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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 14:09 PM   1
courtney89
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Clearblue digital inside test strip


I know you aren't supposed to pop these things open but I did! I took the clear blue digital with weeks estimator. I got a not pregnant. I decided to pop it open to have a look and I saw this. 2 lines on the high sensitivity strip and one on the low sensitivity strip. After hours of reading I found out these tests DO NOT test for lh ONLY hcg. I also found out they only have a result line if hcg is detected and if none is detected then no lines will show up other than the control line. So here is my question. Would you ladies (those of you who have dealt with THIS test) say that this is a positive or a negative.

I also read that the lines may show up but not have enough hcg for the test to detect!!! All this information I am getting is off their website Clearblue.



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 14:18 PM   2
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Hmmm. I was told there's always lines on these and the digital reader looks for a certain shade of blue when reading for pregnancy. I'd say try again in a couple of days.



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 14:20 PM   3
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Well from what I am reading on the website, the clearblue website if no hcg was detected then it wouldn't have a blue line where the hcg (result line) is. I am driving myself crazy trying to figure this out. I will test here in about 5 days again.



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 14:24 PM   4
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Yeah, I usually just go with cheapies when testing early and once those are positive I play with the more expensive tests. Haha.



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 20:46 PM   5
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My biggest piece of advice would be to never open a digital test. They are way confusing and can give false hope. I would test with a normal test in a few days and see what happens. Anything you see when you tear open a "not pregnant" digi is just going to confuse you and I hate to see anyone experience heartache or disappointment by opening one. I hope you end up getting your bfp in a few days!



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 20:51 PM   6
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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 21:00 PM   7
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Yep mine looked like her 1-2 week result! Except the test said not preg -.-



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 21:05 PM   8
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Unfortunately some women always have a tiny bit amount of hCG in their system, that's why anything under a 5 when getting bloods is considered not pregnant. Digi's also detect other hormones. It's not the amount of lines you see, but the shade of the blue in the lines that makes the digi say 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'. Your hCG is either too low to register on a digi yet (which are less sensitive than other tests) or you're not pregnant.



 
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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 21:09 PM   9
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Unfortunately some women always have a tiny bit amount of hCG in their system, that's why anything under a 5 when getting bloods is considered not pregnant. Digi's also detect other hormones. It's not the amount of lines you see, but the shade of the blue in the lines that makes the digi say 'pregnant' or 'not pregnant'. Your hCG is either too low to register on a digi yet (which are less sensitive than other tests) or you're not pregnant.
This test does not detect anything but hcg. Spoke to a women from the hotline on the phone



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Old Oct 17th, 2013, 21:12 PM   10
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I've also called the hotline and was told it picks up LH as well as hCG ... so not sure now i'm confused lol.



 
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