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what are the reason for weak positive pregnancy test

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy test: If is urine test then probably very early pregnancy(few days) or aaprox 2 wks from a misscariage. If is blood test weak positive and urine negative th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not sure: You really need to follow with blood tests to know if it is really positive. It could be very early and that is why it is weak. Or may be a false posi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Retest blood w/ doc: The pregnancy hormone, hcg, rises as a pregnancy grows, and falls if the pregnancy fails. So if you were having a miscarriage, the pregnancy hormone l ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not pregnant: If your BHCG is < 5 then that is the same as being not pregnant. Your results are consistent with not being pregnant
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Beta hcg: If the pregnancy test, beta hcg, is negative and the woman is having signs of pregnancy then this is a false pregnancy.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibilities: Here are a few possibilities: 1. You are doing the home test wrong --- letting it sit too long or have expired tests 2. You miscarried between doing a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Re do the test: If the test result was not clear, and you have not had a period, you should repeat the test in 3-4 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instru ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The : The list is fairly long - so i would you just goggle it. However, here is the deal. If your drug testing was done by a reputable lab, it is double tes ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
VERY VERY LOW: Home pregnancy tests are highly accurate, couple with your missing periods x2, the chance of pregnancy is greater than 99% or false positive is less t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Screening: A 24 hour urine collection for 5hiaa is a screening test for carcinoid syndrome. There are certain foods and meds that need to be avoided for several ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
Most probably not: Blood HCG test is more sensitive and usually detects pregnancy earlier than urine HCG test. Moreover blood test is done in labs with better controls t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Progesterone test: Ovulation tests can be useful but not always. Once you get a positive you stop testing for that cycle as the hormone detected (LH) lingers around. Som ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
17 years experience Pediatrics
Pregnancy Tests: Pregnancy tests are designed to look for the presence of beta-hcg which is a hormone produced by a conceptus and acts to maintain a pregnancy. The lev ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: If you had sex since your last period and missed your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Tumors: Some tumors of reproductive organs, in both men and women, produce HCG that will give a positive pregnancy test, without being pregnant. Occasionally ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felecia Sumner
9 years experience Family Medicine
May be too early: If you are pregnant, your HCG level is not yet high enough to the threshold that the home pregnancy test was made to detect. Many times, the HCG level ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Pros and Cons: Breastfeeding helps minimize childhood obesity, ear infections in kids, increases infant immunity , decreases later risk of diabetes and heart trouble ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Time and technique: If you did the test correctly and it was negative at 14 days after a missed period, you are not pregnant. To be sure you may repeat the test, use firs ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Syphilis: A reactive test for syphilis means you have this potentially deadly infection. Being pregnant would in no way cause you to test positive for syphilis ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khurram Rehman
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Testing for cause(s): Many possible causes of recurrent pregnancy loss = 2 or more miscarriages. Blood tests, ultrasound, & Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test for low egg s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Reliable: If you do the test correctly and do it 4-5 days after a missed period, a negative result essentially rules out pregnancy.

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