Evap Lines? UPDATE: BFP on FRER!!!

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Evap Lines? UPDATE: BFP on FRER!!!

Postby missy22 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:12 am

Hello ladies! This is my very first post on any site, but after 9 months TTC, I think I need a little bit of a support group to get me through what has turned into more of a frustrating experience than I had expected!

Here's my current issue: Two days ago (still 6 days before AF), I caved and took a pregnancy test strip in the morning. I've been taking the same strips for 6 months, and I've never seen an evap line. I was shocked to see a shadow-type line show up almost immediately.

Fast forward to yesterday morning, another of what appears to be an evap line. Very, very faint (I couldn't tell if there was any color) - but it showed up within the test window. I tested a couple more times in the afternoon, and no lines whatsoever.

This morning, I tested again. Low and behold, another very faint line (appears to be an evap. line). Still difficult to tell if there's any color. Honestly, if I wasn't so obsessive about looking at tests, I probably wouldn't have noticed the lines.

If I wasn't ONLY getting lines with FMU, and if the tests were showing evap. lines in the afternoon, I would chalk it up to nothing. I know there's no way to know until I miss my period, or until I get a true positive...But has anybody else had any experience with this??

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Re: Evap Lines with FMU only?

Postby GKR_1985 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:11 am

Post pictures of the tests if you can. Sometimes it is easier to see that way. However, FMU is usually more concentrated (though it isn't the same for everyone). Are they getting darker? That is another thing to look at.
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Re: Evap Lines with FMU only?

Postby missy22 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:27 am

I tried to take pictures, but the camera isn't picking them up. I took another test at about noon; the line was darker than the one this morning. I also "tested" some water and let it dry, just to see if there would be a line (I'm afraid of a "bad batch" of test strips). There was no evap. line with the water. I will try again to take pictures!

Update: Here's a pic. The top one is this morning; the bottom is at noon. I feel like you can see them better in person, though, but they are still really faint.
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby SEL » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Hmmm, they look pink. And they turned up immediately? I think you are on to something there. give it 24 hours and pee again? good luck!
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby GKR_1985 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:30 pm

I would do one more FMU, and keep the sample. If you see another "evap/vvvfBFP" then I would use the same urine and dip a FRER. That's me though ;)
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby orionslight » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:49 pm

Seeing them! FX for your bfp, stalking for next test
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby Momma-of4 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:23 pm

I see them more so on bottom test. I hope it's progressing already!
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby beckyrae88 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:27 pm

I see that!
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby missy22 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:45 am

Well, ladies, it turns out they must have been evap lines. I had a faint evap line yesterday morning, nothing last night, and nothing again this morning. I feel like AF is on her way. I'm disappointed, to say the least! Thank you for your replies. :)
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby missy22 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:01 am

I just looked at the test I took this morning. Yes, I know I'm not supposed to look at it after 5 minutes, but I couldn't help myself. There is another evap. line, just like the one I had yesterday morning except maybe a tiny bit darker. No evap. lines on the tests I took last night. I'm 99% sure it's nothing, and I'm just getting my hopes up, but why would my morning tests show those little lines but the afternoon/evening tests have absolutely nothing?! Next month, I'm just not testing at all until my period is due (I say that every month...) Ugh!
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby toxxikk » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:08 am

I'm sorry :( I hate this brand these days! They used to be the best but the last few times I've ordered them, I've gotten awful evaps in the time limit and not been pregnant. In April I had a pack of 20 and over half of them had pink lines! I definitely wasn't pregnant. I think they're just really sensitive to the proteins found in urine, which would be more concentrated with FMU, as the lines turned up on my concentrated urine but not in my tests later in the day.
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby toxxikk » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:14 am

These were mine from april. Sorry the pic is huge! I can't figure out how to resize it from my phone. Notice that last stick is still wet and already has an evap line.

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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby Momma-of4 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:06 pm

That's still a decent line on the bottom test so I wouldn't count yourself out yet or try an frer
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby SEL » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Omg Andrea those evaps are the worst! Thanks for sharing that pic.

Missy, I'm sorry about the BFN's. Buuuut, you are not out until she shows :D
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Re: Evap Lines?

Postby GKR_1985 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:04 pm

Those evaps look more like chemicals to me :(
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