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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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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

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False pregnancy possible in a woman who had a hysterectomy?

False pregnancy possible in a woman who had a hysterectomy?

Yes: False pregnancy tests are always possible. Almost no test is 100% accurate all the time. There are women with lupus who will test positive for pregnancy. ...Read more

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False pregnancy test/ false symptoms of pregnancy, what to do?

Retest & see Gyn MD.: You can repeat the test. If symptoms persist a thorough evaluation by a Gynecologist is in order. ...Read more

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Is a false pregnancy possible in a woman who has had a hysterectomy?

Is a false pregnancy possible in a woman who has had a hysterectomy?

I don't understand: What a false pregnancy in a woman after hysterectomy would be since she won't have periods? Do you mean a swelling belly? Yes, she can have a pelvic or abdominal mass. ...Read more

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Are women diagnosed with pseudocyesis (false pregnancy) mentally ill?

Psychological desire: A "false pregnancy" occurs in individuals who psychologically desire the same but in fact are not. The "ruse" is often carried on for some time to "engender empathy" from family, friends, or sex partners. When discovered to be not pregnant, a false "miscarriage occurs". The intent is sometimes marriage in the mild cases and worse in psychiatric patients. ...Read more

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Off NuvaRing for 5 months. Can you get false Pregnancy symptoms? They are more noticeable each month and I don't know what to believe

There is such a: Thing as false pregnancy symptoms when not pregnant. Get a good therapist to work with you and you will be able to get over it. ...Read more

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Can taking hCG give me a false pregnancy result?

Can taking hCG give me a false pregnancy result?

Possibly, it depends: Injected HCG such as used for fertility treatments can absolutely give you a false positive on a serum or a urine test within a certain time period. Taking HCG by mouth, which I've seen with the 'hcg diet' is unlikely to show up on a test. ...Read more

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Can blood thinners cause a false pregnancy test?

Can blood thinners cause a false pregnancy test?

No: No, I don't think blood thinner causes false pregnancy test result. ...Read more

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Can abnormal ovaries cause a false pregnancy test?

Can abnormal ovaries cause a false pregnancy test?

Usually not: By abnormal ovaries, I'm guessing you mean enlarged or cystic ovaries. In general, cystic ovaries don't cause false positive pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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What can I do for false pregnancy symptoms if I don't have a doctor yet?

Nothing No Worry: If you really have a false pregnancy then you do not need to do anything. The question is whether you really have a false pregnancy. I do not know enough to give specifics but I think that this diagnosis usually suggests the need to get professional help, just not urgently. Start with gyn or pcp to get diagnosis then on to specialist if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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