Post # 1
I went to the doctors for a pelvic exam. About two weeks ago I took a pregnancy test and it came up positive, then a few days later I took another one again it was positive. I called to get it confirmed however they just set me up for two prenatal appointments. The first one was talking about family history and symptoms then some blood work. I asked the nurse if they were going to confirm the pregnancy, she replied no you can’t get a false positive your pregnant. She then said if they did give me a pregnancy test it would only be a urine test and its the same as what I took at home.
So I went to my second appointment which was a pelvic exam she said everything looked good but mentioned that my uterus is small and set up an appointment for an ultrasound. I feel kind of out of the loop. I wanted confirmation somehow to make it more real for myself ( I know that sounds weird). And the comment about my uterus being small could have gone with a little more information. Like is it small like a normal uterus or is it small like bigger than normal but not very far along. Does anyone else feel completely lost? What if I DID get a false positive twice? I have to wait about a week and a half for the ultrasound and honestly I’m scared. We were SOOO excited about the positive pregnancy tests and having a baby that now I am scared I did have a false positive or something is wrong. I will feel so dumb if we go there and they say “Hun, your not pregnant” and crushed.
Post # 3
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
Unless you are on any type of hCg hormonal treatments, false positives are usually pretty rare.
Post # 5
@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
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
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 # 8
Thanks girls you have made me feel a little better. I was super excited when I took the test and it came back positive and was excited up until our last dr appointment. For some reason I did a complete 180 and started thinking “No one has confirmed it. What if it was a mistake…..etc”
I don’t think they checked my hCG levels when they did blood work. The nurse explained what the blood tests were (can only remember like 3 now LOL), but I could be wrong.
I will just try to be positive till our ultrasound!! It is so hard feeling lost.
Post # 9
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
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
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.