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pregnancy test?

if you have two positive pregnancy tests even though they only cost a dollar to buy is it accurate? I have taken one before and it was negative a long time ago about a year ago. This time I took one and it was positive and then waited 3 hours and took another and it was still positive so does this mean I'm pregnant? I was suppose to start today and didn't so just out of curiousity I bought two and they were both positive going to the doctor tomorrow. So if two positives means I'm pregnant right? Could they both be false?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:07 PM on Mar. 17, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (4)
  • Well, go and buy a better one if you are doubting it...but a test is a test is a test...

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:20 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Sounds like your preggo to me! False positives are VERY rare. Good luck, mama!

    Do yourself a favor, and don't do what I did last week... I took the test a day before I missed my period. Had the bloodwork done the next day and only had an hcg level of 59 - because it was so early. But for a few days, I was a nervous wreck thinking I was losing the baby, when in fact it was just so early, my number was really low. 5 days later my number was up to 1348. I'm still only 5 weeks, so there are still m/c risks, but i feel a lot better and could have avoided the heartache!

    The moral of the story, wait a few days before going to have bloodwork done. I have learned my lesson the hard way! Good luck :)

    Answer by cschwanger at 8:24 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • false negatives are more likely than a false positive... i used the dollar store ones, and they are pretty accurate...

    Answer by gracefulsky at 8:24 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • They all have a 99.9% accuracy.

    Answer by Shlamoof at 9:22 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

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