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#1 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 03:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I took this test at 18dpo (found out I was PG at 10dpo) The test line was super dark and the control line was soooo faint. Of course due to my loss a few months ago, I started getting paranoid thinking maybe the test strip was put in the plastic case backwards when it was being put together So I called the 1800 # and they said when you have really high levels of HCG the dye gets "pulled" from the control line to the test line Anyone ever heard of this??

http://canyouseealine.com/view_home_...fm?testID=7896

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Yep, had that happen to me with dd#1. I'd taken a couple of tests that were bfp's, but just couldn't convince myself that it was true so I took a FRER that looked exactly like your picture. I freaked out, too, and called the help line.

Congratuations, that is an honest-to-goodness bfp.

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Yep, I've heard of it. I've also heard of that meaning that the test is upside down. But a positive is a positive.

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I didn't test until I was 16DPO and my "positive" line was darker than my control line. From what I understand it is because the majority of the dye available is used up on the positive part.

ETA: Here is a link to the test I took: test

This test was taken in the evening at 16DPO.

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I think that's normal actually. I have tests from this time around you can't even see the control line....
I think we're used to seeing the kind of lines at 7 dpo where you need to add saturation, tilt the screen and squint. Congrats mama!

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Thanks, mamas! Even the $store test I also took at 18dpo couldn't help my paranoia

Lyterae, thanks for posting your test. I had seen tests just like yours, with the test line darker than the control line, but never ones like mine with the control line almost a squinter. Ahh, I just need to relax and enjoy this pregnancy!!

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