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Doctor insights on: False Positives On First Response Pregnancy Tests

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 not had a period for a little over two months, could nine negative first response pregnancy tests still be giving a false negative?

I have not had a period for a little over two months, could nine negative first response pregnancy tests still be giving a false negative?

Unlikely/blood test: If you did the test correctly, you are not pregnant. If you want to clear all doubts, see your doctor for a blood test. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. ...Read more

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Positive first response pregnancy tests, negative clear blue digital, with missed period and morning sickness, vomiting in morning, am I pregnant?

Positive first response pregnancy tests, negative clear blue digital, with missed period and morning sickness, vomiting in morning, am I pregnant?

May be: If you did the pregnancy test 4-5 days after the missed period and it was negative, you are unlikely to be pregnant. If you tested sooner, you may wish to re do the test in 2-3 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How reliable are home pregnancy tests (ones like clearblue and first response) and what is the likelihood of a false neg. weeks after missed period?

How reliable are home pregnancy tests (ones like clearblue and first response) and what is the likelihood of a false neg. weeks after missed period?

Pretty reliable: If performed correctly and enough time has past. If test is performed too early you can have a false negative, but it sounds as if you are far enough out. ...Read more

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How exact are first response pregnancy tests?

How exact are first response pregnancy tests?

Time & technique: Home pregnancy tests are highly accurate if done correctly. You should wait 4-5 days after the missed period to do the test; use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more