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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?
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
Can lupus give you a false negative pregnancy blood test? I have all the symptoms of pregnancy and no uti.
Not aware of: Lupus is not expected to interfere with pregnancy test. ...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 more
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
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 more
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
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
Unlikely: False pregnancy is exceedingly rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
6 days late. Neg hpt at 5 days late. S&s of preg. Am I pregnant or having false pregnancy symptoms?
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
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
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
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
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
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