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Old 03-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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What's happening here?

So I took a pregnancy test at about 5 days pastmy missed period and there was a pretty decent line. I went to the doctors the next day and they got a really faint positive after the alotted 3 minutes. Like really faint. She took blood, but won't get the results until tomorrow. I guess I'm just confused, if I'm five days late, wouldnt the line be dark by now? Is it possible I'm not pregnant even though I'm getting positives at home? I guess I'm just kind of wondering what I should be expecting to hear tomorrow. Is this a chemical?

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Re: What's happening here?

Could be any number of reasons, but the biggest is that the tests at the dr. offices are usually not as sensitive at the ones at home, often testing for 100 or higher. If you are still getting positives at home, you are pregnant.
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A positive is a positive - no matter how dark. As the PP said, different tests have different minimums to show a +.

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Re: What's happening here?

Oh good, thank you ladies. Doctors are idiots. At least the one I saw was. She just seemed really confused by the whole thing.
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Yep to above their test are usually not sensitive like home test are
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Re: What's happening here?

I always get very faint positives, even testing a week late and using the best tests! If the line was there at home and at the doctor, I'd say you are pregnant. Congratulations!
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Re: What's happening here?

they have cheap tests at the dr. don't worry!
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Dr. Tests are notoriously crappy. don't worry until someone tells you to worry.
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Re: What's happening here?

She took blood to check your hcg (and possible progesterone) levels. If they are appropriate, then she knows you have a likely healthy pregnancy, espcially if she takes serial hcg's and can see that they are doubling appropriately. I wouldnt' worry too much unless they call you and tell you to worry.
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She took blood to check your hcg (and possible progesterone) levels. If they are appropriate, then she knows you have a likely healthy pregnancy, espcially if she takes serial hcg's and can see that they are doubling appropriately. I wouldnt' worry too much unless they call you and tell you to worry.
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