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Can ovarian cysts make a woman have a false pregnancy test result?

Can ovarian cysts make a woman have a false pregnancy test result?

Generally no,but....: There are a few ovarian tumors that cause false positive pregnancy tests, but there are a variety of other reasons for a persistent elevated pregnancy level. For example I have a patient who had head trauma 2 years ago and has not been sexually active since then, but always has a low positive pregnancy test level. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false negative in pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false negative in pregnancy test?

No.: An ovarian cyst is not a cause of false negative pregnancy tests. All tests have some amount of error in their accuracy, but an ovarian cyst is not a cause of this. ...Read more

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A little over a month agp, i've been having ovarian cyst/false pregnancy symptoms. What should I do?

A little over a month agp, i've been having ovarian cyst/false pregnancy symptoms. What should I do?

See your MD: Only your md or healthcare provider can provide you with the best advice. Avoid strenuous activities for now. You need a pelvic exam, ultrasound and pregnancy test ! ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test?

Yes, but rare: Only one type of cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. This is a tumor that can release hCG. It is very rare and is very unlikely causing your pregnancy test to be positive. If the false positive is blood related then this could be due to antibodies in your blood interfering with the test. If this is true then the urine test will be negative since the antibodies can't be urinated. ...Read more

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I'm 17, took a pregnancy test, came out positive, not sure if its a false positive due to me having had an ovarian cyst, that may still be there?

I'm 17, took a pregnancy test, came out positive, not sure if its a false positive due to me having had an ovarian cyst, that may still be there?

Positive preg test: Pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. Repeat the test and if it is positive you are probably pregnant. Ovarian cysts dont usually give positive. There are some rare cases that can cause a false posiive. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false pregnancy test a week after a ruptured ovarian cyst was found via ultrasound?

Is it possible to have a false pregnancy test a week after a ruptured ovarian cyst was found via ultrasound?

False Pregnancy Test: In general, NO, but a ruptured corpus lutein cyst has been known to do so. Of course, it was possible that you were pregnant, and miscarried at an extremely early stage. It would be best to repeat the pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test on home test and in blood test in hospital? im really hoping im pregnant .

Can ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test on home test and in blood test in hospital? im really hoping im pregnant .

No: Or at least really unlikely. The only cyst that could give false positive test is one that produces hCG, and only rare ovarian tumors do that. No ovarian cyst will give a false negative if you are pregnant. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause false negative pregnancy tests?

Can ovarian cysts cause false negative pregnancy tests?

No: But a person with a false negative pregnancy test will often have an ovarian cyst, since all pregnancies have a corpus luteum. ...Read more

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Can a functioal ovarian cysts give you a positive pregnancy result?

Can a functioal ovarian cysts give you a positive pregnancy result?

No: You could be pregnant with a cyst; it's called a corpus luteum cyst and makes hormones for the early pregnancy. The cyst will not make the pregnancy test positive, . ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and a false negative pregnancy test?

Ovarian cysts and a false negative pregnancy test?

Please clarify: The question is not clear. Ovarian cysts are common and do not interfere with pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Can pcos or ovarian cysts cause 5 false positive home pregnancy tests?

Can pcos or ovarian cysts cause 5 false positive home pregnancy tests?

No : After 5 consecutive positive pregnancy tests, it may be time to consult with an obstetrician for further evaluation of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst ? Are they the same symptoms of pregnancy ?

What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst ? Are they the same symptoms of pregnancy ?

Non-specific: There are no symptoms that are specific for ovarian cysts, although many different symptoms are reported. Pelvic pain, pressure, and missed periods are all reasons you might consider a cyst; but it takes ultrasound or something like it to say for certain. ...Read more

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Can remaining fluids from an ovarian cyst rupture affect my pregnancy ?

Can remaining  fluids from an ovarian cyst rupture affect my pregnancy ?

Very unlikely.: Once an ovarian cyst has ruptured, while it can briefly cause abdominal irritation, the fluid is rapidly reabsorbed into the circulatory system. There is some association between recurrent ovarian cysts and difficulty conceiving, but, if you're pregnant, then you're just as likely as a woman who hasn't had this prior condition to have a healthy baby. Congrats! ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have an ovarian cyst will a pregnancy test be positive?

I'm just wondering, if you have an ovarian cyst will a pregnancy test be positive?

No: As a laboratory doctor i look at beta HCG and correlate them with ovaries ..Other than ovarian germ cell tumors; benign follicular cyst should not change the b/hcg and do it should caise a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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False Pregnancy (Definition)

If "false pregnancy" is the layman's term for pseudo pregnancy, than it means that a woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, while the pregnancy test is negative. These symptom can include morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, food intolerance, no menstrual period, weight gain, ...Read more