As an intended mother, you are eager to see the two pink lines on your home pregnancy test kit, especially when you have been trying to conceive for months. Or you are anxious to confirm the baby is on the way when you miss a period or your period is late. You do a pregnancy test to clear all your doubts around pregnancy. In the pregnancy test, some of you get a faint line. Here have a look at all points around the faint line of the first response of a pregnancy test.
What is the appearance of the faint line on a pregnancy test?
The look of the faint line is different as per your test usage. Most pregnancy tests have a plus sign or two parallel lines for the indication of pregnancy. You will see a faint horizontal line crossing a dark vertical line if you use a test with the sign of plus. There is a darker line next to the faint line if you use a test with parallel lines to confirm your pregnancy. On early testing, the faint line is too tiny to make a visible appearance. In the later test, usually after 3 weeks of a missed period or conception, the line becomes darker.
What is the meaning of a faint line?
A positive result or a faint positive result of a pregnancy test means that the implantation is going to happen and there is a beginning of HCG production in your body. HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is a pregnancy marker. Its presence in your urine or blood means you are pregnant. A faint line also means that you are in the early stages of your pregnancy. In the later pregnancy test, it gets darker.
Is it possible to have a negative faint line in a pregnancy test?
You usually take a pregnancy test to know whether you are pregnant or not. The presence of HCG confirms your pregnancy. When there is a faint line in your pregnancy test, it means your body has some HCG. A urine test can detect it even if the HCG level is 25mIU/ml. It is not detectable in a home pregnancy test.
Unluckily, there is a possibility of the disappearance of a faint line. In addition, you can have a period after noticing a faint line in your pregnancy test. It can indicate an early loss of your conception. Beyond early pregnancy loss, certain factors cause the development of a faint line that you can notice in your pregnancy test. The factors could be:
- Hormonal imbalances like PCOS
- Recent miscarriage
- Fertility medication
- HCG diet
Faint line Vs evaporation line
Sometimes, the faint line detected in a pregnancy test might not be a faint line. It might be an evaporation line, which develops due to the evaporation of urine sticks on the pregnancy test kit. To differentiate faint line from evaporation line, have a look at this chart:
It is similar to the control line
It is skinner in comparison with the control line
It is pink like the control line
Its colour is grey
Digital pregnancy tests
In today’s world, digital pregnancy test kits are available. These are more convenient in comparison with other pregnancy tests. When used, it displays words Pregnant or Not Pregnant. Buying a digital pregnancy test kit can be very expensive for you in comparison with the cost of a conventional home pregnancy test kit or lab based pregnancy test. Further, it requires the presence of HCG hormone in a higher level.
Think you are pregnant
Congrats yourself when you see a darker faint line or pink line on your pregnancy test kit. You have got pregnant. And you need to start caring for yourself and your growing baby under the guidance of a gynaecologist. At Mannat Fertility Clinic, we offer all types of gynaecological support to pregnant women or females willing to get pregnant. Contact our doctors by visiting our clinic or calling on the provided number.