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Can a pregnancy test ever read positive and you not be pregnant?

Can a pregnancy test ever read positive and you not be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Not likely. Make sure you see a doctor. However, yes there cases where the HCG level (pregnancy hormone) is elevated when you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Is it possible to not get a positive reading on a pregnancy test until 8 or more weeks ?

Is it possible to not get a positive reading on a pregnancy test until 8 or more weeks ?

Preg 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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How long after abortion does pregnancy test read positive?

How long after abortion does pregnancy test read positive?

Depends: On how high the HCG was when you had the abortion: the higher (farther along) the longer it will take to disappear. I've seen it take up to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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I Took A Pregnancy Test && The Positive Line Is There But Very Faint The Box Says DO NOT READ AFTER 5 Minutes It Showed The Faint LineAfter 30 Minutes?

I Took A Pregnancy Test && The Positive Line Is There But Very Faint The Box Says DO NOT READ AFTER 5 Minutes It Showed The Faint LineAfter 30 Minutes?

Probably negative: You need to read it under 5 minutes to get a correct reading. If left longer may turn faintly positive just from setting so long (false positive) . They put time limits on them for a reason. ...Read more

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When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

When's the best time to take a pregnancy test and  can you get a positive reading if taken a day before expected period?

Depends: The sensitivity of the pregnancy tests available in market is different.But if you are pregnant , the test will be positive at this time.Best thing is to wait for 2 wks to do a test after missed period. ...Read more

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How long does it take after conception for an at home pregnancy test to read positive?

How long does it take after conception for an at home pregnancy test to read positive?

HCG testing : After conception the fertilized egg travels for about 5 days, down the fallopian tubes, before implanting in the uterus.During this time tests will be negative .After implantation begins, at about 10 days post conception( fertilization) urine tests start turning positive.Serum blood test may be positive 1-3 days before a urine test. Good luck ...Read more

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Can ambien cause a positive pregnancy test? I've read it can. How long will it cause a false positive if it does?

Can ambien cause a positive pregnancy test? I've read it can. How long will it cause a false positive if it does?

Hmmm....: Haven't heard from any reliable source that Ambien causes a false positive pregnancy test. That means a person can have a false positive test with or without taking Ambien... meaning the two events are unrelated coincidences. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. If unsure of the result, can repeat a test after 1 more week. ...Read more

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The at home pregnancy test i belive was positive but the second line was very faint was it still a positive reading?

The at home pregnancy test i belive was positive but the second line was very faint was it still a positive reading?

Faint + is positive: The currently available home pregnancy test kits are highly accurate and easy to do, though they are not perfect. But, seeing a faint positive line is highly likely that you are pregnant. If u want a qick sure answer, do another test, use different brand. Start your prenatals, eat well, exercise regularly, and see doc regularly too. Congrats and good luck. ...Read more

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Can I trust a negative pregnancy test 9 weeks after sex? I've read where some people didn't get positive tests until 10 weeks.

Can I trust a negative pregnancy test 9 weeks after sex? I've read where some people didn't get positive tests until 10 weeks.

Negative pregnancy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. Therefore, if you have not had sex in 9 weeks, and your recent pregnancy test is negative, it would be highly unlikely that you are pregnant. ...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