Do you see a line?

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Do you see a line?

I am a long time member here, but I made a new account so I could post this picture. I would be next to positive I am not pg (Although I would be delighted). I took the test and thought I saw a hint of something but chucked it up to my imagination. I came back to the test several hours later and this is what I got. I know the picture is blurry, but in person there is definitely something there. Is this what a evap looks like?

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I think I see something too, but it's so blurry and dark that it's hard to tell. Are you going to test again?

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I also think I see something. The secret identity is intriguing, lol. Good luck!!

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Haha. I almost ruined it by commiting under my real screen name. I will test again as soon as I have to go to the bathroom next, and then again in the AM.

I would love to be pg again, but I can't think it would be possible because my tubes are tied. Looking at the test IRL there is something there which is cruel.

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I see something too...can't wait to see more test! So will you reveal your identity if it's a BFP? Wink

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Logging in and out is too much work Smile I am sure it can't possibly be a BFP because as you all know, I have had my TUBES TIED for over three years! I did take another test that was snow white, but I had peed an hour earlier. The first test has color and is in the right place, but not within the time limit. The reason I bought the test in the first place was because my breast was leaking. Weird as in I have been dried up for years. Is it morning yet??

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Bonita!!!! Be sure and update us tomorrow!

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Yes please KUP!! Smile

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I took my last test at 2am (I should have waited) and it was snow white as well. The thing is it dried snow white. The picture does not do the first test justice because it was dark out, but now that it is morning I can see that it is clearly positive however not within the time frame. I am sure it must be a dud, however I did save my FMU (eww) for when my girls wake up I will run to the store and buy more tests.

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FMU test shows a faint line within the allotted time. However when I bought the test the cashier told me that his girlfriend got a false positive on the test before. The test from last night and the test from this AM are the same brand of dollar tests, but from two different stores in the same city. As it dries I can see this AM's test is darker than last nights test, but I am not sure how well it will show up in a picture. I have 2 more tests that I will take, but I can not imagine that I could be pregnant. (Not that I wouldn't love to be...)

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IRL I can see it much clearer than the picture, but I am still thinking I must be crazy.

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Yeah, I see a line there. FRER or digital, perhaps? Are you late?

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No, I am not late yet. By my calculations I would be due tomorrow. I am going crazy. Tell me how this is even possible???

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Bonita!!! Go get a FRER ASAP!!! :D:D:D:D

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"JKfmAustin" wrote:

Bonita!!! Go get a FRER ASAP!!! :D:D:D:D

Don't I wish. I can't really leave right now. I am in agony though.

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Would a FRER show up dark enough for a picture of the dollar tests are so faint they do not show up in a picture?

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FRERs have always been darker than ICs for me. I've never used a dollar store test before but I've never had an evap or a false positive on a FRER. Ugh! I have a huge stash of pg tests and opks. I wish you lived closer so I can just drop some off!

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I took a third dollar test with 2MU. Same faint line. I drug all three girls to Rite Aid and bought a FRER, but I do not have to go to the bathroom right now. I am such an emotional mess.

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OMG I'm totally rooting for you!!

I have heard that tube tied can do the same as vasectomies and fix themselves. Rare, but DOES happen.

:goodluck:

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FRER was negative. If I stare at it long enough I think I might see something, but not enough to say not negative. That was more of a practice run because two test came in a box. I will have to muster all of the self control I have and save the second test for first thing tmw AM. I do have one more dollar test that I will take at some point later today after I have held my pee as long as possible.

Has anyone ever had 3 faint dollar tests and not been pg? Even if by some miracle I was pg, I can't be as far along as I would be by my period for a FRER to not show up as this point. It is not unusual for me to be a few days late or early though.

I am emotionally drained. Why can't I know RIGHT NOW. I am feeling like there is a 99.9% chance that there is no way I could be pg, but that .1% is driving me crazy. I have literally taken at least a hundred pg tests (major POAS addict) and have never had a false positive.

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Blood test time?

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

Blood test time?

I would not take a blood test unless I had a good FRER test. My doctor would look at me like I had two heads if I came in asking for a blood test after having my tubes tied with no pt to back up my claims.

Regardless of how things turn out, it was fun to see a faint line.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Has anyone ever had 3 faint dollar tests and not been pg? Even if by some miracle I was pg, I can't be as far along as I would be by my period for a FRER to not show up as this point. It is not unusual for me to be a few days late or early though.

I have had faint dollar store tests and not been pregnant.

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Oh my gosh, Bonita. What an emotional rollercoaster you are on today.

:bigarmhug:

So, I googled it, and it seems that in a small percentage of women, particularly young women (hey, to me, 31 is young :p) do get pregnant after a tubal ligation:

Pregnancy after tubal ligation is uncommon (occurring in less than 2% of women), and the risk of pregnancy appears to be related to age (younger women have more post-tubal ligation pregnancies) as well as the type of procedure used for the sterilization.

Can you get pregnant after a tubal ligation? - WebMD Answers

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Its very possible to get pregnant after having your tubes tied. A friend of mine got pregnant 4 months after having hers tied. She was shocked but they say it happens more often than people realize. Good luck! To me, the 3 BFPs sound promising!

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Oh my gosh, Bonita. What an emotional rollercoaster you are on today.

Isn't that the truth. I have a stress headache.

After taking the FRER apart and looking at it there is a line, but there is no color so I am thinking evap. Wishing it was tmw AM so I would know one way or the other.

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My aunt got pregnant with her tubes tied so it can happen sometimes

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You should join the POAS party tomorrow...:D

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Well I will be testing in the morning. I am pretty set on thinking that it will be negative though.

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Looking forward to an update! Hope you get the result you're hoping for!

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I totally saw the lines. I know a few people that got pregnant after a tubal, it's possible.

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Good luck Bonita! I'm excited to see what the morning brings. Smile

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Well it is morning. I took the second FRER. There is the faintest of lines. Not dark enough to show up in a picture. With three faint dollar tests and a faint FRER there is something definitely up, however today is the day AF should be due. We should not be talking about faint lines. I am thinking either I ovulated way late, or something is wrong. There is nothing to do but wait and see if AF shows today or tomorrow and then test again if it doesn't.

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Oh my gosh Bonita! I hope that you get the answer that you are looking for....

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I feel crampy and the lines are so faint, I can't think this is going to end with a fairy tail ending.

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If there is a line on a FRER then I would trust that something is definitely up! Can you try to take a pic for us so we can obsess with you? Please?!

I'm sure this is incredibly frustrating for you....I really hope you get some kind of definite answer soon!

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All of the lines are so faint, I do not think they will show up on my phone, but I can try. I went back to the dollar store and got 5 more tests. The one I just took (admittedly, not very strong pee) line is so faint, I am not even sure it is there. The first two tests are the darkest test. That leads me to think very early mc. There is nothing to do but wait and see I guess.

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I see it faintly IRL, but not on the picture. If someone knows how to invert a picture, I would be interested to see that.

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I definitely see a faint line there! The dollar store test is probably lighter today because you didn't use FMU. I really hope it's not a early m/c...((HUGS))

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Thank you. As much as I don't want a miscarriage, I really don't was a tubal pregnancy. I know there are much more common after having your tubes tied. This is just all so crazy. The tests are all so faint I am starting to doubt my sanity.

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I'm sorry you haven't gotten any clear answers yet. At what point will you call your doctor?

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

I'm sorry you haven't gotten any clear answers yet. At what point will you call your doctor?

I did some research on tubal pregnancies. There is a much higher rate of tubal pregnancies after a tubal ligation. If I start to have any of those symptoms (Fainting, sever pain like a ruptured appendix) I will obviously either call the doctor or go to the hospital right away. If my tests continue to get lighter and eventually go away, then I think my body is just absorbing the pg, in which case I will probably will not call the doctor. If tmw AM with FMU I get a nice easily seen or darker second line on a dollar test I will call the doctor.

One thing I did find on my online research (Praise the Lord for the internet) is that being on Metformin for my PCOS should keep my progesterone up and help me to not miscarry if everything is in the right place.

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:goodluck: I will be checking in tomorrow!

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So in case anyone is following this, AF never came today. I have felt at times like it would, but so far it hasn't. I will test again in the AM (and maybe in a few minutes).

ETA - I took one test tonight after holding it for a long time. BFN. I did look back at some of the tests I have taken and there are a few that are for sure positive. Pink, thick, and in the right place. That combined with the fact that I missed my period and had leaky breasts tells me that at least some point I was pg. I however think that the fact that I am now getting BFN's means that it did not stick. I will of course test again in the AM and keep testing until AF shows. (Which I am pretty sure will be by morning or sometime tmw)

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Once the test from last night dried there was a faint pink line. Obviously not within the time frame. This mornings test with FMU has a faint line within the time limit, but it is barely there.

So to summarize, I am officially late, had leaky boobs, several very very faint tests (even a FRER) However the tests are not getting darker and are barely there. I had my tubes tied over three years ago.

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This mornings test

After I changed the contrast on photobucket.

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Are these lighter or darker than the $ store tests you took a couple of days ago?

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About the same. They are different dollar tests though. Not sure if that matters. The tests from a few days ago were from Dollar General. They have a purple outside and the dye is purple. These tests are from the dollar tree and they have a pink dye.

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So has your plan changed at all? Are you going to call your doc? :goodluck:

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"Nell4Him" wrote:

So has your plan changed at all? Are you going to call your doc? :goodluck:

I think if by Monday I still have no AF, and am getting lines still I will call the doctor. Hopefully the lines will be darker then.

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I am such a nut I took another test. Mid-day. It has been the darkest line so far. Even DH who never can see faint lines sees it. My mind is in such a turmoil. I wish I could see into the future and know what was going to happen.

To be on the safe side, I am going to go buy some prenatal vitamins.

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