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New with a question!

Hey everyone, I'm new here...got a positive last week but I am so worried!! I guess that's my nature! I have taken 4 home tests (ok I'm a poas addict!!) and 1 blood test. The first home test I took was digital and said "pregnant". Went and had my blood taken and my hcg level was only 13.3. It said it was in the "indeterminable" range. I took 3 more first response tests the last few days and the all came back positive but were slow (took all3 min of the wait time) and were light. Should I be worried???? Shouldn't the tests be getting darker????? I was suppose to have my cycle start Saturday. What do you all think? I will do the whole intro thing when I am sure I'll be joining you!! Always scared to jump inbefkre I know for sure!!! Thanks!!

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Welcome and congratulations!!

Didn't they do a second hcg test? It's so early, it's going to be low. That number has to start somewhere, and it was just at 0 a couple days ago. I say quit taking the tests! Who am I to talk, I've taken 5...lol! But I'm done now. I'm pregnant. You're pregnant. Quit comparing the lines! Biggrin Most people take 1, it says they're pregnant, and that's that. Put the tests away and enjoy being pregnant!!

And if you're still worried, ask for your clinic to do two more hcg tests 48 hours apart so you can see that they're doubling as they should be.

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Ashely,

Thanks for the support! I have a DD that is 4 so it seems like we went through this SO long ago!! My mom keeps telling me there is no such thing as "a little" pregnant! I guess I need to relax. Its hard not to compare one pregnancy to another! (I was SUPER sick with DD ALL the time and I have barley been sick to my stomach AT ALL! I guess I should count my blessings!)

They are going to recheck my levels on Friday! So keeping my fingers crossed and saying prayers for sticky vibes and high levels!!!!

I do have 2 more tests! LOL I guarantee I will end up using them before this is all said and done! LOL HAHAHA Its just SO tempting and feels good to see that double line! LOL I know total dork!!!

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Hello, congratulations!!!! I wouldn't worry about anything until after your blood tests, like Ashley said, you have to start somewhere. Don't worry about the morning sickness, every pregnancy is different and for most people the sickies don't come until after 6 weeks along.

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I'd try not to worry(i know near impossible). Good luck and Congrats!

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Congratulations! A line is a line! Biggrin

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okay, I can totally relate!!! I took tests on Friday and Sat & they were light pink lines and took 3 minutes too. I was super sick this weekend and my boobs were super sore. Today I feel fine (boobs still hurt). That totally freaked me out! I was thinking all day that since I wasn't feeling as sick that something may be wrong. DS is 5 so it's been a long time for me too. My DH reminded me that I had good days & bad days with him. Needless to say, I understand your anxiety!!

Welcome to the board!!!

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Congrats- sounds like you are preggo's Smile

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I would say a line is a line!! And 13 is up from 0!!! Also, I've just heard its more important the change in the number than the actual number... that it's supposed to double in 48 hours.. so I would just do it again and see the change!! And some ppls levels are low.. mine were soooo light the first time around even though I was 10 days past my period!!

A friend of mine cld only get a pos digital test, and all the line tests were neg, even two weeks after period was due!!!

How do you guys get a blood test? Do doctors just allow them? I remember when I was pregnant the first time, the doc wldnt see me til 8 weeks... So I didnt know if you just had a nicer doctor..or you requested one!!

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"lemonlemon" wrote:

I would say a line is a line!! And 13 is up from 0!!! Also, I've just heard its more important the change in the number than the actual number... that it's supposed to double in 48 hours.. so I would just do it again and see the change!! And some ppls levels are low.. mine were soooo light the first time around even though I was 10 days past my period!!

A friend of mine cld only get a pos digital test, and all the line tests were neg, even two weeks after period was due!!!

How do you guys get a blood test? Do doctors just allow them? I remember when I was pregnant the first time, the doc wldnt see me til 8 weeks... So I didnt know if you just had a nicer doctor..or you requested one!!

With my first I didn't have a blood test. With my last pregnancy (which ended in a miscarriage), I had some spotting so I called the clinic and they did the blood test - and then another one 48 hours later so make sure my hcg was doubling as it should be. I guess they don't do them here unless they feel there's a need to.

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They don't generally do them unless you're having some signs that there are problems, or if you are a high risk pregnancy, or have a history of miscarriage. Or, if you have a really nice doctor who takes pity on your anxiety! LOL