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This question was answered on Sat 22, Jan 2011 07:39am by Dr Padmapriya Putrevu

pregnancy and diuretics



    
Asked by cjcaswell (Female; 28; United States; no known medical hx; Relevant drugs:birth control pills, spironolactone 25 mg daily 7 days before menstration, phentermine 37.5 mg, chromium, womens one a day vitamin, fish oil, ) on Sat 22, Jan 2011 05:43am

I have heard that diuretics can effect a pregnancy test, and I take spironolactone 25 mg 7 days prior to menstration. I was not trying to get pregnant, I have taken the same birth control pill for the last year. At the beginning of this month, I missed the first two pills, but double up for two days in a row after that. I missed my period, and have had two positve home pregnancy test. I also have lost 6 lbs. in the last month and have been dieting. Could these test be false?

 
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Answer by Dr Padmapriya Putrevu (doctor) on Sat 22, Jan 2011 07:39am:

Hi Cjcaswell, diuretics can have an effect on a pregnancy test because they dilute the urine and hence the amount of HCG in the urine may become less thus leading to wrong result. So diuretics can lead to negative result and not a positive result. Also it has been found that the intake of Diuretics causes false negative blood test for HCG. Hence for confirmation, you must undergo a scanning to rule out pregnancy. Hope this helps you. Regards
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