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Do Blue Dye Pregnancy Tests Give False Positives
Controversial.: Many patients report problems with how they interpret the blue lines. So if you study how to interpret the blue lines you might get less 'false positives'. Generally speaking pregnancy tests are really good in having very few false positives. If it is an issue, get pink dye ones. ...Read more
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
I have heard blue dye pregnancy tests are known for false positives I took a blue dye pregnancy test, and it was positive, should I believe the test?
Did you miss your period? Do you have any signs listed in the website below? Unless you have evidence otherwise, please consider yourself pregnant and seek care for your and your baby's health.
http://americanpregnancy. Org/gettingpregnant/earlypregnancysymptoms. Html. ...Read more
Yesterday, I took 3 first response pregnancy tests, 2 digital and 1 dye and got positives and 2 generic digital tests and they were negative. How likely is it to get false positives using digital pregnancy tests?
Do blood test: Not sure why you would do so many pregnancy tests. So now to resolve the confusion, request a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more
Good: That is a good brand and they are reliable. ...Read more
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
Very unlikely: A false positive pregnancy test is very unlikely. If you are concerned, ask your doctor for a blood level of hcg: that will tell you for sure. ...Read more
Monistat: Highly doubtful that monistat will cause the false positive tests. ...Read more
Won't alter test: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, protein in urine, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have been) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early, but a positive is likely real. ...Read more
Can spinal cord injury have any effect on hormones to give false positive pregnancy tests or negatives when u really are pregnant?
Never heard of such:
Interesting thought but I've never heard any description of what you're suggesting in the literature. What kind of spinal cord injury are we talking about?
Bottom line is my vote is a hearty, no, spinal cord injury does not effect the outcome of pregnancy tests one way or the other. ...Read more
Are there such things as false positive pregnancy tests because I had 10 positives all show up after the time limit?
User Error: The test should be read during the time frame specified. ...Read more
Hi I have had 7 positive pregnancy tests, 2 being digital, I have cysts on my ovaries, could this cause false positives?
Not likely: However, urine tests don't offer you the ability to see if your level is going up like a blood (serum) pregnancy test. Would be a good idea to call your physician and ask for a serum quantitative HCG and have him/her call in some prenatal vitamins as well until your first OB appointment. Also, follicles (egg cysts) are needed to conceive and a corpus luteum cysts is needed for progesterone. ...Read more
I had a u/s yest that showed a Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst could that be giving me light positives on early pregnancy tests?
Blood test: Get a blood test for HCG level. Pregnancy test result is either positive or negative, there is no such thing as lightly pregnant. ...Read more
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
Choriocarcinoma: A choriocarcinoma produces high levels of HCG and thus can cause a false positive pregnancy test. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have not had a period for a little over two months, could nine negative first response pregnancy tests still be giving a false negative?
Unlikely/blood test: If you did the test correctly, you are not pregnant. If you want to clear all doubts, see your doctor for a blood test. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. ...Read more
I took two pregnancy tests one being positive and other didn't give me a clear response. I just started bleeding bright red and watery today?
No: They are generally very accurate and rarely have false positive readings. ...Read more
I took 2 clear blue pregnancy tests 1 said positive 1 to 2 weeks and the other ones had negative why is this?
Have had 4 positive home pregnancy tests and 1 negitive test between the positives could it have been a false negative?
Evaporation line: Could be a cause. Allowing the test to sit for a long period before reading it (must be read at the specified time). ...Read more