Can we all be more careful before calling a test positive?
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Like many I spend a crazy amount of time on these message boards because it gives me comfort while ttc and I like to try and help others.
I've noticed lately a lot of posts from people with faint positive lines asking for opinions on whether the test is positive or not. Then we all chime in with our opinions.
I'm seeing lots of comments where people claim the test is definately positive, where you really couldn't say such a thing with confidence because the tests are so faint you cannot see clearly whether they have true colour, thickness etc! And I'm seeing more often than not they actually turn out to be negative.
I think that that saying 'a line is a line' is very misleading. If you look on the internet you can see scores of stories of evaps on cheap pink dye tests and clear blues, indent lines on first response, and some awful dye runs on lots of different tests. In many cases a line, is not the type of line we want to see at all.
Can we all be more careful with what we tell people please? It's really hard on people to get their hopes up. Especially non regulars who come on the site for advice and don't know about evaps/indents/dye runs and take your affirmation of a positive test as gospel.
I know I'd rather tell someone it's not a clear positive and that my opinion is to test again and have it turn out to be a positive afterall (yay = happy!) then tell someone that their test is definately a positive and be wrong causing them heartache and confusion.
Ok I'll get off my soapbox now, thanks for reading and I apologise if I have caused anyone offence.