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What would cause a false positive pregnancy test?

What would cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Very unlikely: Three tests are what you are asking about and the statistics make that virtually impossible to have been a false positive. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more

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What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test.
Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more

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Can the hCG activator pills cause a false positive pregnancy test? If u stopped taking them a month ago...

Can the hCG activator pills cause a false positive pregnancy test? If u stopped taking them a month ago...

No: Hcg taken by mouth get broken down like any other protein or peptide. By the way such pills are not a recognized treatment for any disorder. ...Read more

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Can "hcg activator" pill, sold at gnc, cause a false positive pregnancy test? I stopped taking it a month ago

Can "hcg activator" pill, sold at gnc, cause a false positive pregnancy test? I stopped taking it a month ago

Not likely: Taken by mouth any protein or peptide gets broken down in the stomach and intestine. It was not doing you any good anyway. However, it would not cause a false pregnancy test. ...Read more

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If I take Hcg hormones would it cause a false positive pregnancy teSt?

If I take Hcg hormones would it cause a false positive pregnancy teSt?

Not if by mouth: If you take HCG by mouth it will not cause a false positive pregnancy test and nor will it do you any good in any other way. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: Blood or urine pregnancy test is often performed in premenopausal women who have an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common during pregnancy, but ovarian cysts are not known to cause a false-positive test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare, with only a handful of possible causes. ...Read more

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Can a kidney infection cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can a kidney infection cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: The pregnancy test is a test for HCG which is not produced by an infection. ...Read more

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Does Flagyl/metronidazole 500mg medication have HCG in it? Can this drug cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Does Flagyl/metronidazole 500mg medication have HCG in it? Can this drug cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: There is no HCG in metronidazole and it does not cause a false positive pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is positive, you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Hi, can levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed cause a false positive pregnancy test result or say I'm not pregnant when I actually am? Thank you

Hi, can levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed cause a false positive pregnancy test result or say I'm not pregnant when I actually am? Thank you

Neither one: Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) would not cause a false positive pregnancy test, nor would it mask a pregnancy (i.e., you are pregnant, but because of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) the pregnancy test comes back negative). ...Read more

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Can ambien cause a positive pregnancy test? I've read it can. How long will it cause a false positive if it does?

Can ambien cause a positive pregnancy test? I've read it can. How long will it cause a false positive if it does?

Hmmm....: Haven't heard from any reliable source that Ambien causes a false positive pregnancy test. That means a person can have a false positive test with or without taking Ambien... meaning the two events are unrelated coincidences. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. If unsure of the result, can repeat a test after 1 more week. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and facial hair, Insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. It will not give you a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Get blood test: If you have a positive result on a correctly done urine, test, it is prudent that you get a blood test for HCG level to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Unless proven otherwise, a positive urine test after a missed period should be considered as diagnostic of pregnancy. For the sake of your and your potential baby's health, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

I have pneumonia I am on promrthazine methylpred and amox/k clav will these meds cause false positive pregnancy test or should I stop taking the med?

Do not stop the meds: You seem to have serious infection and other disorders. Do not stop taking your medication without consulting your doctor. If you need a pregnancy test, your doctor can order a sensitive blood test that is not likely to be affected by your medications. ...Read more

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Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can graves disease cause false positive pregnancy test?

NO: While thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and a portionof the pregnancy hormone (beta hcg) share some common components, graves disease wil lnot cause a fasle positive pregnancy test. It works in the revers fashion- bhcg can stimulate the thyroid. ...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.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Just the opposite: There are some ovarian cancers that manufacture estrogen hormones from their theca cells, and endometrial cancers are also caused by estrogen hormone excess growth. However, we do not know that hormones are the cause ovarian cancer. ...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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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