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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?  Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Positive test: False Positive tests are not very common. You could always do another home test to verify. Unless something is wrong there is no reason to rush into an urgent care or ER just because you are pregnant. You can just call and schedule your first Ob appointment with your obgyn in the next few weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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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How to get a false positive on a pregancy test ?

How to get a false positive on a pregancy test ?

It means either: The test itself was wrong or the person reading the test read it wrong. Either way, take another one or see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Yes: Remember that it's uncommon but that it can happen. In fact, men with testicular tumors often have a positive pregnancy test. As always, it's the big picture. ...Read more

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How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Many reasons.: There are many ways of getting false positives from this. The test kit can be too old and the reagents expired, the test can be done wrong/applied wrong, false evaporation lines can appear if read too late after application, and a woman may have received an injection of HCG for infertility treatment causing a false positive to appear. Finally, tunors can produce HCG and cause a false positive. ...Read more

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I've been taking a hCG drop that claims to be hormone free, but it tested positive on a pregnancy test. Can i get a false positive from taking these?

I've been taking a hCG drop that claims to be hormone free, but it tested positive on a pregnancy test. Can i get a false positive from taking these?

No: Hcg is a hormone so if your is hormone free then you are not taking hcg. Hcg would be destroyed by the acid in your stomach anyway. Congratulations! you are most likely pregnant. ...Read more

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Could i get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine ? So am i really pregnant again

Could i get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine ? So am i really pregnant again

Pregnant: False positives are rare. Thus all depends on how far along you were in the first lost pregnancy and the type of miscarriage it was. In these situations it is best to get the blood test and not be doing urine tests. ...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