did another HPT at 5w1d does this look normal?!!

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  1. jenmcn1

    jenmcn1 Expecting baby #4:)

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    I'm about 5w1d pregnant with baby#3. I did a pregnancy test this afternoon, and this is what I got! Is this normal?!! Its SO dark compared to the control line, or is something wrong with the test?!! Anyone else have this before?
     

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    1eighty Well-Known Member

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    the only test i did with DS, the test line was WAY darker than the control. it picks up the concentration of the preg hormone, that's why ppl line spot, watching for the tests to get darker and darker.
     
  3. Fairydust22

    Fairydust22 Mum of 5 TTC my miracle

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    Hiya I had the same thing happen to me I tested at 6 weeks I was shocked to find the control line so light I read it on a forum it means your hcg levels are so high it's stripped the dye from the control line the woman phoned up FRER helpline and that's what she got told I hope this helps I was relieved when I read this
     
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    jenmcn1 Expecting baby #4:)

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    Perfect thank you for replying! I was kinda worried/shocked. I mean I realize of course that the line gets darker and darker the more your pregnancy progresses...but...I didn't realize that the hormone is so high it strips the color out of the control line! I feel MUCH better! Thank you!! I was thinking it was a faulty test or something!
     
  5. Fairydust22

    Fairydust22 Mum of 5 TTC my miracle

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    Your very welcome I thought the same the pack was faulty i was going to go out and buy another pack then I found the forum it's amazing how the tests react the further along the pregnancy you get :)
     
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    Misscalais Well-Known Member

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    It means that the test is that positive it's pulling dye from the control line which is wonderful to see :)
     
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    Skywalker Well-Known Member

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    Wow really? Because I was about to say this happened to me, too! The first test I did with a dip strip First Response with FMU (even though you can do any time of day) when I was only 5 weeks or thereabouts (thought I was further along because of last menstrual period but later scan showed 5 weeks) and my test line became WAY darker than the control line, even again later on that day the test line was darker. That is so interesting! Thanks for this bit of info!

    So yes, jenmcn1, the same thing happened when I tested! :hugs: Congrats!
     
  8. loving_life

    loving_life Pregnant with number 2

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    My frer did exactly the same when I was about 5 weeks I think. I took it as a very good sign lol.
     

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