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HELP!!!!!!!

I am 12 dpo today and decided to take a EPT hpt. I used first morning urine. I waited about 2 min and the first window was just all pink and the second window was starting to turn pink. I got frustrated because I didn't see a line and so I threw it in the trash.: With both of my little ones the line was visable right away, although I tested at 15 dpo both time.

About an hour later I was in the bathroom helping dd wash her hands and decided to pull the test out. There is a faint pink line! UGH!!!!!! I am assuming it is an evaporation line, but of course I am sooooooooooo hoping it really is a +. So please put me out of my misery. Tell me it is an evapration line so I can brace myself for the visit of .

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I just posted about my test this am..
I got an EPT this AM and I got a DUD!! I threw it out... Maybe I should go pick threw the trash and see what it says, LOL..
I waited 20 min and I still got nothing out of it

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Forgot to add I am 12 DPO also
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Awwww, Liz! Stupid EPT tests!!!! I am sending lots of + vibes your way!


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test again. Test again !!Did it look more like an impression or more like a definite pink line?

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This is kinda what happened with me when I was pg with Sweetpea. I put it to the side and went to throw it out about 20 minutes later and I had a pink but faint line.....so I tested the next morning...it was still a faint line but within the time period!

it was also EPT......

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I just don't know what to think. :

It is a definite pink line, just faint.

I will test again tomorrow morning. UGH!!!!! I should have just waited to test on Saturday. :

Thanks for the responses ladies! I really appreciate your support.

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I don't want to dash your hopes but I got an evap line with EPT the same way you described. I was all elated and thought I was pg. but the next day took a different test and it was negative and then I got my period. When I got pg with dd I used a cheap drug store test and it came up + right away. I also got a dud EPT test in the same one that had the evap line.

I know the wait has to be killing you, but maybe try a different brand. EPT has a pretty colored stick but I don't think much of the test itself after hearing so many bad stories about them.

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Darshani,

It's ok, I want everyone's experiences and opinions. I used EPT with both of my little ones and the line came up right away, but it was at 15 dpo. I bought a 2 pack, so I was going to use the other EPT tomorrow. Liz used an EPT today and it was a dud. Mine will probably be one too.: I will see what happens tomorrow and then maybe I will go get a different brand. Much love and dust to you!

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I wonder if EPT puts one dud test in every 2 pack? Only half kidding here.

I'll be checking back in the morning. Hope it's good news!

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Evap lines are more gray than pink. Pink is good. With DS I got a very faint line that showed up only after showering, etc. in the morning. Next morning another line still so faint DH didn't believe. It wasn't until 3 days later that I got a really good dark line.
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I hated the EPT tests. They require a higher HCG I think 50 and tests like early response only need 25 so they are more sensitive. I always buy the 2 packs and whenever dh picks up a test and it's EPT sure enough one doesnt work:
I thought that after 20 mins if anything came up it is invalid and indeed a evap line.
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Well, I used the other EPT this morning and got 2 very faint lines. Both of them were really faint. : I am afraid to believe I could be pregnant. I don't want to have my heart broken when shows up........ Who am I kidding? My hopes are up! I bought a Kroger brand hpt this morning and I will test again tomorrow morning. :

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I'd say you got a twin pack of duds! With my faint lines and EPT the constant window had a dark line.....

You also have more patience then I do! i would have taken both tests today. If EPT requires more HCG than most other tests and a faint line showed on it then I would think it would show on the cheapo test. I'm also not a big "wait for first urine" fan either.......

So, I hope you get the result you want!!!

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well i guess i am in the minority, i have never had an evaporation line with EPT (and i always hang on to them for a day or two to see... :LOL I'm a dork!). I think you are probably pregnant. Can't wait to hear what the next test reveals... (living vicariously through you..)

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Thanks ladies!

I gave in and used the other test(I knew I would-you all did too, right? : ) Anyways................................It was POSITIVE!!!!!!! I am so excited!

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YAY!!! I'm very excited for you!!

I hope you have a very happy (uneventful) pregnancy!!!

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Thanks Megan! It was your comment about waiting for urine that decided it for me, I had to test again.

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congratulations!

home pregnancy tests will give a false positive after a certain amount of time, as will ovulation predictor kits. if you look at them in the trash they will all read positive. a very faint line within the time period for testing might mean that the level of hormone is still low.
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Congrads!!!!
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home pregnancy tests will give a false positive after a certain amount of time, as will ovulation predictor kits. if you look at them in the trash they will all read positive. a very faint line within the time period for testing might mean that the level of hormone is still low.
well, with EPT, when ttc #2 for 9 months, i never had an evaporation line... i always hung on to them for a couple of days!

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Here is something to ad to the hpt weirdness. I took the First Response test three mornings in a row. It is supposed to be positive at 25 hcg. I got an extremely faint line the first day, and it darkenend a smidge each consecutive day. But, it never really got very dark. When I went in for my beta, I was expecting maybe 30, and it was 416! So, I should have been getting dark lines! I am thinking my fmu is not very concentrated because I get up twice to pee each night. Who knows? But, these tests sure can be maddening.
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Originally posted by mat4mel i never had an evaporation line... i always hung on to them for a couple of days!

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me either......never a dud even...

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The box looks like the EPT......I'm NOT asking for me...so don't think I'm nuttso.. I got a call from a friend...who for some reason thinks I'm "experienced" with hpts....and she got a very faint line after the time limit that was pink....she is freaking out...she's not married and knows what her parents will say....

I told her not to freak yet cause it was prob a evap line.....what do you think.... Anyone know how much hcg this brand requires??

this was supposed to be its own thread....i'm gonna move it!

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i took a test and i waited not sure how long because of the anxiety but wat came up was a straight red line just one and everything else blank pass the pink stage but blank then i put the test back on the counter in anger then got up off the throne and sat back down and held my head i looked a it again and thought to myself 'am i seeing a line or it my great desire creating it?' so i placd it back down took my eyes off and rested my eyes for abit then looked again then i saw the faintest line ive ever seen i got excited !!!!!!!! called my husband he came home from work hrs early lol then he asked me where the line was i said right there!!! he said come on u made me leave wrk for nothing?? so we went to walmart and picked up a clearblue i peed on it and low and behold it said pregnant!!!! im excited but ive read tht the clear blue digital gives a false positive sometimes im gona get one tonight and check tomoro morning!!!! ps the tests were taken a day before expected period.......

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I had the same thing happen to me I used e.p.t and it came up negative. Something was nagging at me to go look at it one more time which was about an hour afterwards and there was a faint blue line. I took one a week before that and it was negative and stayed negative. Then I got a differ brand which was Answer and it said negative. One of my friends said that answer was a horrible brand. I'm so confused. I don't want to say anything to my dad until I know for sure.
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