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Is there such a thing as a false positive on a hpt?

By September 7, 2009 - 1:25pm
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I have taken two hpt's now & both have come back positive. I am going to call the doctor tomorrow since today is a holiday. Is it possible to get a false positive? I have heard of false negative's before but never a false positive. I skipped my period last month and just thought it might be due to stress of trying to get a business running. Well I hope everything goes well tomorrow.

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Congratulations! Hearing my babies heartbeats was my favorite part - not even an ultrasound could compare. It was the sweetest music to me!

Morning sickness is awful - boy, do I know! But it'll pass soon enough and the fact that's it's a good sign is not an old wives tale - there's a lot of merit to it. You can read more about that here : http://www.empowher.com/community/share/susan-cody-good-morningsickness-why-we-might-really-want-those-awful-first-few-month

It's great your kids are excited too - we wish you the best and stay in touch!

September 19, 2009 - 5:09am

My ultrasound went great....Baby's heart beat was 118, & due sometime around May 13th. Morning sickness is getting the best of me most days, but other than that I feel great and my kids are getting excited about the new baby also.

September 19, 2009 - 4:45am

Yes I will be more than happy to keep everybody updated....right now I have had a lot of being nauseated, but that is to be expected....lol

September 9, 2009 - 7:23am

ajclynch, thanks for coming back to update us. Will you share with us what you find out in the ultrasound and your experience of being pregnant?

September 9, 2009 - 5:20am

Well the home pregnancy test were not false, I went to woman's care center & had them do a pregnancy test and it came back positive also, I go for an ultrasound on the 17th and we will go from there.

September 9, 2009 - 4:51am

Hello ajclynch, thanks for your question. According to the Mayo Clinic, you may get a false positive on a test if "you have traces of blood or protein in your urine."

Some prescription drugs such as promethazine (used to treat nausea and allergy symptoms) and diuretics can also create a false positive. Mayo also states that using a damaged or older (expired) kit can create have the same effect. If you would like to read more of the Mayo's article, please visit this link. Does it sound like any of the above mentioned scenarios apply to you? Thanks.

September 8, 2009 - 1:59pm
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