Post # 1
I’m on CD23, approximately 9-10DPO and even though I swore I wasn’t going to test early, I did. :S
I POAS twice today. First I used a dollar store test and I thought I could see a faint line so I decided to use a FRER. After waiting a few minutes, I decided to take the test apart. When I looked inside, there was a line on the spongey part of the strip (the part that doesn’t show up in the window). I’ve taken FRERs before and have never noticed a line there before. Do you think that’s a second line and it just didn’t show up where it was supposed to? Has anyone else seen this? It’s a really obvious pink line which unfortunately doesn’t show up as well in the photo but hopefully you can see it!
And just for fun here is my dollar store test from this morning. Does anyone else see a super faint line? I’ve had two BFPs in the past (both ended in MC) but I’ve never had one show up this soon, even on FRER. The reason I’m testing so soon this time is because the doctor wants me to go on Progesterone as soon as I get pregnant again to see if that will prevent another miscarriage.
Post # 3
I read online to not take tests apart. If it’s positive, it’ll show.
But then again, I’ve read some really crazy stuff online while TTC.
I actually don’t see a line on the second one. Sorry, gal!
Post # 4
The “hidden” line is just where the dye stopped traveling through the strip. Basically what happens is that when you take a test like this, the liquid saturates the strip and carries the dye over the non-reactive part. When it gets to the control line the dye will react with that region to produce a line. If enough of the pregnancy hormone is in your urine then that molecule will react with the test line region and cause the dye to “stick” to that region giving you a line. The liquid will then continue to travel down the rest of the strip. When it reaches the end, or when there is not enough fluid to push any further the dye will stop wherever it is.
I would give it another day or so. If you really can’t wait then make sure to do it first thing in the morning, as when that is when the hormome will be the most concentrated. At very least you should wait at least 4-5 hours since the last time you used the bathroom.
I used a digital early response test that advertised the same sensitivity as the FRER and got a positive 10-11 DPO. That’s a good option rather than second guessing yourself over a line that may or may not be there.
Post # 5
@Sugaree: Thanks for the explanation. I was just surprised because I’ve taken lots of FRERs before and I’ve never noticed that before!
I think I will try again tomorrow with FMU (or if I have enough self control I’ll wait until Saturday). I used FMU today but since I was up at 5:00 AM to pee and then got up again at 8:00, I really only held my urine for about 3 hours before I POAS. I’ve never used a digital test before. I might pick one up when I’m out later.
Post # 6
I can see a very very faint line on the second test. I don’t know if it will be the reply you are hoping for, but I can def see it if I look really hard if that gives you some hope 🙂
Post # 7
@megz06: Thank you! I feel a little less crazy now. 🙂
Post # 8
@As_You_Wish: I swear I see a very faint line on the Dollar Store test, too.
Post # 9
@As_You_Wish: I also see a faint line on the second test. 🙂
Post # 10
@As_You_Wish: I’m seeing a slight line on the dollar store one as well, FX!
Post # 11
hey girly.. i tried my best to bring out a line in photoshop.. No luck on the second test!
Post # 12
@As_You_Wish: I’d go see the doctor right away and get on progesterone now, in case there’s any chance at all that you are pregnant again. It couldn’t hurt, even if you’re not. I don’t see anything on the Dollar Store test, but then my monitor is a bit sh!t. If YOU see it, that’s all that matter! If you can’t get into the doctor I found some progesterone cream at my local health and wellness store, I’m sure you can find it somewhere in your town too!
Post # 13
@As_You_Wish: if you POAS again and post the photo, i can try and brighten it if you see a faint line. 🙂
Post # 14
I can *kinda* see the line on the dollar store test, so I’d be hauling my butt to the OB tomorrow morning for a test/progesterone supps. Sending loads of baby dust your way!
Post # 15
@FreckledFox: Very cool of you!
Post # 16
@applebeee: i like photoshop. 🙂 oh, and i like helping. my 2 favorite things, oh and DH 😉