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How many pregnancy tests do you need to take to make sure you’re pregnant? Today is the first day of my missed period and I got a positive test. How can I be sure its not a false positive?

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Very unlikely that it’s a false positive. One test is plenty but feel free to knock yourself out with more. Most likely doctor will not want to see you until 9/10ish weeks

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I’d take 3 for good measure. You’re not likely to get a different result, but it helps with peace of mind. (Btw, congrats!!)

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Will do! Thank you, D1 and congrats!

False positives are pretty rare. Pregnancy tests pick up a pregnancy specific hormone (HCG), so usually a positive is a positive (unless you had fertility treatments which could linger in your system and yield a false positive).

If you're using the ones with the lines (e.g., First Response) you should see the line get darker each day as your HCG increases. I personally would take two and call it a day! Especially in combination with a late period it's a pretty solid indicator :)

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One is all you need. Congratulations!

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First pregnancy now. I took first response at 10 DPO, then 11, then 12. Got darker each day. You can take one or two more to see if it gets darker, but, yes, false positives are rare.

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Thank you, ladies!

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I took two but the minute I missed my period I knew I was pregnancy haha two just to be safe. Congrats!

Congratulations! (One)

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