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False negative

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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Anyone have a false negative at home pregnancy test happen while they were still nursing? Saying negative while they were actually pregnant? Or not very common?
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larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM
False negatives are quite common, nursing or not. It's false positives that are almost unheard of
I personally have never had a false negative or a false positive!
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asaffell
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

False negatives are usually a matter of when the test is taken - nursing won't affect the hormone it tests for.

Liebschin
by Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:46 PM

I've had a false positive, though I wasn't nursing at the time, and it broke my heart...I was lucky and got pregnant 2 months later.  A friend of mine got a false negative, tested a few weeks later (again) and ta da!  Now her baby's 13 months old.

JudyWarren
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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MonicaV1982
by on Aug. 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I agree. False positives are almost always true positives that end up being an early miscarriage .


Quoting larissalarie:

False negatives are quite common, nursing or not. It's false positives that are almost unheard of
I personally have never had a false negative or a false positive!


BridgetMc
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM
I had a false negative. I wasn't nursing, don't know how nursing would affect a test.
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sstripedmonkey
by New Member on Aug. 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
I've had a false positive, and I'm glad it was!
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