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    Unhappy false results with pregnow

    I was wondering if anyone had any false results with pregnow due to keeping it in the sample too long. I had a faint positive on 9 and 10dpo and it turns out I was keeping it in the sample about 5 - 10 seconds more then you were meant to. I was wondering if anyone knew if this would affect the result.

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    I don't think keeping the stick in the sample for longer than recommended makes any difference.

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    Hi,

    I don't think leaving the test in sample for too long would give you a false +ve (I think more likely a false -ve as too much urine could wash away the dye).

    Personally I'm not a huge fan of Pregnow. I got a BFN using Pregnow at 15DPO and a STRONG BFP using First Response at 17DPO (Pregnow are supposed to be 10mlu and First Response 25mlu). I've also heard of others getting false +ves with Pregnow. I think Pregnow is probably not the most reliable......


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    Just to make it more confusing I thought I would test it this morning and do one according to the instructions and one according to how I had been doing it. The one according to the instructions came up with a faint line fairly much straight away. The other one has a much fainter line and I think both of them are false positives. Talk about doing my head in. As if this whole thing isn't hard enough.

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    Hi,

    Why do you think they are false +ves? Sounds like it could well be a BFP to me! False +ves are pretty rare - more likely you are pg! Why not go out and grab another brand of pg test from the shops and try tomorrow morn with fmu......

    Good luck

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    hi,

    ive used the preg now tests for this pregnancy and my last i have never had a false reading.

    for the first pregnancy testing with it it showed up after 6 days of being pregnant. i had also emailed the company and they told me to leave sample in for 10 second so i did that i was pregnant. i tested again after a few days and it was a dark line so try again in a few days i suggest

    for the second pregnancy that is where im at now it also worked perfectly never have a received a false testing saying im preggers when i am not.

    i hope this helps

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    Hi

    Thanks for all the advice. I guess I think they are just false positives because I don't want to be upset again when/if my period comes which it is due tomorrow. I did another test today, 13 dpo, leaving it in the sample for just 5 seconds and got another faint positive. I used crystal clear at 11dpo and it was negative. So really I don't know what the result is now.

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    I would NEVER use Pregnow again. I had a false positive Pregnow Hpt last cycle at about 12dpo (from memory?) and it was a faint 2nd line but clearly there. I used the test correctly and dipped it in the urine for the correct amount of time and didnt' exceed the marked line etc etc and the line came up immediately. I was sure i was pregnant! Then got the BT done 3 days later and turns out I wasn't even pregnant very upsetting. I do believe they aren't very reliable.

    HOWEVER, when i actually was pregnant in November, I got a BFP with a Pregnow test (3 actually) and BT confirmed i did have hcg in my system but i had early m/c so yeah, i am very confused about pregnow because i did get what were actually true BFPs the cycle prior.

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    Well it appears I owe the makers of pregnow an apology. I tested this morning with crystal clear and confirm and got a positive on both of them. I can now organise my twins first birthday party knowing that I will soon be having another one.

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    congratulations hopingsoon - hope your pregnancy goes well

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    Congratulations! Wishing you a H&H pg.

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    YAY!!!!!!! Wishing u and ur family a happy healthy 9 months! And a I look forward to seeing the birth announcement! heheh

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