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Understanding a Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test

What to Do if You See a Very Faint Line on a Pregnancy Test?

If you see a faint second line on a First Response, Equate, CVS, Ept, One Step, Clear Blue Easy, New Choice, or other generic pregnancy test (in some cases, it can be a faint pink line), it generally means that you are very early in the pregnancy. If you repeat the test in a day or two, the line should be much more robust, indicating higher levels of HCG in your urine. Try a first morning specimen as this has the highest concentration of HCG in the urine. When you repeat the test, and see the results, a faint line may mean that the pregnancy isn’t progressing normally and you’ll want to see your doctor about that. Quantitative and serial HCG levels can determine what is really going on.

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