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how rare is a false positive?

my husband isnt too certain about the pregnancy test that my doctor gave me. im just curious as to how often a false positive actually happens

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Asked by williams81209 at 10:37 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • It really doesn't. A false negative, yes.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:38 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Pretty much never......

    Answer by colethky at 10:40 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • it's about like winning the lottery. Didjya get a positive? Congrats! :)

    Answer by lowencope at 10:41 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • ^^ to get a positive on a pregnancy test you HAVE to have the pregnancy hormone in your system, you can't have that unless you're pregnant :)

    Answer by colethky at 10:41 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • i have had a couple of friends have false positives. one got so excited, told everyone, went to the doctor and found out it was false. was it a blood test? then those are rarely ever false

    Answer by armywife43 at 10:41 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • extremely rare unless it was what is called a chemical pregnancy where you body recognizes all of it except it never actually attaches to the uterine wall

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 10:41 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • well i had two done. one at my physician and one at my obgyn. i have yet to get the blood work done. my doctors are soooo slow. i wish i could just schedule it all myself and be done with it. because im like sooooooo excited. and ive already told everyone. and im just soooo tickled.

    Comment by williams81209 (original poster) at 10:46 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • pretty much never... positives are usually positive!! congrats

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 11:00 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

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