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#1 of 12 Old 11-08-2007, 12:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Last night, for some reason, I got an urge to take a pregnancy test. It was around eleven and I just ovulated a week ago, but I got a faint positive. So of course I took another one. And got another faint line.

I decided not to assume anything until morning and test again using FMU, but when I did, I got two negatives.

I don't know what's up. I hadn't been to the bathroom in over 12 hours when I took the first test, while this mornings test were just six hours after the first ones. I'm probably testing too soon. I don't know what made me test, but how common are false positives?

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It depends on the brand. Some are more reliable than others. How many dpo are you? You might check peeonastick.com for more info on your brand of tests. GL!
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false positives are VERY rare! i'd say you're pg. Congrats if you are!

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false positives are VERY rare! i'd say you're pg. Congrats if you are!
We'll see! I'm taking an approach of "watchful waiting" until my period's due.

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We'll see! I'm taking an approach of "watchful waiting" until my period's due.
Hope you get the result you want, mama.

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What brand of test was it that gave the + and the -

It is truly very rare to get a false + but a bad batch does happen every once in awhile.

 
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What brands were the tests? Some are very sensitive while others are less so.
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They were internet cheapies that I bought in a panic once when my period was late.

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Good luck, mama I hope it all works out for you.

I did once have a false positive that was with clear blue easy.
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I've gotten chemical lines on cheapo pg tests that looked like positives, they were even slightly pink, but I was most definitely not pg. one wk after ovulation would be extremely early for a + (if you are completely sure that's when you o'd?)

can you post pics?

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I tossed the tests. I'm sure that they were false positves, but I had to ask because I've always heard that any line should be considered positive. They were pinkish purple and everything!

I'm not *positive* that that's when I O'd, but I'm about 75 percent sure.

Sigh. I'm sad. I was "pregnant" for a whole night, but now I'm most likely not.

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I hate those cheap pieces of crapola. but maybe there is still a chance, test again in another week!

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