(Closed) Uncertain about positive HPT and the Dr. is assuming I’m pregnant.

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll second what the doctors told you.  In my understanding, it’s pretty much not possible to get a false positive on the urine tests (especially not two!) although false negatives are much more common.  Get excited – because you’re pregnant!


PS – I’m sure you’ll learn more about the “small uterus” comment at the ultrasound.  They may just not be able to tell you much before they can see it better then.

Post # 4
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Unless you are on any type of hCg hormonal treatments, false positives are usually pretty rare.

Post # 5
3638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@TMIconfused: Congrats! 😀


False positives are extremely rare. In clinical trials of diagnostic tests (pregnancy, dengue etc) false positives are checked for again and again before the product is released to the market. Home pregnancy tests are so good now that doctors use the same technology (the packaging is different). 

When you go for your ultrasound however, be sure to ask a ton of questions, even “silly” ones. Perhaps she didn’t give you more information because you looked/sounded confident? They won’t know you need an answer until you ask! 🙂

Post # 6
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I felt the same way when I went to my first doctors appointment…I wanted someone to confirm the pregnancy and make it real but they just scheduled us for our first ultrasound. It’s hard to wait till the ultrasound but believe me it feels very real when you see the heart beating on the ultrasound! 

Congrats and I hope it all goes well!

Post # 7
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

first of all, I would like to say congratulations!!! when i’m not pregnant, i miss being pregnant so much!!! a home pregnancy test is basically the same as the preg test the dr gives you. The reason why most are 99% correct instead of 100% it is possible to get a false negative, if you take the test too early. You mentioned that they did bloodwork, they would be able to tell how much hCg was in your blood to confirm that you are indeed pregnant. After they due the ultrasound to confirm how far along you are, it will seem much more real! Enjoy every second, it goes by waaaay to fast for my liking!

Post # 9
2820 posts
Sugar bee

Congrats!!!  I felt a little confused too at first, no confirmation when I went for my first visit but I did have some weird symptoms so I was pretty sure I was pregnant.  I also took pregnancy tests a few days apart/week apart around the same time in the morning so I could see the line getting darker.  I know they say that it’s not really accurate to do that and you can’t tell anything from it but whatever, it made me feel better and that little pink line just kept getting darker and darker.

Post # 10
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Congrats! They must have checked your hormone leves during the bloodwork. They like to know where it starts out so they can track it throughout the pregnancy, and if something happens. And like everyone said, usually it’s a false negative, not positive. Good luck on the ultrasound, I’m wishing you a healthy baby!

Post # 11
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I never had a pregnancy test at the dr’s office. I went in for an initial appointment and then they scheduled the ultrasound as part of the nuchal translucency screening that we opted for. Our midwife was suprised when I measured ahead 9 days at the 11w ultrasound because she thought my uterus was smaller at my first apt.


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