(Closed) Does anyone know how to tweak pregnancy tests??

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I see nothing. Sorry.

ETA; I had a negative at 8dpo and didn’t get my first positive until 10dpo.

Post # 3
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Honey bee

I hate to be a downer, but that second line looks like the indent line where dye goes if the test is positive…it’s on all FRER’s. 9DPO is pretty soon for a positive, so I wouldn’t count yourself out, I just do not believe that’s a positive test.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I don’t see anything, sorry bee. For reference I didn’t get a bfp until 13 dpo with both my pregnancies. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Posted a pic of your test inverted! I don’t see anything Bee. Sorry πŸ™ I know the feeling all too well. Test again in a few days! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 8
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Honey bee

You’re just going to have to get some more chill.  When I hold my mail up to a lighbulb, I can see into the contents of the envelope, too.  You can’t just cheat or tweak biology – just wait longer.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I’ve taken this test apart before for thinking the same thing. There’s actually a raised plastic line under the test strip in that location. When you hold it up to the light it looks like a faint line but it’s really just the raised piece of plastic. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

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annabananabee :  There’s a time and a place for snark and this is not it. I don’t know what your TTC journey is or was, but on the TTC boards here people deal with a lot of heavy shit. The anxiety of testing is real, especially if you’ve been trying for a long time, had fertility treatments, or had losses. So just dial it back a notch.

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colldoll87 :  I do feel like my eye is catching something on the first photo you posted, but it’s hard to say if it’s just typical FRER indent bullshit or something legit. The “line” – such as it is – looks colorless to me, so unfortunately I do think it may just be an indent. If this test was taken 5 days out from your AF due date, you are testing super early and its’ likely it’s just too soon to see anything even if you did conceive. FWIW, I didn’t get a squinter until 12dpo (or 2 days before AF was due) – although that pregnancy ended in a MC 3 weeks later, so it might have been effed up from the beginning.

Keep testing and keep us posted! I am crossing my fingers for you!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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colldoll87 :  Did you test again and get a positive? I didn’t see anything in your earlier pics, but was wondering what the outcome was here.  Last cycle (so early December) I had so many craptastic FRERs that looked like they might have had something there, all to get my period exactly when it was expected.

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