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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. Al Hegab
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What is the likelihood of getting a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

What is the likelihood of getting a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

Very low: Though one can never say never, the tests are designed to err on the side of a false negative rather than a false positive. ...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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I wanted to get pregnant and finally got a positive from home pregnancy test. I took 2 test but a different time. I'm scared it's false positive. Can I trust it and hope I'm pregnant?

I wanted to get pregnant and finally got a positive from home pregnancy test. I took 2 test but a different time. I'm scared it's false positive. Can I trust it and hope I'm pregnant?

Congratulations!: It is not likely after two test that it is a false positive. See your md and if she feels itis necessary, a bhcg or blood pregnancy test can be done. ...Read more

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I took hCG drops about a month ago, stopped about 15 days later. Yesterday I took a home pregnancy test and it came back positive. Could it be false?

I took hCG drops about a month ago, stopped about 15 days later. Yesterday I took a home pregnancy test and it came back positive. Could it be false?

Probably not: The drops were so long ago, and there is not great absorption anyway (ie. Waste of money) that it would not cause the pregnancy test to be positive. I suggest you follow up with your GYN. ...Read more

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I took 2 home pregnancy test and both cameout positive how can I know if it's false positive due to hCG level or actual pregnancy?

I took 2 home pregnancy test and both cameout positive how can I know if it's false positive due to hCG level or actual pregnancy?

Blood test: Go to a lab or doctor for an HCG titer and a serum Progesterone level. There are no false positives with them. ...Read more

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I took a home pregnancy test which came back positive but I have no symptoms other then being nausea am I be pregnant or is this a false positive test?

I took a home pregnancy test which came back positive but I have no symptoms other then being nausea am I be pregnant or is this a false positive test?

It's likely real: Urine pregnancy tests are very accurate, so the next step is to contact an ob-gyn doctor (or primary care doctor, if one does not have an ob-gyn doctor). The doctor or his staff can give you details on when you should be seen, what lab tests might be needed, and for what symptoms you should call them even if after-hours. Healthtap's site also has answers to thousands of questions about pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have graves disease can that make a false positive on an at home pregnancy test?

I have graves disease can that make a false positive on an at home pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating homrone (TSH) and the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common compenents, it will not cause a false preganncy test, either through a urine/home pregnancy test or a blood test. It usually happens in the reverse- bhcg can sometimes stimiuate the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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False positive? Can the Depo-Provera shot produce a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

False positive? Can the Depo-Provera shot produce a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

Depo: Depo should not cause a false positive on a pregnancy test. Since false negatives are much more common than false positives, you should call your doctor right away and have them test you to know for sure. You could be pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the chances of home pregnancy test giving an accurate positive result 5 days before missed period?

What are the chances of home pregnancy test giving an accurate positive result 5 days before missed period?

Unlikely: Most home pregnancy tests (hpts) claim to be 99% accurate on the first day of the missed period.

However, research suggests that most hpts do not always detect the very low levels of pregnancy hormones this early.

Most hpts can accurately detect pregnancy 1 week after a missed period. ...Read more

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What are the chances I got a false positive home pregnancy test? I am now spotting and cramping but I've lways been irregular w period. Hope I'm preg!

What are the chances I got a false positive home pregnancy test? I am now spotting and cramping but I've lways been irregular w period. Hope I'm preg!

You probably are!: A home pregnancy test has a very low chance of being false positive. With spotting and cramping it would be wise to get a blood level of HCG - measure the quantity of pregnancy hormone in your blood. That can tell you a lot more. ...Read more

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At 12 days post ovulation will a home pregnancy test give an accurate reading?

At 12 days post ovulation will a home pregnancy test give an accurate reading?

Take test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and this medication will not affect the test. 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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I've got another positive home pregnancy test im going to dr?

I've got another positive home pregnancy test im going to dr?

What's your question: You need to decide what you want to do before seeing your doctor. Confirm true pregnancy vs molar. Carry to term, carry to term for adoption, or termination? ...Read more

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Took 3 home pregnancy test all positive. Now what should I do?

Took 3 home pregnancy test all positive. Now what should I do?

Make appointment: Begin taking a prenatal vitamin and make an appointment to see a provider. ...Read more

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I am 51 and had 2 positive home pregnancy test, what is my chance of being pregnant?

I am 51 and had 2 positive home pregnancy test, what is my chance of being pregnant?

Low: Your pregnancy test may be detecting high levels of lh or lutenizing hormone that increases as you approach menopause. You should go and get an evlautation to see if your fsh level is high. If it is you are more than likely menopausal. If your doctor finds you are not, you can get a blood pregnancy test to make sure, but it would be extremely unlikely. ...Read more

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Can a home pregnancy test be positive 3 days after conception?

Can a home pregnancy test be positive 3 days after conception?

No: That would be much too soon, if we define conception as the moment the sperm meets the egg, leading to successful implantation of the embryo in the uterus. The home pregnancy test detects HCG in the urine, which means the HCG is coming from the location of the implanted embryo in the uterus. This means test is positive some time after implantation. ...Read more

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How long after spotting, will I get a positive home pregnancy test?

How long after spotting, will I get a positive home pregnancy test?

Spotting not a sign.: Home pregnancy tests can show positive as early as 3-4 days after implantation. Implantation generally occurs 6-12 days after ovulation. So if the egg was fertilized right at ovulation and you used the most sensitive home test it could be positive at 9 days. On average it is 13-14 days after fertilization/ovulation when it is positive. We recommend testing 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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How many days or weeks after sex can you get a positive home pregnancy test.

How many days or weeks after sex can you get a positive home pregnancy test.

Pregnancy Test: 3-4 days after implantation which can occur up to a day or two after sex. Pregnancy tests begin to show true positive about a week after successful intercourse but are even more reliable at 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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

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