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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?

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 more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Can False Pregnancy be treated early?

Can False Pregnancy be treated early?

False pregnancy: False pregnancy? If you are not actually pregnant then there is nothing to treat. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a false pregnancy?

What sort of disorder is a false pregnancy?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: False pregnancy?

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

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Old films mentioned false pregnancy. Is this possible?

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

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What is the best treatment for false pregnancy?

What is the best treatment for false pregnancy?

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 more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with false pregnancy?

Fortunately No: This condition is almost always psychiatric in nature. So called pseudocyesis, occurs when a patient presents with the signs of pregnancy by history. These signs however are generally not real and represent some inner need for the patient to be pregnant. This is either conscious for secondary gain or unconscious in some psychological or psychiatric way. ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant or is it a false pregnancy and bloat?

Could I be pregnant or is it a false pregnancy and bloat?

Pregnancy: If your period is late, check a home prenancy test. That's the way to know whether you are pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Can you get 3 false + pregnancy test 3 days in a row? Having symptoms I never experience in my life, so decided to test Af due 5 days 2 early det & $1

Can you get 3 false + pregnancy test 3 days in a row? Having symptoms I never experience in my life, so decided to test Af due 5 days 2 early det & $1

+ Preg test: It appears that you are pregnant based on the pregnancy test result. A false positive is not likely in this circumstance. See an Obgyn to begin your prenatal care. ...Read more

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6 days late. Neg hpt at 5 days late. S&s of preg. Am I pregnant or having false pregnancy symptoms?

Go see Dr: On occasion home pregnancy test may be negative even with actual early pregnancy. It would be helpful to go in and have a blood test done by your doctor.. ...Read more

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What could cause a "false pregnancy"?

What could cause a "false pregnancy"?

Many things: False pregnancy may be psychological. The other " false pregnancy" may be a positive pregnancy test when patient is not pregnant. For this condition one has to see a physician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for false pregnancy?

What are the tests for false pregnancy?

Beta hcg: If the pregnancy test, beta hcg, is negative and the woman is having signs of pregnancy then this is a false pregnancy. ...Read more

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What medicines can give you a false pregnancy?

What medicines can give you a false pregnancy?

Controversial: Pregnancy tests measure the level of HCG in urine or blood. So a woman using HCG to trigger ovulation may as do women using HCG for weight loss. Controversial are meds such as those used to treat epilepsy, parkinson's, some diuretics and some tranquilizers. If positive, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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False Pregnancy (Definition)

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