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Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Any test can be: Wrong. However, if done correctly and after about a week past a missed period, these tests are generally accurate. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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 a blood pregnancy test be wrong?

Can a blood pregnancy test be wrong?

Only if: the test is done too early, or (obviously) if the test is defective or run incorrectly. ...Read more

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What causes pregnancy test to be negative but pregnancy be positive threw blood work?

What causes pregnancy test to be negative but pregnancy be positive threw blood work?

Pregnancy: Urine pregnancy tests may not be as sensitive as laboratory blood tests. It is likely that the hormone level was to low to be detected by the urine test. Other factors could also apply, such as test malfunction, test misread, user error, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a blood pregnancy test be wrong if done too early?

Can a blood pregnancy test be wrong if done too early?

Yes: Beta HCG is measured in both blood and urine and is usually detected between 6-12 days after fertilization when implantation occurs. A quantitative bhcg can measure very low levels of bhcg but the typical qualitative blood test usually turns positive at a higher level and is not always better than the urine test. So to be sure you might want to retest some days later. ...Read more

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Could somebody be pregnant and the pregnancy test be negative?

Could somebody be pregnant and the pregnancy test be negative?

Not likely: Only when not performed properly. Or if done too early. If you have doubts have your family doctor or ob/gyn perform a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a missed period and a negative home pregnancy test ? What can be wrong ?

Is it possible to have a missed period and a negative home pregnancy test ? What can be wrong ?

Non ovulation : If you don't ovulate in a given month or have other hormonal imbalance you may miss a period in a given month. If you miss another cycle call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

Is it possible to have a negative pregnancy test throughout pregnancy?

No: Pregnancy tests detect beta HCG and one cannot be pregnant and not have HCG in the blood and urine. The only way to have negative test would be with bad test method. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Maybe: If you have regular periods and if you tested sufficiently late in the cycle, it wouldn't be very likely because the tests are mostly reliable. Otoh if you tested early or cycles are unpredictable it's definitely a chance. I'd suggest testing again in a day or two before taking too many other steps. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test be wrong if taken too soon?

Can a pregnancy test be wrong if taken too soon?

Yes: If you have been sexually active and have missed your period then you can go ahead and take a home pregnancy test (HPT) now. If negative and still no period would repeat HPT in a week. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a tubal pregnancy cause home pregnant tests to be false?

Can a tubal pregnancy cause home pregnant tests to be false?

Nope.: The pregnancy test cannot tell where the pregnancy is implanted. It shows positive in both ectopic/tubal and normal pregnancies alike. The way to diagnose tubal pregnancy is by serial blood beta HCG levels and transvaginal sonography in expert hands. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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How often could a false negative pregnancy test occur?

How often could a false negative pregnancy test occur?

Not often: Pregnancy tests are quite accurate. A pregnancy test should be accurate by about 12 days after your ovulation, so by the time your period is late the test should be accurate. ...Read more

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Can a first response pregnancy test be wrong sometimes?

Can a first response pregnancy test be wrong sometimes?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Esult pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. If your HCG level is not high enough - then you will not get a + result (even though you may be pregnant). In that situation you can repeat in a week using your first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be spotting and a negative test result and be pregnant?

Is it possible to be spotting and a negative test result and be pregnant?

Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a home pregnancy test detect a miscarriage?

Yes: Hormone levels are usually lower with a miscarriage and afterwards drop down and disappear, so the test response will usually be slower and not as clear. ...Read more

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