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thank you. I do know you will tell me to see a doctor but in the mean time is it possible given the circumstances or am I dreaming and these things cannot influence the test results
These cannot influence the results
However having said that
The urine tests are inaccurate at times.
The best test to confirm pregnancy is the blood test.
So I would like that you should have a blood test done.
if I were pregnant though, would my body not be putting weight on rather than losing it
Well, weight gain and symptoms of pregnancy start to happen a few weeks later
Since your diet was poor during this period of time that is the reason of your weight loss.
so it is most likely that I am pregnant then. And the sleeplessness, stress and weightloss are completely unrelated to hormones released during pregnancy. I was lead to understand that these things can cause hormonal imbalances in the body
They can cause hormonal imbalance but not a false positive pregnancy test.
They cause imbalances in the brain hormones like LH, FSH etc which effect the ovaries but not the beta HCG which is the one that is important for pregnancy test results.
Here is a link which will give you a list of causes of a false positive pregnancy test:
can you tell me how... I am a science graduate so the details wont be too difficult for me to understand. When we studied the cheetah using EIA to determine pregnancy, the stressed cheetah exhibited hormones causing one to assume she was pregnant but later was discovered that this is a hormonal imbalance. I would like to know, what causes the release of the HCG in the urine and is it naturally occuring at any time other than during pregnancy. If not then how do test provide false positives.
sorry, i checked that link before coming here but it did not give me the information I was looking for.
ok I will explain
That is a good question
It means you are a good student :)
Actually the beta HCG is released from the chorion
chorion is only present when there is a fetus developing
When there is no fetus, there is no chorion, which is a membrane, there is no hormone.
There is no other natural way this hormone can come
The other rare causes are tumors in the body
But obviously those are rare causes.
Although stress effects other hormones in the body
Stress can even cause a lady to seem as though she is pregnant called as pseudocyesis
pseudocyesis is actually the thing that you were trying to describe when you gave the description.
But this will not cause a positive pregnancy test
pregnancy tests are pretty accurate but sometimes urine tests can give a false result
ok. so if a blood test comes back negative i should be getting checked for abnormalities. I was advised by a doctor a few years ago to be checked for abnormalities. I was frequently experiencing pain from deep in my stomach almost during sex.
which is why in those cases a blood test should be done.
but basically il have to get a blood test because im most likely pregnant
If your blood test is negative then you are not pregnant
ok. thank you for your help
You have to have a blood test done because you are most likely pregnant
But you can have another urine test to make sure the previous one was done accurately.
So one more urine test.
If positive check a blood test.
If that is positive you are pregnant.
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