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Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No: No, Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not release or inhibit the homone HCG which is what pregnancy tests measure. If it is positive, you are pregnant and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) needs to be removed. If it is negative but you think you maybe pregnant, wait a few day and recheck. Obviously you can't wait for a period - those are usually supressed with mirena (levonorgestrel). ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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It is past time for my mirena (levonorgestrel) to be removed and I have been having all the pregnancy symptoms. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false negative for home pregnancy test?

It is past time for my mirena (levonorgestrel) to be removed and I have been having all the pregnancy symptoms. Can mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false negative for home pregnancy test?

No, unlikely: Today's 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 (or 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, such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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I've taken 2 home pregnancy test both show negative. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) almost 3 years and am a month late. What could be happening?

I've taken 2 home pregnancy test both show negative. I've had mirena (levonorgestrel) almost 3 years and am a month late. What could be happening?

Can you: Feel your string? If so your IUD should be in place and you are 99+ percent protected. It is very common for women with the mirena (levonorgestrel) to stop or significantly diminish their flow. My thought is that is what is happening. ...Read more

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I just took an at home pregnancy test, and there is a very very faint line. I have had the Mirena iud since July 2016. Last week I was having some cra?

I just took an at home pregnancy test, and there is a very very faint line. I have had the Mirena iud since July 2016. Last week I was having some cra?

In theory, even a: "faint" line needs to be considered a positive. I recommend a repeat test when there's uncertainty or a low likelihood of pregnancy. Do the test again first thing in the morning and restrict fluids the evening before. If it's still even faintly positive, please follow up with a doctor. Complications can occur if you get pregnant with an IUD in place. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Will having a kidney transplant cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Will having a kidney transplant cause a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Not really: A functioning kidney transplant will not cause a false negative pregnancy test. However, women in renal failure may have elevated HCG levels, and dialysis does not fully clear them from the blood. In addition, renal failure elevationsof fsh and lh can also cross react with hcg. ...Read more

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Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

Can being overweight (286lbs) cause a woman to get a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

No.: While obesity in women can increase estrogen levels, HCG is made only during pregnancy. A pregnant obese female will have a positive test if she is pregnant! ...Read more

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Is a week after possible conception too early to take a home pregnancy test, is there a better chance of a false negative?

Is a week after possible conception too early to take a home pregnancy test, is there a better chance of a false negative?

Too early: It will not show up yet. You need to wait at least 3-4 more days and sometimes an extra week or else the chance of a false negative is very high. ...Read more

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Had sex 4 months ago. If I take a home pregnancy test tomorrow next morning, is it possible for a false negative result? Want to be sure with it now.

Had sex 4 months ago. If I take a home pregnancy test tomorrow next morning, is it possible for a false negative result? Want to be sure with it now.

Life is not exact: All lab tests have the possibility of false positive and false negative results. That is the nature of our existence on Earth. The answer to "Is it possible..." is often YES, but the answer is not helpful. The real question to ask is "How likely is it..." So, the real answer is NOT LIKELY. In real life, a woman who is 4 months pregnant should have plenty of bodily changes that say "pregnancy". ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a false negative using a home pregnancy test 4 weeks after possible conception?

What are the chances of getting a false negative using a home pregnancy test 4 weeks after possible conception?

Pregnancy Testing: Four weeks after conception testing should be valid. Pregnancy tests are thought to be valid from fourteen days post conception on. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a home pregnancy test being a false negative when my period is 3 days late?

What is the probability of a home pregnancy test being a false negative when my period is 3 days late?

Check later, not now: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine 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 positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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Took a home pregnancy test 20 days after possible conception it came back negative yet my period is a few days late which is normal for me but what are the chances of the test being a false negative?

Took a home pregnancy test 20 days after possible conception it came back negative yet my period is a few days late which is normal for me but what are the chances of the test being a false negative?

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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Will meth influence a false negative on a at home pregnancy test?

Will meth influence a false negative on a at home pregnancy test?

Unlikely: Meth is not likely to read as a positive home pregnancy test. however, meth has significant harmful effects on your body and on the baby, if you are pregnant. I would strongly urge you to stop using meth and seek help to discontinue this habit. ...Read more

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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

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Hi I took a home pregnancy test but it was negative but I still have no period and it has been a week since. Can I still be pregnant with a false test?

Hi I took a home pregnancy test but it was negative but I still have no period and it has been a week since. Can I still be pregnant with a false test?

There is a: Small possibility especially if you did the test early, blood level HCG can be done by your dr if you want to be very sure, if this is still negative, then your dr can do a work up as to why you are still not having your period, good luck. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing heavy spotting and smthing like period and its almst a week. I had a home pregnancy test and it was negative. I have been long diagnsed with hormonal imbalance. Wat could be the cause and wat does it mea.

I have been experiencing heavy spotting and smthing like period and its almst a week. I had a home pregnancy test and it was negative. I have been long diagnsed with hormonal imbalance. Wat could be the cause and wat does it mea.

Maybe PCOS: I would clarify with the doctor who diagnosed your hormone imbalance and ask for more specific details. PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common. Cycles are usually regulated with birth control pills. ...Read more

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What causes hCG to not register on a home pregnancy test. 7-8 weeks since last period. Is it common? Repeat negative home test.

What causes hCG to not register on a home pregnancy test. 7-8 weeks since last period. Is it common? Repeat negative home test.

Not pregnant: Much more likely that this is a menstrual irregularity rather than a pregnancy. Most pregnancy tests are positive 2 weeks after conception or about 4 weeks after a previous period. ...Read more

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I've been having cramps and bloating but no sign of period, I've madw a home pregnancy test and it was negative, I don't know if im late cause im irregul?

I've been having cramps and bloating but no sign of period, I've madw a home pregnancy test and it was negative, I don't know if im late cause im irregul?

Other causes are...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Missed period cause? Should I go to a doctor? I have regular periods but the month of march I missed it it had been a about two weeks now I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. I have also been having iregular mucousy stool sometimes constipat

Missed period cause? Should I go to a doctor? I have regular periods but the month of march I missed it it had been a about two weeks now I took a home pregnancy test and it was negative. I have also been having iregular mucousy stool sometimes constipat

No,: No, ibs would not cause a missed period in general. If you still don't have your period, it would be reasonable to take another pregnancy test to be certain. Mucous in the stool is abnormal, and with your symptoms it would be reasonable to consult your physician for an evaluation. ...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 took two home pregnancy test and want to know if it were negative would any kind of 2nd line show??? Cause both test showed a really faint line

I took two home pregnancy test and want to know if it were negative would any kind of 2nd line show??? Cause both test showed a really faint line

That's a positive: Result. Even a faint line indicates possible pregnancy. Wait another day or two, use your urine from the first thing in the morning, and use a test that says pregnant or not pregnant or a test that has a plus or minus. These tests are made to prevent confusion. If you really want to be sure, have a test done at your OB or MDs office. Take PNVs! And best wishes! ...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