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By June 28, 2016 - 4:18pm
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I've only gotten a second line on a home pregnancy test after the 10 minute time limit. (The line was colored or colorless) I know you are not supposed to read the results after that time, but I read that early on in a pregnancy the second line takes a while to show up, what if I'm actually pregnant? I also read that home pregnancy test are qualitative test and not quantitative test so it would give me a negative result after a while when my hcg is too high. I don't know what to do. What are some ways to know for sure if you are pregnant or not without a blood test? Can you feel your abdomen like doctors do to tell? Plus, I had sex on the last day of my period in March. Since the egg was already shed and I don't ovulate right away so the sperm won't survive for 5 days to fertilize it does that mean that my chance at becoming pregnant was highly unlikely right??? I was also on birth control around this time and I cant remember if I took it the night before or 100% consistent. I never got a second line right away it was always after about 2 hours.

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HERWriter Guide

Hi Diya99!

Thanks for your post!

Are you getting regular periods? Why do you think you may be pregnant? Are you late?

Your best bet is to take a digital home pregnancy test. They cleared state "pregnant" or "not pregnant" on the window rather than interpreting lines. My advice is to take one.

Good luck!


June 29, 2016 - 3:48am
(reply to Susan Cody)

I've had two periods that came on time since then. I had a third period that was supposed to come on a Saturday but didnt start spotting to begin my period until Monday evening. The period lasted 7 days but on the forth day it stopped then started again it was told that this is normal. The bleeding was fairly heavy it seemed like a normal period expect for the fact that it started late and the stopping on the fourth day. It thnk my stomach is getting bigger and I think Im feeling some fluttering in my stomach. At this point I would be 15 weeks pregnant. I dont think my cervix is raising as high. This cycle it felt VERY open. I had blood in my eggwhite cervical mucus from the cycle in May before my June period. I was told that this means you are extremely fertile especially if there's blood in it. If the bloody egg white cervical mucus indicates ovulation then this means that I may not be pregnant. Maybe I would just have to find a way to get the digital pregnancy test, but that's hard in my situation. P.s. I had irregular periods before starting birth control so maybe my cycle is going back to it's irregular self. I've only tracked the mucus for 3 cycles and when it had the blood it was 100% percent clear and stretchy lasting for 2 days . The times before it was mixed with whitish stuff this cycle I barely saw any ewcm.

June 29, 2016 - 8:00pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Diya99)

Hi Anon

It doesn't matter if a period is a few days late, it's still a period. So you've had three periods since sex. I cannot see how you could be pregnant but we can't say any more than that. You'll either need to get a digital test or see a doctor. Planned Parenthood can really help you, I'm sure there is one in your area.


June 30, 2016 - 5:27am
(reply to Susan Cody)

I've purchased a CVS brand digital pregnancy test and the result said "Not Pregnant." Are the results from digital pregnacy test more accurate than the home pregnancy test with the two lines so I can be sure that I'm definitely not pregnant? I still feel like my stomach is big and I think I still feel the fluttering, should I just let go of this?

July 3, 2016 - 5:58pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Diya99)

Hi again!

These tests are just as accurate as tests that show two lines. All these tests are about 99% accurate.

As to your swollen stomach/fluttering - this could be a digestive issue. I don't think you are ready to let go so my advice is to seek the counsel of a gynecologist.


July 4, 2016 - 4:20am
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