Unfortunately, a pregnancy test can give a positive result in the absence of pregnancy or in the event of an abnormal pregnancy. These types of results are known as "false positives."
Among the situations that can give rise to "false positives" are:
- Ectopic pregnancy.
- Anembryonated pregnancy.
- Biochemical pregnancy.
- Certain diseases and tumors.
- Medication for assisted reproduction treatments.
Therefore, it is important to go to the obstetrician once the woman has obtained a positive result in the pregnancy test. In this way, you will be able to correctly monitor your pregnancy and check that everything is fine.
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By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), José Antonio Duque Gallo M.D. Ph.D. (gynecologist), Mónica Aura Masip M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/25/2022