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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 09:48 AM   1
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Just about 4 weeks pregnant, questions regarding Hcg test


Hi,

I'm about 14 dpo and just about 4 weeks pregnant. I found out I was pregnant on 12dpo but the test HCG line on my internet cheapie has not darkened over the past 2 days. I don't know if I should be worried. I'm planning to call the doctor's office tomorrow (I'm in USA).

Just curious, does the doctor ALWAYS ask us to test for blood HCG or is it only for special high risk cases? I'm not sure if my hcg beta number's are doubling over time.

Any inputs would be great.

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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 10:08 AM   2
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I wouldn't worry about the tests not getting darker in such a small time frame. You have to leave it 4 days or so to see much difference on a urine test. Even then the sensitivity of different brands varies and even within the same brand they can vary a bit and your urine can easily be more or less diluted. It also gets to the point once you have a good strong line that they are as dark as they are going to get.

Lots of places they only do blood tests if there is a particular reason to worry about MC or ectopic pregnancy. I'm not in the US though.

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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 10:54 AM   3
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Thanks so much for your response! it was a vv faint line on 12 dpo and it is same even today on 14 dpo. That's why I was beginning to get worried. Anyways, I will give it a few days break and test again.

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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 12:38 PM   4
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I agree don't put too much stock in it yet. It all depends on concentration of urine, test dye amount, etc. Also, remember that it is normal to have up to a 72 hour doubling time. These are my tests since last Sunday, as you can see day 14 looked lighter than day 13 for me, and not much darker than day 12, but the general trend is much much darker (these are crappy IC tests and their results were much different than First Response Early Result tests which showed MUCH darker lines, and even then my FRER from 14 DPO was slightly darker but not much than my 13 dpo. Now the line is way darker than control on those lol).



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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 14:46 PM   5
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I live in Canada but my doctor sent me for a beta test (HCG) with all of my prenatal blood tests as soon as I told her I was pregnant. However - the urine test in her office came back as negative even though all my home tests were positive, so who knows.

My tests took until 17/18dpo to darken. Up until then they all looked very similar, especially day to day. Then all of a sudden they started getting very dark. You could probably get a positive on a digital by now though, maybe that would help ease your mind!

And congrats!



 
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Old Apr 8th, 2018, 15:54 PM   6
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I found one brand of my ICs were darker in the afternoon and evening but were much fainter with fmu, whereas another brand of IC I was using was consistently dark with fmu and showed good progression daily. They all vary so much, and some will vary from each test too. The difference in lines with my One Step ICs was crazy, they were fine to give me a positive or negative answer, but not so reliable in terms of progression! I think it's worth buying another brand and seeing if you can find another that are more reliable, or asking for betas if it will help you relax.
I used these in the afternoon, same brand, same pee, dipped same time and same length of time. Earlier on, some looked as though there wasn't a line there whilst others were showing a faint but clear line



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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 11:20 AM   7
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Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I’m feeling better. However I tested with FRer this morning and the line almost disappeared I had to hold it up in sunlight to barely see a line. I’m 15 dpo. I called the doctors office. Waiting to hear back from my doctor. Hoping for the best at this point.



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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 15:27 PM   8
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I hope this will keep you positive my tests didn’t get any darker even looked lighter 3rd day in my hcg bloods were 25,45,812 then they said the would be looking for them to rise to 1500 they came back at 19,000 scanned me and by baby was there with a strong heartbeat and look how low my levels started



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Old Apr 9th, 2018, 15:42 PM   9
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I hope you get good news. Some tests vary hugely, expensive or cheap



 
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Old Apr 10th, 2018, 07:59 AM   10
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Thanks so much ladies. I’m feeling more positive knowing there is hope after reading your replies. I have given blood for hcg beta this morning and will go back again in 48 hrs. Hoping for the best ��



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