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    Can a pregnancy test be wrong?

    I'm not sure if I'm pregnant, is it possible for my pregnancy test to be wrong?
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    • Dr Caroline Hoggenmueller
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  • Dr Caroline Hoggenmueller provides a holistic approach to antenatal care, pregnancy and delivery. Her services are provided to Melbourne’s Northern suburbs including Heidelberg and Bundoora. … View Profile

    Depending on the circumstances, a urine pregnancy test may give you the wrong results. A “false negative” can occur if there is not enough pregnancy hormone in your body to be detected by the test. If you get a negative result before a missed period, wait until the period due date and test again. If your period still does not occur, wait another 5-7 days and repeat the test. It may only take a few more days for the pregnancy hormone level to rise into the detectable range.

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