Maternal Expert Forum
False Positives on home pregnancy tests
About This Forum:

Patient medical question and answer from The Maternal and Child Health Forum. Health topic area and articles about newborn care

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank

False Positives on home pregnancy tests

Posted By Mimi on July 13, 1998 at 13:56:27:







Two months ago I tested positive for pregnancy on the first day I missed
my period.  I retested the next day and the test was again positive. AFter
I got my period a week late (I thought I was having a miscarriage), the
doctor told me that these were probably false positives caused by some
hormone secreted by another gland.  I'm trying to conceive and am wondering
if I am especially prone to having another false positive (is this something
my body will do every month)?  At what point do I not have to worry about
a false positive.  If I do test positive, should I ask the doctor to perform
a blood test to confirm?  I would rather not wait an extra week or two to
know if I am pregant, I lost a baby recently and am already under enough
stress.  
Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank