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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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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 you have a false negative UTI test?

Yes: Especially true in infants, although typically in adults you see some abnormalities... ...Read more

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Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Can we get a negative pregnancy test in ectopic pregnancy?

Not normaly: The tests are usually positive as if the baby had implanted in the uterus. Pain, and sometimes bleeding are the signs of an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy. ...Read more

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How often could a false negative pregnancy test occur?

How often could a false negative pregnancy test occur?

Not often: Pregnancy tests are quite accurate. A pregnancy test should be accurate by about 12 days after your ovulation, so by the time your period is late the test should be accurate. ...Read more

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Can pregnacy test give you a false postive than 3 negatives?

Can pregnacy test give you a false postive than 3 negatives?

Sure: The pregnancy tests available over the counter are accurate over 98% of the time, but occasionally false results do occur. ...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 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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Can you get negative pregnancy test with chemical pregnancy?

Can you get negative pregnancy test with chemical pregnancy?

Yes: If you mean a urine pregnancy test then yes. A serum (blood) pregnancy test is positive at a level of 5 for most labs. Urine pregnancy tests turn positive between 15-25 depending on the manufacturer. So you could have a positive serum and negative urine briefly with a chemical pregnancy ...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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Can a pregnancy test show up positive if your already pregnant?

Can a pregnancy test show up positive if your already pregnant?

Yes: Pregnancy test looks for presence of HCG in urine or blood. A pregnant woman always has a high enough HCG level for the result to be positive. A positive pregnancy test does not say any thing about how long the woman has been pregnant. ...Read more

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Can someone be pregnant after a negative home pregnancy test and a negative pee test from the clinic? Should they take another test?

Can someone be pregnant after a negative home pregnancy test and a negative pee test from the clinic? Should they take another test?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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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Possibility of false negative pregnancy test 36 days after intercourse? Also on birth control and used condom but am having spotting and heavy cramps.

Possibility of false negative pregnancy test 36 days after intercourse? Also on birth control and used condom but am having spotting and heavy cramps.

No: So all you need is to be off on bcp, have condom fail, be in ovulation window, and have a swimmer find egg? If still worried, can always re-test, but should not be due to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can to much urine cause a false negative pregnancy test?

Can to much urine cause a false negative pregnancy test?

Unlikely: This would only be possible of the HCG level in your blood was very low. Once you miss your period, the HCG level in your blood should be high enough that the amount of urine won't matter. Of course, if you are worried, you can repeat the test in a few days. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How often could a false negative pregnancy test occur?

Not often: Pregnancy tests are quite accurate. A pregnancy test should be accurate by about 12 days after your ovulation, so by the time your period is late the test should be accurate. ...Read more

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What is the probability of a false negative pregnancy test?

See below: When done in accordance with manufacturer's direction, both sensitivity and specificity are high. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting a false negative pregnancy test?

Rare: If you do a pregnancy test accurately and at the right time, the chance of a false negative test is less than 1%. It is important to do it when you have missed your period. Doing it too early, is the most common reason for a false negative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Any medications or illnesses that can cause a "false negative" pregnancy test?

Any medications or illnesses that can cause a "false negative" pregnancy test?

HCG: There are some medications that can cause a positive pregnancy test and there are some medical conditions that can also turn a positive pregnancy test without actually being pregnant. Please see your obgyn asap. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a false negative pregnancy test I've been having a lot of symptoms took a test and it said negative ?

What are the chances of a false negative pregnancy test I've been having a lot of symptoms took a test and it said negative ?

Possible if early: A false negative pregnancy test is possible if the test was done too early or the test is beyond its expiration date. Wait for 3-5 days and do a repeat test using your first morning urine. If it is still negative, there is another cause for your symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility to get a false negative pregnancy test when drinking water all day?

Is there a possibility to get a false negative pregnancy test when drinking water all day?

Yes: If the urine is too dilute the test may not recognise the minute amount of hormone (HCG) in the urine. That is why we prefer a first voided urine in the morning. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and a false negative pregnancy test?

Ovarian cysts and a false negative pregnancy test?

Please clarify: The question is not clear. Ovarian cysts are common and do not interfere with pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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What's the probability of having a false negative pregnancy test when my period is 3 days late?

What's the probability of having a false negative pregnancy test when my period is 3 days late?

Not inconceivable: Sorry but pun was intended. While home pregnancy tests are fairly sensitive, some women will have a negative test early on during pregnancy. So if you've been engaging in unprotected sex and your test is negative 3d after being late, then repeat test once you're a week or two late. By 2 wks late or 6wks after last menstrual period, home pregnancy test should be positive if you're 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