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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. Al Hegab
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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

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Wats the pecentages of a false positive pregancy test took one test it was positive took another it was negative 4 months laters IV gained weight but I've also stoped smoking

Not sure i get it: You had a positive pregnancy test, but you did not go to see a doctor, and you waited 4 months to get another test? False positive tests vary by the kit you are using, but they are uncommon. You need to see your health care provider for a more definitive test. If you get a positive test in the future, you must see your health care provider asap to confirm diagnosis and care for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to get a false positive on a pregancy test ?

How to get a false positive on a pregancy test ?

It means either: The test itself was wrong or the person reading the test read it wrong. Either way, take another one or see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: There are some molecules in the body that can mimic a pregnancy hormone molecule and create a false positive. This typically happens on a blood pregnancy test, not on the urine. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Yes: Remember that it's uncommon but that it can happen. In fact, men with testicular tumors often have a positive pregnancy test. As always, it's the big picture. ...Read more

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How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Many reasons.: There are many ways of getting false positives from this. The test kit can be too old and the reagents expired, the test can be done wrong/applied wrong, false evaporation lines can appear if read too late after application, and a woman may have received an injection of HCG for infertility treatment causing a false positive to appear. Finally, tunors can produce HCG and cause a false positive. ...Read more

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Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive and can turn positive before missed period... Reccomend follow-up with md for verification... ...Read more

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How typical is a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How typical is a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Rare.: Pregnancy test focus more on getting positives right when they say they are positive. Nevertheless it happens, blood pregnancy tests and urine pregnancy tests performed in doctors office may be a better second step if in doubt. ...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