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2 missed periods and a positive pregnancy test what are the chance of it being false pregnancy?

2 missed periods and a positive pregnancy test what are the chance of it being false pregnancy?

VERY VERY LOW: Home pregnancy tests are highly accurate, couple with your missing periods x2, the chance of pregnancy is greater than 99% or false positive is less than 1%--so, take your pick. I would bet a nickle that you are pregnant and suggest you consult doc as soon as possible to start prenatal care, or if you not wanting to keep the pregnancy (you don't sound too excited). Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How long does it take to get positive pregnancy test after missed period?

How long does it take to get positive pregnancy test after missed period?

Early: If you have regular cycles a home test will be accurate even a day or two before your missed period. ...Read more

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Last period was August 14, 2014 . Missed Period on Sept 13, 2015. Positive pregnancy test. How many weeks and I ?

Last period was August 14, 2014 . Missed Period on Sept 13, 2015. Positive pregnancy test. How many weeks and I ?

Just count from 8/14: The way to count pregnancy weeks is to start from the first day of the last menstrual period, which would be August 14, in this question. August 14 was the Friday seven weeks ago, so the number of weeks pregnant is... ...Read more

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If i took a pregnancy test yesterday and my missed period is today can I take another again today and get a positive pregnancy test?!

If i took a pregnancy test yesterday and my missed period is today can I take another again today and get a positive pregnancy test?!

Pregnancy Testing: You did test a bit too soon. I would advise waiting another few days before testing again. If you test this soon and it is still negative you will want to keep testing. Please be patient. ...Read more

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Is it true that many woman do not receive a positive pregnancy test until after a missed period? Due for my period tomorrow but tested negative today.

Is it true that many woman do not receive a positive pregnancy test until after a missed period? Due for my period tomorrow but tested negative today.

Yes: An early type pregnancy test may provide an accurate response prior to anticipated period date. If it is negative and you don't get your period - can retest in one week. ...Read more

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I have a positive pregnancy test 6 days before my missed period, what is my chance to have an ectopic pregnancy although i don't have any risk factors?

I have a positive pregnancy test 6 days before my missed period, what is my chance to have an ectopic pregnancy although i don't have any risk factors?

Depends on other risks: Your risk of ectopic pregnancy depends on your other risk factors. If you have had a previous ectopic pregnancy, pelvic infection endometriosis or pelvic surgery see your doctor for an early ultrasound. ...Read more

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CAN A STD CAUSE A MISSED PERIOD & CAUSE A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST IF SO WHAT STD CAUSE THIS ?

CAN A STD CAUSE A MISSED PERIOD & CAUSE A POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST IF SO WHAT STD CAUSE THIS ?

Not an STD: No STD causes missed periods or positive pregnancy tests. Being pregancy is the only reason for a positive test! Howver, since you're obviously concerned about STDs, you may be at high risk -- so I would suggest being tested to be safe. But not because of these particular symptoms. ...Read more

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Does ectopic pregnancy give early positive hpt like 5days before missed period? Or it usually takes more for the ep to give a positive pregnancy test?

Does ectopic pregnancy give early positive hpt like 5days before missed period? Or it usually takes more for the ep to give a positive pregnancy test?

Neither: Ectopic pregnancy wil not cause the hpt to be positive early. If may take a little longer, but the appropriate time to do hpt is 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine the follow the in kit carefully. ...Read more

Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...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