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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

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive ovulation test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a positive ovulation test?

No: The only way for an ovarian cyst to do that would be it it was hormonally active and secreting lh hormones. That would be 1 in a million chance or less. So the cyst should not affect that. ...Read more

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How do women get ovarian cysts? I was told having ovarian cysts can be fatal, is this true or false? And how do we get them and why do we get them? Why do they hurt so bad when it bursts?

Ovarian : Ovarian cysts are most often "follicular" in origin. This means that the ovary is trying to ovulate and doesn't release the egg or "luteinize", which means become a corpus luteum. It will then persist or sometimes enlarge. Follicular cysts appear black on ultrasound as they contain only fluid (which transmits the sound better than tissue). Another type of ovarian cyst is a hemorrhagic corpus luteum. This too is related to ovulation. During the release of the egg, the wall of the follicle may break through a blood vessel causing bleeding in the abdomen or into the cyst cavity. These will appear acutely often accompanied by pain. On ultrasound they have "mixed echogenicity" meaning a combination of solid and cystic components. Women can have significant bleeding with hemorrhagic cysts particularly if they are on blood thinners or have bleeding disorders. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts will often resolve over time spontaneously and require surgery on some occasions. Ovarian cyst that continue to enlarge are suspicious for neoplasms or tumors. These can be benign or malignant (cancerous). A common benign tumor is a teratoma, often called a "dermoid" tumor. For functional cysts (follicular and corpus luteum) prevention is commonly afforded through the use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for 1st ovarian cyst. Scared of how it's going to feel.?

Can you give me suggestions for 1st ovarian cyst. Scared of how it's going to feel.?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts are common after 40 and usually break spontaniously. An ultrasound can help determine whether a surgical removal of tissue should occur, with the tissue then looked at via a microscope to determine the cell composition. You need to follow your doctor's plans for treatment. ...Read more

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Can some one with ovarian cyst give birth ?

Can some one with ovarian cyst give birth
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Yep: Long answer- most ovarian cysts are normally functioning ovaries. Even a large cyst would not prevent childbirth, though rarely could obstruct labor. A cyst does need to be evaluated... ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects ovarian cysts? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects ovarian cysts? What is required to diagnose?

Of course they are: Ovaries make. Cysts every month. The cysts release eggs so you can get pregnant. Occasionally they cause pain but not often. ...Read more

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I've taken 8 pt total and all positive. I went to the dr for a blood test a week ago and came up negative. Could it be that I have an ovarian cyst?

I've taken 8 pt total and all positive. I went to the dr for a blood test a week ago and came up negative. Could it be that I have an ovarian cyst?

May be: Ovarian cysts are quite common and most are benign. You do not state your concern; do you have any symptoms? Did you discuss your concern, if you have any, with your doctor? What prompted you to do 8 pregnancy tests? There may be issues that need a good conversation with your doctor to flush out. ...Read more

Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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