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Do you think I could be preg? / How common are false positives?

I've been having pregnancy symptoms for a couple of months so my best friend got me to take a pregnancy test. The first two were negative, but a week later I was still having symptoms so I took another test to satisfy my fiance. It was positive. Anyway, I've done 7 tests and five of them were positive and only the first two were negative.

I can't get into the doctor until the 17th and my fiance and I are freaking out, so I thought I'd ask for opinions from y'all.

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Asked by 239482 at 11:35 PM on Jan. 4, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • I'm pretty sure with you having 5 positive test that you are! I'm not sure that even having 1 false positive is possible since they measure hormones that you only have during pregnancy. GL

    Answer by staciaw at 11:39 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • Honey you are pregnant. It's very seldom that a positive is false.

    Answer by Steff107 at 11:40 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • Congrats Mommy :) Your hormone levels probably weren't high enough yet on the first two. My understanding is that you can't get false positives, just false negatives.

    Answer by jenwmuot at 11:40 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • pregnant for sure

    Answer by angevil53 at 11:44 PM on Jan. 4, 2010

  • ur preg i neg test with all my kids even neg blood test

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Congrats your preggo :)

    Answer by mommyof3nluvnit at 12:26 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • False negatives are common, false positives RARELY ever happen.

    Answer by karamille at 12:42 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • it is nearly impossibleto get a false positive. you are pregnant. congratulations!

    Answer by erika_wright at 12:55 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • Congratulations you are having a baby. My OB told me that HPT's don't have false positives anymore, but can have false negatives. YAY for you.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 1:10 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • You're I'm sure you know by now :)

    Answer by mire621 at 1:10 AM on Jan. 5, 2010

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