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Hi there! I'm cautiously posting on the "I'm Pregnant" board, cause I've taken two tests, with 2 faint lines, two days in a row and am having trouble trusting it! I don't have any other definitive pg symptoms, and even have felt a bit crampy (but I know some of you say that's a common pg thing, too). However, my temp is still high and my luteal phases is longer than it has been in quite a while.<br><br>
So, basically, I'm needing a little affirmation. I'm going to take a break from testing over the weekend if bleeding doesn't occur. It's just been such a long journey for us (long story, too) that I'm trying to remain calm, but it's hard! Thanks!
 

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a line <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> is a line <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"> is a line <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pos.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="positive"><br><br>
It's normal for it to be a faint line when you're not too far along in the pregnancy.<br><br>
With my first two kids I tested right around the day my period was due and got faint lines with my last pregnancy I was almost two week late and got a very dark line.<br><br>
My midwife once told me that there is no way you'd get even a faint line if the test was not sensing pregnancy hormone.<br><br>
The only thing that might "confuse" the test is if you have had a recent miscarriage (therefore you still may have some pregnancy hormone in your system that the test could pickup on). I will hope this is not the case for you.<br><br>
All the other signs you described point to being pregnant though, so my guess is that congratulations are in order! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne">
 

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if you are trying not to get your hopes up...fine. I will be excited for you!!!<br><br>
I agree....a line is a line is a line. and i have a negative pregnancy test upstairs right now....she is 16!
 

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I have to third the line is a line is a line.<br><br>
My tests were so faint they could hardly count as a line. And I was already 8 weeks pregnant.
 

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I agree, a line is a line is a line.<br>
So I'll just say congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congrats!!<br><br>
I took *5* tests at the beginning of this pregnancy - dh wasn't quite convinced by the faint lines. Um, yeah, I'm now 12 weeks along with the faint line!
 

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Thanks everyone for your reassurance. I'll feel better when this odd crampiness I have lessens. And, I think I'll wait a few days and try again; hopefully the line will darken with the growth of hCG. It is still pretty early, even though I do have short cycles. But, I figured a line has to mean something, faint as it may be.<br><br>
Again, thanks. I hope to join this board full-time in the very near future <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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If you are not sure you could also go to your doctors midwife and get a blood test done.<br><br><br>
Christina
 

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Congrats!!! I took 2 tests from the 99 cent store that had faint lines. Then took a First Response and got a nice solid line the same day. Try a First Response if you want, or have your doctor do a blood test.<br><br>
Darshani
 

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As far as the crampiness is concerned, I had that with my first. I thought it felt kind of like PMS, but with out the M!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I was about 5 weeks at that point so had missed my period for about a week.<br><br>
I think the others are right. A line is a line. Congratulations!<br><br><br><br>
Bec
 

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Crampiness and a faint line are both great indications of pregnancy!!<br><br>
With my first pregnancy, I also had a faint positive the day AF was due and then crampiness started later that day, and continued off and on for a week or two...<br><br>
With my second pregnancy, crampiness started at 6dpo, and continued until about 18dpo. I had had only an 8 day lp, though, so when I was cramping for a few days (common pre-AF sign) but without bleeding I knew I was pregnant, even though I didn't test positive (super faint positive) until 10dpo...<br><br>
So, I would love to add my congratulations and WELCOME to this board!!
 

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Just one caveat: make sure you are within the time limits indicated in the directions. If you are, it's almost certainly positive. However, a line can develop if you let the test sit for a while past the time limit, even if the test is neg. Good luck and let us know!
 
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