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    when to see the doctor

    I have a 18 month old son and just strated trying for 2nd baby. This cycle I already feel pregnant and have gotten extremely faint positive on the pregnancy test. Today or tomorrow should be a start of my period regularly. I don't want to be too optimistic since I know miscarriages in the few weeks after conception is quite likely. When should I go to the doctor to get a blood test and to see the obgyn?

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    Congratulations!!! Even a faint positive on the pregnancy test means you are pregnant. If we calculate from the date of last period you are about 4 weeks pregnant. I think around 7-8 weeks is a good time to visit the OBG/GYN, although I visited around 5 weeks. But for a simple HcG test to confirm pregnancy you can visit a GP next week maybe. Good luck :)

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    Thank you. My son was unplanned and I found that process to be much less stressful. Now that we are trying to "time" the new baby I don't want to be too optimistic! Will take your advice and wait another week and see GP :)

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    i tested faintly positive about 5 days before my period was due. i KNEW i was pregnant again as i'd been sick from about the time i took the test. a faint positive is still a positive. it is extremely rare to have a false positive as you must reach a threshold of hormones for the test to be positive. the only way, unless on certain meds, is to actually be pregnant.

    i never had any blood test to 'prove' either of my 2 pregnancies because the urine tests are taken as good a proof as you need to get a referal to QMH/Tsan Yuk.

    why not be optimistic? no matter how far along you are, if you lose a baby, it is devastating. i would be dancing for joy if i were you.

    good luck! and congratulations!

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    i had a faint line, then i tested the next day and it was even fainter, then the next day i did another and it was negative. A couple of days after that i got my period.
    I looked it up on the internet (put 'faint line on pregnancy test' into google) and there were loads of people who had a faint line and went on to have healthy babies, but also some who, like me, didnt work out.
    Good luck x

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    really? i'm very sorry to hear that. it probably means that you were pregnant and then it didn't take hold or something, which is very sad.

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    its ok, it was so early that if i wasnt trying to get pregnant i probably wouldnt have even noticed!
    the month after i got a nice strong line though, so all is good!

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    I will do another test or two over the next week hopefully to confirm. With my son, I never thought I was pregnant because I did 2 tests a week or two after i missed my period and both came back neagative! I just thought I was too stressed out with work and my period was late (my periods are not perfectly regular).

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