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Home pregnancy test positive and digital home pregnancy test shows negative. Am I pregnant?

I have had 3 positive at home pregnancy test the next morning with my first morning urine I took a digital home pregnancy test and it said not pregnant. I went to my family doctor and did a blood test but they said it was about one or less. Since then I have taken 4 HPT and 4 out of the 5 came back positive. They were faint lines on all the positive test but they were still there. Am i pregnant or not?
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

The urine tests are considered very accurate, but one has to pay attention to the time frame within which you read the test. If you wait long enough, the test will appear faintly positive because of other substances similar to hCG that start to react with the test.

A blood test is considerably more accurate that the urine test. A value of

Consider that you might have actually been pregnant with a very early pregnancy in the days before the blood test. In terms of the positive tests AFTER the blood tests, the possibilities include:

1. They are false positives (most likely)
2. You are newly pregnant since the blood test

Here is what I would recommend:

If you do not get your period within one week of the prior blood test, then go back in to your doctor and have the blood test repeated. If it remains negative, then schedule a visit with your doctor to discuss the situation. Remember - read the directions on the test carefully - usually they say not to interpret the test either way after a certain amount of time.

I hope this helps and good luck!
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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