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Doctor insights on: Can Herbal Supplements Cause A Positive Urine Pregnancy Test

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Which herbal supplements cause false positive on a urine drug test?

Which herbal supplements cause false positive on a urine drug test?

I think NONE: I am not aware of any herbal supplement that consistently causes a positive urine drug tests.
Even poppy seeds which used to have false positives for morphine, do not typically find this now, because of the cut off levels. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

Folic acid: The most important supplement is folic acid. Beyond that, just a normal healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and calcium containing foods. No herbal supplements have been proven beneficial for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Can some medications cause a positive pregnancy test?

Yes: Certain medications such as phenothiazine can interfere with test results. Women receiving hCG therapy to treat a luteal phase defect or other fertility problem should consult their doctor as to accuracy of home pregnancy tests and when testing should be performed. Occasionally urine can be contaminated with blood or gross amounts of protein leading to inaccurate results. ...Read more

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Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can Abilify (aripiprazole) cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Abilify (aripiprazole): I doubt it. There are no reports of such effect on pregnancy tests, and never seen that happen to any of my patients. Maybe other professionals will give their opinions about it, and consider reporting to the fda watch if there is any support. Most likely, if your pregnancy test is positive, you are pregnant, and should consult your doctor to stop taking abilify (aripiprazole). ...Read more

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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Common vs. Rare: At 27 years of age, ovarian cancer is very rare. The more common cause of a positive pregnancy test is pregnancy itself. Sometimes a pregnancy can implant on an ovary (ectopic pregnancy). If an ultrasound does not show a pregnancy, it is worth a look at the ovaries. Ovaries are the source of egg cells, and a growth there could theoretically cause an elevation in HCG (pregnancy hormone). ...Read more

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Help please! Could cyst on your ovaries cause a home pregnancy test to be positive?

Help please! Could cyst on your ovaries cause a home pregnancy test to be positive?

Very Rarely: If the cyst is due to a tumor making HCG the pregnancy test may be positive, without the woman being pregnant. ...Read more

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Can the hCG activator pills cause a false positive pregnancy test? If u stopped taking them a month ago...

Can the hCG activator pills cause a false positive pregnancy test? If u stopped taking them a month ago...

No: Hcg taken by mouth get broken down like any other protein or peptide. By the way such pills are not a recognized treatment for any disorder. ...Read more

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Can "hcg activator" pill, sold at gnc, cause a false positive pregnancy test? I stopped taking it a month ago

Can "hcg activator" pill, sold at gnc, cause a false positive pregnancy test? I stopped taking it a month ago

Not likely: Taken by mouth any protein or peptide gets broken down in the stomach and intestine. It was not doing you any good anyway. However, it would not cause a false pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

Do not stop the meds: You seem to have serious infection and other disorders. Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor. If you need a pregnancy test, your doctor can order a sensitive blood test that is not likely to be affected by your medications. ...Read more

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If I take Hcg hormones would it cause a false positive pregnancy teSt?

If I take Hcg hormones would it cause a false positive pregnancy teSt?

Not if by mouth: If you take HCG by mouth it will not cause a false positive pregnancy test and nor will it do you any good in any other way. ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and a portionof the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common components, graves disease wil lnot cause a fasle positive pregnancy test. It works in the revers fashion- bhcg can stimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive and can turn positive before missed period... Reccomend follow-up with md for verification... ...Read more

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Could Plan B cause a positive pregnancy test?

Could Plan B cause a positive pregnancy test?

A/W Dr Friedlander: Plan B will not cause a false positive pregnancy test result. ...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 zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Get blood test: If you have a positive result on a correctly done urine, test, it is prudent that you get a blood test for HCG level to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Unless proven otherwise, a positive urine test after a missed period should be considered as diagnostic of pregnancy. For the sake of your and your potential baby's health, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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Pink spotting a day before period and 3 days after. Positive pregnancy test. What could cause this spotting?

Pink spotting a day before period and 3 days after. Positive pregnancy test. What could cause this spotting?

Implantation: There may be slight bleeding around the time of implantation of the embryo. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health and were taking pre-natal vitamins before you got pregnant. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a positive pregnancy test and today is negative. Can my thyroid medication cause the wrong results?

Yesterday I had a positive pregnancy test and today is negative. Can my thyroid medication cause the wrong results?

Not likely: I have never heard of thyroid medication causing a false pregnancy test. You should get a test done through a doctors office to be sure. ...Read more

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I've taken 6 home pregnancy test, all coming out positive. Is there any way cyst could cause those to be a false positive?

I've taken 6 home pregnancy test, all coming out positive. Is there any way cyst could cause those to be a false positive?

Virtual consults: There are certain types of ovarian tumors that can cause a rise in BHCG and cause a false positive pregnancy test. The tumor type is choriocarcinoma. I do have some questions for you. Please set up a virtual consult so that we can talk. ...Read more

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What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test.
Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more

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I took an early pregnancy test a got a very faint positive I was really shaking while doing it thou can this cause a false positive or is it for real?

I took an early pregnancy test a got a very faint positive I was really shaking while doing it thou can this cause a false positive or is it for real?

Can retest in 1 week: Might be real. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and facial hair, Insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. It will not give you a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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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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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more