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I heard that PCOS can cause false positives, am I pregnant?

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I have PCOS and i have been getting pains, dizziness, thirsty, sickness I took 5 pregnancy all but one (which i think did wrong) came back positive and one said i concieved 2-3 weeks ago. I heard that PCOS can cause false positives, am I pregnant or not?


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replied March 28th, 2012
Am I Pregnant Answer A33354
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Pregnancy test kits are basically qualitative kind of test which just tests presence of hCG hormone in the urine of pregnant woman because this hormone is only produced during pregnancy among women. But this pregnancy test depends upon the particular level of hCG in the blood.

So sometime it may be possible that it can give you false negative results during early days of pregnancy only because of un- sufficient level of hCG to make test positive. But you check it by performing a second test on following day or within a week and if both clear lines appear then there is chances to have pregnancy and then you consult with your local Gynecologist. You can also go for blood test which will give you more confirmatory diagnosis of presence of hCG and pregnancy.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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