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A 24-year-old female asked:

Got a positive digital urine pregnancy test at home, went to doctor on the same day and got a negative urine test, less than 1 blood hcg, and empty ultrasound. also got my period two days later. why was the digital home test positive ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
It may have something to do with your technique. Did you follow the instructions for the test rigorously, including the window of time within which you read the results. Waiting too long to read could cause a false positive result.
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