Are Pregnancy Tests Ever Wrong?

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Another thing that can make pregnancy tests inaccurate is a tubal pregnancy. You may have minor amounts of HCG in your system, but the pregnancy is in your fallopian tubes rather than in your uterus.

The pinker (or bluer) the line on your test, the higher concentration of HCG you have in your system.

The pinker (or bluer) the line on your test, the higher concentration of HCG you have in your system. If you take a test and it is light or faint, chances are taking the same test the next day – the line will be darker. If your line never turns darker or more defined, you should get another test. If it is the same on the new test – you might want to call your doctor for a blood test.

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Doctors will normally do blood work to decide pregnancy for sure. They may have you come in for two blood draws to ensure that the HCG is doubling properly, and will suspect a problem if it isn’t. Blood tests for pregnancy are by far the most accurate method of confirming pregnancy.

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Are Pregnancy Tests Ever Wrong?

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  1. I had two positive home pregnancy test could they be wrong

  2. quavaria says:

    I have taken a test one week And I was negative came 10 min later it was positive I have been crying and having dizzy spells and I think I am but Idk what to think any more

  3. Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I went and had my birth control taken out so me and my husband can have another baby. I went to my local WIC clinic a month after I had my last period and had a pregnancy test done and it came back positive. Well I went yesterday and bought 2 home pregnancy tests from the Dollar Tree and took them both and they both came back negative. I have already been to my OBGYN and they say Im pregnant… Could the cheap tests not be right?

  4. verochka31 says:

    love using the sticks! I usually wait a day after my expected period to test. always get the results I want.

  5. kristen says:

    Today I was supposed to start my period but it never came so I went n took a dollar store pregnancy test and the line that came out was perfectly in the middle of the C and the T. Could there have been something wrong with it?

  6. Brittany says:

    I took a test from the dollar tree yesterday , the only reason I took one is because I have been having mood swings like crazy, My back , and people have been point out my stomach I really looked at it last night and it looks like a baby bump ! but the test said negative. if I was I would be around 9 weeks, 1 day pregnant any symptoms anyone could tell me I should watch for?

  7. Brittany says:

    I took one from the dollar tree yesterday , the only reason I took one is because I have been having mood swings like crazy, My back , and people have been point out my stomach I really looked at it last night and it looks like a baby bump ! but the test said negative. if I was I would be around 9 weeks, 1 day pregnant any symptoms anyone could tell me I should watch for?

  8. Melissa says:

    ok so I had two positive tests with one brand of home tests and a negative on another brand within two days. I am waiting for blood test results but was wondering what you ladies think. Am I likely to be pregnant?

  9. Leticia says:

    Could I still be pregnant and went to the free pregnancy center and they Said it was negative one line but my stomach is starting to grow

    • It is possible that you’re still pregnant. First maybe wait couple days, and then take another at home pregnancy test. Sometimes people just test too early and there’s not enough HCG built up in your system. Also, be sure to test using your first pee in the morning. If it still comes out negative in a few days, yet you think it could be wrong, it may be time to go see a doctor and have a blood test done to confirm. Good luck with everything!!

      • I went to my local WIC clinic and had a test done and they said it was positive.. That means I would be 7 weeks as of this Monday, but yesterday I went and bought a cheap test from the Dollar Tree and took it and it came back negative, but I have all the symptoms of being pregnant. What do I believe?

  10. Leticia says:

    I bought 2 pregnancy test FROM dollar tree and ONE line came out and other line You could barely see it

  11. Magen says:

    the first one I took was negative then I took the second one and the line through the middle was a dark blue and the line from top to bottom was a dim color

  12. fernandez082 says:

    I think the tests are accurate when they give you a result of positive but on the negative side i see them being wrong

  13. BamaPride93 says:

    I took 2 pregnancy test one morning and one barely showed anything the other was negative. So I tried a different brand 2 days later and it came back positive with bold lines. Just to be sure I tried another teat that happened to be the same as the first 2 I took and once again a negative. But I am now 7 months so it was clearly wrong.

  14. Chantel says:

    i took 2 pregnancy test on july 2 the first didn’t show anything. blood test came back positive on the 3rd though.

  15. For my first pregnancy I took 3 tests and for my second pregnancy I also took 3 tests. They were all positive I just think that I was surprised.

  16. Elizabeth says:

    I tested this morning n got a dark pink n a faint pink even if I got a faint pink could it still be negative????

  17. Alexandria says:

    With both my pregnancies they came back negative, and I bought the most expensive ones and the dollar store ones. I had to go to the doctors and have them test me. I have wasted way too much money on them. from now on its straight to the doctors for me.

    • Alison says:

      I’m having morning sickness, heartburn, and my breasts are super tender (and getting big). We’ve only been trying for about two months now, and all of my home tests have come back negative. My SO and I are both certain I’m pregnant. It’s good to know that there are false negatives. Now I have even more reason to just go to the doctor for testing. Thanks!

  18. Phammom says:

    If your not sure if its right and don’t want to spend a lot of money the dollar store ones work.

  19. chasity says:

    I think home test are accurate

  20. Marilyn says:

    Expensive ones aren’t always best.

  21. Aimee says:

    I saw a second line this morning, and wondering if it means pregnancy. Ahhhh…..help!

  22. KEIYONDA says:

    MY LINE WAS FAINT SO I THOUGHT IT WAS NEG WITH A POS READING

  23. katherine says:

    When i took the test it showed rite away

  24. sheenaholman says:

    Took a test today, but negative. Wish it was wrong but dont think so.

  25. Hope says:

    Go to the doctor. If you don’t have a period and your home pregnancy tests say negative, then there’s a chance either something’s wrong or you are in fact pregnant.

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