continue to be faint. Also tests vary and it really could just be variance in the dye. I would say be cautiously optimistic and take another test in a few days. (I know how hard it is to wait, I’d be testing every day…) I have my fingers crossed for you!!! Good luck!!
Post # 6
@MrsMath: I think you should stop testing and make an appointment with your doctor. I only ever took one test and it was faint. I just went with it. You will make yourself CRAZY taking test after test and comparing them…
Post # 7
I don’t think you should get upset so soon (advice that I didn’t follow when I was in your situation). It took my lines FOR EVER to get dark, and were super faint for a while. Each test has different amounts of dye so you can’t use them as a quantitative test. You see how 16DPO looks almost lighter than 15DPO… It happens – Stay strong!!
Post # 8
I really appreciate the advice, but I just couldn’t follow it. I am way too crazy at this point. So I did a 5 hour hold and tested again. This time my line is still faint but enough to put the smile back on my face and start to believe that I am actually KU!!!!
(sorry the pic is upside-down)
Post # 9
I def see the line! I think you are def KU! Congrats!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t get upset just yet. Are you using the same type of test? If not, that could be an issue. I think you should wait another few days before testing again.
Post # 11
@MrsMath: Haha I wouldn’t have waited either. Now that you are feeling better TRY not to keep testing, it will make you crazy!! Call the doc and get your appt scheduled!!! and Congratulations!!!
Post # 12
Don’t stress!! it’s only 10DPO. I hear you don’t start getting a strong line until 14+ days! Be happy you’re getting the really faint one! Congrats!
Post # 14
@MrsMath: OMG! I can relate! I got a super faint line and now I’m afraid to test because it might have been an EVAP line and I don’t want to be disappointed. That looks like a line to me!! Fingers and toes crossed for you that it keeps going in the positive direction!!
Post # 15
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@mamadingdong: +1000 A Doctor is the only one who can determine you’re pregnant with 100% accuracy.
Post # 16
I’ve found that FMU isn’t the most concentrated for me, SMU is. Just throwin that out there.