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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 2 months ago

Faint positive pregnancy test then a negative this afternoon? Due my period tomorrow should be about 4 weeks pregnant. Advice please?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If you were already 4 weeks pregnant when you took a test, you wouldn't have gotten a "faint positive" pregnancy test. There would have been nothing "faint" about it; the test would clearly have been positive.

    If the test you took later showed "negative" for pregnancy, you can trust that test to be accurate. You're not pregnant.

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    • Edna
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Tests are to be taken the 1st thing in the morning; not in the afternoon. Take another pregnancy test; and this time take it the 1st time you urinate in the morning, see what the test stick tells you, & then throw it away. If you had been 4 weeks pregnant, you wouldn't have gotten a false positive.

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  • Elle
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There is NO such thing as a "faint positive" test.  You're not preggo.

    EPT TESTING

     Faint lines are inconclusive which is negative. While hCG is a reliable marker of pregnancy, it cannot be detected until after implantation: this results in false negatives if the test is performed during the very early stages of pregnancy. The accuracy of a pregnancy test is most closely related to the day of ovulation, not of the act of intercourse or insemination that caused the pregnancy. It is normal for sperm to live up to five days in the fallopian tubes, waiting for ovulation to occur. It could take up to 12 further days for implantation to occur, meaning even the most sensitive pregnancy tests may give false negatives up to 17 days after the act that caused the pregnancy. Because some home pregnancy tests have high hCG detection thresholds (up to 100 mIU/mL), it may take an additional three or four days for hCG to rise to levels detectable by these tests — meaning false negatives may occur up to three weeks after the act of intercourse or insemination that causes pregnancy. *For a home pregnancy test to give you a positive result, your body has to be making a detectable level of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). **False positive, Spurious evaporation lines may appear on many home pregnancy tests if read after the suggested 3–5 minute window or reaction time, independent of an actual pregnancy. False positives may also appear on tests used past their expiration date.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If you  had sex 4 weeks ago, it would be very unlikely you are pregnant if your period is about 28 days and it's due tomorrow AND it's regular.  Yes, it's a lot of ands.  Wait till you are actually a week late before going to DefCon 3.

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  • 2 months ago

    Wait a week.  If your period isn't late yet, it is really too early for a home pregnancy test to be accurate because there simply isn't enough HCG in your urine yet.  

    If your period comes, you know you aren't pregnant.  If your period doesn't come, take a test next Tuesday or Wednesday--or call an Ob/Gyn office about getting a blood test done.  

    One other note, HCG is highest with your first pee of the day.  That is why the instructions say to test then.  Never test twice in a day as the HCG concentrations change.

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  • Etta
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    If period is not late then your pregnancy hormone wont be there yet and you would only be around 1 week or so pregnant because you ovulate around 12 days after last period ends and it takes 2 weeks for egg to get to the womb so until that happens not pregnant.

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  • God
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The best time to take the test is the first pee in the morning.  If your period doesn't come tomorrow try the test again the next morning.

    • Edna
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      No .. she should wait until her period is at least one week overdue before she takes another test. In fact, always wait until a period is at least one week overdue before taking a pregnancy test.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Wait a week, then test again.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    My advice would be to wait a few days and stop wasting money on pregnancy tests.

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