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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 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 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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I have ovarian cysts, I'm 2 weeks past my regular period. My pregnancy tests are all negative, but I have all the right symptoms. Have time 4 advice?

I have ovarian cysts, I'm 2 weeks past my regular period. My pregnancy tests are all negative, but I have all the right symptoms. Have time 4 advice?

Advise: you need to follow up with your Gyn doctor for full. My opinions would only be speculations with out a full history/physical and lab work. There is a large differential diagnosis for your symptoms ...Read more

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Ive missed my period by several days the pregnancy tests say negative but I have ovarian cysts. Could I be pregnant?

Ive missed my period by several days the pregnancy tests say negative but I have ovarian cysts. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: If did the test correctly and did it a week or so after the missed period, you are not likely to be pregnant. If you do not get your period in the next 4-5 days you may wish to repeat the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. See this site for information on the topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx ...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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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

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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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I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

It's OK: Talk to your obgyn. He/she will be able to answer your questions better as he/she knows your history and the size/characteristics of the cyst and fibroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst & pregnancy symptoms, but got a positive pregnancy test at the doctor. I read an ovarian cyst can mimic pregnancy. Is this true?

I have ovarian cyst & pregnancy symptoms, but got a positive pregnancy test at the doctor. I read an ovarian cyst can mimic pregnancy. Is this true?

Positive pregnancy: Ovarian cyst is not going to cause positive pregnancy test. so you are most probably pregnant , follow up with your OBGYN for the continual care. ...Read more

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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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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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