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    Default Hcg levels and faint positives

    I'm hoping someone may know the answer to my question.

    I've been having faint positive pregnancy tests. I had one Friday morning, faint but a clear second line. I had a blood test that afternoon. My results were less than 5 hcg

    I'm 99.95% sure I'm not pregnant. But I can't figure out why the tests are showing a line.

    It's not an Evap line, it's only 3 mins after taking the test.

    I had 5000 of hcg to ovulate - but that was 17 days before. Everything indicates it would be gone after 10 days and I had tested it out of my system.

    I was taking Progesterone but everything I've read said it would affect a poas test.

    Any ideas? I'm really curious.

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    It could of just been a dud test. If you don't think you are pregnant and your HCG is under 5 then I wouldn't stress cause a blood test is more accurate then a hpt

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    Default Hcg levels

    I had the same thing with FRERs! Unfortunately they are extremely sensitive. I got lines when bloods showed hcg of 2 and 6 with each of these tests.

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    It makes me wonder how on earth they could pick up such low amounts! This is why I would never trust a squinter again. To me it needs to be dark to be a true positive.

    Sorry that you got jerked around by these tests as well. Wish you a bfp in the near future!

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    They do pick up 5 I'm an Ivf girl so I know the line and the number coronation

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    How many dpo are you?

    I think from memory hcg leaves the blood first then urine so it could just be the last little bit of trigger. Or could you have had a chemical pregnancy?

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    When I had my early mc I still had a line on my frer with hcg 6

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    I got bloods done 36 hours after my first BFP and the hcg level was 9.
    Pretty sure FRER's pick up all traces of HCG now, although they still claim a sensitivity of 10.

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    I had no idea the first response tests were so sensitive. I thought they picked up 20+

    That's good to know for the future. Will save a lot of heartache.

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    Not to get your hopes up or alarm.

    i got a faint positive following 3 days post missed period. Got to 12 weeks and lost baby.

    I think strong positives equal good and faint positives equal Chen pregnancy or babies that are trying to stick but aren't meant to be.

    Im no expert though. Ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiccan View Post
    Not to get your hopes up or alarm.

    i got a faint positive following 3 days post missed period. Got to 12 weeks and lost baby.

    I think strong positives equal good and faint positives equal Chen pregnancy or babies that are trying to stick but aren't meant to be.

    Im no expert though. Ok

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    That's not necessarily true. HCG HAS to start somewhere so it is only natural that those that test early would get a faint positive. I'm so sorry you got to 12 weeks and had a loss. we lost one at 11 weeks and it was the hardest loss of all mine to deal with :-(


 

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