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Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Common vs. rare: At 27 years of age, ovarian cancer is very rare. The more common cause of a positive pregnancy test is pregnancy itself. Sometimes a pregnancy can implant on an ovary (ectopic pregnancy). If an ultrasound does not show a pregnancy, it is worth a look at the ovaries. Ovaries are the source of egg cells, and a growth there could theoretically cause an elevation in HCG (pregnancy hormone). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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In addition to cancer and an ectopic pregnancy, what would be a reason to get your ovaries removed?

In addition to cancer and an ectopic pregnancy, what would be a reason to get your ovaries removed?

Twisted reasons: A sex change to male( a la chaz bono), or a twisted or ruptured ovarian cyst are two reasons that come to mind. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be detected during pregnancy?

Can ovarian cancer be detected during pregnancy?

Yes: Some patients have surgery to explore and/or attempt to reduce or cure symptomatic disease. Mris aren't always terribly useful for ovarian cancers but are sometimes helpful when surgery isn't a great option. The ca125 tumor marker can often be informative as well but isn't very specific to ovarian cancer and may be falsely elevated. Conservative approaches are best until the pregnancy is finished. ...Read more

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Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Would a standard pregnancy ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Yes,: the ovaries are well visualized in early pregnancy, and any abnormalities would be documented. Later in pregnancy, the ovaries are more difficult to visualize and evaluate . ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

Tough question: By this i assume you mean for in vitro vertilization. Any hormone manipulation has a potential for side effects. Increased Estrogens increases the risk of breast and cervical cancer, but lower estrogen increases risks of ovary and uterus--also influenced by Progesterone and other hormones. This is not a straight forward topic, as there are many studies that contradict each other. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Can ovarian cancer be caused by hormones like some breast cancers? I had a false-positive pregnancy test and have ovarian cancer.

Just the opposite: There are some ovarian cancers that manufacture estrogen hormones from their theca cells, and endometrial cancers are also caused by estrogen hormone excess growth. However, we do not know that hormones are the cause ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

Ovarian cyst pregnancy always results to ectopic pregnancy?

No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes away on its own. Sometimes a "cyst" seen in or near the ovary does represent an ectopic pregnancy (most often in the fallopian tube". This is often accompanied by pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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How often does ovarian cyst get mistaken for ectopic pregnancy?

Never by expert: Each has its own distinct features by sonography , trained expert will not get mistaken , besides location. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between an ovarian cyst and ectopic pregnancy?

A pregnancy test: The pain associated with an ovarian cyst can be indistinguishable from an ectopic (or tubal)pregnancy. A negative pregnancy test however, effectively rules out an ectopic pregancy. If the pregancy test is positive, an ultrasound is needed to be certain that the developing baby is located inside the uterus and not in the fallopian tube (which connects the ovaries to the uterus). ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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