Post # 1
i have recently been lurking on this board trying to better understand the TTC process. My husband and I just started trying and I am terribly confused about luteal phase and basal temperatures and everything in between. Very overwhelming!
Anyway, I have had some mild spotting and no full period this past week, so today after work, I used an easy home preg test.
During the testing window, I saw maybe a glimmer of a line but maybe not. About 10 minutes later, a much more prominent pink line. I of course peed in a cup again and retested **cough** three times **cough**…all negatives. I did take an lh test with the first one and they touched during the testing window. Contamination?!
have you had pink evap lines? Can this be a positive? So confused. Any help or experience appreciated!
Post # 2
anna13274 : It definitely doesn’t look like an evap (more like a BFP!), but if you’re worried that the dye could have transferred from the LH to the HCG, I would test again tomorrow morning with your FMU. Even with an FRER if you have one!
Post # 3
That looks like a positive to me! If you used a second batch of urine for the others that could explain why it’s more diluted and they were negative. Test in the AM for sure!
Post # 4
I think it’s an evap :/ id try a different test in am!
Post # 5
Thanks for the responses! I waited 4 hours and tested again and ended up with a bfn. I am thinking it is probably contamination across tests, but will test again tomorrow morning. Super bummed, because I got my hopes up. I guess I need to get cracking and learn this process!
Post # 6
I had a few false positives with the [email protected] hcg tests. Did FRERs after that were stark white negatives. I ordered a different type of hcg test because I didnt want to deal with false positives and wasting FRERs next cycle. Will also note that I had some clear negative [email protected]e tests alongside the false positives. Even with the same urine samples
Post # 7
Definitely could be a dye transfer. I had several of those when I first used the tests. Wait a few days and test again.
Post # 8
How many days past ovulation are you? I got my BFP in March using wondfos and my line was so so so so so so faint pink, I wasn’t sure if it was an evap or what. They stayed that faint on wondo for a few days, but a FRER came up positive the next morning (on 10 DPO for me).
Then of course like a crazy person I took an insane number of tests to confirm and the wondfos always stayed confusingly light, but my FRER’s got darker and darker.
In other words…even if you do see a BFP on a wondfo, I think the only real way to know is with a FRER or other expensive pink dye.
Post # 9
Thanks for all of the responses! Good ole AF came my way yesterday, so it looks like it was either dye transfer or a false positive. …now off to research why I had so much spotting before it arrived. How did our species survive with the complexity of fertility 😉