Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test

on Jan 06, 2013

by Maureen Stephens, BS, RN

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Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test

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

Testing too early

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

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.

You’re pregnant!

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!

Failure to follow instructions

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.

Diluted urine

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.

Chemical pregnancy

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.

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  • Chanda

    Hi i have a son thats will be six and i had a hard time getting pregnant with him now i want another and i cant get pregnant and the doctor said everything looks fine is there a hot tea or pills i could take to help me.

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Yes, there are various herbal supplements that can improve your likelihood of getting pregnant and these may include Vitex, Fertibella ConceiveEasy and Clomid. Aside from taking fertility supplements, it is best that you increase your sexual activity during your fertile window, eat a healthy diet and avoid stress for you to improve your chances of conceiving.

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  • mumof3

    hello when I done urin sample pregnancy home kit this afternoon it came up with a very faint line then it disapeard but it back again after 6mins of leaving it there could I be pregnant thanks

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  • Maureen Stephens, RN

    There is a possibility that you are pregnant. You may have taken the test too early as your hCG level may not be enough to confirm a positive result on the test. You may try another test 2 week after your missed period.Do it on your first morning urine as it contains the highest concentration of hCG.

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  • abby

    Hi good day I makr a medical abortion nov 15 and I have bleeding for 2 weeks anf half day and after that I make pregnancy test this December 7 and the result is thre is very paint shadow lke light gray very light gray it is possible that im still pregnant please help me I need the answer pls

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  • Dolly

    Is any doctor avlb

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  • mary giel sison

    My last period was may 19 but last june 2 I have a small amount of blood on the tissue but its only once and then now im pregnant..that spoting is normal?

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