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When taking a pregnancy test, any line in the test indication area is considered a positive pregnancy test, even if it is lighter than the control line. The darker line is usually the control line. This is not a sign of a problem with the pregnancy or the pregnancy test, assuming it came up within the time limits of. A dark line or a fainter test line still mean a positive result on a pregnancy test. Some expectant moms with higher hCG levels and a sensitive test may notice a very faint line (or VFL in forum acronym-speak) as early as 8 or 9 days after ovulation.

Other hopeful members post pictures asking about a VVFL, or a VVVVVFL, or well, you get the picture. Squinting. Very Well explained that the positive lines on a pregnancy test can get lighter or darker depending on the concentration of hCG in your urine, which can fluctuate according to how much fluid you. If you read the directions for the test, they will tell you that the second line may appear lighter than the first, but even so, it still indicates a positive pregnancy.

Why Is the Second Line Faint? You may have a low level of hCG in your urine as it may be very early in your pregnancy, or you took it later. A faint positive pregnancy test is when the line that appears on the pregnancy test is very faint.

This is an indication that there isn’t enough hCG in your urine for the pregnancy test to trigger a positive pregnancy result. Every pregnancy test has a rated sensitivity rating measured in mIU/L. The lower this.

Both tests (most recent) still positive, but preggo line is much lighter than was several weeks ago. (still have older test stick). ALL are the same brand test, but bought at different times. If. In the very early days of pregnancy the line intensity can be an indicator of how much HCG is detected, however because tests use different amounts of dye, it really shouldnt be used as a way to view the viability.

Thats being said with my last CP in March i watched the line gradually get lighter and lighter until it was gone. Unfortunately, a faint positive line can also be a sign of a very early miscarriage, sometimes called a chemical pregnancy, which occurs within the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy, often much. Hi ladies as the title says I did ANOTHER hpt this morning and the line is most definitely lighter than it was last week. I have absolutely no reason to keep doing these tests and I know its stupid. I have no MC (miscarriage) symptoms and had an early scan at 6-7 weeks which showed a HB.

Its like I have some some crazy sadistic poas obsession to reassure myself I am still. The color of the line is insignificant. Pregnancy tests can only tell you if you are pregnant.

The darkness of the line is no indication of how pregnant you are or how far along you are. You can use the brand tests, even from the same box and get a lighter or darker line any time.

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Which means that if your test is showing a line, no matter how faint it is—you can be positive that you’re pregnant.

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Which means that if your test is showing a line, no matter how faint it is – you’re pregnant.

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• Positive result: A vertical line in any shade of blue forms a plus sign in the “Read Result” window along with a blue “Test Complete” line.

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If a purple line appears near the dipping end of the strip, it shows a postive result.

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It is important to note that a faint or uneven line is still a positive result.

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Solid line, Change that occurs in pregnancy.

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The lighter color just meant it was positive but early.

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A line was a line, and that meant I was pregnant.

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I got very faint lines each time… and I miscarried at 5 weeks.

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Sometimes you’ll see a line that glows, sometimes a line that does not.

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  • hi nurse,
    on the 3rd of Jan 2016 I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative but on the 4th I used a first response test which came back with an extremely faint line. I’ve taken a test every morning since and it appears to get darker but still ever so light. I’m not sure when af is due or how long my cycle is. it used to be the last Wednesday of every month but in November last year I missed my period it came ten days late and now I’m not sure when to expect it. my partner normally knows my cycle and told me I’m 4 days late. if I am indeed 4 days late shouldn’t my test line be darker please help me

  • I got a pregnancy test with blood that went I fine out I was pregnant because I make a pregnancy test with urine and come out one line but I got a pregnancy test with blood tests and it was 2 line so they told me I was pregnant

  • Hi… I took a pregnancy test bout week ago or so and there were a very faint line… I thought it were just me but my friend could see it… Took another could quite see anything I then took one a few days ago and couldn’t see nothing until I looked today and there a very yet again faint line it’s hard to make out??

  • Hi so yesterday morning I took a pregnancy test and it was negative, this morning I was throwing the trash and I saw the pregnancy test and it had a fainted line. What does this mean?

  • I took a first response test 6 days before my missed period there was a second very faint line I took 2 more to be sure they all showed the same but now today is the day before my period is do and I’m spotting? What does this mean,can anyone help me?

  • I used a first response pregnancy test one line dark and the other very faint does that mean I am pregnant I also late on my period

  • Hi doctor my lmp was August 9.i missed my period this month so could you pls tell me how many days pregnant I am now and today I checked up I got a faint line.

  • I took two test and both said negative. So I bought a $1 test from the local grocery store and I read online that people had more results with a cheap test than more higher priced test. I took test after 1 minute I got a really dark line before 10 minutes I got a second really really faint light line. Does this mean I am pregnant. My boyfriend and I don’t know what to believe so I will get another test and take it in the morning when I wake up.

  • I took a pregnancy test one day and it showed a very faint line as it was going across the testing screen it then disappeared very shortly into the test I then waited another week and it did the same thing. what the heck is going on? am I pregnant or not?

  • I had 3 pregnancy test 1st one was positive then turned negative the 2nd two was after the first one i waited 4 days took the second one then the 3rd one 4 days after that what does this mean