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Can Dark Pregnancy Line Indicate Multiples?
Can a dark pregnancy line indicate multiples?  Or, am I just farther along than I expected?

Brief history:
Age:  35
Miscarriages:  2 in past year
Cycle from July (last miscarriage)  to December-- 27 days
-- In January on 31st day I had light bleeding for 3 days.  
-- Home pregnancy tests said negative; even 1 week after missed period. (on 37th day.)

Feb. 08:  27th day no period
              31st day, no period and VERY dark pregnancy line indicator on First Response test.
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1st pregnancy - VERY light pregnancy line - test taken at missed period - healthy baby!
2nd & 3rd pregnancies - VERY light pregnancy line - tests taken at missed period; both miscarried.
4th pregnancy - DARK pregnancy line - test taken at missed period.

Very healthy, EEG good, thyroid good, bloodwork from physical all good.

Must wait week and a half for first prenatal visit...hoping to find out more info.

Thanks for your help!
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178590 tn?1294180367
could be just a darker line depending on how concentrated your urine is.....I'm having multiples and had high hcg but my home test was very faint.
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328630 tn?1213623950
The lines darkness has nothing to do with how many , it just means there is more dye in that particular test if you take 5 HPT's the lines will probabyly be a diffrent shade of positive with them all.
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I agree. The lightness or darkness of the pregnancy test does not mean very much. It depends on the brand of test and how the dye pigment is manufactured. Good luck!
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161782 tn?1201221532
I was actually able to tell a lot from my pee sticks during my past 11 pregnancies. I know it's not scientific, etc. etc.

Anyway, I always used First Response.  For all my 10 failed pregnancies, the line started out very light, and never did progress that quickly. It would stay pretty light for a week, just getting a little dark  (Don't even ask how many pee sticks I have taken in my life).  When I had an ectopic, the line stayed SUPER faint - like a shadow  - for about a week.  My levels were only around 10.

With this preg (I'm almost 28 weeks)  the test line was very noticeable, like 4 or 5 days before my period.  It progressively got darker.   You can see the progression at  http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/AshleysMom2/peestickpics004.jpg or http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/AshleysMom2/peestickpics001.jpg.  By 15 dpo the results line was darker than the test line.

The more HCG, the darker the results.  HCG is a good thing.

For me, it wasn't the darkness of the initial line, it was how it progressed.  

Anyway, gest of luck to you!
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161782 tn?1201221532
Sorry, I forgot to add there's no way to tell if you have multiples based on a pee stick...

To clarify, I do think you can tell if the HCG is increasing or not.

Good luck.
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