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Can Nexplanon give a false negative on a home pregnancy test?

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Dr. Shanti Vennam


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Posted on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 in Pregnancy
Question: Can Nexplanon give a false negative on a home pregnancy test??
Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Has a rare possibility.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

Nexplanon or Implanon is a good contraceptive while in its position and has not expired. Yet, cases have been reported where pregnancy has occurred while the implant is still in position. There can be a false negative pregnancy test in such a situation and hence further investigation becomes necessary to establish the diagnosis.

Other causes for a false negative pregnancy test are early test, diluted urine, too low hormone level during very early pregnancy and unhealthy pregnancy.

Hope your query has been answered. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. i will be happy to help.

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