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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   After taking the test, there is one prominent clear pink line towards C but there is a second very very faint line towards the T side which is almost eligible but just to be sure - what does that mean?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor, Good evening.
User :   I am late on my period by a couple of days.
User :   Me & my husband took a home preg test
Doctor :   May I know if you are mentioning about the Urine pregnancy test ?
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   on the pregtest kit
User :   yes the urine pregnency test
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   So what does the faint T line mean
Doctor :   May I know what brand of urine test are you using as , every strip has different line patterns ?
User :   It's Cipla
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   There have to be two lines that have to be visible on it .
Doctor :   To be positive.
User :   Yes, there is one clear line.
Doctor :   May I know when you had your last periods ?
Doctor :   And when is your next period ?
User :   The second line is very very faint - almost like when you can see through a litmus paper
User :   last period started on 6th of Feb
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   next was due somewhere around 3-4 of March as I usually get my cycles in 24-25 days
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then you have to wait for a little longer, I would say,
Doctor :   It starts testing positive from 7 th day of fertilisation.
Doctor :   But it is clearly visible from 11 th day of fertlization.
User :   That's ok. 7 days have past since the occurance
Doctor :   And then increases spiking and hence it becomes more bright.
Doctor :   I would suggest 8 th March as the right date to test.
User :   Ok...
Doctor :   And the a second test on 10 th March.
Doctor :   These would be more accurate dates.
Doctor :   And it is mandatory to do 2 tests.
User :   so is the date of fettilization considered as the first day of start of the period cycle ?
Doctor :   to rule out false positives or negatives.
Doctor :   No, It is 15th/16th to 19th/20th day after 6th feb.
User :   That's the ideal time for conception if i m not wrong
Doctor :   Yes right.
Please follow up with gynecologist if you do not get a period and it does not test positive.
User :   ok
Doctor :   To scan for any thing else.
Doctor :   I f you are looking forward fro a pregnancy ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   How effective is the I-pill if taken within 72 hours of unprotected
Doctor :   So if it is negative well and good , if not you have to take a misoprostol-mifeprestine medicine prescribed by a gynec and have to get scanned after it is taken after a week.
Doctor :   to rule out incomplete abortions.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is effective in 95.6% cases but has many side effects of excessive bleeding , etc.
User :   where can I get that test done
Doctor :   Urine test can be performed at home .
Doctor :   Preg test twice with early morning urine stream.
User :   No, i mean the misoprostol-mifeprestine
Doctor :   8th march and 10 th march.
Doctor :   This is medication for abortion to be taken under a gynec's supervision.
User :   ok
User :   Got it
User :   But still, coming back to the original question on the faint line. I have a feeling i m reading too much into it - it is almost not there
Doctor :   Do you have anything else to ask ?
User :   so u still recommend another test on 8th and 10th?
Doctor :   Yes, I would say please wait till till day after.
Doctor :   just 2 more days and you will be better placed .
User :   ok. Thank you. No more questions
Doctor :   If you are in real urgency than i would advise you to go for a Serum HCG Test,
Doctor :   Same test which is in urine shows up in blood from 4th day, but is very cumbersome and costly.
User :   Is it a blood test and how soon does it give the results?
Doctor :   So better to wait for 2 days.
Doctor :   it takes 24 hrs for rporting.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me,
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Please let me know for anything else
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now .
User :   ok thanks
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