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Will an IUD alter a pregnancy test?

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Updated July 02, 2014

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Question: Will an IUD alter a pregnancy test?
Answer:

An IUD (Intrauterine Device) should not change the results of a pregnancy test, since even the ones with hormones don't have hCG in it, which is what a pregnancy test looks for in its processing. Symptoms like pain, bleeding and nausea can be caused by the IUD or hormones that may be in it. You should report to your doctor to ensure that your IUD is correctly placed and to discuss the side effects from your IUD.

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