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How Do I Know If I Have A False Pregnancy
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
How many people actually have a false pregnancy? How do I make sure that's not what's happening before i test?
Very rarely: The most common ovarian cysts may make estrogen or Progesterone hormones which would not affect a pregnancy test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare - see an ob/gyn to get a blood pregnancy test as you may well be pregnant. Germ cell tumors of the ovary can rarely produce pregnancy hormone (HCG) but these don't look like regular cysts on ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is possible for a woman to produce breast milk in the absence of pregnancy. This can be caused by stimulation of the nipples, certain medications, or medical conditions which raise the hormone level of prolactin. If you are producing breast milk and are not pregnant, it is important you see a doctor to determine what is causing your lactation. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a false pregnancy test a week after a ruptured ovarian cyst was found via ultrasound?
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
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
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
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