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What are the chances of a false positive pregnancy test?

What are the chances of a false positive pregnancy test?

False pos: As long as it's at least 12-13 days after ovulation and you do the test correctly, the chances of false negative are near zero: the tests are extremely accurate. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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What are the chances i got a false positive home pregnancy test? I am now spotting and cramping but i've lways been irregular w period. Hope i'm preg!

What are the chances i got a false positive home pregnancy test? I am now spotting and cramping but i've lways been irregular w period. Hope i'm preg!

You probably are!: A home pregnancy test has a very low chance of being false positive. With spotting and cramping it would be wise to get a blood level of HCG - measure the quantity of pregnancy hormone in your blood. That can tell you a lot more. ...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

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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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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

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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. 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