Is this a false positive?

posted 9 months ago in TTC
Post # 16
723 posts
Busy bee

Are you sure you ovulated when you did? If you ovulated a couple of days later, then this would be pretty much as expected. 

I’d definitely go to a doctor and get bloods drawn 48-72 hours apart. If the levels are doubling well, then that would be a very good sign! Blood tests are way more accurate than urine tests. I will say that my 17dpo tests were much darker, but there are so many factors that influence how dark urine tests are (how much you drink, your own personal physiology etc). Urine tests aren’t meant to show progression or “how” pregnant someone is, whereas blood tests do. 

Post # 18
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

That is definitely a positive!

Unless you were charting & temping, it is possible that you ovulated a day later than normal or implanted on the later side of things! Once fertilized, it can take up to twelve days for implantation and then 2-3 days before you even see a whisp of a line on a test!

I would call your doctor and see if they would be open to you getting your HCG levels drawn every 2-3 days so that you can see where you are at!


Post # 20
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

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@mrs_mnv:  congrats!!

Post # 21
926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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@mrs_mnv:  omg! yay! so happy for you Bee!

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