Barely visible second strip on test — what does it mean
Almost every woman was in a situation where there is a suspicion of pregnancy, and the doctor's visit takes a lot of time, which is not always enough.
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In such cases, the fairer sex can use a rapid test that can identify if she is pregnant or not. Accordingly, if the result is positive and this proves two emerged strips, you should immediately visit a gynecologist. One stripe is the negative, but here also it is better to go to the doctor to avoid the development of the inflammatory process or other health problems.
But what of the fair sex, when a barely visible second stick, what does that mean? This question, of course, the answer is a doctor, but preferably to the woman, and she knew how to interpret the result.
The principle of testing
The making of these Express strips to determine pregnancy in all cases is one and the same principle, regardless of cost. The main factor here is the high sensitivity to unique the hormone gonadotropin, which begins to appear in the urine of women early on in pregnancy.
These tests include a test area, which is a manifestation of one or two bands. But it so happens that the first of them is pronounced, and the second stick pale. Do not forget that they differ in that after how much time should be on the test, so that the result is true. Almost always necessary to wait from three to ten minutes. The main thing is to consider a very important point is the unsuitability of the Express test for pregnancy after specified time, otherwise the displayed result should not be construed as reality.
Is it always the result correct?
This question is raised by many women. In fact, in the case of pregnancy should be allocated two strips, and the color of their pronounced and they are very visible. If the second test shows a pale stripe, it can be simply unusable.
You should know that in each pack there is a fairly detailed user manual, which steps are paints, what and how to do. If you are using not to take into account these rules, it is possible to achieve wrong answer to such a question.
By the way, even if all the bands are drawn clearly, again ensure that the result is correct, nobody will be able to give. The fact that the tests have a shelf life, which could expire at the time of use, and can also come across a factory defect that is not excluded completely, as in the case of expensive and cheap options.
What do the doctors say?
And still, the woman faced with the fact that the second stick as pale as can be? Of course, one of the most effective options will be an appointment to the gynecologist, who will give the correct answer to the question about the existence of pregnancy. Even if the result was the present development of the fetus, to avoid. Is there any way, without a doctor anywhere.
Some doctors say that sometimes, in the case where the test appears weak second strip, the woman is pregnant but ectopic. This implies that access to a doctor is almost inevitable, because a woman must be fully convinced that everything is in order and there is no reason for concern.
Also gynecologists recommends Express test for pregnancy only after three days of delay. Then can be virtually eliminated that option when weak second strip on the test is confusing. If you check before the deadline, even when pregnancy is the result can be negative (or questionable) because of the lack of hormones in a woman's body.
Reacting to what test?
It is quite a complex mechanism, enclosed in one thin plastic or paper striped. It is impregnated with a special reagent, which gives the reaction in the presence in the body of HCG (human hCG stimulation).
There are two types of Express tests. This highly sensitive tests — they detect the presence of pregnancy within a week after the conception, and the usual, are able to show the correct result only on the third day of delay.
The reason that the barely visible second strip on the test, may be insufficient amount of HCG in the body. However, a blood test in this case, can already give completely reliable results. Another reason may be the use of a test without complying with the rules and instructions or improper storage of test seller.
How to conduct a rapid review?
It should be remembered that the test strip can give a reaction to a hormonal imbalance of the female body, sometimes for quite serious disease of the sexual sphere. Emotional background also needs to be in order, without the presence of the maniacal desire to become pregnant, or, conversely, fear of this fact. In such cases, even if the test showed a second band (weak), the woman may perceive it and understand not as it really is.
Thus, if there is no certainty, it is possible to repeat the procedure again. If the analysis error inspection is possible, you should purchase a more sensitive test. Picking the appropriate option, to make it better in the morning, then the concentration of HCG increased the most and definable. Just do not be in front of this at night to drink a lot of fluids, it contributes to the distortion of the result.
It should be remembered that the strips in the presence of pregnancy are clear and equally bright, according to the instructions, only on the fifth day of delay. Accordingly, if during re-inspection of the second fuzzy stick exists, it is likely that the woman will soon become a happy mother.
The mechanism of the test
You should know that the amount of specific hormone secreted in large amounts during the development of pregnancy, in men or women in the normal state is from 0 to 5 units. After the fetus was implanted in the uterus, amount of the hormone HCG increases rapidly and increased about two times over a period of 48 hours.
To detect its presence in the body, you should take a blood test or use home diagnostics for determination of pregnancy using urine. The reagent applied to the strip in contact with the hormone, painted. It is worth noting that after one day of delay the amount of HCG in the urine up to a sufficient level to be detected. The second strip will be painted.
Even if barely visible to the second stick, the very fact of its existence indicates that human chorionic gonadotropin is already present in the body, but its concentration is still too small. It can affect drinking water before testing (in large quantities). It is also possible that the period, which were diagnostic, is very small.
Do I need to double-check the result?
Of course, Yes. It is better to do some tests. Just need to know that they are not held in a row. You should run diagnostics again the next morning. After all, every two days there is a increase in the level of pregnancy hormone almost two times, respectively, and the result will be more accurate.
You should know that sometimes the appearance of the strip in contact with urine containing no HCG. But there is a difference: in this case, the color will be gray, not pink or bright red, and when the strip is dry, the reagent will disappear, or rather colorless.
In addition, you need to remember that when re-testing if the dynamics is not observed, and the second strip of light on the test even after a week, it may indicate health problems in women, respectively, in this case, it is better to consult a doctor.
What else could be the reason?
It so happens that a barely visible second line test, not a pregnancy. Weak test area can be, when in the uterus develops a tumor or cyst. Also this fact may indicate the violation of fetal development, that is, when it grows not in the uterus. This is called an ectopic pregnancy.
If during an abortion the woman is not completely removed embryonic tissue, this fact could affect the result of home diagnostics. After a miscarriage test, the second stripe is hardly visible which, in a few weeks will show an incorrect result.
Drugs that promote the elimination of infertility, a disorder of the kidney or heart can also affect the appearance of a second pale stripe. Another interesting fact: the manifestation of such strips may indicate that a woman is expecting a boy, since in this case the HCG level is significantly lower than during pregnancy girl.
In any case, a trip to the gynecologist is inevitable, and should not be neglected. After all, you need to make sure that everything is in order, but if there are problems, begin to take measures to eliminate them.