Ladies, help! Hidden line on FRER – what does it mean?!

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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 # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@As_You_Wish:  I swear I see a very faint line on the Dollar Store test, too.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@As_You_Wish:  I’m seeing a slight line on the dollar store one as well, FX!

Post # 11
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

hey girly.. i tried my best to bring out a line in photoshop.. No luck on the second test!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@As_You_Wish:  if you POAS again and post the photo, i can try and brighten  it if you see a faint line.  πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsPuddingface:  +1

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 # 16
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@applebeee:  i like photoshop.  πŸ™‚ oh, and i like helping. my 2 favorite things, oh and DH  πŸ˜‰

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