I'm a worry wart and think too much about what ifs. Since poas Friday and Saturday, getting a faint second line and 'pregnant 1-2' on clear blue, I have tested every second day. The line is not getting any darker at all. It's almost a week later and still only a faint second line. Has anyone had this and continued on to a healthy pregnancy? I'm worried my hcg levels might be too low for 5 weeks and it's really stressing me out tonight.
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03-10-2012 20:40 #1
Freaking out, HPT line not getting any darker.
03-10-2012 20:46 #2Senior Member
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Have you been to have a blood test? That would tell you exactly where your hCG is at.
As far as the HPT, I don't think you should put too much thought into what the line looks like. Every test is different even among different brands.
03-10-2012 20:49 #3
I asked my GP to do bloods and she said it's not worth it. So I've booked in to see a GP someone's recommended to me on Monday morning. I'm really annoyed at the initial GP because I really wanted bloods to check my hcg was rising as it should be. Having a bad night tonight. I think it's just all the emotions coming out from our crazy month we've had.
03-10-2012 20:58 #4Senior Member
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I've heard that some GPs don't do blood tests anymore because HPTs are very accurate now. But I would have thought they would want to know the levels. I was tested for a whole lot of other stuff too (immunity to certain diseases, iron and folate levels etc) so I think its weird your GP didn't do anything.
03-10-2012 21:01 #5
I'm hoping the new GP is more helpful. This GP looked at me as though I didn't even need to bother coming in. I hate all the emotion I'm feeling and wish I could stop worrying about everything.
03-10-2012 21:51 #6
Hi Princessleah are you using ic or frer tests?
03-10-2012 21:55 #7
I haven't used frer for a few days, mostly ic
03-10-2012 22:08 #8
I would get quantitative blood tests. That will tell you your count and if it's in the range of normal for gestation. I understand that a line on today's sensitive tests means your pg, but counts can help show impending m/c and ectopic. A decent dr will order them.
Get yourself another GP and get the quantitative not qualitative counts i.e. the first gives the amount the latter is just a yes or no to pg
03-10-2012 22:12 #9
Some of those ic brands don't seem to get any darker. My GP wouldn't take my bloods either. Said there's no point unless they think something's wrong but it would be nice if they just did what we asked. Hope this new GP is more understanding. Fingers crossed HCG is at a nice level tomorrow. Oh and I forgot that the dye in tests aren't always the same. One batch gives you light lines while another gives you dark. Not a real comfort when you are already stressed. Big hugs and positive thoughts xx
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04-10-2012 05:26 #10
I found ICs didn't get darker. You could also wait a week and do another digital frer but honestly, a line is a line. If you are still getting pos tests that sounds very promising! As pp's have said, get full bloods done and all the best!
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