I have been testing every morning since our BFP and the test line has continued to get darker and darker to the point it was taking dye from the control yesterday the control line was really faint today it seems darker, I may be reading too much into it but does it mean my HGC has gone down?
Is anyone else as crazy as me and had this happen?
Should I be worried?
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31-08-2013 10:12 #1
31-08-2013 10:41 #2
I think you're reading too much into it.
If you're worried about your levels maybe get a blood test?
31-08-2013 11:00 #3Junior Member
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If the test line is darker than the control line then there is no need to worry, the line tests dont actually pick up the amount of hcg in ur body it only detects if its in there. If your rly worried go get a blood test to check ur hcg lvls
31-08-2013 12:13 #4
The colour will be drawn from control line, yes. It eventually ends up almost going completly. But I wouldn't go by that. Bloods or maybe get a digital
31-08-2013 13:57 #5Senior Member
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I drove myself crazy doing this early in my pregnancy. I was testing every day at one point, and was terrified every time the line looked different to what I thought it would. There was absolutely nothing wrong with my baby but I was so worried and all for nothing. Those tests are all slightly different, even within the same brand, so a different result doesn't mean anything.
31-08-2013 18:48 #6
I understand what you are going through. Maybe you could ask your gp for regular blood tests to see if the hcg levels are increasing .
31-08-2013 19:01 #7
I did a Digi this afternoon which said 3+ so that made me feel a little better I'm going to call the dr first thing Monday to get another blood test just to put my mind at ease
03-09-2013 13:50 #8Senior Member
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Don't forget about the 'hook effect' where apparently once your HCG reaches a certain limit, it starts getting less again and can cause tests to lighten x
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