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False Alarm Pregnancy
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Big cause: is letting it sit out and reading it much later than it should have been read. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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