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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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more

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What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test. Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more

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Can the hCG activator pills cause a false positive pregnancy test? If u stopped taking them a month ago...

Can the hCG activator pills cause a false positive pregnancy test? If u stopped taking them a month ago...

No: Hcg taken by mouth get broken down like any other protein or peptide. By the way such pills are not a recognized treatment for any disorder. ...Read more

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Can "hcg activator" pill, sold at gnc, cause a false positive pregnancy test? I stopped taking it a month ago

Can "hcg activator" pill, sold at gnc, cause a false positive pregnancy test? I stopped taking it a month ago

Not likely: Taken by mouth any protein or peptide gets broken down in the stomach and intestine. It was not doing you any good anyway. However, it would not cause a false pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: Blood or urine pregnancy test is often performed in premenopausal women who have an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common during pregnancy, but ovarian cysts are not known to cause a false-positive test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare, with only a handful of possible causes. ...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