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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: Home pregnancy tests and birth control pills


 starless - Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:37 pm

I have a question regarding whether or not a home pregnancy test can test a false-positive if you are taking birth control pills?
 Rhonda P, CEP - Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:07 pm

User avatar Dear Starless,

The urine pregnancy test is designed to pick up on a hormone called hCG which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. The hCG is produced by the fetus and can not be produced by our bodies any other way.

A false positive would occur if you possibly had a miscarriage earlier and still had some hCG in your system, you are being treated with infertility drugs or possibly misread the test. If you are still wondering, definitely take another test. If it still shows positive … make a doctors appointment and find out why the “pill” failed (if it did).

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