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When was the first day of your last period?
When was your expected date of your period this time around?
The date of my last period was 23rd March and I have a 28 days cycle. I have been trying to conceive for 8 months.
So when did you expect your period this month?
I mean what date?
How many days over are you?
20th April. I am 3 days over
To confirm if you are pregnant you should test at one week over.
At three days over the test may only be faint positive.
I have done 5 tests and every one has been a faint positive. Would this mean I am still pregnant?
Or alternatively you can have a blood test for pregnancy which is very accurate as opposed to the urine home pregnancy test.
Yes this could mean that you are pregnant.
But to be sure you should repeat the test at one week over.
It should be strongly positive by then.
Sometimes the test becomes strongly positive at around two weeks over.
So I should repeat on Saturday? What if it is still a faint positive on Saturday? Can it take a while to show strong positive?
Yes it can take up to two weeks to be strong positive.
But on Saturday it will most likely be strong positive.
ok so the faint lines I am getting this early is quite normal with a pregnancy?
The beta HCG hormone that is detected by these sticks is at a very low level at this stage.
So it takes time for the levels to build up and the test to show as strong positive
that makes sense. if after a week or two it is still very faint positive would it indicate something is wrong?
It would be only speculation to say that. I think it would be strong positive. If its still weakly positive then I would do a blood test.
ok thank you for your help. I wont waste any more money on tests and just do my last one on Saturday.
Yup thats the right thing to do.
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thank you for your help. ill keep my fingers crossed for a stronger positive on the weekend :)