Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test
on Jan 06, 2013
by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN
When used correctly, home pregnancy tests can be as much as 99% accurate. But faint lines can happen on a pregnancy test, what do they mean?
Home pregnancy tests. For the most part, they are usually very effective, accurate, and easy to read. Some experts say that when used correctly, home pregnancy tests can be as much as 99% accurate. However, sometimes at home pregnancy tests can be difficult and confusing to read. Most of the time, the lines on a home pregnancy tests are dark, easy to read, and simple. Sometimes, however, the lines on a pregnancy test can be very faint. So faint, in fact, that sometimes it is hard to tell if they are even there at all. Let’s read on to find out more about the reasons for faint lines on a pregnancy test. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
If you test too early, your body might not have had enough time to build up hCG in your body. If your body does in fact, have a little hCG, but not too much, it can create a very faint line on a home pregnancy test. It can even sometimes be hard to see, it can be such a faint line.
Evaporation lines on a home pregnancy test are caused when the urine on the test window begins to evaporate and dry up. Evaporation lines can sometimes be colorless, but they can sometimes have a very faint grey or even purple tint to them.
For the most part, if you see any sort of a faint line in the positive test window of a home pregnancy test, it means you are pregnant. Even if a line shows up that is really faint, if you see any color at all, it is usually an indication that you are pregnant!
If you don’t follow the instructions exactly 100%, you can get an inaccurate result. Sometimes if you wait too long after taking a test, there can be an evaporation line that can look like a positive test result. There are other reasons that failing to follow instructions can end in an inaccurate test.
If you don’t use the most concentrated urine, sometimes your urine can be diluted, and that can cause a really faint line on a pregnancy test. For the best and most accurate results, make sure to always use the first morning urine when you test.
A chemical pregnancy is another term for a very early miscarriage. While this is a very sad cause of a faint line on a pregnancy test, it can be a reason for one.
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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.