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Doctor insights on: How Do I Know If I Have A False Pregnancy

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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 colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

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

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Can ovarian cysts make a woman have a false pregnancy test result?

Can ovarian cysts make a woman have a false pregnancy test result?

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 more

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Is it possible to have a false pregnancy test a week after a ruptured ovarian cyst was found via ultrasound?

Is it possible to have a false pregnancy test a week after a ruptured ovarian cyst was found via ultrasound?

False Pregnancy Test: In general, NO, but a ruptured corpus lutein cyst has been known to do so. Of course, it was possible that you were pregnant, and miscarried at an extremely early stage. It would be best to repeat the pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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What is false pregnancy from?

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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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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