A 24-year-old female asked:
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i took a pregnancy test it came back positive but a blood test came back negative why did that happen? is it because my hcg levels are only a 6? i am now two weeks late for my period so i am very confused please help me understand what is going on

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood test wins: A blood BHCG level is more accurate than a urine pregnancy test. If your blood test indicated that you are not pregnant then that is the more accurate test. If there is confusion then ask to be retested
Answered on Aug 12, 2018

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