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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by michelle1985, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. michelle1985

    michelle1985 Well-Known Member

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    i am nearly 8 weeks and amd have had a obsession with keep taking pregnancy tests i hadn't done one since sat afternoon and the test line was alot darker than the control line. i just done one this morning and the test line was very faint on 2 tests :cry: i have seen my babys heartbeat at 6 weeks i have another scan on thursday i am so worried can anyone help, or what should i do?
     
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    Kayleigh Lou Well-Known Member

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    I thought pregnancy tests start doing the opposite the further along you get, as in get lighter...

    Dont panic! My cousin once took a test at 30 weeks and the line was hardly there! Babs is now a healthy 4 month old!!!!!

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    bump0911 Well-Known Member

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    Yes - I thought they say after 6 weeks the results are different and it's not advisable to keep testing.
     
  4. ashley2pink

    ashley2pink Mom to 4 girls

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    That would freak me out too. I'm not sure what could be happening, but I agree levels do start to drop, but Im not really sure when, but I know sometime in 1st trimester.
    Maybe you can talk your OB into doing an ultrasound! He better cuz thats a lot of worrying until your next one.
    Good Luck hun and let us know what happens!!!
     
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    Kittifer Well-Known Member

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    I've just posted this in another thread hehe. Stop testing! You know you're pregnant, so don't drive yourself mad, it's not necessary.
    Not all tests are precisely the same, so this causes unnecessary worry. For your sanity's sake, stop testing.
     
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    Vivienne Well-Known Member

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    HCG drops and placenta takes over by 10 weeks so preg tests don't work after that
     
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    angelwings Nervously pregnant

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    Hi, If you google 'hook effect' you will see what is happening. Effectively the hcg gets too high for the test to cope with I think - if you dilute your urine with water and test again the line will be darker again. Dxxx
     
  8. dt1234565

    dt1234565 In love with a princess x

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    Yes HCG gets the test crazy the further on you are. Even clearblue digi say on the instructions testing after 5 weeks gives false results, so stop testing honey xxx
     
  9. hope4bump

    hope4bump Well-Known Member

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    only saw now that you were pregnant dt1234565 :flower: congratulations :happydance:

    and in relation to the pregnancy tests, i am only fairly early, but i cant stop myself testing again and again and again. i am sure you are FINE. Enjoy your pregnancy, and may you have a h&h 9 months :hugs:
     
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    Toes_crossed Well-Known Member

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    michelle1985 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for all your comments i feel a bit better now, well sort of lol iv been checking at work all day that im not bleeding. Ill update as soon as i have my scan on Thursday
     

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