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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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How common is it to get a false negative on a pregnancy test?

How common is it to get a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Depends: Almost all comercial preg tests report efficacy close to 99%. Trick is however, that depends on when they are done. There is a higher false negative rate if performed before the time os the missed cycle. Most-if not all- pregnancy tests should be positive by one week after a missed cycle. Always check the boxes. They state their "sensivitiy" level. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a pregnancy test taken two weeks after conception?

Is it possible to get a false negative on a pregnancy test taken two weeks after conception?

Yes, sometimes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative after a confirmed positive pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false negative after a confirmed positive pregnancy test?

Technique: If you do not do the test correctly, it may turn out negative and by definition would be false negative. ...Read more

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Is it common to get a false negative if you take a pregnancy test while you're drunk?

Is it common to get a false negative if you take a pregnancy test while you're drunk?

No...no...no...: Please don't ever drink if you think that you are pregnant. This can lead to something called "fetal alcohol syndrome". http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/home-pregnancy-tests/pr00100/nsectiongroup=2 having dilute urine can cause a falsely negative pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm accumulating pregnancy symptoms, and was wondering if at this far along it's possible to get a false negative from a urine pregnancy test?

What to do if I'm accumulating pregnancy symptoms, and was wondering if at this far along it's possible to get a false negative from a urine pregnancy test?

Testing: One study found that nearly 1/4 of home pregnancy tests give a false negative. It also found that nearly 1/3 of users did not follow the directions properly. Finally, testing prior to nine days after missed period had more false negatives than testing more than nine days after. ...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 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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Can I get a false negative pregnancy test and still be pregnant if I tested 3-4 days before my period?

Yes: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 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, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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Last period was 3/26, if I had sex on the 7th and 9th of this month; can a blood pregnancy test be accurate or can I still get a false negative?

Last period was 3/26, if I had sex on the 7th and 9th of this month; can a blood pregnancy test be accurate or can I still get a false negative?

Positive test hcg: Its probably a little early for commercial test to turn positive at this time. Most of them work or turn positve the day before you missed your period. You can easily get a false negative test now and still be pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative on a quantative blood pregnancy test 3 weeks after a missed period?

Is it possible to get a false negative on a quantative blood pregnancy test 3 weeks after a missed period?

Less likely.: God bless u! http://www. Early-pregnancy-tests. Com/blood-pregnancy-test. Html. Http://m.voices. Yahoo. Com/10-herbs-promote-fertility-increase-chances-2491984.html. Http://health. Howstuffworks. Com/pregnancy-and-parenting/pregnancy/conception/ten-tips-for-optimal-conception. Htm. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false negative on a pregnancy test? If so what causes them

Is it possible to have a false negative on a pregnancy test? If so what causes them

Testing too soon: Many people test for pregnancy way before the test could be valid. If one tests before a missed period the test is completely invalid if negative and has to be repeated when it is done after the period is delayed. ...Read more

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Can drinking a few glasses of water but holding it in for a few hours give you a false negative on a pregnancy test but 5 weeks along.?

Can drinking a few glasses of water but holding it in for a few hours give you a false negative on a pregnancy test but 5 weeks along.?

It increases the: Possibility of a false negative, but there's no certainty. HCG levels rise almost exponentially in the first trimester, so eventually it will turn positive no matter how much water u drink and how much urine you hold in your bladder. If it's merely a concern whether or not you're pregnant, get a first morning urine spec. When the urine is most concentrated. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can being on birth control give a false negative on a pregnancy test?

Birth Control: You do not get pregnant usually on birth control so, why would you waste the money on a test? But, if you were pregnant the birth control would not cause a false negative. But, again why waste the money when you know the test will be negative. ...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