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#1 of 5 Old 11-17-2008, 03:20 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi all,
I have been feeling all the symptoms that I did when pregnant with my sons- tender breasts, major fatigue, craving strange things...
I decided to take a pregnancy test even though it's only been like 12 days since my period ended. It was immediately negative(with my other sons' pregnancies, it was immediately positive)so I threw it in the trash. I was joking with my husband that I had gotten a positive pregnancy test and he said he would believe it if he saw it. So, messing with him , I told him to go look in the trash. I see him pull it out of the trash, and get a HUGE smile on his face. He is like, It IS positive. I thought he was messing with me now, so he walks it over to me and there is a faint positive line where before, there was none. I had always had such an immediate positive, that I didn't wait and just trashed it. So, has anyone ever had a false positive? I am afraid to be excited! I took it tonight and I know HCG levels are higher in the morning, so I AM going to re-test in the morning. If I AM pregnant, I am also only about 2 weeks along, so my HCG levels probably are not super high. I found out with both of my sons at 5 weeks. Has anyone had a faint positive line? I have so many emotions right now- scared, excited, nervous to be excited, freaked out at the thought of having babies 16 months apart, even though this IS what I was trying for.. AHHH!!!! Anyone have any similar experiences?

Update: I went and bought more tests tonight bc after googling 'faint positive pregnancy line' I found that waiting past the time limits for tests can create a false positive.
Waited 3 minutes.... still has a very faint positive pregnancy line.
Is it just too early to tell?
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Well, Ive had 5 children, and tested way early with all of them. A faint pink line within the time line is a positive...Congrats! I had me very very faint line this moning. I am due August 4th. We can be preggy buddies,lol.
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The trash test isn't valid if it was beyond the 10 minute time limit, but the one that showed a faint line at 3 minutes IS valid. Congrats! :

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I would LOVE to be preggo buddies, knitterred. Yeah, I took the additional one last night and one this morning- both positive. I called my doctor's office and talked with the nurse- she said I was so early and that's why it's faint. I made my first OB appt and wow, it's starting to feel real. SO EXCITED!!

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With this baby, it was so faint when I first tested at 11dpo I asked h if he saw a line too because I thought I might be imagining it.

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