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Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Yes : Certain tumors produce HCG and these will produce a false-positive pregnancy test even in a man. A chemical pregnancy (in which the conception is lost very early) might be considered a false-positive. I trust the specimen is not contaminated. Good luck; i hope that whatever comes next is what you want. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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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If I have had a miscarriage, a home pregnancy test would show positive right?

If I have had a miscarriage, a home pregnancy test would show positive right?

Pregnancy test: A home pregnancy test may or may not be positive if you've already miscarried. A blood test for pregnancy is more accurate. ...Read more

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I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results ?

I have a positive and a negative pregnancy test results ?

See your gyn: If you were my pt in coral springs fl, i would do a quantitative bhcg if it is neg then you are not preg, if it is + then it needs to be followed to see if you have a viable pregnancy or not. ...Read more

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Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Can you get a negative pregnancy test and miscarry? Still not getting a positive result?

Neg test = not preg: 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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Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Can I be pregnant even if a home pregnancy test was negative?

Maybe: If you have regular periods and if you tested sufficiently late in the cycle, it wouldn't be very likely because the tests are mostly reliable. Otoh if you tested early or cycles are unpredictable it's definitely a chance. I'd suggest testing again in a day or two before taking too many other steps. ...Read more

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Can you receive a positive pregnancy test then a negetive?

Can you receive a positive pregnancy test then a negetive?

Yes: Either one of the tests may be in error. If both test results are accurate, it may reflext loss of an early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false negative blood test for pregnancy? I've had positive home pregnancy tests for 2 weeks but my blood test said negative

Is it possible to have a false negative blood test for pregnancy?  I've had positive home pregnancy tests for 2 weeks but my blood test said negative

Blood test better: Blood test for HCG is more sensitive and specific. There may be an issue with your technique for testing, especially how long after applying urine did you read the test? If you still have doubts, you may see your doctor for an ultrasound examination. ...Read more

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Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Can I still be pregnant if my home pregnancy test shows a negative?

Trust the test: The first step is to repeat a home pregnancy test. They are quick, reliable and easy to do. If the test is negative then you are not pregnant. In that case you can monitor the cycle over the next few days and schedule a visit with an obgyn to discuss. If the pregnancy test is positive then you will need to see an obgyn soon to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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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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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Can my hypothyroidism cause me to have a false positive pregnancy test result?

Can my hypothyroidism cause me to have a false positive pregnancy test result?

Not likely: Hypothyroidism is not expected to cause a false positive pregnancy test. If you have any concern, get a blood test for HCG level.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Would a home pregnancy test come back positive if i was pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy: Urinary tests for pregnancy can accurately test for pregnancy, but cannot tell whether the pregnancy is in the womb or in the tube such as a tubal pregnancy. You should see a doctor anytime you feel pregnant or have a positive urinary test, or have abdominal pain not explained. ...Read more

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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