A 19-year-old female asked:
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can smoking cigarettes alter the outcome of a pregnancy test ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Smoking is bad...: Smoking is bad for the woman (pregnant or not), bad for the fetus, and bad for the children. However, the pregnancy test's accuracy is not altered.
Answered on May 4, 2016

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