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

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.

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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I had a medical abortion 4 weeks ago. Why is my pregnancy test positive? I did have unprotected sex 1 week after but he pulled out.

I had a medical abortion 4 weeks ago. Why is my pregnancy test positive? I did have unprotected sex 1 week after but he pulled out.

See your GYN: To assure you are still not pregnant, or got pregnant again. Practice safe sex if you do not want to get pregnant, get on bc and use condoms to prevent sti's. Good luck.

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Can I use an abortion med with a a cramp and positive pregnancy test? And I need abortion prescription.

Can I use an abortion med with a a cramp and positive pregnancy test? And I need abortion prescription.

Depend on baby's age: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be examined for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman or couple to make.

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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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One month after abortion, I get positive pregnancy test and faint amount of hormones in blood, am I pregnant again?

Can't say for sure: It can take up to 8 weeks to completely clear HCG form blood following a termination: the higher the HCG the longer it will take. Have you had a period since the abortion? If 'no' it may still be residual, if 'yes' you probably need to follow blood levels to see what's going on.

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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.

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7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

7 weeks after surgical abortion pregnancy test is positive why?

Couple of reasons: 1)depending on the hormone levels, it may take a while for the levels to drop to 0. 2)there may be retained tissue. 3)this could be a separate pregnancy. 4)there are some medical conditions (molar pregnancy) that can cause persistently elevated hormone levels. 5)the surgeon may not have completed the abortion (still an ongoing pregnancy). Follow up with the surgeon who performed the procedure.

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Abortion 7 weeks ago. Got on nuvaring a week later. But pregnancy test is faintly positive. Am I pregnant?

Abortion 7 weeks ago. Got on nuvaring a week later. But pregnancy test is faintly positive. Am I pregnant?

Probably not: Pregnancy hormone can still be in your system. I would repeat it in one week. If the test remains faintly positive I would follow up with your abortion provider to make sure there is no remaining tissue or pregnancy.

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My pregnancy test had a very faint light on it but I'm sure if its a true positive, because u can barley see the line, had a abortion 1 month ago!

My pregnancy test had a very faint light on it but I'm sure if its a true positive, because u can barley see the line, had a abortion 1 month ago!

Repeat in morning: The earliest way to tell if you are pregnant is with an early detection pregnant test done on your first voided urine in the morning. This can be positive even a few days before a missed period. Your doctor's exam should be able to tell if it has been more than 4 weeks since ovulation.

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Ultrasound said I was 8weeksHad unprotected 1w and 2d after abortion. It is now 3 weeks and 2 days later and my pregnancy test is positive but faded.

Pregnancy: It can take a few weeks for the hormone, hCG, to drop to zero, after a miscarriage or abortion. This is what the pregnancy test checks. However, if you had unprotected sex, you can also be pregnant. Call your doctor. Even if you aren't pregnant, you can also get some kind of birth control.

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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 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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Pregnancy test showing strong positive line 2wks 5dys days after surgical abortion. Still exhibiting pregnancy symptoms?

Go back to the MD: Immediately go back to the abortion MD and apprise them of this finding and they will do an exam or ultrasound, and if necessary re-do the procedure.

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Had a abortion 3weeks ago. Pregnancy test still positive, was only 7wks into my pregnancy. Also am spotting brown blood, what's wrong? Help!

Had a abortion 3weeks ago. Pregnancy test still positive, was only 7wks into my pregnancy. Also am spotting brown blood, what's wrong? Help!

Abortion: After an abortion or miscarriage you will continue to have some bleeding and cramping. These symptoms should go away 4-6 weeks following the event. Let your body rest and take antiinflammatory medication as needed. If you experience any heavy bleeding, fevers, painful urination, or vomiting, see your doctor immediately.

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I had a chemical abortion about 2 weeks ago, I was 7 weeks along. Most pain I've ever experienced. Took a home pregnancy test and it's still positive?

See your GYN: It is best to see your GYN so he/she can draw labwork - specifically serial quantitative serum HCGs (pregnancy hormone) to see if the levels are decreasing. If the chemical abortion was effective, the HCG levels should be coming down.

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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?

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.

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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