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Doctor insights on: Can You Have A Positive Pregnancy Test Before Implantation

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 positive pregnancy test before implantation?

Is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test before implantation?

definitely not: If implantation happens, it is always 6-7 after fertilization; a pregnancy test will not be positive until a few days later. ...Read more

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While implantation bleeding is going on, would i normally have a positive pregnancy test?

No: It may take 5-10 days following implantation to get a positive pregnancy test. It is better to wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the home test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. A blood test may be positive as soon as one day after a missed period. ...Read more

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If LMP was jan 28 and got a positive pregnancy test on feb 24, when did implantation occur?

If LMP was jan 28 and got a positive pregnancy test on feb 24, when did implantation occur?

You have asked ...: You have asked basically the same question before with different dates (lmp august 27 and a positive pregnancy result on sept 23). I am wondering why you have so many questions about implantation and conception dates. If you have paternity concerns, dna testing will resolve the issue. ...Read more

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If i ovulated on nov. 3rd when can I expect implantation to occur or receive a positive pregnancy test?

If i ovulated on nov. 3rd when can I expect implantation to occur or receive a positive pregnancy  test?

If...: You ovulated and fertilized on november 3, then implantation would occur on november 9 or 10, and a pregnancy test would be positive around nov. 15. ...Read more

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Can implantation bleeding start after a positive pregnancy test?

No: If it's implantation bleeding (which it almost never is) it must be before the pregnancy test is positive. ...Read more

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A doctors post said that you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation? Possible?

A doctors post said that you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation? Possible?

No.: The pregnancy test measures a hormone released into the maternal bloodstream after the fertilized egg has implanted somewhere along the lining of the female genital tract - not before. ...Read more

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A doctors post on here said you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation. How? Explain...

A doctors post on here said you can get a positive pregnancy test result before implantation. How?  Explain...

Too early to be +ve: Implantation happens about a week after ovulation but before you can get a positive home pregnancy test or blood pregnancy test. An implanting embryo is making tiny amounts of pregnancy hormone (HCG) but not enough to detect in your blood or your urine, until the levels get higher about 10 days to 2 weeks after ovulation - three days or less before your missed period if you're regular. ...Read more

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Can implantation happen 3 days after intercourse ? And a positive pregnancy test at 5 days ?

Asked and answered: Your question now asked over a dozen times. It has been graciously answered for free. It is highly offensive to keep asking the same question of us and to keep expecting free service from the heroes here donating their time. Please move on. ...Read more

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How long after sex does the implantation process occur?Could the egg already have implanted 3-4 days after sex to get a positive pregnancy test day 5?

Usually day 6: Humans are not as predictable as we would like so ovulation may have happened early or implantation maybe could have occurred early. I would not discount the possibility of an early pregnancy ...Read more

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I was spotting 3 days ago only one day. Took a positive pregnancy test today. Was that implantation bleeding?

I was spotting 3 days ago only one day. Took a positive pregnancy test today. Was that implantation bleeding?

Spotting in pregnanc: No that was not implantation bleeding. Pregnancy tests are not positive until at the earliest 9-10 days after implantation. It is not unusual to have a little spotting early in pregnancy. If you have more bleeding than that you should be seen and evaluated. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Fetal alcohol syndrome:would 2-4 drinks do harm before implantation? If i had a positive pregnancy test on 09/23, when would implantation take place?

Fetal alcohol syndrome:would 2-4 drinks do harm before implantation? If i had a positive pregnancy test on 09/23, when would implantation take place?

No: Only 1-2 drinks during the whole pregnancy probably won't harm the baby. The completely different answer would be if it take place every day. When implantation would take a place can't be answered from the information provided. ...Read more

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If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

If you have a positive pregnancy test and think its chemical pregnancy, how long do you wait to retest?

Terminology: Chemical pregnancy is term used retrospectively for a pregnancy that is lost soon after implantation. If you did the test correctly after a missed period, you are pregnant. If you get your period in a few days, you could call it chemical pregnancy. You may retest any time you wish. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive pregnancy test even after you have an ultrasound and you don't see anything?

Can you have a positive pregnancy test even after you have an ultrasound and you don't see anything?

Yes.: Ultrasound will only start showing evidence of pregnancy after 5 weeks - or at least a week after a positive pregnancy test. Take folic acid 1 mg orally daily and see your gynecologist! Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you have a positive pregnancy test when you got a kidney infection?

Can you have a positive pregnancy test when you got a kidney infection?

Not Related: You can be pregnant and have a kidney infection at the same time. But to have a false positive pregnancy test because of a kidney infection is unknown. ...Read more

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My IUD was removed a week ago and today I have a positive pregnancy test is this possible?

My IUD was removed a week ago and today I have a positive pregnancy test is this possible?

Not likely: You would have to have been pregnant before removal for you to have a positive urine test 1 week later. That is possible but not probable. Check again tomorrow and/or see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had two positive pregnancy test while I am bleeding and one negative can I still be pregnant? I have never had a positive pregnancy test before.

I had two positive pregnancy test while I am bleeding and one negative can I still be pregnant? I have never had a positive pregnancy test before.

Miscarriage : Miscarriage is a possibility in this case. Honestly the only way to know what is happening is to visit your doctor. You will need an exam and blood testing in order to determine if you are pregnant, miscarried, or are miscarrying. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

What does it mean to have a positive pregnancy test then a negetive test?

Accuracy of test: 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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So is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test from just after five days of one intercourse or did it have to happen prior?

So is it possible to have a positive pregnancy test from just after five days of one intercourse or did it have to happen prior?

If ONE intercourse..: It makes no difference (doesn't matter) when the test turns positive if there was only one intercourse. With a positive preg. Test and one intercourse, it happened... Regardless if whether it was 1 day, 5 days, or 15 days after that one intercourse, the positive test happened. If there was more than 1 intercourse, then look earlier, as a preg. Test almost always takes over 5 days to be positive. ...Read more

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Why Do I Still Have a Positive Pregnancy Test If I Had a Miscarriage?

Why Do I Still Have a Positive Pregnancy Test If I Had a Miscarriage?

Biologic half life: This has to do with the biologic half life of the pregnancy hormone HCG ( human chorionic gonadotropin). The levels of the hormone cut in half every two days - so coming from a level of several thousand units it takes days to weeks for the HCG to be cleared from you blood or urine. ...Read more

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I had a chemical pregnancy 08/13/12, now I have a positive pregnancy test as of 09/14/12, am I at higher risk of miscarriage?

I had a chemical pregnancy 08/13/12, now I have a positive pregnancy test as of 09/14/12, am I at higher risk of miscarriage?

Depends: Miscarriages, especially very early ones, are incredible common. One miscarriage in the past does not increase your risk for the future where as multiple past miscarriages does. In your situation early prenatal care for blood bhcg and Progesterone testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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My last period at end of march was 20 days late. Im late again and have a positive pregnancy test today. Could I have been pregnant before last cycle?

My last period at end of march was 20 days late. Im late again and have a positive pregnancy test today. Could I have been pregnant before last cycle?

Its possible: If your lmp the end of march was 20 days late, its possible that you became pregnant either in march or in april. Implantation bleeding can sometimes seem like a period that doesn't start at the right time. Getting an u/s for dating will sort it out for you. ...Read more

Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...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