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What if you experience pregnancy symptoms, spot the day before your period but miss it, take one pregnancy test on the last day of your missed period and it says positive with a faint line, but take one the next day and it's negative?

By August 14, 2012 - 11:58am
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So this is my first time doing this, and yes I am merely a concerned male trying to figure out what's going on. Understandably this seems like a woman site. What better than to ask women who have already dealt with these same issues? My fiance and I have been trying to get pregnant for 3 months, this month she started cramping like she was going to have her period, and she spotted on the 9th but then stopped. She was supposed to start her period on the 10th but the blood never started flowing. She gets nauseated all times of the day, she's still having abdominal cramps, she's sleeping more than usual, etc. etc. She took a test yesterday but didn't follow the instructions properly, and had no idea that it came out positive with a faint line. However, she took one today the same way she took it yesterday and it came up negative exactly how the test yesterday showed up at first. She says she's not pregnant because she's discouraged by the negative results. But she's still feeling nauseous and has all of the symptoms.

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Hi bjr1110,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Many things can cause for a pregnancy test to not be read accurate.  That's why it's important for her to wait until her period is due and retake a test.  It's best to take early in the morning, If a pregnancy test does detect H-hCG, you’re more likely to get a positive result early. If a pregnancy test is not sensitive to H-hCG, and only detects regular hCG, getting an early positive result is less likely. 



August 14, 2012 - 12:46pm
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