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A 32-year-old female asked:

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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No: Blood or urine pregnancy test is often performed in premenopausal women who have an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common during pregnancy, but ovarian cysts are not known to cause a false-positive test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare, with only a handful of possible causes.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Very rarely: If the ovarian cyst is in a tumor making HCG, then it may cause false positive pregnancy test. For practical purposes the answer is: No.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
No: Benign or functional Ovarian cysts do not produce hormones and therefore cannot cause a positive pregnancy test. There are some rare ovarian tumors that can produce bHCG and cause a false pregnancy test.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can the ovarian cyst temper with pregnancy test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Rarely: Only if the ovarian cyst is a tumor making HCG will an ovarian cyst interfere with a pregnancy test.

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