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Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant

Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant

Health Tips, Women's Health Questions
Question : Is it possible for a pregnancy test to be positive even if you are not pregnant? Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant Answer : Yes, it is, though it is unusual. There are two reasons. The first is if you have had a very early spontaneous miscarriage; this happens in 15 per cent of all conceptions. These very sensitive tests will diagnose pregnancy early and then you will go on a week or so later to have a normal period. The second reason for a positive test is very rare and occurs where the test is reflecting high levels of hormones which are being made from a very rare womb cancer called choriocarcinoma. Anyone who persistently has a positive test, and who is not obviously pregnant, should discuss the findings with her doctor as a matter of urgency.
Why do you have to take an early morning urine specimen for pregnancy tests?

Why do you have to take an early morning urine specimen for pregnancy tests?

Health Tips
Question : Why do you have to take an early morning urine specimen for pregnancy tests? Why do you have to take an early morning urine specimen for pregnancy tests Answer : The urine gets very concentrated at night so that an early morning specimen contains more of the hormones which the tests are trying to discover. These hormones are produced by the developing after birth which is bedding into the mother's womb to get nourishment for the new baby. That is why it is important that the specimen should be taken Immediately one getting up.