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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.

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

Dr. Donald Alves
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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

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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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 ?

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 ?

Pregnancy test: A false positive pregnancy test is very unlikely, but it can happen. Stress by itself should not lead to a false positive test. If you have any question about whether or not you are pregnant, having a formal pregnancy test at a clinic, doctor's office, or pregnancy help center can confirm it for you either way. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Make decisions on boundaries before having sex
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Communicate boundaries firmly, clearly, and consistently
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Decide on a reliable birth control method
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Know some birth control may take days to weeks before it works
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

learn all birth control methods
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discuss with pcp your best method
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don't take chances
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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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