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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
29 years in practice
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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test? I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
29 years in practice
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What factors can contribute to a false positive pregnancy test?  I'm not on any medication and an curious if my positive result might be incorrect.

Probably positive: It's probably positive. The test checks for the Beta subunit of HCG, and it doesn't cross react with other hormones. It sounds like you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
44 years in practice
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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Depends: What test are you talking about? Blood test or urine test? A urine test is not likely to have a false positive if you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which to read the result. There may be false negative result if you test too early of if the urine is too dilute. ...Read more

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Dr. Devin Namaky
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
9 years in practice
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Is it possible to get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?

Dr. Devin Namaky
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
9 years in practice
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Is it possible to get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?

No. : Not really. A positive is a positive as long as you did it correctly. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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I got a positive pregnancy. Test and I have been stressing for like 2 weeks before i got the positive result . Is it possible its a false positive ?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I got a positive pregnancy. Test and I have been stressing for like 2 weeks before i got the positive result . Is it possible its a false positive ?

Repeat it: Very unlikely unless you just read it wrong. Simply repeat the test following the instructions on the box. Then start your prenatal vitamins and find a doctor to begin your prenatal care. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test?  Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Positive test: False Positive tests are not very common. You could always do another home test to verify. Unless something is wrong there is no reason to rush into an urgent care or ER just because you are pregnant. You can just call and schedule your first Ob appointment with your obgyn in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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A positive pregnancy test result followed by a negative result which is more likely false positive or a false negative?

Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
Board Certified, General Practice
46 years in practice
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A positive pregnancy test result  followed by a negative result which is more likely false positive or a false negative?

It could be a: an early miscarriage or a chemical pregnancy. This can change the reading. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
19 years in practice
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How often is there a false positive result of a pregnancy test during menopause?

Dr. Brad Douglas
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How often is there a false positive result of a pregnancy test during menopause?

See below: If you have a positive pregnancy test in menopause you need to be evaluated for a possible ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Could it be less or more likely to get a false positive pregnancy test result while intoxicated?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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WILL NOT AFFECT: No being intoxicated will not have any affect on pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Naheed Akhter
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
48 years in practice
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Please advise if it's less or more likely to get a false positive pregnancy test result while intoxicated?

Dr. Naheed Akhter
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
48 years in practice
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Please advise if it's less or more likely to get a false positive pregnancy test result while intoxicated?

No it will not.: Intoxication will not effect your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Please tell me can halcion (triazolam) cause a false positive pregnancy test result?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Please tell me can halcion (triazolam) cause a false positive pregnancy test result?

Halcion: should NOT cause a false positive pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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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


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