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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. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hi! I had a medical abortion on the 1st of November. I took a pregnancy test 33 day post abortion, faint positive. Is it residual of previus hcg?

Hi! I had a medical abortion on the 1st of November. I took a pregnancy test 33 day post abortion, faint positive. Is it residual of previus hcg?

It could be: It could be residual hCG, but the only way to know is to have a blood hCG test done and a follow up test if that test is not absolutely negative. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that im not getting pregnant after I had an abortion 2 weeks ago and I had try a pregnancy test today and the result still positive?

Unprotected sex?: 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a surgical abortion about a month ago. And I took a home pregnancy test and it came back positive. Can I be pregnant?

I have a surgical abortion about a month ago. And I took a home pregnancy test and it came back positive. Can I be pregnant?

yes, Possible: If you have unprotected sex, if you did not speak to your doctor need further investigation for retained products of conception. ...Read more

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Hi got a surgical abortion done yestday, was 6weeks pregnant. Today did home pregnancy test it was still positive. What does it imply.

Hi got a surgical abortion done yestday, was 6weeks pregnant. Today did home pregnancy test it was still positive. What does it imply.

Do not test: It is exactly as expected: your hCG levels may take days to weeks to go down to zero, there is no reason at all to be testing the day after a termination. ...Read more

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I had an abortion on january 18 and took a pregnancy test today that tested positive. I also tested positive for hpv. Am I pregnant again?

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Depends: Did you have unprotected sex at a time when you could have gotten pregnant? If so, that is the most likely answer. ...Read more

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I had a d&c abortion 5 weeks ago. At my 2 week check up they took a pregnancy test it came back negative. Now tests say a faint positive. Pregnant?

Definitely possible: You need to be checked in any case since it would not be normal to still have a positive test since your abortion. It is more likely you are pregnant again. Your periods do not have to resume again before this can happen. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 3 months ago and I took a pregnancy test today on 1/24/2013 that was positive, am I pregnant or is the hormone still in my system?

I had an abortion 3 months ago and I took a pregnancy test today on 1/24/2013 that was positive, am I pregnant or is the hormone still in my system?

Likely New Pregnancy: Three months after a D&C your HCG levels should be <2. Unless you have retained tissue or a molar pregnancy which has turned into gtn (gestational trophoblastic neoplasia), both which are fairly rare after surgical evacuation of the uterus. Check with your OB & most likely your HCG levels are increasing c/w a new pregnancy. You would know if birth control was used & if you had exposures. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion about 5 weeks back and I took a pregnancy test on week four tested positive, however the other line was lighter. Am I preg?

I had a surgical abortion about 5 weeks back and I took a pregnancy test on week four tested positive, however the other line was lighter. Am I preg?

Are you?: If you had a termination of pregnancy 5 weeks ago, why would you need a pregnancy test on week 4? If you have been having unprotected sex immediately after your termination then, yes, it is possible that you are pregnant again.
If you are worried that the surgery did not go well and that you might still be pregnant, that has been known to happen. See a doctor to examine you. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex 1 week after surgical abortion it's been 3weeks and I tested positive for a pregnancy test and pinkish discharge the next day?

I Doubt pregnancy: It can take weeks for the pregnancy hormone in your blood to drop to zero after you have an abortion. Its not instantaneous. Its likely that your pregnancy test is picking up the hormone from the aborted pregnancy. If you were in my office, I would get a quantitative blood pregnancy test and repeat it in 48 hours to see if it was falling or rising. A rising level might be a new pregnancy. ...Read more

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Took the morning after pill on october recently took a pregnancy test, came out positive. Can I get an abortion pill, I had a myomectomy 4 month ago?

Took the morning after pill on october recently took a pregnancy test, came out positive. Can I get an abortion pill, I had a myomectomy 4 month ago?

Yes: If you do not want to pursue this pregnancy further. You can seek assistance with a gyn physician or reproductive health clinic that can help you through the process. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...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