Noticeable BFP Yesterday, much fainter today?

posted 9 months ago in TTC
Post # 2
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322 posts
Helper bee

Don’t worry.

You are so early in your pregnancy that it is completely normal not to experience constant symptoms.

If dipstick tests were so sensitive that they could detect a miscarriage overnight, we wouldn’t need US scans or beta HCG tests. The thickness of the line doesn’t mean anything – maybe you drank a bit more on Sunday, or you waited a bit longer to pee on Saturday, or it was a random fluctuation. There is no need to continue testing, either with urine or blood. There’s no reason whatsoever to think your tiny baby isn’t thriving – stop looking for one, or you’ll blow little things out of proportion!

You are pregnant, and it’s the only info the test can give you.

Congrats!

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

RThorn :  all depends really I have had three early miscarriages back to back and all of my lines went lighter so for me that’s a sign mind you it is very possible to have extremely diluted vs concentrated urine.. but if you know when you do ovulate and you are technically late for your period I would honestly imagine a stronger line by now in my experience 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Were you using FMU?  One thing you could do is just take a few days don’t test and see if your period is coming (chemical) or if the test is darker.  Having had chemicals and miscarriages, it could nothing, or it could be something else. But I think you are fine.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

It could be a chemical BUT it’s worth noting that the lines on tests can appear darker as they dry. It’s possible that the lines will look very similar tomorrow morning once today’s test has time to dry down. 

It’s hard but I would wait until Tuesday to test again. If it’s a chemical (fingers crossed that it’s not) it will probably be significantly lighter. If your HCG is rising normally (knock on wood!) it should be much darker. 

I hope it all works out for you! I’ve been there. Once it was a miscarriage and one turned into my one year old. It’s still so early that all you can do is wait and keep testing. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I’m sorry to hear that, bee 🙁 It sounds like you have a great medical team around you. Onwards and upwards to the next cycle. Best of luck!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

I’m so sorry for your loss. I suffered a chemical in October- similar to you- the lighter test followed by cramps, spotting, then full-blown heavy AF. I’m so happy the doctor was able to see you right away and confirm your uterus was clear!! If it makes you feel any better, my body went straight into a normal cycle after that CP period I had. Hugs to you and good luck trying again. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I’m so sorry for your loss. Please make sure you give yourself time to grieve if needed. So many people feel that early losses are just a “cluster of cells” and are totally fine emotionally. And that is completely ok to not have had an emotional attachment. But it can make it even more isolating for those who are hit harder than expected. While I was a little further along than you (6 weeks), I was devastated by my miscarriage. I was met with words like “oh well something was probably wrong with it anyway so…”. For me, that wasn’t comforting even though people were meaning to be supportive. What I angrily thought in my mind (though I never said it because I knew they meant well and didn’t know WHAT to respond with), was that my mind rationalizes this by thinking that is was my CHILD and if anything was wrong with him or her I would love the baby just the same. But I didn’t want to be defensive, I know this wasn’t logical, and also people were just trying to make me feel better. But the process was very isolating. It hurts me to answer a number different from how many living children I have when a doctor asks how many times I’ve been pregnant. It just hit me really heavy. It took me 2 years of mourning and reaching deep within my faith to forgive myself and move on. Now, when I say 2 years, I was not walking around a mess and not functioning. I went on with my day and worked, etc. This was an internal battle. I’m only sharing it to let you know that whatever you’re feeling is ok, let yourself feel it and do what you need to in order to heal emotionally. You mentioned it hitting you harder than expected so I just wanted to let you know I understand completely. I hope you’re blessed with a rainbow baby soon ❤️

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

Big hugs to you I know what you are going through as I miscarrried myself on Christmas Eve last year which was the day after we told our family. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

So, so sorry bee. Wishing you all the absolute best for the future.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Sorry to hear this, hugs and best of luck for next cycle x

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

So sorry for your loss. I still get times of mourning my chemical 18 months on, although they are far lesss now. For the first few weeks I was especially more sensitive and cried easily. Take it easy and be good to yourself.

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