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Can anyone share an image of what a faint positive on an HCG test strip looks like?

I've never used one before and I can't tell if I'm seeing a faint second line or if it's just a trick of light caused by the shape of the strip (there's a bump on the strip right where the "line" is). I'm not clear on how far the second line is supposed to be from the control line. I've tried doing a google image search, but I'm doing something wrong because I keep coming up with commercial websites that aren't terribly helpful. Thanks in advance!
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Hi Megan!

There are a lot of pictures of + HPTs here:
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/tg/gallerySearch.php

just enter "positive pregnancy test" in the category dropdown box and "brand: internet strip" in the keyword dropdown box.

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Can anyone share an image of what a faint positive on an HCG test strip looks like?

I've never used one before and I can't tell if I'm seeing a faint second line or if it's just a trick of light caused by the shape of the strip (there's a bump on the strip right where the "line" is). I'm not clear on how far the second line is supposed to be from the control line. I've tried doing a google image search, but I'm doing something wrong because I keep coming up with commercial websites that aren't terribly helpful. Thanks in advance!
I had the same freak-out. The ink on the bump is NOT the ink you wanna be watching for. The pg line is about halfway between that bump and the control line.

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Here's a picture of some faint BFPs from my previous pregnancy.

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Thanks, the pictures helped (sorta) Based on the fertilityfriend.com pictures, I'm pretty sure that mine is *not* positive, although there were a few images on there under "positive" that looked the same as mine.... So I guess I'll just wait a few more days and test again. At least I know now what a more definite positive looks like on one of those strips.
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You can see my many faint strip hpt's here http://hrdmrdajfd.tripod.com/formyfr...atlvr/id9.html sorry about the pop ups.

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