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#1 of 7 Old 01-04-2009, 06:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I cross posted this on the TTC board, but thought I'd ask for more opinions here.

I've obsessively taken three tests today at 11dpo. AF was due today.

I took a dollar store cheapie one this morning at 6am, which was negative and I went back to bed. I took another at 8 am when I woke up for good and I *thought* I saw a line, but I had to hold it up to natural light to see it and it was very faint.

Then I took one at 10 am with a Walgreens digital test and it read "pregnant"...

(Took them all before drinking anything, so they were all FMU.)


Positive is positive, right? Just because the dollar store cheapies didn't register... the digital is still likely to be accurate, right?

I'm just in shock and trying not to get excited. I'm not so confident when I'm not looking at an actual line. Anyone hear of computer error with the digitals?

Ali - Wife to Steve and mom to Zoe - age 7, and Ezra - 17 months (9/2009)
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a positive is a positive,mine was only faint,now im almost 8 weeks pregnant.:
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You are pregnant.

CONGRATULATIONS!

I've not heard of false positives on digitals.

Honestly? The fact that you had to pee three times before having a drink supports your other evidence.

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Each type of test is different, and read the pgcy hormone at different levels. I believe the digital ones can read a much lower level than a cheaper line one.

Congratulations!

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You are pregnant.

CONGRATULATIONS!

I've not heard of false positives on digitals.

Honestly? The fact that you had to pee three times before having a drink supports your other evidence.
OMG! So funny!

Thank you ladies... I am definately pregnant because I am already nauseous as heck! Ugh! Dinner came up not long after it went down... :

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Sorry you're feeling sick, but CONGRATS!!

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Congrats!! When is your due date?!

nicole, wife & very blessed mom of 2 fun boys '03 & '05 & sweet girl '10. 2ndtri.gifDue 1-6-13 hbac.gifwaterbirth.jpg

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