Have you had a positive pregnancy test but you're not pregnant? Is that even possible? It turns out that besides a normal pregnancy, there are other medical conditions that can give you a positive pregnancy test.

These include:

  • Miscarriage (early pregnancy loss, spontaneous abortion)
  • Chemical pregnancy
  • For several weeks after a pregnancy or miscarriage
  • After certain injections for ovulation induction
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Hydatidiform mole
  • Persistent molar disease or trophoblast disease
  • Germ cell, bladder, and other non-trophoblastic malignancies
  • Pituitary hCG production (usually postmenopause)
  • Phantom or false-positive hCG production (positive blood and negative urine pregnancy test)

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