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Can norithindrone give me a false positive pregnancy result?

Can norithindrone give me a false positive pregnancy result?

No: Birth control pills will not give a false positive pregnancy test. The tests are checking for HCG which is not in birth control pills. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Woud early pregnancy cause an ovulation predictor test to give a false positive?

Yes: One subunit of pregnancy hormone HCG is structurally identical to the hormone that is measured in the ovulation prediction kits (luteinizing hormone) and most home tests don't differentiate between the 2 hormones, so yes, pregnancy can give a false + for ovulation. ...Read more

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If I take a pregnancy test in the middle of the day will it still be accurate? Is there anything that will give me a false positive?

If I take a pregnancy test in the middle of the day will it still be accurate? Is there anything that will give me a false positive?

If the level is iffy: the most accurate reading will be first morning void. However, middle of the day may provide the info you desire. Recommend that you wait until you have missed a period if negative at that time - you can retake in a week. ...Read more

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What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

Big cause: is letting it sit out and reading it much later than it should have been read. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Yes: There are some molecules in the body that can mimic a pregnancy hormone molecule and create a false positive. This typically happens on a blood pregnancy test, not on the urine. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Yes: Remember that it's uncommon but that it can happen. In fact, men with testicular tumors often have a positive pregnancy test. As always, it's the big picture. ...Read more

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If you take five pregnancy tests and they all say positive can any of them be a false positive?

Pregnancy testing: 5 positive pregnancy tests are a pretty good indication that you are pregnant. Is this good news? Have you had problems carrying pregnancies? To gain reassurance I would go to my OB. Ask for a pregnancy test and an ultrasound for dating the pregnancy and assessing the well being of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Many reasons.: There are many ways of getting false positives from this. The test kit can be too old and the reagents expired, the test can be done wrong/applied wrong, false evaporation lines can appear if read too late after application, and a woman may have received an injection of HCG for infertility treatment causing a false positive to appear. Finally, tunors can produce HCG and cause a false positive. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

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