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False Pregnancy And Lupus
My wife has endometriosis and systemic lupus, we took 2 (cheap) pregnancy tests and they both turned out positive. Can lupus or endo cause a false pos?
No.: False positive urine pregnancy tests are rather rare. Some possible causes are operator error, a biochemical pregnancy, or interference with the assay from recent infertility therapy. SLE and endometriosis should not impact the specificity of a urine pregnancy test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Phantom HCG: Besides the psychological disorder where women feel pregnant but they are not, there is also an interesting phenomenon where women test positive for pregnancy by blood, but are actually not pregnant. This is due to antibodies that give false positive blood tests. In these women urine pregnancy tests should remain negative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pseudo pregnancy: If "false pregnancy" is the layman's term for pseudo pregnancy, than it means that a woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, while the pregnancy test is negative. These symptom can include morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, food intolerance, no menstrual period, weight gain, increased abdominal girth aso. ...Read more
Yes: It's called "pseudocyesis" . See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/false_pregnancy very interesting condition. As you will read, it can also happen in animals; so it is obviously not just psychological! fun question! ...Read more
False Pregnancy: This may be a false positive pregnancy test. If a blood test was used, try the urine test. Repeating the test at various dilutions can give clues. Ie, if you dilute the sample 50% the level should be 50%. If it does not drop, it means there is an interfering factor that gives false positive. Also, trying different labs & pretreating for other antibodies can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If "false pregnancy" is the layman's term for pseudo pregnancy, than it means that a woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, while the pregnancy test is negative. These symptom can include morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, food intolerance, no menstrual period, weight gain, ...Read more
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