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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Depends: What test are you talking about? Blood test or urine test? A urine test is not likely to have a false positive if you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which to read the result. There may be false negative result if you test too early of if the urine is too dilute. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Did pregnancy test was faint positive I've had massive back pain,bleeding and cramping nauseas now few days later nothing am I pregnant or false alarm?

Did pregnancy test was faint positive I've had massive back pain,bleeding and cramping nauseas now few days later nothing am I pregnant or false alarm?

Repeat the test: It would be useful to repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I done a pregnancy test, 2 line one extremely faint come up, got cramp, bad headaches am I pregnant or can the test give a false positive result?

I done a pregnancy test, 2 line one extremely faint come up, got cramp, bad headaches am I pregnant or can the test give a false positive result?

Need to re do test: You should repeat the test 4-5 days after a missed period. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternatively you could see your doctor for a blood test as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

Big cause: is letting it sit out and reading it much later than it should have been read. ...Read more

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Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Yes but unlikely: There are very rare tumors that produce the same hormone as found in pregnancy. If there is no chance of sex having happened, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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If you move a pregnancy test while it is testing can it give you a false positive?

If you move a pregnancy test while it is testing can it give you a false positive?

Unlikely.: But possible. False positives are rare. If there is any question, repeat the test. If the repeat is positive you are pregnant. ...Read more

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If I take a pregnancy test in the middle of the day will it still be accurate? Is there anything that will give me a false positive?

If I take a pregnancy test in the middle of the day will it still be accurate? Is there anything that will give me a false positive?

If the level is iffy: the most accurate reading will be first morning void. However, middle of the day may provide the info you desire. Recommend that you wait until you have missed a period if negative at that time - you can retake in a week. ...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