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i am currently taking hcg shots to loose weight and last week i took a pregnancy test in order to get an iud but my test came out positive. i am wondering if the hcg shot could have anything to do with it being positive because i know it contains hormones and the line was very light so the nurse wasn't to sure about it. i just got my period two weeks ago and am wondering if it could be a false alarm. has this ever happen to anyone else?
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replied June 26th, 2009
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I found this information about the HCG shot:
"You should wait 7-14 days after your last injection before the shot is out of your system. If you test too soon, you might get a false positive."

You may need to skip a shot or two to make sure you get an accurate reading on your pregnancy test.
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replied June 28th, 2009
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HCG is the hormone that pregnancy tests are reacting to. It's a good bet that the shots you receive are what the test is reading. I would make sure the doctor knows you are taking the hormone shot and s/he can do other tests for pregnancy.
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replied August 24th, 2009
i was taking hcg for about a week when i missed my 1st period i took 4 preg test all of which were possitive. i had my mother in law take one too because she was on the hcg as well, hers was negitive. i went to the doctor and my urine test was negitive. now i've missed my second period and still negitive pregnancy test. im getting headaches all the time and constantly tired even though i've been off the hcg for over a month. i dont know if the hcg stopped my period all together or if i am pregnant. i guess i'll have to wait till missed period #3. does this happen often?
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replied December 3rd, 2009
am i pregnant while im on hcg diet? how do i know?
my best friend just took a pregnancy test and she started the diet four days ago her test came back positive i told her to see the doctor and do a blood test to test the levels or get an ultrasound to see if there is a heartbeat i think that would give u a definite answer
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replied February 16th, 2010
Wait 3 days before testing!!
I also have been taking the HCG diet shot's 1cc every morning and have had several positive pregnancy test's including 2 digital one's, so i had my mom take one and her's came back negative!! and i was late for AF, So i stopped taking the shot just incase and the 3rd morning without taking the shot the digital test was negative!! so i would guess to wait atleast 3 days if you suspect your pregnant!! because i read all over the internet where the injections don't contain enough hcg to test positve but obviously they do! The thing that thru me off was my mom testing negative..
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replied May 21st, 2010
I think it is the combination of the hCG from the injection and from the pregnancy that causes the test to be positive. With my second child, I didn't test positive until I was 10 weeks pregnant, having had 2 negative tests before because my hormone levels weren't high enough to test positive earlier than that. So if you went off the injection but still don't have a period, you could be pregnant and just don't have high enough levels yet. If you're missing a period and testing positive while on the diet, you can be pretty sure you're pregnant, especially if there are other signs like nausea, headaches, extreme sleepiness, breast tenderness - the usual. I am on the hCG diet and took 2 pregnancy tests about 3 and 4 weeks in, both of which were negative. Now I am 4 days late, have all the above symptoms, plus I know I had sex at a time that it would be possible to conceive (within a week before or 2 days after ovulation), and have had 2 positive, albeit light, pregnancy tests. I've been pregnant twice before, so I recognize the signs. I'm talking to my doc who prescribed the hCG later today and can post back whether or not the diet causes it.
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replied January 8th, 2012
Use protection on the HCG Diet. Will make you more fertile!
This post was very helpful! I was diagnosed with PCOS 4 years ago
And was told I was not going to be able to get pregnant natuarly. I started
The hcg injections and about 1 1/2 weeks into the injections I missed my
Period. I was CONVINCED it was the hormones messing with my cycle
So me and my girlfriend (who started the diet at same time as me) decided
to take home preg test. Mine came out poss and friends was neg. I was still
Not convinced because of all the conflicting crap in the internet about preg and
Hcg diet. Long story short....I just confirmed I AM preg after an ultrasound. I am
6 weeks! If you don't want to get preg be very careful on this diet. It's a miracle!
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replied May 29th, 2010
missed priod on HCG
I started Hcg 13 days ago and am about 2 days late for T.O.M. I'm going off shots for a few days, and retesting for the next three days just to see if it remains positive. I've heard conflicting reports-some get their period longer and harder, some skip, some quit altogether.I think its the individual-I suspect that i am not pregnant just because My cycle is very easily delayed .However, if I remain testing positive, my Dr. can do a serum level test-if it's around 20.0 it's from the shots- if it's much higher- it's from a bundle-o-joy.I had to really look to find this kind of info- so i'll keep everyone updated cuz I know others frequently wonder this. Simeons says some people T.O.M. is suppressed by it. Also says that a stalled weight loss was their first indication of early pregnancy-even before first missed period!( Which I had for two days then lost wt. again.....)Glad you're all out there....
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replied May 30th, 2010
I spoke with my doctor and the hCG CAN cause a light positive on a pregnancy test and delay your period. I was late 8 days and was sure I was pregnant, but am in fact not.The doctor told me to go off the diet and test again in a week. She wouldn't have said that if I was just positive, but because I was also late. Be careful when coming off it and don't eat ANY carbs or sugar or you will gain like crazy. It will take a week of being off the shots for your metabolism to stabilize.
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replied June 2nd, 2010
delaying periods if i m having hcg shots
hi frnds,i m new to this forum.i m also goin frm the same delaying periods problm and positive line on hpt,but stl not sure wheather i m pregnant...hoping fr the best
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replied June 7th, 2010
Same here! I just took a first response test and it came out light but positive...then i went to my doctor a few hours later and their urine test came out positive! The only way I could be pregnant is from unprotected sex 16 days ago. I'm also losing a lot less then the first few days! (im on day 17 of the protocol).

My doc did an ultrasound but said that the lining of my uterus is very thin and since its only been 16 days she wouldn't be able to detect anything, not even a sac.

I did my bloodwork today..i'll find out tomorrow! What if the levels are high and they tell me im pregnant but its really the hcg levels!? ugh! so confusing.
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replied June 9th, 2010
PLEASE HELP!
Does anyone have advice for me? i have been on the hcg diet for 6 weeks and stopped the shots 9 days ago and my pregnancy tests have still been positive! is there any posible way the hcg is still in my system? i went to the doctor to find out and they drew blood but i have to wait a week to find out the resulst and its killing me!!!
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replied June 18th, 2010
Is my pregancy test positive b/c I am preggo or b/c hCG diet?
I am having the same issues as KrakowAnnie. I am 11 days late and have taken 3 test. 2 were faint lines and the 3rd was a digital test that says Pregnant between 1-2 weeks. I just can't beleive it. I am so careful and I have no symptons, no soreness, no sickness or fatique! I have never been pregnant before so I have no expereince. Also, I feel like I am going to get my periode any day now, so I just can't believe I am! I am going to continue with the shots for 2 more weeks and take an other digital test and if it is positive but this time it says that I am 3+ weeks then I know forsure that I am preggo and will stop the diet. This waiting game is terrible. Any advice?
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replied June 20th, 2010
I couldn't wait so I went off the shot for one day and did a normal pregnancy test and a digital test and both were negative. This still doesn't explain why I am late? I think the moral of the story is that if you take the hCG shot you will have enough in your body to make a preganancy test have a false positive. I am taking 125ui daily.

It is really funny how your mind can trip you up when this happens! These were some of the most exciting/scary days of my life. Sadly disapointed in a way but oh well, now to keep focusing on the weight loss.

Good Luck Peeps!
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replied June 21st, 2010
Continuing on with more information:

GOOD preganacy test can detect hCG as low as 20iu.
A pregnant woman produces:
0-1 week: 0-50 IU/L
1-2 weeks: 40 - 300
3-4: 500 - 6,000
1-2 months: 5,000 - 200,000

As I am taking 125 then ofcourse the test picked it up and "thought" I was 1-2 weeks.

I also found this from BabyHopes.com:
If you have been given an Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) injection (Profasi, Pregnyl) to trigger ovulation or to lengthen the leutal phase of your cycle, trace amounts can remain in your system as long as 10 days after your last injection. These can give you high Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) levels. Two consecutive quantitative Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) beta blood tests can circumvent this problem; if the level increases by the second test, you are likely to be pregnant.

Hope this helps all of you who are confused!?

*******CONCULTION: If you are on the hCG shots, you are going to have a false positive on the pregancy test.
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replied November 1st, 2010
hcg shot and pregnancy
Am i pregnancy positive?

I hv been on clomophene for two cycles now and have been taking hcg shots for ovulation.This cycle i took clomophene and one hcg shot.When i took a home pregnancy test on the ninth day after ovulation, it showed a positive, but when tested on the 11th day it shows negative.Pls PLs advice
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replied November 17th, 2010
False pregancy test
Help! I broke up with my girlfriend. The next day she tells me she is pregnant. She took a test in front of me that day! Sure enough, it came out positive. She said she was scared that i wouldn't believe her. I was like, "how could I not..you just pee'd in front of me. She says, "I thought you might think I was on the HCG diet or something..." Weird right? My friend sells the shots,but she only met him once....how did she remember that he told her that he could pee on a test and have it come out positive? Went to the Doc. The tests came out negative. Did blood work...came back positive (so she says). Says the level is 305 and she would be 4-5 weeks right now. Any womanly advice? She has only one tube and we always used a sperm killer. Something seems a miss.....Help?
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replied March 4th, 2011
off shots for 3 weeks before missed period
Hello everyone..I have been off the hcg weight loss shots now for about three weeks. My period was suppose to come on and I am now 3 days late. Have I wanted long enough tob take a pregnancy test? Should i just suspect it is late due to the shots? Confused
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replied May 17th, 2011
missed period and positive pregnancy test with hcg
are you pregnant, I just took a pregnancy test and it came out positive
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replied March 4th, 2011
off shots for 3 weeks before missed period
Hello everyone..I have been off the hcg weight loss shots now for about three weeks. My period was suppose to come on and I am now 3 days late. Have I wanted long enough to take a pregnancy test? Should I just suspect it is late due to the shots? Confused
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replied April 21st, 2011
Does HCG cause irregular or longer periods?
So my problem is just the opposite from all the other posts. I started my period 2 weeks early and am on day 7 of it and there are no signs of it ending soon. I am on birth control so my periods are very regular and normally only last about 4 days. I have been on the HCG diet for 2 weeks. I guess I will wait a few more days before I consult MD. But was wondering if anyone has had this problem?
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