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On medicines for IBS, spotting instead of periods, pregnancy test positive. Could IBS medicine cause false positive?

Hello, I am a worried boyfriend! My girlfriend told me yesterday that she is pregnant even though she is taking the pill . The last time we had sex was on Xmas day, however, I never ejaculated. She has IBS and takes medication for this, she also says she has been spotting but not had what she would call a real period. She said she bought 5 tests kits and did the tests all on the same day and they all gave a positive reading. Do you think having IBS or the medication she is taking could cause a false positive? Regards, David.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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The urine pregnancy test is linked to thr hcg hormone levels in body which are detected once patient has pregnancy....ibs medicines will not cause change in hcg level to cause false positive results. get the serum bhcg tests for sure results as well as pelvic ultrasound
Answered: Mon, 9 Dec 2013
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