False Positive Pregnancy Tests?

Patient

Q: I took an at home pregnancy test which was negative after the 10 minute mark, but later that day there was two lines. I am aware of the concept of the evaporation line, but this was pink not grey. I slept for 9-10 hours and did another one in the morning and it was negative. Can I safely say the first was a false positive.

Symptoms:  None
Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Though the second test was negative since there was a pink line on the first test, we should not take any chances of ruling out a pregnancy in a better way. Suggest that you get a beta hCG blood test done which is more specific and reliable and will give you the right picture.
Hope this helped.
Regards,

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