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marchlk Posted: 11-25-2009 12:31 AM

Hi Ladies

My BFP's have been at 11dpo, 12dpo, 14dpo and now 16dpo. There were getting darker until my 16dpo which looks more like my 12dpo. I take it this means the pg isnt going to stick?

Please share any BTDT with me good or bad! I need to prepare myself and DH for whats to come.


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belovedofHim replied on 11-25-2009 12:41 AM

my expired test was lighter the next day... did you take a different pack of tests or an older test?

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laurenAZ replied on 11-25-2009 7:13 AM

For me that was indeed a sign of m/c, but for every story like mine on here, there's 10 where the lighter line didn't mean anything at all and healthy pregnancies progressed.  Fingers Crossed for you!

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shadow773 replied on 11-25-2009 7:29 AM

There is still hope!  You really can't go by darkness of lines.  For my pregnancy the same thing happened -- lines seemed to be getting darker, then one day they were lighter.  It was the same brand test, and seeminly same concentration of urine.  I freaked out, got a couple of betas, and everything was fine.  I'm 17 weeks today!  That being said, the cycle before this PG, I got a super faint BFP at 14 DPO that completely disappeared by 16 DPO.  That was a chemical.  :( 

Sadly, if your HCG is not rising (or is falling) there really isn't anything you can do to help.  At this point, you have a couple of options -- keep taking the HPTs, knowing that they may change in color and you're still fine -- get a couple betas, which will tell you definitively if your HCG is rising -- or stop testing altogether and wait it out for a few weeks until you can get an ultrasound or confirmation by your doctor. 

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marchlk replied on 11-25-2009 1:39 PM

Thank you so much for your replies Hug

I'm sorry your your losses and Pray you have healthy pg going forward.

I'm not sure what to think now Shrug I poas (well actually 3) this evening and for the 2 FRER the test line was much darker than the control. I also did a digi (Clear blue with conception indicator) and it said pregnant 2-3 weeks, which on Saturday it said pregnant 1-2 weeks so I hope thats a good thing!! Fingers CrossedPrayLuck

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O.B. Nurse replied on 11-25-2009 1:41 PM


Your tests look wonderful! Im so glad you are feeling a little better! Hang in there..this is just the very beginning of a long 9 months!!!


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botanica_cc replied on 11-25-2009 2:49 PM

Angry I hate to use FMU it always causes confusion and troubles.

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jotadito replied on 11-25-2009 4:38 PM


Looks great! Yes I think to keep your sanity you should probably stop testing. Smile You don't want to try to read too much into the darkness of the lines. Congratulations!

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Onebabysofar replied on 11-25-2009 5:02 PM

I also never ever use FMU for testing. I agree that your lines from the evening look GREAT!  I wouldn't be concerned about the FMU test at all.  Are you going to have betas done?

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JenniferM replied on 11-25-2009 5:46 PM

Those aren't fading. I never got a blaring BFP either, it all depends on the dye.

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marchlk replied on 11-26-2009 11:33 AM

I think I'm with you ladies who dislike FMU.

Thanks for all the comments, I'm far calmer today and intend to stay away from the hpt now Laugh

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modemaiden replied on 11-27-2009 6:43 PM

I took a FRER on 15dpr with FMU and it was lighter then my 14dpr PM test. I got all freaked out and took one in the evening and have every evening since. lol My PM tests are darker. That FMU test is quite a bit lighter and gave me an all day panic attack.


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Rebecca753 replied on 11-27-2009 9:13 PM

My tests got lighter consistently over several days with my chemical, but that doesn't seem to be what is happening to you, I think you are probably fine and the lighter test was not as concentrated urine, or less dye in the test.  Congrats and H&H 9mos!

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lexi_029 replied on 11-27-2009 9:17 PM

I think they look fine. I'm sure the test you took had a different dye level than the others so it's not that big of a deal. *hug* Put down the pee sticks and baaack away. ;)

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AngelaJuly replied on 11-29-2009 9:11 PM

Your test look fab!! I am so excited for you!! Now stop worrying and enjoy your prego self Big Smile

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