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What does it mean on a pregnancy test if the dot is really faint?

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04/16/2008

If the lines are real faint it could just be an evaporation line, however it can still mean pregnancy if the test is positive. The reason for a faint result could be that you 1) did not use your morning urine or 2) drank a lot of fluids prior to taking the pregnancy test. It is important not to do that because it will dilute your urine causing your hCG levels to be lower as well. For best results when taking a pregnancy test:

* Take the test in the morning, if possible, because your hCG (pregnancy hormone) levels are at it's highest * Don't drink a bunch of fluids before taking the test because it will dilute your urine and can affect the results * Take the test no more than 1-2 days before expected period. Although some test say that you can see results up to 5 days before your missed period the percentage of accuracy is very low. * urinate for as long as possible on the foam like strip * wait for the results