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How long will a pregnancy test show positive after an abortion?

How long will a pregnancy test show positive after an abortion?

Varies: Bhcg resolution varies from person to person. It may take a few days or a few weeks. Unless you had sex without condoms or birth control after your abortion then the pregnancy test is still detecting left over hormone from the previous pregnancy. Recheck it once and week until it resolves. Start birth control to prevent another unplanned pregnancy.

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How long after abortion does pregnancy test read positive?

Depends: On how high the HCG was when you had the abortion: the higher (farther along) the longer it will take to disappear. I've seen it take up to 8 weeks.

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How long can positive pregnancy test takes long after surgical abortion?

Up to 60 days: Usually the test becomes negative in 3-4 weeks but can take longer. See the site below for more information. Http://www. Managingcontraception. Com/qa/questions. Php? Questionid=407.

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My breast is still heavy one month after surgical abortion and pregnancy test shows positive?

My breast is still heavy one month after surgical abortion and pregnancy test shows positive?

TOP: Follow up with the doctor who performed the termination. It is possible to miss the POC when performing a termination early on. An ultrasound cna be done to confirm.

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Hi I just want to ask I had an abortion last 2 weeks ago and I just had an pregnancy test today but still positive what can I do?

Prob ok: Unless you had sex without condoms or birth control after your abortion then the pregnancy test is still detecting left over hormone from the previous pregnancy. Recheck it once and week until it resolves. Start birth control to prevent another unplanned pregnancy.

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I had a medical abortion on 11th feb this year and I took a pregnancy test today 4th March and it showing positive. Does that mean the abortion failed? Am worried. I don't hve any pregnancy symptoms

Abortion: Not necessarily but You need to see the doctor and get an ultrasound as well as a quantitative beta hcg blood draw to further evaluate. Sometimes depending on how far along you were at time of abortion, it can take a longer time for beta hcg to be cleared.

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If you have a missed abortion without your knowledge would a pregnancy test still be positive?

If you have a missed abortion without your knowledge would a pregnancy test still be positive?

Residual Hcg in Body: A missed abortion is a miscarriage that has been diagnosed by ultrasound that your body has not yet expelled; it's a failed pregnancy that has been "missed." Usually your body will push the pregnancy on its own but this can take a few weeks. Some women receive misoprostol to help or undergo D&C to complete the pregnancy. Hcg starts to drop after the placenta stops growing, preg test positive still

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I had an abortion at 6 weeks on May 10th. I had unprotected sex on May 15th and 17th. I took a pregnancy test may 21st and Is positive. It's correct?

Not likely: Even if you had become pregnant on May 15, it would be too soon for the embryo to make enough HCG for a positive pregnancy test on May 21. The "positive" test may be from residual chorionic from your abortion. It would be prudent to consult your doctor for care.

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I did pregnancy test and it was positive but after 7 days I got my period, is this an abortion?

I did pregnancy test and it was positive but after 7 days I got my period, is this an abortion?

Maybe: A miscarriage is technically called a spontaneous abortion. If you had a miscarriage, then yes, this is an abortion. Sometimes women have bleeding during pregnancy and it's normal - you may still be pregnant. It's best to see a doctor and get checked to find out if you are still pregnant.

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Took a pregnancy test came up positive but very faint an I had an abortion 3 weeks ago what does this mean thanks?

It takes a while: Depending on how far along your were when you had the abortion. It can take 3 or 4 weeks for the HCG levels to become negative. Recheck in one more week. If still positive have a quantitative level drawn.

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In Sep 2016 I had a medical abortion, So in Feb 2017 took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. Is this test accurate or false positive?

In Sep 2016 I had a medical abortion, So in Feb 2017 took a pregnancy test and it came out positive. Is this test accurate or false positive?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex, so the question is could there be a new pregnancy since September. If a repeat test a few days later is still positive, then a pregnancy is the likely cause.

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I had a surgical abortion 6week ago and I took a pregnancy test today and its still positive. Is ir normal?

I had a surgical abortion 6week ago and I took a pregnancy test today and its still positive. Is ir normal?

Yes.: Hormone levels decrease by about 1/2 every 48 hours. Because they are so very high during the first trimester, and the tests available today are so sensitive, it is certainly possible to have a positive screen for as long as 60 days. If you engaged in unprotected sex, you could be pregnant again, so you should get quantitative blood testing to confirm what is going on.

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Had an abortion may 23. that same day I had the periguard inserted. On july 21 I took a pregnancy test and it came out possitive. Can I be PREGNANT?

Not likely: Most likely have not yet cleared the hormones from the aborted pregnancy. However pregnancy is possible. See your doctor, especially if the test is still positive in 2 weeks.

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I just had an abortion Aug 7 then had my period Sept 20 that lasted 4days now 10days after period I have a positive pregnancy test. Is this possible?

I just had an abortion Aug 7 then had my period Sept 20 that lasted 4days now 10days after period I have a positive pregnancy test. Is this possible?

Unlikely: You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test. You may repeat the home pregnancy test, as it is unlikely that pregnancy test would be positive so soon after a period.

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