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Can you be not pregnant if the pregnancy test is positive?

QUESTION – Can I have false pregnancy test? Can you be not pregnant if the pregnancy test is positive?

Can you be not pregnant if the pregnancy test is positive? – ANSWER from experts

The answer is – YES, it is possible. There are several reasons why your pregnancy test can be positive even if you are not pregnant.

In general pregnancy tests are usually 97%-99% accurate when all instructions are followed correctly and the results are read on time and correctly. Some kits come with two tests so that in case you have made a mistake, you may take the home pregnancy tests second time. If you made mistakes, you could have false pregnancy test.

Pregnant or not?

Women health also could have some influence at the results of the pregnancy tests.

If your pregnancy test is positive, you could be not pregnant only in following cases:

  If you used some soap or detergents before making your pregnancy test;

  If you missed test reaction time;

  If you had infertility and treatment with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG);

  If you had so called “Chemical Pregnancy” (condition after early miscarriage);

  If you are using regularly some medications including hormonal contraception;

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  If you have so called “Molar pregnancy” and/or trophoblastic tumor.

  If you have bad quality pregnancy test.


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