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A 33-year-old female asked:

Chronic ab pain and bloody diarrhea. dr says i need a colonoscopy, but constant false positive pregnancy tests prevent this. virgin. help?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarkis Barupian
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Abdominal pain: your doctor is right. Bloody stools and abdominal pai could be sign of colitis such as Chron's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis. Do the colonoscopy, get a diagnosis and be treated. Good luck.
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Ovarian tumor?: If you have never had sex with a man but your pregnancy tests are repeatedly positive, you may have an ovarian tumor. They can secrete the hormone usually detected by pregnancy tests. (But that doesn't usually cause bloody diarrhea.) You need further evaluation, perhaps a second opinion.
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Need colonoscopy: You may have inflammation of bowel or a lesion causing symptoms that most likely need colonoscopy to define and arrange for treatment. A false postive pregnancy test should not interfere. Although rare, false positive pregnancy tests happen to some women. . False positive test results can happen for various reasons, as each test looks for the levels of hCG, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin in a woman’s urine or blood. There are different reasons why a pregnancy test would yield false positive results. One of the most common might be an at home urine test that was not done properly. Certain prescription drugs can alter results and give false positives. These drugs include Phenothiazines, Anticonvulsants. certain tranquilizers and some diuretics. Another reason is the possibility of impurities in the urine sample caused by soap or detergent, blood, etc.

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