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Are false positives possible on a home pregnancy test?

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They are posssible but the rate is quite low.

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No it can not.

Can home pregnancy test give false positives?

Yes, it's possible, although they are usually 98% correct. The best thing to do is do another one

Can positive pregnancy tests means something other then pregnancy?

Yes, home pregnancy tests can produce both false positives and false negatives. If a home pregnancy test is positive, you should see a gynecologist to have the pregnancy confirmed as soon as you can.

Can you have three positive pregnancy tests and not be pregnant?

It's highly unlikely. Home pregnancy tests are more prone to false negatives than false positives.

If you have had two out of four home pregnancy tests come up positive what are the odds that you are pregnant?

You are pregnant. False positives are extremely rare, 2 false positives are even more rare

Can a positive home pregnancy test result be incorrect?

If you are not taking hormone supplements then you are pregnant. You can get a false negative, you cannot get a false positives.

If your home pregnancy test is negative does that mean you are not pregnant?

no, there is a possibility you are pregnant, either go to a doctor, or retry. there are false negatives but NO false positives

Is it possible to be pregnant and have all the signs of pregnancy except for a missed period but have a negative result on a take home pregnancy test?

take another one. false positives are common but odds are better if you think you are to take multiple tests in one day. if all are negative you're not. if you have any positive, go see a doctor as false positives are not common

Does postitve on a home pregnancy test mean that your 100 pregnant?

All such tests have a certain probability of errors, both false positives ad false negatives.

How can a home pregnancy test show I'm pregnant when I'm not?

False positives on home pregnancy tests are very rare. If you get a positive and believe that you are not pregnant, see your doctor and they can draw blood and do a beta hcg. This will show if you are pregnant for sure.

Can you be pregnant if the home test is negative but you have all the symptoms?

Home tests are not perfect; there are "false positives" and "false negatives".

Is it possible to get a false positive when you take a pregnancy test at a clinic or hospital?

Yes, both false positives and negatives can happen at reliable clinics. Sometimes the reagents used for the test may be old, improperly stored or handled, causing the problem. On the other hand, home pregnancy tests are notoriously inaccurate. Anything is possible; however, they're usually always right. Sometimes home tests may not be able to detect the pregnancy hormone. If you are pregnant, congratulations, and be very happy!

Pregnancy is it possible to be pregnant and all home tests are saying negative and you're getting your periods?

It is possible to get a false negative on a at home pregnancy test but it is not common. Go to your doctor and have a blood test done.

Are the Confirm Clearly Home Pregnancy Tests Defective because many sources say that they got false positives with it?

I doubt it, the press would soon pick up on it if they were.

If home pregnancy test had a faint positive am i pregnant?

Absolutely. You most likely are. A faint line just means that the hormone is not real pronounced. False positives are not very common.

Do you trust home pregnancy tests?

Yes, but I would go to the doctor to confirm it. A negative result is more likely to be incorrect than a positive result. False positives are rare

Is it possible to get a False pregnancy test after confirmed pregnancy?

It is possible. You might not be producing enough HCG levels might not be high enough to show up on a home pregnancy test. HTH.

What is a false positive result?

A false positive result on a pregnancy test means that while the test may have said that you are pregnant, you really aren't. False positives are usually caused by old/faulty tests, incorrect reading or use of the test, or by an under lying health condition. However, home pregnancy tests are more likely to give you a false negative than a false positive.

How long should you wait for a pregnancy test with a doctor after getting a negative pregnancy home test?

When my cousin went to the doctor after having a positive home test, they didn't even run a test on her. They said that the home test don't give false positives, though they may not give a positive when you are pregnant. Earlier consultation with a doctor or medical professional will allow you to insure that you are taking the best care of the baby as possible.

Is it possible to have a false positive home pregnancy test and blood test?

If your blood test came back positive then it is positive.

If You had a period last week but it was very light and you have had morning sickness for 3-4 weeks but when you did a home test it was negative could you still be pregnant?

Yes. Home pregnancy tests can be administered improperly, leading to false negatives or positives. You should secure a pregnancy test at your Doctor's office.

I had 2 positive pregnancy tests and 1 negative and no signs of pregnancy on the ultrasound?

Interesting.. I've had the same thing happen to me (minus the ultrasound...) in getting several false positives. However, mine were due to having cysts on my ovaries- which are known for affecting the result of home pregnancy tests. If you're still uncertain, I'd try taking a blood test; it is possible that if you are indeed pregnant, the pregnancy is too young to be shown in an ultrasound.

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