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How is it possible to get a faint pink line on a pregnancy test despite using condoms and getting periods?


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Published At June 8, 2023
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

After terminating an unwanted pregnancy, my menstruation cycle lengthens to 35 days. After that, I experienced two periods. I had sex once more and had burning when urinating, along with a temperature and some stomach aches. We used condoms, and I just noticed a slight decrease in the flow of my period, which suggests that pregnancy is not possible. Still I took a pregnancy test in the morning to ease my concern and saw a faint pink line. How is it even possible? Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

21 to 35 days cycle is considered normal, so do not worry about that. As per your description, there was a urinary tract infection, And for that, did you take an antibiotics course? Do you have burning micturition, and abdominal pain now? A faint pink line indicates weakly positive results, and this is not reliable, so I would suggest doing a blood hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to detect pregnancy.

I hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao
Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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