What does it mean when HPTs are getting lighter?
I’ve been testing every day, and I had a good line at 10 DPO, and at 11 DPO… but today, at 12 DPO, my line seems lighter. Does that mean I am losing this pregnancy?
While it is possible that a lighter line indicates a drop in hcG (and possible early miscarriage) it could also be two other causes:
* The dye varies from lot to lot, and test to test. It is possible you just happened to test with a peekstick that had less dye in it.
* Test sensitivity varies from peestick to peestick, although they are always at least as strong as their published standard.
* Your urine could have been less concentrated, making the hcG levels less concentrated.
Comparing tests, while a common practice of many citizens of Peestick Paradise, can be frustrating and misleading. As long as you are getting a line, you should consider yourself pregnant and call your doctor.