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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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 was diagnosed with pcos and got a positive pregnancy test on July 18. My last period was on may 4 but we are ttc since july1. When am i due?

I was diagnosed with pcos and got a positive pregnancy test on July 18. My last period was on may 4 but we are ttc since july1. When am i due?

Ask your doctor: The earlier you have a sono, the more helpful it is with that sort of thing. Work with your doctor in this case to best estimate your due date. Congratulations! ...Read more

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I have pcos n im on metformin since 6 months had very late ovulation around day 40 and now a positive pregnancy test , is it ok or any risks ?

I have pcos n im on metformin since 6 months had very  late ovulation around day 40 and  now a positive pregnancy test , is it ok or any risks ?

Metformin: Metformin is a category b medication so as far as we can tell it is safe. There is a lot of data coming out that staying on metformin for the entire pregnancy reduces de risk of pregnancy related complications and the risk of developing gestational diabetes. ...Read more

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I have PCOS, in the past 3 days I have took 5 pregnancy test, 4 positive and 1 negative. Could it be cyst giving me false positives?

I have PCOS, in the past 3 days I have took 5 pregnancy test, 4 positive and 1 negative. Could it be cyst giving me false positives?

Not likely: A cyst from PCOS will not cause a positive pregnancy test. You can, however, have some false results on occasion. You may schedule an appointment with me if you like and we can order a blood test to do a more thorough assessment, or you can see your regular healthcare provider for the same assessment. ...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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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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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: Blood or urine pregnancy test is often performed in premenopausal women who have an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common during pregnancy, but ovarian cysts are not known to cause a false-positive test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare, with only a handful of possible causes. ...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


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more