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took a home pregancy test and was negative. planned parenthood said she was positive. her doctor said she was negative pregnant test (urine). confused?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
False tests: Although urine preg tests are much more accurate than in past, they can still give false results. If in doubt, a quantitative b-hcg test (blood) should be done. This will measure not just positive or negative but toatl value to follow and confirm. A healthy pregnancy will double value every 2-3 days. If positive but staying same or going down, concern for miscarriage or tubal preg.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Let me help you: Do a blood test that will cut all the confusion.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When in doubt: blood pregnancy test is the gold standard.

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Last updated Nov 6, 2015

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