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Doctor insights on: False Positive Pregnancy Test 6 Months After Birth

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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I have a positive pregnancy test but im bleeding. I stopped birth control about a day ago. Could the bleeding be caused by stopping the birth control?

I have a positive pregnancy test but im bleeding. I stopped birth control about a day ago. Could the bleeding be caused by stopping the birth control?

No: If you have a positive pregnancy test and bleeding. Either you having implantation bleeding when embryo attaches to the uterine wall. Or your having a threatened miscarriage. You should see your gynecologist for further evaluation. He may want to order a quantitative bhcg, and an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Got an abortion back in may been using birth control having regular periods wen to the doctor had a positive pregnancy test why is that?

Got an abortion back in may been using birth control having regular periods wen to the doctor had a positive pregnancy test why is that?

Possibilities: There are a number of reasons that scenario could occur. One would be that the test gave a false positive. Another is that you are really pregnant (failure of your chosen birth control method). A trip back to the doctor for confirmation via testing or ultrasound may be warranted. ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test have regular periods on birth control had ultrasound done no sign on baby what does this mean?? Check hCG level was 200 now 65

Positive pregnancy test have regular periods on birth control had ultrasound done no sign on baby what does this mean?? Check hCG level was 200 now 65

False Positive: The pregnancy test was probably a false result. It is highly unlikely you were pregnant on birth control pills in the first place!

Hope this helps

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No missed period was on birth control pills went to the doctor had a positive pregnancy test? Why positive pregnancy test

No missed period was on birth control pills went to the doctor had a positive pregnancy test? Why positive pregnancy test

Pregnant: If you had a positive pregnancy test then you are pregnant. Schedule a visit to begin your prenatal care ...Read more

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No missed period was on birth control pills went to the doctor had a positive pregnancy test. Why positive pregnancy test??

No missed period was on birth control pills went to the doctor had a positive pregnancy test. Why positive pregnancy test??

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, birth control is not 100 effective, especially if you miss some pills. Blood test can be positive early. A remote explanation is the presence of an HCG producing tumor. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Did pregnancy test was faint positive I've had massive back pain,bleeding and cramping nauseas now few days later nothing am I pregnant or false alarm?

Did pregnancy test was faint positive I've had massive back pain,bleeding and cramping nauseas now few days later nothing am I pregnant or false alarm?

Repeat the test: It would be useful to repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get 4 false positive pregnancy test ?

Is it possible to get 4 false positive pregnancy test ?

No, but...: Anything is possible in life, but 4 false positive tests is stretching it. To avoid more than one false positive, buy different brands of tests (in case there is a bad batch of tests out there). One should not do the tests on the same day, but 5-7 days apart, so that if a pregnancy has gone away, the later tests will be negative. Rare reasons include: http://www.Pregnancylab.Net/pituitary-hcg/. ...Read more

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Could i get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine ? So am i really pregnant again

Could i get a false positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my early m/c I have particals in my urine ? So am i really pregnant again

Pregnant: False positives are rare. Thus all depends on how far along you were in the first lost pregnancy and the type of miscarriage it was. In these situations it is best to get the blood test and not be doing urine tests. ...Read more

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Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

Can pcos cause false positive pregnancy test?

PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and facial hair, Insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. It will not give you a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Can you have a false positive pregnancy test?

Yes : Certain tumors produce HCG and these will produce a false-positive pregnancy test even in a man. A chemical pregnancy (in which the conception is lost very early) might be considered a false-positive. I trust the specimen is not contaminated. Good luck; i hope that whatever comes next is what you want. ...Read more

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What would cause a false positive pregnancy test?

What would cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Very unlikely: Three tests are what you are asking about and the statistics make that virtually impossible to have been a false positive. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a false positive pregnancy test?

What are the chances of a false positive pregnancy test?

False pos: As long as it's at least 12-13 days after ovulation and you do the test correctly, the chances of false negative are near zero: the tests are extremely accurate. Good wishes. ...Read more

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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

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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more

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Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Yes but unlikely: There are very rare tumors that produce the same hormone as found in pregnancy.

If there is no chance of sex having happened, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Get blood test: If you have a positive result on a correctly done urine, test, it is prudent that you get a blood test for HCG level to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Unless proven otherwise, a positive urine test after a missed period should be considered as diagnostic of pregnancy. For the sake of your and your potential baby's health, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

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What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

What can cause a false positive pregnancy test? Is it possible to not be far enough along for a blood test to detect pregnancy?

Tumor and yes: Early menopause may raise serum betahcg levels enough to give a false positive, some tumors and molar pregnancy produce beta HCG and will give a positive test.
Yes, you may be too early in pregnancy to have a positive blood test. If you think you are pregnant, you may wish to repeat the tests in a week. ...Read more

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I have had two positive pregnancy tests but the line is very faint. Is it correct or is it possible to have a false positive pregnancy test?

I have had two positive pregnancy  tests but the line is very faint. Is it correct or is it possible  to have a false positive pregnancy test?

Pregnancy positive?: If the line is present however faint, it is likely that you are pregnant with two such tests. However, sometimes the pregnancy tests are inaccurate and a repeat test 3 days later will usually give you a definitive answer. ...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