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A 23-year-old male asked:

hello my girlfriend took two home pregnancy tests and both came back positive but she has the nexplanon implant, could it be a false positive?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Probably not false: Nexplanon failures are VERY rare unless it was placed when someone was already in early pregnancy. If she has a positive pregnancy test then she needs to see a doctor for confirmation. A false positive seems unlikely if both tests are positive.
Dr. Manjeet Singh
Cardiac Electrophysiology 10 years experience
See below: Please see the gynecologist asap and have them evaluate your girlfriend. She may need serum BHCG levels checked to further evaluate this.

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Last updated Jul 20, 2017

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