How quickly did your HPT's darken?

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How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Jessicanscott » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:14 pm

I had a miscarriage in December and just got another BFP. Since my mc i am terrified of another. The only thing that seems to help is constantly taking pregnancy tests. I'm using the wondfo kind and they don't seem to be getting any darker. I've looked at comparisons online and they all seem to be much darker at the same dpo as me. Maybe it doesn't mean anything as long as there is a line, but how quickly were yours getting darker and what day did you beat the control line? Also, was your first beta below 50 and did it turn out to be a successful pregnancy? Sorry for so many questions I just can't help but wonder and worry!
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Sumia » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:40 pm

Your sticks should be getting twice as dark and thick every day. Sometimes if its super faint, you cant tell its getting darker. Sometimes giving it a few days and testing again will produce a line that can be seen to be darker and thicker. As long as the line isnt going fainter, you are okay~
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Jessicanscott » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:43 am

Thank you Sumia. Maybe it's just the brand of tests.
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby 3-liz » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:28 am

Hi Jessica,

Try not to worry about how dark tests are, it is not a reliable way to predict the viability of a pregnancy.

I used ICs and as you can see I didn't beat the controle line before 26dpo

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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby amlobo » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:23 am

I used Wondfo, and it took quite a while to beat the control line. Also, mine would only "double" in darkness every 3 days or so.
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Jessicanscott » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:14 pm

Thank you! It looks like you all are have successful pregnancies so I'm hoping mine turns out the same!
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby amlobo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:13 am

I took pregnancy tests every day for like 3 weeks until it beat the control line, and then I stopped. I had previously had a m/c too, so I was super nervous! But, things are going great this pregnancy, so fingers crossed for you, as well!
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby happywife78 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:52 pm

My IC were awful. They never darkened and I had really high betas. Sometimes they even got lighter. I was sure I was going to have a miscarriage and instead I'm having twins.
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby pumpkinseed » Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:03 am

I'm feeling the same and poas like mad! I'm starting to see it's totally normal...esp after a miscarriage
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Mantis » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:40 am

I'm getting pretty paranoid about my betas= only 21 at 12DPO
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby HighlandGamesGirlCO » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:57 pm

Mantis - the DPO doesn't matter as much as when implantation happened - maybe you implanted at 9 or 10dpo? Don't worry, you are good - as long as it doubles, that's the important thing! :)
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Tange86 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:44 pm

These are what mine did. I think I implanted around 6 dpo.

I had a beta of 85 at 11 dpo but never got a second one cause im not having complications. I ran out of wondfos or would have continued.

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This was my last test on 14 dpo: This test took no time at all. The first line was there and that dark before the second started to fill in. Its a lovely feeling and I hope you all get to see it!

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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Mantis » Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:46 pm

Yeah not sure when I implanted. i had my betas done pre pregnancy and they were only two, so even assuming doubling every 24 hours to get to the 6.5 minimum that the FRER is documented (via clinical studies) to pick up it would have taken around 2 days. Seeing as the line was so very very VERY faint at 10DPO I am guessing maybe 8 or 9 DPO sounds about right. Although I did have a faint on an IC at 8DPO but not on FRER until 10DPO which is WEIRD!
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby Tange86 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:33 am

The average for detecting pregnancy is 3 days after implantation. But if you caught yours so very early then its understandable that everything is so light still.

In 2010 I know I tested a week before AF so I wasnt surpised it happened again but i thought 9dpo was early. I think its awsome we can find out so early. Good luck!!
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Re: How quickly did your HPT's darken?

Postby teriteri » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:41 am

Hey Ladies,

Just looking for some input, so I got my BFP on tuesday and have been testing ever since as I too had a mc in the past. So by my calculations Im only 11dpo and havent missed my period even yet going by FF. But my test is so dark! like im beating the control line almost and its not even FMU. Im wondering if Im a lot farther along than I think. I have a drs appointment to draw blood and confirm positive. and hopefully my beta numbers will tell all.
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