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So me and my POAS-aholic self decided that 2 days of getting a BFP wasn't enough and I needed to test again this AM. Well I figured the line should be getting darker but it barely showed up on the test!<br><br>
And to top it off I had a little bit of brown blood on the TP this morning.<br><br>
Tell me this is ok! Is it? Do I need to call the doc? I really don't want to because I don't plan on using her this time so I wasn't going to tell her that I am pg. I plan on finding a midwife! If it is a MC there isn't anything she can do anyway, right?<br><br>
What do I do? I am freaking out here!<br><br>
I guess I just need some reassurance. I never had this happen with my other 2 pregnancies!
 

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I'm sure its fine. Don't do any more tests! A little bit of brown blood is no problem.<br><br>
So even though its probably fine - if you're worried you might as well call the doc and see what they say. They might want to do a blood test and make sure your HGC levels are going up.
 

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I know I shouldn't have POAS again. We just tried for this one for so long that I liked making sure it was real. KWIM?<br><br>
No more POAS for me! I may wait a bit, not much of a choice since it is only 5:30 am here, and see if there is more blood. If there is I guess I will call the doc. I was so trying to avoid that!
 

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I am a total POAS aholic and have been doing the same thing - but if it has only been a couple days since the first BFP chances are your HCG levels haven't gone up yet - which is normal. Did you use the exact same brand of test and was the line a lot fainter than the first tests? Because if that's the case I might want to call the doc. If they just weren't the dark you expected i would relax. Mine didn't get darker until at least a week after the first BFP. HTH
 

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I used the same type of test, a $ store one. It is a bit lighter but they were all pretty light. I got the 1st BFP on Wed afternoon.<br><br>
Ugh! I don't know what to do! I just don't want to deal with the doc office because they are going to want me to set up appointments with them and I really don't plan on using her but midwifes technically aren't legally liscensed in my state and I don't want to have to explain myself to the dang doctor.
 

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I know they say first morning pee is best, but I found second morning pee (after waiting a few hours) was actually better. I think I read that on peeonastick.com or something.<br><br>
We thought my first test was negative, but an hour later I thought I saw a faint line. Peed on another (same brand) and there was definitely a line. I wouldn't worry about it. BUT if you need to, don't pee for a long time, don't drink a ton, and then try.
 

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Ooh, I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> This is so stressful, huh?<br><br>
My line stayed light from 9dpo (when I got my first faint BFP) to 13dpo, when I tested again and got freaked because it was still so light. Then I stopped POAS until 17dpo, when I finally got that nice dark line.<br><br>
A little bit of brown is totally normal. I had that too.<br><br>
But, even if an early pregnancy weren't going to stick, there's not really anything the doctor can do. I don't know, I know lots of people like to constantly check their HSG levels and so on, but I feel like for me, that actually adds to the stress. My advice (which obviously, you are free to ignore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">) is to just try and relax, and give it a couple days. It is so likely that everything is just fine. And if by some slim chance it's not, your body will figure that out on its own, you know?<br><br>
Big hugs, and good luck!
 

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TayTaysMom,<br>
I understand the freaking! BUT...<br>
I hear that bits of brown blood are not only ok but common.<br>
As to the faint line, how many days ago did you get your first bfp? If it's been less than a week, that's likely normal too.
 

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all of my dollar tree tests are faint. And i am about 6 weeks or so...<br><br>
Some of the tests dont have as much dye as others, so they will all be faint. A line is a line. as long as it shows up in the time limit, i would say all is well.<br><br>
Also, i had brown spotting 2 times when af was due, and thought it was the start of AF, but af never showed and I took a test 5 days later. I talked to my MW and she said that is classic implantation bleeding and itis NOTHING to worry about...
 

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Thanks ladies! I know I shouldn't worry but that is easier said than done!<br><br>
I am just going to relax and wait it out. I have never had to go and have HCG levels checked before and I see no reason to do it. If something happens it is going to happen no matter what I do at this point! I just got the 1st BFP on Wed but I took 3 tests that day!<br><br>
There hasn't been anymore spotting and I am feeling really nauseous so I guess that is a good thing! LOL
 

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Nausea <i>is</i> a good thing! And my word, girl! If you only tested pos for the first time 2 days ago, <i>of course</i> it'll be faint. It will be several more days too.<br>
Sounds like everything's fine.<br><br>
Btw, I freaked yesterday and busted out some chamomile tea (it's supposed to be relaxing.) The stuff helps.
 

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LOL I know! I am a bit anxious with this pg. My 1st 2 weren't planned and this one took me 10 months to conceive so I think I am freaking myself out!<br><br>
I am normally the one trying to calm a person like me down!
 
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