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Possibilities for false positives on pregnancy tests?

By July 25, 2009 - 3:17pm
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I recently had two take home urine pregnancy tests that came up positive. I told my (now ex) boyfriend, we went to Planned Parenthood the next day, and I took a blood test. That came up negative. Now my ex is accusing me of lying to him about the urine tests (I foolishly threw them away), and I have no way of proving to him that I did not lie. I tried taking another, but that was negative. What could have happened?

Medications taken within time frame:

Please advise.

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Poster of a girl--

Sorry to hear that your now ex-boyfriend did not believe you. Between the time of your urine tests and your blood test did you bleed at all?

The drugs that you were on at the time should have no effect on your pregnancy test. If you have recently been pregnant (even if not carried to full term) may give you a false positive result because the pregnancy hormones will still be found in your body. This is the reason why I asked if you bled at all, sometimes we experience miscarriages before even knowing that we are pregnant.

Good luck to you!

July 25, 2009 - 5:01pm

He's your Ex. If he doesn't believe you, I wouldn't worry about it. Thankfully you aren't pregnant since the relationship didn't work out. I find it hard to believe that you would go for the blood test if you didn't honestly think you were pregnant. He's just being angry. I would stay away from him.

July 25, 2009 - 4:10pm
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