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21/04/2015 at 11:51
Hi ladies - I'm new to all of this so please go easy on me but here is my dilemma!
Me and my partner decided that we would like to start a family (end of jan we disposed of my contraceptive pills) not thinking for one second it could possibly happen so quick... I am now 6 days late - do did a FR HPT yesterday afternoon which showed as a very very faint positive, I tested again this morning which again has showed a faint positive but a little clearer.. I have a few of the symptoms but am worried about getting my hopes up incase it could be a chemical pregnancy with positives being so faint.. If love to hear your opinions - I've added a pic so top test was yesterday botton was today's (second pic was test from this morning also as a bit clearer)
21/04/2015 at 11:53
Sorry I forgot to add those faint lines appeared within the 3 minutes it stated to read results in x
21/04/2015 at 13:32
Definitely positive. Give it a couple of days then test again, the line should get darker x
21/04/2015 at 13:37
Welcome to MGM,
Im no expert but it seems to me that you could be pregnant. Although the lines are faint its very likely, what strong are you showing???
If still no period in a few days retest again or speak to GP xxx
21/04/2015 at 13:52
Thanks both - I feel like I'm going mad imagining things lol! Do you mean what symptoms... Well a lot of them are similar to when I'd be due on (I.e the dull ache in back And cramping etc) but like I say I'm 6 days late and absolutely no sign... I'm feeling very 'off' in the morning and absolutely shattered at times almost over whelming ... I feel as though something's happening but what that something is - I'm not sure as I still don't believe those very faint lines I keep getting as if have thought with being 6 days late it should be stronger than they are xx
21/04/2015 at 15:36
I was getting negatives until I was 5 days late and then I tested and got a very faint line. I am now what I think 5+4 and they are very strong.
The best thing to do is get a clear blue one, I got the duo pack with the normal one and the digital one.
Fingers crossed but it very much looks to me like you are pregnant!
21/04/2015 at 16:09
i do feel as if I am but these faints can't be very confusing Lol! I did a clear blue digital yesterday but my first response one had the faint positive but the clear blue digi said 'not pregnant' but then had another faint positive today... I did pick up a pack of cheap tests from the pound shop did one this afternoon and although faint it's a clear positive...I think I'll test again first thing tomorrow morning and see if it gets stronger over the next few days..fingers crossed! And good luck to you xx
22/04/2015 at 06:58
ALk87, can u post a picture of the cheapie test? X
22/04/2015 at 09:13
heres the pic of the cheapo one
that result came up within the 3 minutes . I have done a sainsburys own today and it has albeit very faint a blue cross so I've now had 4 faint positives and 2 negatives (the negatives was a clear blue digi and a pound shop testing strip) xx
22/04/2015 at 13:14
Alk, I have been trying to upload a pic of my tests for you so you can compare but for some reason it will not let me
My first was similar darkness to yours and that was the AM on the day being 5days late for AF, up until that point they were negative.
Since then they have just been getting darker and darker. I also know that Supersquish was getting tests as faint as yours before her AF was due and then they just got stronger.
22/04/2015 at 13:47
my it minds been put at rest a little as reading so much about faints and chemical pregnancy it has been bothering me a little! Well I'm now 7 days late and like I say had the positive (clearer) that I posted a pic of this morning but have literally just took another (I feel like I'm going pg test mad lol) and this is the outcome! I'm assuming I am pregnant but just don't understand why it's been clearer the last 2 afternoons rather than first wee of the day xx
22/04/2015 at 13:55
Deffo looks positive to me, Congratulations! With your dates, when would this make you due? Make sure you come and join the expecting in December thread!
Just to put your mind at rest, I would get a Clear Blue one that has both the normal test and the digital one in it. I did the normal test first and when that was positive then did the digital one.
Once you a confident you have a strong positive....stop testing as you will drive yourself insane. I did this for a few days and panic when it was coming up lighter than I expected etc but have now decided to just leave it and wait for my midwife appointment.
22/04/2015 at 14:06
Thank you squeak185!!
I'm very nervous about all this as it feels like in doing it for the first time as my sons 7 now lol!!
ill have a search for it once it's all been confirmed but I most certainly will be joining can't believe how friendly everyone is!!
i did a CbD day before yesterday and said 'not pregnant' so may give it a few days before doing that one but once I have i'm definitely doing no more - as I've recently found out it can become an expensive addiction/obsession peeling on those sticks lol!!
I've just checked now and according to the first date of my last AF I'm due Christmas Day!!!!! Xx
22/04/2015 at 14:08
Im due on the 18th so it will be great when you join the group, we can go through this together! This is my first so I have no idea what to expect!
22/04/2015 at 14:16
Ha ha Iam due Christmas Eve hunni. Iam getting my Christmas shopping early lol xxx
22/04/2015 at 14:20
Fantastic! It's all so nerve wracking and exciting at the same time hey!! Feels like my first time again too so will be great to have additional support... Might sound like a silly question but how do I search and join the thread you mentioned??xx
22/04/2015 at 14:30
Go to the chat tab at the top and click on Birth Clubs, then click on the expecting in December and comment to follow the thread!
23/04/2015 at 11:52
So ladies here it is....
went by to the docs today and he did 2 tests which came back negative... he asked to see the ones id done so showed him and he sent me for a blood test... They think it may not be a viable pregnancy as only some tests are detecting the hormone and should in theory be getting stronger - not sure how long I'm going to have to wait for the blood test results but I feel so confused about it all... Couldn't help but burst in to tears in the doctors xx
23/04/2015 at 16:00
Aww alk87 so sorry to hear your gps opinion but remember its an opinion ( my go told me I would struggle to have a baby now I have five - so much for opinions eh...)
It depends when u ov'd, could it have been later this month? If you think on it conception can happen quite a few days after ovulation, then it has to burrow in and implant and begins pumping out hcg hormone at 1, then can take 2or 3 days to double to 3 then 4 and so on, some tests pick up 10 msu per tests some ( like clear blue ) need more usually at least 25 to get a faint positive.
So if you have ov'd later, everything else is days after the text book 'dates'
With this pregnancy I had 24 da . Cycles for months, but didn't get a faint positive til cd 31 a full 7 days late, to gat a strong positive on a clear blue it took till CD 34 or 10 days late. My gp accepted a positive clear blue ( not digi ) as confirmation of pregnancy.
Don't loose faith, it could be you have it but its very diluted in your pee...and remember digi test need very high levels to detect positive.
Lots of women get bfps later than expected x I think Dr is just trying to prepare for worst but I say hope for the best a bit too - those test pics have a 2nd line too!
Sorry for long post but hope it helps x
23/04/2015 at 17:02
tha k you so much for your reply, you have given me some hope back! I've just spent today feeling so confused and unsure how to feel especially not knowing how long it'll be until I get results!
to be honest as far as ovulating goes I'm unsure I wasn't keeping track just yet as when we disposed of my pills we just took the attitude that for now we will just let nature take its course before keeping track etc...
according to my dates I should be now 8 days late for AF (well between 6&8) if take in account that some cuncles are 28 a some 30 days.
I've had 6 positives tests now so they can't all be wrong but as I say you haven given me a bit of hope back... Perhaps stupidly I never thought he may just have been preparing me for the worst but I was in a world of my own at the time.
thank you for your comment and brilliant to here your success story with the doc telling you you may struggle to conceive but now have 5 children xxx
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