Using home test for pregnancy is easy. Two lines mean that you are pregnant, one line means you are not. But if there appear two thin, pale lines?
Even if you follow the indications, it might appear two pale lines. It means that you have hCG in your urine, but if you are not sure about the result repeat the test.
Reasons for appearance of the pale lines:
1. Diluted urine
It is recommended to take make test from the first morning urine. Today there are many different types of tests that can be used at any time of the day, but it is best to do it in the morning. Then urine contains the highest concentration of hCG.
2. Early testing
The home tests show the existence of hCG in urine and its volume doubles every 2-3 days, that’s why the test can give false results, because of the low level of hCG. Therefore, it is the best to make a test 14 days after ovulation or shortly after the delay period.
3. The shelf-life of the test
When you buy a test check the shelf life, otherwise you can get wrong results. Also, very important is where you keep the test, because it contributes its accuracy.
4. You have calculated the date of the next menstruation
Another common problem is waiting for the period. If you expect your period ahead of time and do the test it might be falsely negative.
5. Results over the recommended shelf life of the test
The second line of pregnancy test may occur after the date when it is advisable to use the test. If the deadline has passed, it may appear pale line, therefore check again.
6. Line after evaporation
This line appears after the evaporation of the urine. She has not had a particular color and appears as a shadow.
7. Sensitivity of the test for pregnancy
There are several types of tests for pregnant women and some are sensible, some not. There are tests which confirm pregnancy with 20 ml hCG in the urine, while others need 100ml of hCG. In the results of the various tests, vary the color of the line.
Some medications including Thorazine and medications which treat infertility and contain hCG can give a positive pregnancy test.
*In case your pregnancy test show two pale lines, you’re probably pregnant. In any case, visit your gynecologist. He will tell you if the line is true or false.