birth control


Question by  avocadoing (62)

Will taking oral birth control affect the outcome of a pregnancy test?

I heard that these things make your body think you're pregnant and that's how they work.


Answer by  Lexie (115)

Birth control doesn't simulate pregnancy, it just increases your hormones. It won't affect the outcome of a pregnacy test. If you take a test and it's positive, you're probably pregnant.


Answer by  wennifred (597)

No, it will not. A pregnancy test looks for the presence of a very specific hormone (HCG - human chorionic gonadotropin) which is only produced when a woman is pregnant. Hormonal forms of birth control, like the oral birth control pill, do not mimic this hormone.


Answer by  mama86 (245)

No, oral birth control does NOT affect the outcome of a pregnancy test. The only way that you would get a positive pregnancy test was if your body is producing HCG which is the pregnancy hormone that is produced once the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the uterus. Birth control does not produce this hormone.


Answer by  dee123 (51)

No, taking oral hormonal birth control pills will not affect the outcome of a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests test for the presence of hCG, which will only appear once implantation occurs after fertilization. Birth control pills cannot and do not mimic hCG.


Answer by  Anna27 (62)

a pregnancy test tests for certain hormones that a woman's body produces when she is pregnant. Taking an oral birth control pill will not cause a false positive.


Answer by  ewam (403)

No, it won't affect a pregnancy test. They're supposed to work regardless of the terms. Some people are on drugs, etc. and they still work.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

Oral birth control, taken especially after intercourse, will more than likely prevent pregnancy, which means that there is no way that the body will think that ity is pregnant.


Answer by  mjh6235 (23)

Most pregnancy tests "look" for the protein hormone hCG or human chorionic gonadotropin. Birth control has two standard doses of the hormones estrogen and progesterone.


Answer by  Ashli (251)

When you become pregnant, there are specific hormones that are found in your blood as your body begins to provide for the fetus. So no, they will not.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

Most birth control increase your levels of estrogen, which tells your body you are pregnant. It does not change a pregnancy test as they test for a different hormone HGC.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

No, it won't affect the outcome. Pregnancy tests are based on beta HCG a hormone that is only produced during implantation. Yes, oral birth control makes your body think it's pregnant, but the hormone that the tests measure is only produced during pregnancy.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, birth control pills contain estrogen or progesterone. Pregnancy tests test for a hormone only released if an embryo implants.

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