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beautifulS0LE
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I hate to annoy people on this board becaus I know that there are other people with problems but how accurate are the home pregnancy tests? I was reading reviews of home pregnancy tests online and a lot of people were complaining that they had false positives or false negatives. Who is there to believe? [Frown]
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False positives are extremely rare when a test is taken as directed.

False negatives are a little more common, but again, they're usually about user error: per taking the test too soon, reading results incorrectly, etc.

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I see. Thank you for responding to all my questions! I love this site b/c it's so helpful. It's easy to get an answer as opposed to other sites who don't even take questions.

Thanks again!

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