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False pregnancy

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Psychological desire: A "false pregnancy" occurs in individuals who psychologically desire the same but in fact are not. The "ruse" is often carried on for some time to "en ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many things: False pregnancy may be psychological. The other " false pregnancy" may be a positive pregnancy test when patient is not pregnant. For this condition o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
False pregnancy: False pregnancy? If you are not actually pregnant then there is nothing to treat.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Durso
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Beta hcg: If the pregnancy test, beta hcg, is negative and the woman is having signs of pregnancy then this is a false pregnancy.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
False positives: Chances are low, except in very unusual circumstances.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Psychological: In most patients with psudocyesis, the official name of false pregnancy, the symptoms are created psychologically. Breast tenderness, nausea, fatigue ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: If you have a positive pregnancy test this is due to a pregnancy - but you need to have this confirmed for a viable pregnancy too.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No.: No.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
False positive Test.: All tests have the possibility of false positives and negatives. That is part of the statistical nature of tests. A stress test is really a screening ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: A positive antibody means you're infected with herpes. That doesn't mean you're developing outrbreaks, but it does mean that you at least have latent ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
No: Ovarian cysts do not cause false negative results on a pregnancy test.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liengkong Siew
53 years experience in Gynecology
Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by so ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: A home pregnancy test can detect any pregnancy, but it can't identify an abdominal vs. an intrauterine one. Good wishes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Psychological desire: A "false pregnancy" occurs in individuals who psychologically desire the same but in fact are not. The "ruse" is often carried on for some time to "en ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Ectopic Pregnancy: Positive.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Home pregnancy tests are used to detect pregnancy and ovulation tests are used to detect ovulation. Take care.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dalbir Sudan
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reasur,do serum HCG: Reassure. wait for normal periods to resume. check for serum HCG . Depending on the symptoms do the workup for any other proble. If all negative p ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
No: If the test is a conventional pregnancy test, it should not make any differance. However, for the accuracy serum hCG test always available in an OBGY ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure: The pregnancy tests available over the counter are accurate over 98% of the time, but occasionally false results do occur.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Metzger
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sxs but not pregnant: A false pregnancy occurs when a woman misses a period and has symptoms similar to those in early pregnancy such as nausea, increased urinary frequency ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Am not aware of that: Please see your ob-gyn for a blood test to confirm or refute.
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Depo : Depo should not cause a false positive on a pregnancy test. Since false negatives are much more common than false positives, you should call your doc ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Very reliable: Today's home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A co ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes is correct! the blood test will turn positive at least several days earlier.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Clarify please?: Serum pregnancy tests are reliable at less than 2 weeks following embryo transfer in ivf, regardless of number. Does this help? If not, clarify the qu ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Too early to tell.: Implantation occurs about 9 days after fertilization. This is usually a bit before your next cycle is to start. Preg test usually turns positive a wee ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: Implanon won't affect your pregnancy test results.
A member asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Likely D&C: I believe you are referring to a molar pregnancy which unfortunately is a non viable pregnancy of cells rather than a fetus which will require a surgi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
35 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Bloated belly may be caused by many different conditions. Need to see physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT SWOPE
58 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: You need to follow up with your doctor. For follow up therapy.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience in Family Medicine
Family practice : Wait a few weeks then recheck testing. Can always have your dr order a blood test.
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