OK, I'll try to make this short.
My friend has a 3 month old dd and a 25 month old dd. She found out she was pg with #2 on her 30th b-day.
Wednesday was her 31st b-day and just for kicks she took a pg test fully expecting it to be negative. She and her dh are Catholic, although they have faithfully been using condoms w/spermacide every time and none of them have broken or slipped off.
So she takes the test and it looks totally negative just as expected. We trash it. About an hour later while throwing something else away, I look at the test and think I see a faint line. We take it apart for a better look and there is definately a faint pink line. (This was a First Response and IME I have never ever ever had a second line without being pg with that particular brand).
She freaks out and calls her dr's office (she is friends with the nurse) and they order a stat beta hcg. They call her later in the day and tell her the test is negative, but don't give her the actual value.
She dismisses the idea almost totally, but decides that she will re-test on Friday (this morning) with first morning urine just to be sure.
She tests this morning with her only remaining test and NO lines come up. Deciding the test must have been defective or that she got too much or too little pee, she threw it away.
Well, she just called me and said she took it out of the trash for one last look and there are now TWO pink lines.
What the heck?
Firstly, is it possible to get pg when using condoms if they didn't in any way break or come off?
Secondly, if she had enough hcg in her system on Wed to trigger the test line on the pg test, then why was her beta negative?
And thirdly, if she isn't pg, what would make the test line on the pg test from today be faintly (but easily visible) positive?
My friend is confused and TERRIFIED at the thought of another baby so soon. But most of all, she just wants resolution to all of this. I'm as confused as she is. Can anyone think of any explanation for what is going on?
~lisa~mama to 3 boys (1/02, 5/04, 12/06)