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Can an antidepressant affect a pregnancy test

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Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Not sure how it could.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: You can be just as pregnant on antidepressants as off them, and the test will be just as positive.
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Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Being on the antidepressants may have nothing to do with your cycles. occasionally they will temporarily cause a disruption, but after 4 months I sus ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
No: A UTI will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. The pregnancy test checks for the hormone HCG and a urinary tract infection would have no effec ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Austin
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: The pregnancy test is still accurate. It is not affected by infection in your urine because it tests for beta HCG, a hormone released by pregnancy, no ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No, it should not: Affect a standard urine pregnancy test, nor should it have any appreciable effect upon a serum beta- HCG test. Likewise, the predictive quality of ei ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No, : If its positive it's not because of the steroid injection. Good luck, start on some Folic Acid at 1 mg or a prenatal vitamin. Get seen, throwing up ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
User error: The directions must be carefully followed in order for the test to be accurate, reliable and valid.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Usually not.: Most pregnancy tests are reliable when positive.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Most medication will not affect home pregnancy tests. Only those that contain HCG will affect result.
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