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Abnormal pregnancy test results

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You're pregnant?: Pregnancy tests come in two varieties. One says yes or no as to being pregnant (urine or blood tested). The other is a blood test which tells how much... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
HCG levels: Chorionic tissue, a part of the fetus, makes hcg. Blood and urine levels of HCG increase in a pregnant woman. The tests measure the HCG level and if e... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
46 : 46 pounds in one month is very extreme. The average weight gain for pregnancy is 25-30 pounds for the whole pregnancy. If four tests have been neg, t... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See doctor.: Agree with Dr. J. Even if you are pregnant 46 lb weight gain warrants evaluation by a doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
You should: That's been plenty of time for a test to reveal a positive result.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yss,If done : Correctly and at the right time. Urine tests start turning positive about 7-10 days after a missed period. Blood test is more sensitive and may start... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Testing too soon: Main thing is timing-it takes time (up to 2 wks) for your urinary levels of HCG to get elevated enough to be detected. Over-the-counter tests aren't a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
No: A pregnancy test measures beta hcg. Being anemic would have no impact on the results.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
No: No, especially if you buy the brand name ones, the generic (cheap) are just not very good.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes.: A test at that time is certainly very reliable. This test is reliable a few days after a missed period.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
These are examples of meds that could potentially cause false positive pregnancy test results: Some anti-anxiety medications Antipsychotics Some anti... Read More
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