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Why can I get a false positive result?

Why can I get a false positive result?

Although hCG is the typical pregnancy hormone, there are some conditions in which this hormone can be detected without pregnancy (or without pregnancy developing properly). This can occur in:

Ectopic pregnancy.
Anembryonic pregnancy.
After medication-assisted reproduction treatments.
Molar pregnancy.
Certain diseases and tumors.

For this reason, if a positive result is obtained in a pregnancy test, it is important to see a specialist in order to verify that the pregnancy is occurring correctly.

By MD (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BSc, MSc (psychologist).
Last Update: 10/22/2021