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Could a cheap home pregnancy test give me a false negative or are they all the same quality?

Could a cheap home pregnancy test give me a false negative or are they all the same quality?

Who knows: Be sure to do the first morning most concentrated urine. Now a days most tests are the same sensitivity. Get a serum HCG blood test if any question. At 46 we start to see some skipping of menses from perimenopuase. If you don't want blood test, repeat the urine test in another 5-7 days. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a false negative using a home pregnancy test 4 weeks after possible conception?

What are the chances of getting a false negative using a home pregnancy test 4 weeks after possible conception?

Pregnancy Testing: Four weeks after conception testing should be valid. Pregnancy tests are thought to be valid from fourteen days post conception on. ...Read more

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Is a week after possible conception too early to take a home pregnancy test, is there a better chance of a false negative?

Is a week after possible conception too early to take a home pregnancy test, is there a better chance of a false negative?

Too early: It will not show up yet. You need to wait at least 3-4 more days and sometimes an extra week or else the chance of a false negative is very high. ...Read more

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Had sex 4 months ago. If I take a home pregnancy test tomorrow next morning, is it possible for a false negative result? Want to be sure with it now.

Had sex 4 months ago. If I take a home pregnancy test tomorrow next morning, is it possible for a false negative result? Want to be sure with it now.

Life is not exact: All lab tests have the possibility of false positive and false negative results. That is the nature of our existence on Earth. The answer to "Is it possible..." is often YES, but the answer is not helpful. The real question to ask is "How likely is it..." So, the real answer is NOT LIKELY. In real life, a woman who is 4 months pregnant should have plenty of bodily changes that say "pregnancy". ...Read more

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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No: No, Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not release or inhibit the homone HCG which is what pregnancy tests measure. If it is positive, you are pregnant and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) needs to be removed. If it is negative but you think you maybe pregnant, wait a few day and recheck. Obviously you can't wait for a period - those are usually supressed with mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Pregnancy Test (Definition)

Any one of several kits available to the public. They rely on a colorimetric reaction that, in the presence of at least 25 miu hcg, will indicate positivity ...Read more