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Dr. Harinder Gill
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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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False positive? Can the Depo-Provera shot produce a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

False positive? Can the Depo-Provera shot produce a false positive on a home pregnancy test?

Depo : Depo should not cause a false positive on a pregnancy test. Since false negatives are much more common than false positives, you should call your doctor right away and have them test you to know for sure. You could be pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are blue line pregnancy tests known to give false positives?

Are blue line pregnancy tests known to give false positives?

See below: The answer is yes. Any test in medicine can have false positive and false negative tests. If your test is positve wait a couple of days and retest two postive tests would make it very unlikely to be wrong. ...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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Will nigen hCG drops give me a false positive pregnancy test?

Will nigen hCG drops give me a false positive pregnancy test?

No: Hcg is a polypeptide hormone and it get broken down in the stomach and intestine. Incidentally taking HCG orally is not doing you any good other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Ectopic pregnancy. Had 3 hpt they were negative?

Ectopic pregnancy. Had 3 hpt they were negative?

Sometimes , not: Commonly you can have an ectopic with a negative home test as the ectopic could have a very low bhcg that is only detected by a blood preg test. ...Read more

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Help please! could decidual bleeding cause false home pregnancy test?

Help please! could decidual bleeding cause false home pregnancy test?

Pregnancy: Bleeding from your uterus will not give a positive pregnancy test. If its positive its because you are somehow pregnant or were pregnant. ...Read more

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My period is 14 days late. I've taken several dollar tree pregnancy tests, they were all negative. Could it be false negative?

My period is 14 days late. I've taken several dollar tree pregnancy tests, they were all negative. Could it be false negative?

See doc or check 1w: Over the counter home pregnancy tests take longer to turn positive than blood tests do, but usually 2 weeks is enough, unless the period would have been a bit late anyway. Options for a suspected pregnancy but a negative home pregnancy test include: See doctor for a blood test, or repeat a home pregnancy test in 1 week. ...Read more

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Does a mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false positives on pregnancy tests?

Does a mirena (levonorgestrel) cause false positives on pregnancy tests?

It shouldn't: Although the Mirena (levonorgestrel) intrauterine device releases hormones somewhat similar to a pregnancy and may stop a patient from having menstrual periods, it doesn't produce HCG like a true pregnancy. Since the pregnancy test looks for hcg, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device shouldn't cause a false positive. ...Read more

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Hook effect in pregnancy? Can it cause false negative hpt 8 weeks after lmp.

Hook effect in pregnancy? Can it cause false negative hpt 8 weeks after lmp.

Possible ..: Its possible but not common. After 6 weeks there is a higher concentration of HCG beta core fragment and this can cause the Hook Effect. In some tests this has caused false negatives. Some of the newer tests such as the "First Response Early Result" are supposed to be modified to prevent this uncommon problem. Best wishes! ...Read more

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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

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Can Topomax cause false negative pregnancy test?

Can Topomax cause  false negative pregnancy test?

No: If the test is a conventional pregnancy test, it should not make any differance. However, for the accuracy serum hCG test always available in an OBGYN's office. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the odds of false negative pregnancy test while breastfeeding?

What are the odds of false negative pregnancy test while breastfeeding?

Pregnancy Tests: Pregnancy tests are designed to look for the presence of beta-hcg which is a hormone produced by a conceptus and acts to maintain a pregnancy. The level rises very quickly after conception and can be detected as early as 1 week after conception and almost always by 2 weeks after conception. False negatives occur during this 2 week period. Breastfeeding does not impact this hormone. ...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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2 missed periods and a positive pregnancy test what are the chance of it being false pregnancy?

2 missed periods and a positive pregnancy test what are the chance of it being false pregnancy?

VERY VERY LOW: Home pregnancy tests are highly accurate, couple with your missing periods x2, the chance of pregnancy is greater than 99% or false positive is less than 1%--so, take your pick. I would bet a nickle that you are pregnant and suggest you consult doc as soon as possible to start prenatal care, or if you not wanting to keep the pregnancy (you don't sound too excited). Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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False Pregnancy (Definition)

If "false pregnancy" is the layman's term for pseudo pregnancy, than it means that a woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, while the pregnancy test is negative. These symptom can include morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, food intolerance, no menstrual period, weight gain, ...Read more