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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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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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Wats the pecentages of a false positive pregancy test took one test it was positive took another it was negative 4 months laters IV gained weight but I've also stoped smoking

Wats the pecentages of a false positive pregancy test took one test it was positive took another it was negative 4 months laters IV gained weight but I've also stoped smoking

Not sure i get it: You had a positive pregnancy test, but you did not go to see a doctor, and you waited 4 months to get another test? False positive tests vary by the kit you are using, but they are uncommon. You need to see your health care provider for a more definitive test. If you get a positive test in the future, you must see your health care provider asap to confirm diagnosis and care for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to get a false positive on a pregancy test?

How to get a false positive on a pregancy test?

It means either: The test itself was wrong or the person reading the test read it wrong. Either way, take another one or see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a false positive pregancy test

Is there such thing as a false positive pregancy test

False + pregn. tests: There is such a thing as a false positive urine pregnancy tests; there are lab errors; there a disorder of the liver, ovaries and other organs which can produce HCG or molecules similar to HCG; there are some molecules which may interfere with the pregnancy test performance or some reactives... False positive blood pregnancy tests may also occur but are much rarer. ...Read more

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If I took 8 pregnancy test is their anyway that they are false positives?

If I took 8 pregnancy test is their anyway that they are false positives?

Unlikely: You might get one or maybe even two false positives pregnancy tests but 8 are unlikely. You can always go to your doctor and do a blood test to confirm it and that is definite. ...Read more

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Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Can a pregnancy test give a false positive result?

Depends: What test are you talking about? Blood test or urine test? A urine test is not likely to have a false positive if you follow the instructions carefully, including the time within which to read the result. There may be false negative result if you test too early of if the urine is too dilute. ...Read more

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How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How do you get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Many reasons.: There are many ways of getting false positives from this. The test kit can be too old and the reagents expired, the test can be done wrong/applied wrong, false evaporation lines can appear if read too late after application, and a woman may have received an injection of HCG for infertility treatment causing a false positive to appear. Finally, tunors can produce HCG and cause a false positive. ...Read more

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How typical is a false positive on a pregnancy test?

How typical is a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Rare.: Pregnancy test focus more on getting positives right when they say they are positive. Nevertheless, it happens, blood pregnancy tests and urine pregnancy tests performed in doctors office may be a better second step if in doubt. ...Read more

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Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Can anything cause a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very sensitive and can turn positive before missed period... Reccomend follow-up with md for verification... ...Read more

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What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

What could cause a pregnancy test to give a false positive?

Big cause: Is letting it sit out and reading it much later than it should have been read. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false positive on a pregnancy test?

Yes: Remember that it's uncommon but that it can happen. In fact, men with testicular tumors often have a positive pregnancy test. As always, it's the big picture. ...Read more

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Where do I go for help if late, can a positive pregnancy test be false?

Where do I go for help if late, can a positive pregnancy test be false?

Possibly: Do a blood preg test at your gyn's office or the er and if u do n ot want the pg that is your choice, they can rec somewhere to terminate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a false negative after a confirmed positive pregnancy test?

Is it possible to get a false negative after a confirmed positive pregnancy test?

Technique: If you do not do the test correctly, it may turn out negative and by definition would be false negative. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Is it possible to have a false positive on a pregnancy test? If so what causes it

Yes: There are some molecules in the body that can mimic a pregnancy hormone molecule and create a false positive. This typically happens on a blood pregnancy test, not on the urine. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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If you move a pregnancy test while it is testing can it give you a false positive?

Unlikely.: But possible. False positives are rare. If there is any question, repeat the test. If the repeat is positive you are pregnant. ...Read more

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If I take a pregnancy test in the middle of the day will it still be accurate? Is there anything that will give me a false positive?

If I take a pregnancy test in the middle of the day will it still be accurate? Is there anything that will give me a false positive?

If the level is iffy: The most accurate reading will be first morning void. However, middle of the day may provide the info you desire. Recommend that you wait until you have missed a period if negative at that time — you can retake in a week. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test problems I did 2 predictor early tests both positive then all other brands have been negative have I been the victim of false positive?

Pregnancy test problems I did 2 predictor early tests both positive then all other brands have been negative have I been the victim of false positive?

Maybe.: No test is perfect, so you can get false positives and false negatives. The best thing to do is have you GYN perform a quantitative HCG level to see if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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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


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