Looking at faint lines on a pregnancy test? Find out what to do next.

Faint Lines

Am I Pregnant If The Line Is Faint?

Stressing over a positive pregnancy test is common, but it is even more stressful when the “positive line” is faint.  Am I pregnant or not??  Well, typically it means you ARE pregnant.  The urine pregnancy tests are designed to detect hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) hormone in your urine, which is not present at a high enough level for detection unless you are pregnant.  Each urine-based pregnancy test is different but many newer pregnancy tests are able to detect a pregnancy before have even missed your period.

If you are concerned that you might have a false positive you should consider taking another test first thing in the morning, do not consume more liquids than usual, and make sure you read the instructions and are checking the results within the recommended period of time.

If you still are not convinced please come see us! Pregnancy confirmation is our specialty.  Leave your faint lines test at home and come receive a laboratory-grade free pregnancy test; we’ll also assess you for a same-day free ultrasound So quit stressing and let us help.

Click here to make a no-cost appointment at Alcove Health in Newport News today.

By Kinta, RN, BSN

February 3, 2021

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