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False Pregnancy In Humans
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
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
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
Psychological: In most patients with psudocyesis, the official name of false pregnancy, the symptoms are created psychologically. Breast tenderness, nausea, fatigue and sometimes fetal movement are used. This generally is conscious looking for secondary gain from family members or unconscious in a true psychiatric condition. It is not a common disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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