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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

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

Ive taken 2 home pregnancy test both show negative. Ive 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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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

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


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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