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If an ovarian cyst gave a false positive last yr and I've taken 3 tests last week and all r pos, could a cyst be the reason why again?

If an ovarian cyst gave a false positive last yr and I've taken 3 tests last week and all r pos, could a cyst be the reason why again?

Preg test: I assume you are referring to a positive pregnancy test. If 3 tests report positive results then you need to see a doctor and determine if you are pregnant. Do not assume it is due to a cyst. If you are sexually active at all it could be a pregnancy. ...Read more

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 small abnormal ovarian cyst cause a false positive ovulation test? First day of positive OPK . Regular 28day cycle.Chart shows ovulation as wel

Can an small abnormal ovarian cyst cause a false positive ovulation test? First day of positive OPK . Regular 28day cycle.Chart shows ovulation as wel

Probably: Depends on what the definition of "small abnormal cyst" is? But any follicle that's functional can trigger an lh surge to start the ovulation process. The other possibility if you were scanned at a particular cycle day, is that you ovulated before the scan even as close as minutes before the scan and the early corpus luteum could be missed leaving only the "small cyst" to be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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3months no period, 3 hpt all pos. Had ovarian cyst that gave off false positive b4, is it possible its happenig again???

3months no period,  3 hpt all pos. Had ovarian cyst that gave off false positive b4, is it possible its happenig again???

Pregnant: if you have 3 positive test you are pregnant. Politely I am skeptical about your previous cyst: many ovarian cysts can cause skipped periods, but only 1 can give a positive hCG and it is a unusual tumor so I doubt you had that. Good news and good wishes. ...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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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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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

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more