Test line got slightly lighter.....scared.

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Registered: 07-18-2010
Test line got slightly lighter.....scared.
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Thu, 10-06-2011 - 5:53am

I took 3 of the FRER and the digital on 10dpo , another FRER on 11dpo, another FRER on 12dpo, (skipped 13dpo yesterday), and just took another FRER this morning at 14dpo, but what scares the crap out of me is that today's line is slightly lighter ( and somehow slighter thinner in width) than the test I took 2 days ago.....it's most definitely still a positive like the rest of them though. It's just slightly lighter.....

Do you think this means anything, or is there just varying amounts of dyes and varying widths of chemical strips in each test? I'm sitting here

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 7:08am
I don't know, but I remeber when I was pregger with my twins that around 6 weeks my boobs stopped being tender and I freaked out. I called my dr and she assured me that I was definately still pregnant. I bet you are fine (and baby), but if it helps, call your doctor. I am sure there is nothing she hasn't been asked. It helped me:)
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Registered: 04-02-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 9:31am
The problem with pregnancy tests is they don't measure how much hcg hormones are there just if there is more than the threshold. All tests are different. Some have been sitting on the shelf longer, each batch can also be different. So, it doesn't matter if it's lighter or darker. The darkness of the line isn't measuring anything. The presence of the line means that you have the hormones. From what I've heard and learned, no need to worry.
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Registered: 08-17-2011
Thu, 10-06-2011 - 10:10am
I agree with the ladies above. It's probably a test thing and you are preggo no question about that. If I were you, I stop testing :P becuase this is not helping you any honey.

With DD my lines were so faint, I told the doctor that her test was wrong. lol! I said the line is not dark at all. lol! She was like, my dear no you are pregnant.

You are still kind of in denial and keep testing because you cannot believe it. If i were you, I would go to my primary doctor and request a blood test now becuase 2 weeks its too far away. :)
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Registered: 03-25-2011
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 9:59am

Hi, though this may not be your situations, I was in the same boat in May. I tested positive on 2nd May, got lighter and lighter over the next 2 days and then on 5th May, I had a chemical pregnancy. Test should really be done with a space of 2/3 days to allow the hormone, if there, to increase and therefore provide a darker line. I went to my doc, heartbroken and she said it was just a waiting game. I still didn't know what to think but the next day, it was over. I cried and cried. Now again, it may not be the same for you but this is MORE COMMON that I ever realised. To give you hope, I conceived 2 weeks later, yes 2 WEEKS and am now about 23 weeks pregnant. Good luck and I hope it's good news for youxx

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Fri, 10-07-2011 - 10:08am
Varying amounts of dyes and the shelf life of a test says a lot in how a line will appear. When I found out I was pregnant this go round, I tested at 14dpo and it was nice and dark. As I continued to use the pack of tests (because we all love to POAS) my test lines varied in darkness. One of the lasts tests I took, marked as #4, was taken at 18dpo and it's much lighter and thinner than the ones before. I don't hold much into the depth of a line when it comes to an HPT. A line is a line. With all this said, we have another board member where the lighter line came up before she got her AF. There's just no way of predicting what will happen with your body at this point. Try and stay confident, it's just a lighter line on a test....You'll get confirmation with your Dr. and all will be well. :) Good Luck!

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Registered: 07-18-2010
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 4:48am

Everything is fine I worried for nothing.

Took another test this morning at 16dpo and came up positive within 30 seconds, and within 10 minutes was definitely as dark as the test line.

I've had 9 PG tests in a week, and all were very positive so I MUST be pregnant!!! haha

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 12:22pm
Stop testing already ;) Enjoy it!!!!
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Registered: 03-25-2011
Sat, 10-08-2011 - 2:44pm
Fantastic!enjoy!