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pregnancy test - false positive anyone?

I know false negatives are much more common, but have any of you ladies ever had a false positive? with a digital at-home test? I used clear blue easy.

Wed. Mar 28, 8:21am

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I believe the tests are fairly acurate, and false positives are far less likely than false negatives because they rely on testing a hormone that is produced during pregnancy. You could take another test, but I would probably schedule a visit to my doctor to be sure.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 8:52 AM

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From what I've learned false negatives happen regularly if you test too early before enough hormone is present for the test to show positive. About the only way to get a false positive is if you are on hormones to try to get pregnant those hormones can mess with the pregnancy test. If your on horomones you'll need a blood test, if not I'd say your pregnant.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 9:02 AM

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I once had a doctor give me an instant strep test, and what he said was that it was like a pregnancy test...if it was positive it was definitely positive, but if its negative it could still be positive....Im assuming this is unexpected? Hope alls okay...

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 9:03 AM

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well, no offense, but if you have unprotected sex and get pregnant, is that considered "not expected"?

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 9:12 AM

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9:12 Enough with judgments already. It is bad enough that the board has been taken over by religious freeks!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:04 AM

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there is no judgement in my comment, nor any intended. i am asking a valid question. even if it's too late for the OP to think about, it's not too late for others who might read this thread. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. people who have unprotected sex should be aware of possible consequences before it's too late. do you think that's a bad or somehow judgemental message to put out there? i'm sure anyone in the predicament the OP has found herself trying to figure out would benefit from a little reflection about actions and reactions. again, no offense.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:26 AM

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here is a link i found on google. if you punch in "clear blue easy, false positive" into the google window, you will find a plethura of info.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:43 AM

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here's a link to the false positive search results on google.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:47 AM

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Even "protected" sex becomes "unprotected" sex if the condom breaks.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:50 AM

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that's exactly the discussion that should follow the comment. there are all kinds of risks associated with sexual activity of any kind and pregnancy is just one of them. back-up measures are a real necessity these days!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 10:57 AM

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