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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 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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Last month, had false positive pregnancy test, And discovered a cyst on my ovary, this month have been spotting for 2 weeks. Should I be worried?

Last month, had false positive pregnancy test, And discovered a cyst on my ovary, this month have been spotting for 2 weeks. Should I be worried?

False positive...: ...pregnancy tests are uncommon. I'm assuming you had an ultrasound that confirmed the test was a false negative. You should repeat the test and see your doctor again if it's positive. Rarely, something besides a pregnancy can cause a positive test. You should "worry" enough to get follow up care, but not so much that you lose sleep over this. A single cyst on the ovary isn't a concern. ...Read more

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Can my hypothyroidism cause me to have a false positive pregnancy test result?

Can my hypothyroidism cause me to have a false positive pregnancy test result?

Not likely: Hypothyroidism is not expected to cause a false positive pregnancy test. If you have any concern, get a blood test for HCG level.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Can white blood cells or blood in the urine from a UTI cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can white blood cells or blood in the urine from a UTI cause a false positive pregnancy test?

No: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses (such as a UTI), sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...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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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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Faint positive pregnancy test then heavy bleeding. What's happening?

Faint positive pregnancy test then heavy bleeding. What's happening?

Depends: The test may have been negative and you could be having a normal period with heavier than usual bleeding. It is also possible that a very early pregnancy was lost spontaneously. ...Read more

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Am i miscarrying? I had a regular period on nov. 5-10 i got a positive pregnancy test result on nov 19th. I started spotting then heavy bleeding overnight on the 20th. I have been 2 the e.R. Twice., on the 19th my hCG level was 56, today its 71. I have an

Am i miscarrying? I had a regular period on nov. 5-10 i got a positive pregnancy test result on nov 19th. I started spotting then heavy bleeding overnight on the 20th. I have been 2 the e.R. Twice., on the 19th my hCG level was 56, today its 71. I have an

Even : Even though bleeding can be a sign of miscarriage, there are instances where bleeding can occur (especially in the first trimester), but the baby is still ok. I'm afraid you are going to have to wait until your appointment to know for sure. They may do additional blood testing and/or an ultrasound depending on your symptoms and how far along you are. Reasons to go to the er are fever, heavy bleeding, or severe pain. ...Read more

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I've taken 6 home pregnancy test, all coming out positive. Is there any way cyst could cause those to be a false positive?

I've taken 6 home pregnancy test, all coming out positive. Is there any way cyst could cause those to be a false positive?

Virtual consults: There are certain types of ovarian tumors that can cause a rise in BHCG and cause a false positive pregnancy test. the tumor type is choriocarcinoma. I do have some questions for you. please set up a virtual consult so that we can talk. ...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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I have PCOS, in the past 3 days I have took 5 pregnancy test, 4 positive and 1 negative. Could it be cyst giving me false positives?

I have PCOS, in the past 3 days I have took 5 pregnancy test, 4 positive and 1 negative. Could it be cyst giving me false positives?

Not likely: A cyst from PCOS will not cause a positive pregnancy test. You can, however, have some false results on occasion. You may schedule an appointment with me if you like and we can order a blood test to do a more thorough assessment, or you can see your regular healthcare provider for the same assessment. ...Read more

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Did pregnancy test was faint positive I've had massive back pain,bleeding and cramping nauseas now few days later nothing am I pregnant or false alarm?

Did pregnancy test was faint positive I've had massive back pain,bleeding and cramping nauseas now few days later nothing am I pregnant or false alarm?

Repeat the test: It would be useful to repeat the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get 4 false positive pregnancy test ?

Is it possible to get 4 false positive pregnancy test ?

No, but...: Anything is possible in life, but 4 false positive tests is stretching it. To avoid more than one false positive, buy different brands of tests (in case there is a bad batch of tests out there). One should not do the tests on the same day, but 5-7 days apart, so that if a pregnancy has gone away, the later tests will be negative. Rare reasons include: http://www.Pregnancylab.Net/pituitary-hcg/. ...Read more

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I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

I've been taking Valerian root could that cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Blood test: Valerian root is not particularly known to cause false positive pregnancy tests. It is in the nature of any testing that tests turn up false positive. If the pregnancy test was a urine test, a blood test would be the next step, if a false positive test is suspected. Other than pregnancy, certain diseases can cause pregnancy test to turn up positive. ...Read more

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Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Can you give a false positive pregnancy test even though you have never had sex.

Yes but unlikely: There are very rare tumors that produce the same hormone as found in pregnancy.

If there is no chance of sex having happened, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Can zofran (ondansetron) cause false positive pregnancy test? If so how common is it?

Get blood test: If you have a positive result on a correctly done urine, test, it is prudent that you get a blood test for HCG level to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Unless proven otherwise, a positive urine test after a missed period should be considered as diagnostic of pregnancy. For the sake of your and your potential baby's health, you should seek medical care. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more