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#121 of 164 Old 09-11-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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Wouldnt it be ironic if the OP's AF arrives right on time, or maybe a day or two early?

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Ok, here's a couple pictures... Although it's seriously so light I can't really get it to show up.


http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=IMG_3578.jpg
http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=IMG_3589.jpg

I can see it in the first picture. I didn't even have to squint and move my head from side to side like I usually do when people post maybe-positive-tests.

I hope you get the result you want.
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I see the line in both.

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do you guys use condoms? Because if he ejaculates inside of you, there's your sample right there
I'm boggling on how she'd get that sample under a microscope, though. :

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No second line there.

I even opened it in photoshop and checked the colors all along the strip - there is no line there, no extra hue, saturation or pigmentation at all.

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Sperm were discovered by the guy who invented the microscope. Guess how that happened.
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do you guys use condoms? Because if he ejaculates inside of you, there's your sample right there
I think he might be a bit creeped out if I jump up and say "thanks honey, now where is my microscope?" I might just do that one day though.
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Sperm were discovered by the guy who invented the microscope. Guess how that happened.

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I think he might be a bit creeped out if I jump up and say "thanks honey, now where is my microscope?" I might just do that one day though.
I've totally done that.
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I think he might be a bit creeped out if I jump up and say "thanks honey, now where is my microscope?" I might just do that one day though.
Yep, I've done that too!
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I have always wanted to do that but DH won't give me a sample. Something about it being yucky???

Hmm. I guess I would retest in a couple of days myself. And I would probably grab a microscope and a sample from DH.
Actually it involves quite a bit more than that if they do the test properly. It is a lengthy and very scientifically precise procedure. I was an andrologist (before becoming a SAHM!), and it's not "just" looking under a microscope for swimmers.

For the most part, you need a very good and specific microscope. I tried to use dh's from his lab one time (shhh our secret), and it was impossible. If you really want to know and have access to a good one and the knowledge of how to properly use a microscope, place a dot of semen (not too large, you don't want overflow) on the glass slide, place a slide cover over top, and you have to get quite close to it. Adjust until you see it.

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Darned FRER!



Crap. Now you have me thinking mine may not be an evaporation line after all, because my line is WAY darker than that. I can barely see it in the first picture, but not at all in the second picture.

Hey! Quit ragging on FRER it's never failed me yet!!

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I took a vaginal swab after DTD that morning and looked for (and found!) swimmers under the scope.
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The is it/is it not threads always make me think of that scene in "Singles" where they're debating if the pregnancy test is sorta, kinda, maybe blue and the camera pans out and it's so blue it's cobalt.
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I don't see a line in either.

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I don't see a line in either.
Yeah, the line is super light. I can still see it but it's really light and doesn't show up really in the pictures.

I'm 99.9% sure it's probably an evap line. Let's hope!

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I think I can see 'something' in the first one, but it may just be an evap line.

This thread is scaring me, though. My husband has his V scheduled for Thurs.
I assumed we'd be footloose and fancy-free regarding sex from then on...now, not so much.

*bites fingernails*
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OP- I asked my dh how long they gave him to get his sample to the lab and he said 2 hours so I think your dh could manage that.

lolalola- Just make sure you used protection until your dh gets cleared and make sure he gets a sample checked. My dh has his V over 4 years ago and no issues for us.

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lolalola- Just make sure you used protection until your dh gets cleared and make sure he gets a sample checked.
Oh, you bet I will. I wasn't aware of any of this, prior to this thread.
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If the line showed up after the time expired, then it's an evap line. If it showed up within the allotted time then it's +.
yup, and most postives show up before the time is even up.
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I think I can see 'something' in the first one, but it may just be an evap line.

This thread is scaring me, though. My husband has his V scheduled for Thurs.
I assumed we'd be footloose and fancy-free regarding sex from then on...now, not so much.

*bites fingernails*
Just make sure he goes back for the retest and odds are great you wont get any surprises later. Dh went back at 6 weeks didnt want to but he didnt want to keep having sex with condoms more

I actaully did use a childrens microscope with 300X magnification and saw dh's swimmers. He was actually more than willing to provide the sample as long as I did all the work : and it was so neat seeing all those little guys wiggling around on there. That was of course before the V.

I do see very faint lines. Reminds me of my with ds actually. But without knowing knowing for sure if you saw it within the time limit there is no way of knowing if it is a evap or not. And like another pp said FRER has a pretty bad reputation for showing a extremely faint line when no pg is present.

 
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About 19 months ago, I 'knew' I was pregnant. There were two problems though. One being that it was wayyyyyyyyyy too early for me to be having the symptoms that I was having. The other being that I have a history of negative tests when I am pregnant, or borderline positives but I have never ever gotten a strong positive.

I ordered a couple of super-sensitive tests from babyhopes.com, and the minute they arrived I POAS. One minute AFTER the time was up, I saw a second line. It was there. A minute later it was gone again. I treated the test as a positive, because I was completely sure that it was.

A couple of weeks later I got a blood test from my doctor... that was positive, and Finnian is now almost 10 months old :
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Actually it involves quite a bit more than that if they do the test properly. It is a lengthy and very scientifically precise procedure. I was an andrologist (before becoming a SAHM!), and it's not "just" looking under a microscope for swimmers.

For the most part, you need a very good and specific microscope. I tried to use dh's from his lab one time (shhh our secret), and it was impossible. If you really want to know and have access to a good one and the knowledge of how to properly use a microscope, place a dot of semen (not too large, you don't want overflow) on the glass slide, place a slide cover over top, and you have to get quite close to it. Adjust until you see it.
This is interesting because I work at a clinic where vasectomies are done, and I've seen the other providers just look at semen on a slide. Our scopes are ok, I wouldn't say great. This is a clinic that typically just provides GYN care, so what we do with our scopes is pretty limited. As I said before, I've seen semen in vaginal secretions and it is pretty obvious. Maybe it's harder if they're non-motile? I'm assuming dnw826, that you were looking at sperm morphology and not just presence of sperm, so you probably had a kick-a$$ scope.

Trying to get my bearings...
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I'm assuming dnw826, that you were looking at sperm morphology and not just presence of sperm, so you probably had a kick-a$$ scope.
Yah but in the case of a vas isn't it present/not present that would be most important vs. morphology (like in a fertility setting)?
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Yah but in the case of a vas isn't it present/not present that would be most important vs. morphology (like in a fertility setting)?
Absolutely. If you see sperm at all it's not a clear sample, so I'm thinking you don't need anything nicer than a basic compound microscope.

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I looked, and all I could see was the sudden thought in my mind that I was using my computer to look at a stick of someone's pee. Out of curiosity.

Ah, the power of the internet.

I hope you get what you want in the end!
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I'm boggling on how she'd get that sample under a microscope, though. :
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