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Answered 2009-07-04 04:42:13

I got a positive hpt when I was 4 days late with an etopic pregnancy. It depends on the sensitivity of the test and when you use the test.

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Can you still have positive pregnancy tests with phantom pregnancies?

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Can a pregnancy test be negative with ectopic pregnancy?

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If you took a pregnancy test and it said positive but you still have you period and cramps what does that mean?

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If you have a tubal pregnancy will it read on a pregnancy test?

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Will an ectopic pregnancy show up on a regular pregnancy test?

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Is it possible to be pregnant if you had your tubes cut and burned but you are feeling sick and had a light period but two pregnancy tests were negative?

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Could you be pregnant if you're having all the pregnancy symptoms but you had your period twice this month?

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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.


Do pregnancy tests come up positive if it is a phantom pregnancy?

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Is it possible to have 2 out of 3 positive pregnancy tests be false?

A false positive pregnancy test is extremely rare, so I would say no, if the tests read positive you are most likely pregnant.




Where can one find more information about positive pregnancy tests?

There are many online websites that will provide you with information about positive pregnancy tests. The best online website to check would be American Pregnancy Org.



Does the IUD affect the accuracy of a pregnancy test?

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What causes a false positive pregnancy test?

False positive pregnancy tests are extremely rare. They are caused by tumors when they occur.


How early a pregnancy test comes positive?

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Will a pregnancy test show up positive if the pregnancy is in your tubes?

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Would an ectopic pregnancy show on a pregnancy test?

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When does pregnancy test give false result?

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Can you have a positive blood pregnancy test and not be pregnant?

The chances of that happening are very low as false positive pregnancy tests are very rare


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