Help!!! One very faint BFP followed by 3 BFN's. Testing advice needed!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-16-2011
Help!!! One very faint BFP followed by 3 BFN's. Testing advice needed!
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Fri, 09-16-2011 - 6:04am
hi. I took a test after work yesterday(riteaid) and got s very very faint BFP. I figured it was so faint b/c throughout the day I had drank coffee, 3 bottles of water, and pop. Of course I couldnt wait unti morning to test so I tested again (rite aid brand) thinking at least if I got another super faint line, I'd know I wasn't crazy. I got nothing. I used the ept digital and got a clear not pregnant. I thought maybe I'd had too much to drink for the ept tp pick it up so I tested again with fmu and again got a clear not pregnant. Should I just assume I'm not? I just spent $30 on tests in the last 13 hours!! Opinions please!!! TIA
Mel
Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
Considering you got a faint BFP on the first one, I'd just wait a few days and test again with FMU. It could be a combination of your urine being too diluted on some of the tests and them having different sensitivity levels. Your HCG doubles every 2-3 days, so if you are in the very early stages of pregnancy, it may not be high enough for all pregnancy tests to detect it.

When was your last period? Are your cycles normally very regular? If so, how late are you at this point? If AF doesn't come by the end of the weekend, I'd probably test on Monday morning if I was in your position. Good luck!
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-16-2011
Hi! My periods are very irregular due to chemotherapy treatments I had a couple years ago. By a normal 28 day cycle, I'm late. But I went 150 days between periods, then had one (induced by provera) and then a natural one 20 days later. So who knows! The RE said the chances of me getting pregnant on my own are very slim. My bw shows that I'm heading toward menopause, but am not there yet. I was pregnant last november but it ended with a missed m/c.
Community Leader
Registered: 07-07-2008
I'm sorry you've been through so much already and have no real timeline to go by. That's got to be hard. I'd say wait a few days to a week and then test again if you think you could be pregnant. If you are really concerned about it, you could always ask your doctor for a blood test. Good luck!