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silencingtearsofhope - January 2nd, 2007 11:33 AM

you shouldn't believe any result that shows after the 10 minute time limit. but if it showed up in the time limit than i would say that you've got a positive no matter how faint it is. I've never seen an evaporation line before and I've taken TONS of pg tests!


JunieBug - February 28th, 2007 9:43 AM

I know this is an old post, but I ran across it when I was searching for information on evaporation lines. Here is my story. My last normal period was Dec. 15. My next "period" came around January 8. I mostly spotted during it and it was different than any of my other periods. I got worried that I could be pregnant. All of my pregnancy tests came back negative. I started spotting again on Jan. 20. I became more concerned. My breasts were very tender so I decided to take another pregnancy tests. I took a First Response test. It initially came back negative. When I checked it 24 hours later, it was positive. The line was not gray or color-less, it was pink. Not doubt about it. According to most of you, I am probably pregnant. That would make me about 9 weeks pregnant. I made an appointment with my obgyn and he examined me and said my uterus did not feel enlarged. He ordered an ultrasound and guess what? No baby. Yes, evaporation lines do exists and yes they can be pink. It is best to do what the manufacturers say and that is to throw the test out after 10 minutes. Trust me. It will save you a lot of worry. Fortunately for me, I was not trying to conceive so I wasn't nearly as let down as someone who was trying to conceive.


michellesbabygirl - June 28th, 2007 12:43 PM

welp this thread is a million years old, cause i was part of it, back in late 2004! thought maybe i had an evap line, and then i did turn out to be pregnant. i went through iui's and clomid that month and was confused of what that might cause with an hpt, and now know NOTHING, it was the real deal, and i have a 22 mo old daughter to show for it.

i have been ttc again for almost 21 mo (as she is almost 23 mo, so right away), and i was NOT a believer in evap lines before ttc this second baby. some brands have given me HORRIBLE evap lines, especially accuclear. i have about 8 of them right on my counter, and it sickens me how they have color, have thickness, and never turn out to be real. they show up not long after the limit, even a couple in the 10 minute frame, but i just hate that test cause it's so convincing, so i really wanna warn you ladies against that one, unless you just wanna try it, to see a second line, and then see what you believe. i mean maybe my pee is doing this, but i don't get it cause i never had an evap in my life until after this baby *cry*. i only know they are evaps, in past months because i'd immediately after taking one and getting that line that looked so real, i'd go and get a beta and heartbrokenly i'd find out i had a less then 2, which is definately not pregnant, so it's been a rollercoaster ride for me.

blue dye tests are infamous i have learned for evap lines hours or less later, sometimes it can mean pregnant, sometimes not, i just do NOT understand why they would have color, but it happens, as i experience it nearly every month now. $ tree brand like the original poster of this thread used, i have seen many a faint line on those, so it really does exist however i don't believe everyone is prone to them. i don't know how or why after a lifetime of no evaps, and yes iam a trash digger...NEVER once, but now it happens. after trying so long, it's frustrating, but the new FRER'S and answers seem to be the most reliable IMO, and have always been evapless for me, the accuclear has been plain just evil. i got lots of pics that show lines that you would think that girl is pregnant but since i go for beta testing i know it isn't even a chemical, which would be better so at least i'd know my body is working, but i do believe some pee-ple lol is more suseptible to this phenominon though iam clueless to why, but with my 1st i did throw out a test and a long while later pulled it out, and it had a faint second line and i WAS pregnant, so the whole topic is very confusing cause alot of women who test alot, may never come across an evap in their lives, and some will. i don't doubt any of the people on this thread in their thinking cause they are basing it on their personal experiences, how can we judge them for that.

right now iam in my 2 week wait, and praying these lines turn out real, but i still have a few months ago tests the accuclears that everyone told me for sure PREGNANT, and they still look incredible, but not the real deal. ttc is so hard, i think we should all just join together, and not get upset with people over this topic, just like some people have near death experiences and some never do, it's hit or miss. we are all different, so we cannot judge one's own personal experiences with this issue, cause we aren't seeing what they are seeing. yes..most evaps are hard to tell if there is color and some are thinner and that is a clue, BUT with accuclear those evaps can blow your mind.

trying to still think ++ despite my bad experience. wish me luck. this is a great topic, one soo many women are dying to know about, we should just lend them a hand and some knowledge, and hopefully most will get what they desire one way or the other.

God bless. thanks for being there in my time of need nearly 3 yrs ago YIKES! where does the time go?

hugs, michelle


poohcma102 - June 28th, 2007 1:32 PM

Congrats you are pregnant! :) With my daughter I threw away the test after the ten minutes because it showed negitive. My husband found it much later that night and there was the pink line. With this baby it showed up about a hour later and I am now 20 weeks. Again congrats and good luck.


Carolyn - July 12th, 2007 10:38 AM

Okay...Last night (or way weee early this morning)
I took a HPT..Walgreens brand....Looked at it after one minute (so i thought) and thought i saw a teensy weensey faint line...almost sorta invisible...then i showed my friend who said "What?! i dont see anything"....then 9 to 10 minutes later...we looked under the light and it was plain as day +...faint but still visible...darker than when i looked at it before...i dont know.
could it be an Evap line? or is it a positive?

I am going to get a blood test today.


MissUnderstood - July 13th, 2007 12:23 AM

I took an Equate HPT today because I have been feeling nauseas, moody, and cramping 2 weeks after my period. I took the test and peed for the required 10 seconds and even after 3 minutes, the control window didn't have a line. It took about 15 minutes for the control line to appear. I saw the evaporation line shortly after. I took the test apart, just to be sure, and it was indeed an evaporation line...but when I put the test back together, the evap line was gone. I'm taking another test in the morning because I did this one in the evening, so if I were preggo, my HCG levels would be very low..and considering my period ended July 2, I could only be about 2 weeks pregnant at the most. BTW, I am on birth control so I am not trying to get pregnant.


sahmof3 - July 13th, 2007 1:31 PM

I had such a faint positive line on my dollar store test that I almost threw it out LOL. That "faint line" now goes by the name of Leah and she's 3 1/2 years old :-D


Milissa - July 16th, 2007 1:04 PM

These test are so sensitive...I don;t think they realize how sensitive they are!! I got a a line before the FRER!! and yes I'm pregnant!! I new that before I even started taken these test's =)


Guest1000 - July 17th, 2007 5:21 AM

Hi ladies, I am new here and was hoping somebody could help me. I am late for my period, had two negative hpts last week and tested yesterday afternoon with ClearBlue Easy (non digital). I am not sure if I got a faint positive or an evap line--the result was very very faint in the first ten minutes, but is definitely blue (not gray) on the vertical, however it is the thinnest line that could possibly show up on the test. I have tested with Clearblue before and received negatives but nothing like this....has anybody had a similiar experience? It is a definite line but the width (or lack of it) is really confusing me. Thanks for any answers!!!


veve - July 19th, 2007 9:46 AM

I am new too. Not sure if I will be able to state this question correctly but I will try. Been on BC since I was 21 and am now 29. Last pack was in April and my Dr advised me to only be off BC 1 month before ttc due to history. So, the days in my cycle have always been dictated by BC. Went off pills and May to June was 32d. Regular AF in June and now I am 16d late. Have taken 3 hpts... 2 last Friday and one last night... all what I would see as negative... and still are. But, the one last night acted a little different. As it was working its way through the window, a very pronounced positive line showed up and then went away... then the negative showed up. Is this the normal way these tests work? No matter how hard I looked, there was nothing in the positive area. I was pregnant before and miscarried at 4 months but I do not remember it doing that (LONG time ago). Any advice? I am having a few symptoms (bathroom 1-2 times an hour, exhausted, grumpy, and OMG... bloated... nothing seems to be in the right place :)) and I know it is early. I know I could be playing tricks on myself but I was just wondering if I should head on to the Dr or am I jumping the gun. Thank you all for your experinces.


mom2Bry - August 1st, 2007 1:42 PM

Okay...here is my story on the rather controversial evaporation line! I am currently not trying to get pregnant, as I have a 14-month old and I am 36 and undecided if I really want another one. Anyway, I had an appointment to get my hair colored yesterday, as I have serious gray roots, and I wanted to make sure that I was not pregnant because I had been having symptoms a lot like I did with my first pregnancy. I took the Dollar Tree test, which is the same one I took with my daughter and it was extremely positive, but I took it the day my period was due. It is now roughly 2-4 days before my next period. Anyway, I tested yesterday morning while getting ready for my appointment and immediately saw that it was negative, so I trashed it after about 2 minutes. Well, while getting my hair colored my scalp was burning like it was on fire and it has never done that before in all my years of having my hair colored by the same salon. Anyway, I thought it was strange so I went home and like many of you dug through my trash to look at the test. Well, there was a very very faint line that was the color of the control line, which is purple, so it looked anywhere from pink to gray. I thought well, it is probably just an evaporation line but after reading all of the above comments who knows! I will retest tomorrow and let you all know.


nikki82980 - August 27th, 2007 7:52 PM

Hi everyone i have a question i took a pregnancy test saturday with the first morning pee and waited about a min when it said negative i threw it away but maybe about an hour or so later i went back to check it and there was a faint blue line that got darker over time i was wondering if that was a evaperation line or could it mean i'm pregnant i never had a evaperation line before and i don't know what color one is? can anyone help me?


midwife25 - September 1st, 2007 5:06 PM

If the line has colour then it would mean preggo try again asap


Leah - October 26th, 2007 5:21 PM

ok, don't know if anyone is on here anymore, but i came across this while trying to figure out what a evap line was. I took a test mid afternoon yesterday, waited a couple min. didnt see anything, and went about my day, well today, i came across that same test and saw a blue line, not defined but more like a really thin blue line some space then another thin blue line, it was like the other blue line, but just an outline, not filled in. So, of course i took the other one (2-pak) and nothing! I have symptoms (EXTREAMLY TIRES FOR ABOUT A WEEK) i should have started yesterday, but the 2nd test wasn't too long (couple hours) from my last pee. Whats the deal, anyone have an oulined blue line before? it was an walgreens Early results test. . .. help!


saracav9 - April 27th, 2008 12:25 AM

i had asked a question earlier and the guy said bc i waited 10 mins it wasnt right. i was scarred to even see a 2 lines. just hoping this makes you feel better i called the hospital today and talked to an rn and she agreed that if there is a line no matter if it took 15 mins to get there something is going on. i have taken many tests and never did i once ever get two lines. i go to the doctors monday hopefully it works out.


schar - April 27th, 2008 8:04 AM

it's not an evap line on those it's the chemical strip I learned that the hard way thats why u have to wait till u see it really pink from a foot away


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