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Can taking 125 IU of HCG (for the HCG diet) cause a false positive result on a pregnancy test?

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can taking 125iu's of HCG (for the HCG diet) cause a false possitive on a pregnancy test?
Posted Fri, 8 Jun 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
Hello and thanks for the query.
False positive results are uncommon on pregnancy tests. Certain medications can cause a false positive result on blood test or home pregnancy tests. 
Pregnancy tests measure levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in the blood or urine. Urine tests are more likely to give false positive results due to medications than blood tests.The drug most likely to cause a false positive reading on a pregnancy test is hCG, which is given to women undergoing fertility treatment to mature and release an egg from the ovary.
 Some women also take hCG to help them lose weight.
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