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martinsmom posted:
My husband and I have been trying for almost 3 years and have gone through several losses at various stages. This month things felt different and I have been feeling slightly pregnant.

I took a regular hpt and it had a faint (like only if you twist it in the light the right way) line. Then tonight I took a digital clear blue easy test. Pregnant pretty quickly. I was overjoyed tears and all.

However now my incessent googling has found several sites that show clear blue easy HPTS have a high rate of false positives?? I thought HCG was HCG and that a false positive was pretty much non existent.....

Thanks

Holly
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smithc27 responded:
First, I am sorry to hear about your previous losses. And if there ever was a support group that understands what you've been through, the ladies on this board are it. I would say if you took two tests and they both came out positive, your chances of being pregnant are probably pretty good. Plus if you 'feel' pregnant, that could be another sign; your body knows! I was unsure myself when we got our BFP, and scheduled a pregnancy test at the clinic to make sure. If you are unsure, call and make an appointment with your doc, ASAP!

Congrats, and KUP!
~Charlotte(26), DH(26), Furry child Gin (Aussie), M/C 3/2/2011, BFP 6/6/2011 EDD 2/12/2012, Green Team!
 
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earleyml1012 responded:
I know there are more false negatives than false positives but I guess a false positive is possible. When I first took a pregnancy test with this baby (First Response) I got two very faint lines for pregnant. I waited a few days and took it again this time they were much darker. You could do that or call your doctor for a blood test. Good luck and pregnancy vibes your way!! :c)
Me (28) DH (28) DD (12/6/08) EDD (10/21/11) Pink Team!
 
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noelle1225 responded:
I've read that too about CBE tests, but it supposedly is due to the blue dye being more likely to bleed out from the test line than the pink used in other tests. I'd say you are def pg given that the digital test also came back positive. The digital test takes a higher HCG level to get a positive so you often get a earlier with the traditional test but by the time it shows up on the digital, it should be pretty accurate!

GL and really hope to see you on the board. These ladies are an awesome support group for everything! Sending lots of sticky baby dust your way.
Noelle(27) Hubby (27) One MC @ 8.5wks July 2010. 2 Kitties and 2 Dogs. Yay for furry kisses! Cael Ryan due Oct. 21, 2011! Blue Team!
 
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Lysana replied to noelle1225's response:
I'm sorry for your losses. (((hugs)))

Was it the CBE digitals on which people were getting false positives? Because, if so, that is new, and not something I've heard. I have heard about false positives on the /- tests, because sometimes the dye from the control line would leak onto the test line, since they intersect each other. I've also heard about false negatives on FRER's because they are apparently lower on dye...? But I've never heard about false positives on digital tests.

If you got an "Is that a line?" on a regular | | test, and then a "Pregnant" on a digital test, I think it is safe to presume that the result is accurate, and you are pregnant.

Congratulations! Lots of HBV's and calming vibes...I know the first weeks are rough, and the whole thing can be difficult after you've had a loss.
Kelly (32) ~~ Craig (36) ~~ Eliana (4.5) ~~ Joshua (3) ~~ Rebekah (1) ~~ Samuel John EDD 2/24/2012 ~~ ^i^ (Jan 2006) ~~ ^i^ Pumpkin (Mar 2011)
 
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martinsmom replied to Lysana's response:
Thank you ladies. Since last night I have taken 4 more tests all positive I am so excited. I think I am going to join you ladies!
 
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LynnaeMarie replied to martinsmom's response:
Congratulations & welcome to the group! You have come to the right place for support from your losses.
Lots of thoughts & prayers for you & for a happy & healthy 9months!
Me (29) DH (35) M/C 2/2010 at 12 weeks. Bailey, Molly (pups), lots of cats. BFP 2/20/11! EDD 10/31/11! Blue team!


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