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Evaporation Lines and Early Pregnancy Tests

on Jan 06, 2013

by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN

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Evaporation Lines and Early Pregnancy Tests

If you think that you see a line on a home pregnancy test that could possibly be an evaporation line, your best bet is to get another test and retest.

What are evaporation lines?

Evaporation lines. You might not have heard about them before, but they are quite common. Evaporation lines are lines on a home pregnancy test that are caused by evaporating urine in the pregnancy test window. When the urine on a home pregnancy test evaporates and begins to disappear and dry up, it can leave a very faint line. The line is usually colorless, and very faint, and can appear on any pregnancy test. Sometimes evaporation lines can appear in the result window where a positive or negative result is, which can be confusing for some women to interpret. Let’s explore a little more about evaporation lines and early pregnancy tests. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Taking a test too early

If you take a home pregnancy test too early, sometimes a very faint line can develop in the test window. If you see a faint colored line in the test window, that should not be confused with an evaporation line. An evaporation line will be colorless. If you do see a faint colored line, it could be that you may or may not be pregnant and that your body hasn’t had enough time to build up enough hCG in your body.

Waiting too long to read results

If you wait too long after the test period is over to read the results, your results may be misread due to an evaporation line. Evaporation lines can also look very similar to a positive pregnancy test result, so it is very easy to misread them. If you take a home pregnancy test, it is very important to make sure that you read the instructions very carefully to make sure that you read the results within the allotted time frame.

Chemical makeup of urine

Each person’s urine has a different unique chemical makeup. Some women’s urine will be more likely to develop an evaporation line than others. Some evaporation lines can show up almost immediately, some may take a few minutes or even hours to develop, and some may never even develop at all.

Test and retest

Evaporation lines can make it every difficult and confusing to read a home pregnancy test. If you think that you see a line on a home pregnancy test that could possibly be an evaporation line, your best bet is to get another test and retest. Also, make sure that you read the results within the allotted time frame.

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Ms. Stephens has spent over twenty years in the healthcare world, specializing in obstretical and medical/surgical nursing. She joined ConceiveEasy as she has a strong interest in educating and empowering women and promoting fertility awareness.

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  • Janeth

    just making sure this comment thing is working i posted but dnt see it

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  • angel

    what does a soft and closed cervix mean?

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    A closed and soft cervix simply means that your cervix or the opening of your womb is closed. During your pregnancy, your cervix is closed in order to prevent the baby and amniotic fluid from flowing out; it is normally blocked up with a mucous plug. When you’re on labor, your mucous plug falls out and your cervix begins to contract.

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  • amu

    I had an ultrasound done approx 8-10 days before my period was due, the ultrasound was to find out what was causing my abdominal pain. The tech asked me if I was due soon bc my lining was thick. Now here I am, 2 1/2 weeks later, preg symtoms for weeks, ( this would be my 6th) except 4 outta 5 hpt were negative. This happened to me with my 5th daughter, and now my new doc thinks I’m crazy. Most mothers to be have that “intuition” especially experienced mothers. I had to beg for a second ultrasound. The point to this long story (sry bout that lol) is I’m getting sooooooo frustrated and don’t know what the think…….am i crazy??

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  • amu

    Oh and the craziest part of all is that my sister, who resideds 8 hrs away, is currently going through the exact same thing! ! We can’t BOTH be crazy, can we???
    Note: we didn’t tell each other about any of this until about 4 days ago!.

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  • confused

    i took a test today at lunch and amost immediately threw it in my purse (i know you’re not supposed to do that) i took the test out 2 hrs later and saw a positive line, the line looks exactly like the control line but i don’t know if it could be an evap line or not. i took 2 more tests right after that with very minimal urine and both were extremely negative. im taking another test in the morning but wanted to see another opinion.

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  • kk

    How early can i actually take a home pregnancy test? Please clarify.

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  • whitney

    Hi, I am 8 days overdue for my period, I have got backache, some pelvic cramping, more than ususl vaginal discharge, sometimes my breasts are tender and I have taken numerous hpt and 3 of them looked like (+) but then it faded to a (-) and all the others were(-) is there anyone who has experienced this?

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