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#1 of 11 Old 11-08-2008, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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That my home pregnancy tests are not getting any darker? I did not get a positive until 15 DPO (maybe I was wrong about ovulation, but it looked pretty clear on my chart- temps+fertility monitor matched up), and the cheapie internet tests are still showing a faint pink line, about the same between yesterday and today. I haven't been able to get my temps because I have been sleeping weird and I am pretty much making myself a nervous wreck. At what point do you normally see a nice dark positive line on a pregnancy test? I am 18 DPO
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I didn't get my BFP until around 20 DPO. It always takes so long that I give up and assume I am not pregnant.

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WIth my daughter I got a positive on a digital but my internet cheapies ALWAYS stay light on the 2nd line. I think it's just because they're cheap. I'd say go get a digital!
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Thanks for the reassurance. I am definitely getting positives, I guess I am just worrying about HCG levels or something. My Dr. doesn't see patients or do any blood work until 8 weeks, and I am not a very patient person.
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PG tests are all so different. Many of the cheapie tests just don't have a whole lot of dye and might not get any darker. It could very well have nothing to do with HCG levels.

A line is a line!

There use to be a website that someone had put together who had done lots of experiments and testing of different PG tests. Does anyone remember a site like that?? Oops I found it. . http://www.peeonastick.com/

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i really think it depends on the pregnancy.

this time around i was getting darker lines on day 10-12 than i was getting at day 18 with my chemical pregnancy 2 months ago. (hopefully this is not the case with you) typically, your hcg should be doubling every 2-3 days so theoretically, you should be getting darker lines in this time frame. this early on i don't think there is much either you or your dr. can do but wait and see.

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For me the dollar tree tests were always a light line. With my chemical pregnancy the line was light at 15-17 dpo and then i bled around the 18th. This time the pregnancy line is darker then the control line every time, i think because it absorbs all the dye.
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I agree, a line is a line! Who cares how dark it is! With my 2nd and 3rd I took 3 tests the same week and all the lines were really light. I even kept them and looking back I can't believe I saw the line at all on the first one. But here they are ages 4 and 7

The only time I got a dark line was this time around when I was a good week late which would have been around 20+ days dpo.
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A pregnancy test is a QUALITIVE test, not a QUANTATIVE test. What that means is that they measure that the hcg is in your urine, but not how much. Please don't stress.
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Trying not to stress. My temp was up a bit this morning, and DH thinks I should lay off temping and the like now, so I think I am going to try to do that. :-)
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Trying not to stress. My temp was up a bit this morning, and DH thinks I should lay off temping and the like now, so I think I am going to try to do that. :-)

i dunno- your chart's lookin' pretty good, hon. i'll "not stress" with you in fact i'm trying to ditch the thermometer as of today- it was this day 3 years ago i stopped temping when i was first pregnant with dd2, so i'll stick with the susperstitious here!

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