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What causes different answers on a pregnancy test result?

What causes different answers on a pregnancy test result?

Titer borderline: When you get a Pregnant test uncertain mostly due to your HCG titer in the gray zone and the best way is repoeat the test couple of days later Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

Drinking alcohol can cause negative result in pregnancy test?

No, it does not: Drinking alcohol will not affect the results of a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, though, your drinking alcohol can affect your baby's development. ...Read more

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Yesterday I had a positive pregnancy test and today is negative. Can my thyroid medication cause the wrong results?

Yesterday I had a positive pregnancy test and today is negative. Can my thyroid medication cause the wrong results?

Not likely: I have never heard of thyroid medication causing a false pregnancy test. You should get a test done through a doctors office to be sure. ...Read more

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Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

Can stress cause your cycle to stop? Almost 3 weeks late and negative pregnancy test results. Will an eptopic sp? Pregnancy cause negative results?

All can be true: Urine pregnancy tests are rarely negative if you are pregnant. And they are not specific for what type of pregnancy (normal, not normal, ectopic, etc). Stress, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease can all cause irregular periods. You should see your doctor to figure out which is the problem. Better to know and treat now. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would smoking Meth on a reg basis cause my Hgc levels to stay low enough to give a negative result on a pregnancy test?

Would smoking Meth on a reg basis cause my Hgc levels to stay low enough to give a negative result on a pregnancy test?

No: Please stop smoking meth especially if you want to become a mother. Some of what you have heard from "drug educators" about other recreational drugs is not true, but the warnings about meth are. You'll rip or cut your skin loose before you die. Why not go clean, get better friends, and when you are ready, head a wonderful family instead? Somebody loves you -- do this for them if not yourself. ...Read more

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Can my hypothyroidism cause me to have a false positive pregnancy test result?

Can my hypothyroidism cause me to have a false positive pregnancy test result?

Not likely: Hypothyroidism is not expected to cause a false positive pregnancy test. If you have any concern, get a blood test for HCG level.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I was reading a study on genistein and its effects on hCG production. Is it possible it can cause a 'false negative' pregnancy test result?

I was reading a study on genistein and its effects on hCG production. Is it possible it can cause a 'false negative' pregnancy test result?

Usually not: If you have a good quality urine HCG test, it should not give a false negative reading. If you have any questions, see a provider to be sure. ...Read more

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If I had sex took a pregnancy test and the result was negative then I got my period and now my period is very late, what could be the cause of that?

If I had sex took a pregnancy test and the result was negative then I got my period and now my period is very late, what could be the cause of that?

Can I be Pregnant?: Remember, viable pregnancy stops vaginal bleeding. Thus, having a period represents physical proof that one is not pregnant.

Delayed or missed periods are very common in the young. They are usually caused by extremes: extreme dieting, extreme exercise, obesity, poor nutrition, extreme stress and other things that cause hormonal fluctuations. ...Read more

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My period delay for 5 days and I did pregnancy test 2 days ago with negative result is this delay normal? Is orgasm cause this delay and how many days

My period delay for 5 days and I did pregnancy test 2 days ago with negative result is this delay normal? Is orgasm cause this delay and how many days

Here are some. ..: This might be answered in a Q written in a different phrasing & wording. Again, orgasm would not alter the timing of period. Do HPT in a week after missing period and repeat it in another week if the 1st test is (-) or still in doubt. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Endometrium present 18 days on period negative pregnancy test results via blood and urine tests. Possible causes?

Endometrium present 18 days on period negative pregnancy test results via blood and urine tests. Possible causes?

Unclear meaning: Not sure what you mean by "endometrium present." This needs clarification. If you mean that you have been bleeding for 18 days then you will need to see an Obgyn for evaluation, STD testing, possible a sonogram and you can discuss options for cycle control. ...Read more

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Can birth control cause a pregnancy to miss read the results I have the signs of pregnancy but when I took the pregnancy test it showed me I wasn't then someone told me their doctor said birth control can make a pregnancy test miss read sometimes

Can birth control cause a pregnancy to miss read the results I have the signs of pregnancy but when I took the pregnancy test it showed me I wasn't then someone told me their doctor said birth control can make a pregnancy test miss read sometimes

I: I am not aware of any type of birth control pills causing a false pregnancy test (negative or positive). The hormone that is detected in pregnancy tests is specific for pregnancy only and birth control does not interact with it in any way.
If you are unsure, visit your doctor for a consultation and testing. ...Read more

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Had sex without precautions past month, does pre-ejaculation can cause pregnancy? I missed my periods on 20th, pregnancy test result negative

Had sex without precautions past month, does pre-ejaculation can cause pregnancy? I missed my periods on 20th, pregnancy test result negative

Yes: Pre-ejaculation can result in a pregnancy. The good news is that in any given month of unprotected intercourse, the change of pregnancy is about 20%. If you usually have a period every month and you've missed your period, you might want to repeat the pregnancy test just to be sure or see your doc to have a blood pregnancy test. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Could severe dehydration affect the results of a home pregnancy test? And could severe dehydration also cause a missed period?

Could severe dehydration affect the results of a home pregnancy test? And could severe dehydration also cause a missed period?

Severe dehydration?: Please forgive my frankness. Who told you that you had "severe dehydration? " If you are up and about and wondering if you are pregnant, you are going to get something to drink before dehydration becomes severe. "Severe dehydration" kills neglected children and disabled people. Look for some other explanation for your missed period; I hope it is what you want. ...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