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Do doctors see a lot of patients with false pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 35 years experience
Fortunately No: This condition is almost always psychiatric in nature. So called pseudocyesis, occurs when a patient presents with the signs of pregnancy by history. These signs however are generally not real and represent some inner need for the patient to be pregnant. This is either conscious for secondary gain or unconscious in some psychological or psychiatric way.
Dr. William DeMedio
Family Medicine 41 years experience
No: Very few patients have the somatoform disorder of pseudopregnancy in my practice.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 44 years experience
Rare condition: I have practiced ob-gyn 34 years and I have never seen an actual case. Many women have suspected pregnancy symptoms but this is not really a false pregnancy. I am not sure why you wonder about this, but i hope this helps.

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