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Last night I bought a hpt, but forgot and left it in the car overnight. This morning I took it and the result was a faint pink line in the positive window. Do you think this could be because it was about 12 degrees last night or that I am actually pregnant? The other thing is that I waited about 3 and a half months to test...dumb I know, but I guess I was/am in denial.
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It'd be really unlikely for the temperature to give you a false positive.

At this point regardless -- 3 and a half months -- I'd suggest you see your GYN anyhow. If you had unprotected sex back then, you also need testing, and your GYN can run a second pregnancy test. And if you are indeed that far along in a pregnancy -- in your second trimester -- you and the fetus need prenatal care ASAP.

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Chemically, if the temperature had affected anything, it would have made the test more likely to give a false negative than a false positive. However, it probably didn't affect it at all.

As was said already, you should really go see a medical professional at this point - you can confirm the test, and start in on the appropriate medical care/decision making/etc...

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