Jan 04

Does this sound familiar?

You are sitting on the toilet seat in your bathroom, going about your business, when you remember the used negative pregnancy stick sitting in your garbage can. You take it out of the trash and look at it again. Yup. Still negative. Then a “brilliant” thought enters your mind….. What if you pee on it again and see if it changes to a positive. You know the test instructions claim that it is invalid after 10 minutes but it doesn’t say anything about the validity of a used pregnancy test after 24 hours. And this is when you do the “re-pee.”

Verb, definition: to urinate on a used pregnancy stick (preferably your own) to see if it changes from negative to positive.

Strangely, when you do the re-pee, nothing happens. Maybe something is wrong with the test! There is still only one line and then you throw the used test back into the trash can. Hide all the evidence. Later, you might confess to your partner or friend what you did. But don’t brag about it. Only an infertile understands the re-pee. Other people just think urinating on a used stick is gross. When clearly, it’s not.

Don’t be ashamed to do the re-pee. It happens to all of us.

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11 Responses to “#825 You re-pee on your old pregnancy sticks”

  1. Eileen says:

    ROTFLMAO. That's one I have never resorted to… but ask me again in a few days in my desperation and we will see…

  2. Cherish says:

    I have to say I've never yet done that…but I've done some crazy things so it may happen one day!

  3. Andrea says:

    We do think the craziest thoughts don't we! LOL It may be a crazy life, but its our Life :)

  4. Pregnant Yuppy says:

    I never would have thought to do that. However, I avoid pregnancy tests like I would a spider! I don't like the negative results!

  5. Just Us... says:

    Never done the re-pee but have done the "maybe the is so faint that I need to take the test apart to see the line…" Of course I never admit that to my husband either. LOL.

  6. Amanda says:

    Ah, the re-pee. Your test is out of dye and reagent after the first use. But there's a trick: Before you pee on it the first time, take the test apart and cut the test strip in half. Then put half the strip back in, and pee on it. Then you have the other half for a perfectly legitimate re-pee later!

  7. Shanny says:

    Preferably your own pee stick….. lol

  8. Anonymous says:

    *spoken in a voice just above a whisper*


  9. Alie says:

    I was just thinking of that yesterday after I got another negative… but I threw it out anyway. Ah, well…

  10. zzzzzzzzzz says:

    I’ve done that before but then I never belive the results….maybe wen I’m positive I’ll pee to see if anything changes

  11. ashley says:

    I just did the re-pee. But oddly enough, On a old positive test I had in a memories box from when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. Maybe i’m crazy.. But I figured, it was so early in the pregnancy, the positive line was kind of faint, if I am pregnant now, maybe it will darken? or if i’m not, maybe the negative line will darken.. But strangely enough, the positive line darkened and not the negative line, which is kind of concerning because the nagative line was lighter than the positive to begin with, you’d think if my theory was correct, and it is negative, that the negative line would darken…. hmmm… I must add, I know how crazy this sounds, I just did it to see what would happen. So I’m guessing a fresh test is in order. I really wish i’d kept a negative test to try this on…