A mom writes in asking for advice about pregnancy tests. She says she took a Clearblue brand pregnancy test, and it was positive, indicating that she is pregnant. She then took three First Response pregnancy tests, and all three results were negative. This mom is confused and wondering what she should do. Should she believe one brand of pregnancy test over the other?
A member of the community asks:
“Clearblue was positive but First Response was negative: Thoughts?
Question: I took a pregnancy test (Clearblue ) Friday, it came back pregnant (positive). I took another Saturday because I always take multiple, and it came back negative. Along with three other negative tests (all First Response pregnancy tests) What would you do??”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Got Took a Clearblue Pregnancy Test and Received a Positive Result Before Getting Three Negative Results from First Response Tests
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Pink dye is always more reliable than blue dye. Also, don’t use the digital ones. The ‘2 line’ ones are much more sensitive.”
“Well, if Clearblue says positive, then you’re definitely pregnant. The First Response might be a faint line and you’re thinking it’s negative. I would definitely go to your doctor though and get a blood test though.”
“Could be a chemical. First Response is way more sensitive than Clearblue. I’d say it was a false positive, which I know are rare, but sounds like it.”
“Make an appointment with your doctor. Always test your urine first thing in the morning, but always been told a positive is usually a positive. Good luck.”
“I’ve always been told, you can get a false negative, never a false positive.”
“I got a negative early with both of my pregnancies. It’s possible that the two brands use different amounts of the hormone detector. Go get another and test first thing in the morning when your concentration is higher.”
“First Response said negative for me 2x and Clearblue positive 2x, and I ended up being pregnant. Call a doctor and make an appt. to know for sure.”
“Go get a blood test… Could be a false positive, could be too small for the others to pick up. Better safe than sorry.”
“Make sure you use your first morning urine too. Don’t test midday.”
“Call your doctor and explain the situation, they’ll do testing yo confirm for sure if you are or aren’t pregnant.”
“False positives are a lot rarer than false negatives.”
“Definitely call your doctor. I took about 10 pregnancy tests and every single one came back negative and about a week later I ended up at the hospital and they did a pregnancy test and it came back positive.”
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