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Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

Any test can be: Wrong. However, if done correctly and after about a week past a missed period, these tests are generally accurate. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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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Can the 1st pregnancy test be wrong?

Can the 1st pregnancy test be wrong?

If you take it too: Early. If your HCG level is too low - it may not trip the test even though pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant you can take a regular home pregnancy test at the time you miss your period. If negative and still no period, repeat in a week. ...Read more

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Can the pregnancy test be wrong ever?

Can the pregnancy test be wrong ever?

Yes: Although these tests are accurate, reliable and valid, you must follow the directions carefully. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a cheap pregnancy test be wrong?

Please tell me, could a cheap pregnancy test be wrong?

Is it FDA approved?: All fda approved test kits are accurate. The reliability of the result depends on the timing and technique of testing. You should do the home test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. No test is 100% and if you have any doubt you should see your doctor for a blood test. ...Read more

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Can a first response pregnancy test be wrong sometimes?

FIRST RESPONSE Early: Esult pregnancy test is reported to detect HCG up to 6 days prior to your anticipated period. If your HCG level is not high enough - then you will not get a + result (even though you may be pregnant). In that situation you can repeat in a week using your first morning void. Take care. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find most often could a pregnancy test be wrong?

Where do I go to find most often could a pregnancy test be wrong?

See below: The most common cause for false positives and negatives is user error. Follow the directions carefully. ...Read more

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I'm 12 days late three pregnancy test are negative. What's wrong with me?

Hard to say: Sometimes stress may cause you to not ovulate and delay your cycle. It could be also be a result of more serious medical problems. I would wait a few cycles and if this is a persistent problem then i would see your gyn. ...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