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How Does An Ovarian Cyst Affect A Pregnancy Test
Does not.: A home urine pregnancy test is not affected by ovarian cysts nor location of implantation of the gestational sac. It will show just as positive in ectopics and in normal pregnancies. Serial blood HCG levels and transvaginal sonography are the cornerstones or ectopic diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Depends on the size: A small to moderate ovarian cyst should not appreciably affect the chances of getting pregnant. Cysts 3 cm or smaller are considered normal by some doctors. However, a larger cyst (perhaps larger than 5-6 cm) could cause problems with the egg making it into the fallopian tube, and increases the chances of ovarian torsion, which could affect ovary blood supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does an ovarian cyst mean a girl is fertile and will ovulate? Does having an ovarian cyst while on birth control pill mean larger risk of pregnancy?
Usually not: Usually biopsies are not performed on the ovary. Rather if there is a cyst or mass that is suspicious, it will usually be removed entirely, either with or without the rest of the ovary. However not all cysts need to be removed. Sometimes a cyst can be a normal finding. ...Read more
having an ovarian cyst could that affect getting pregnant or even affect results on a home pregnancy test?
I have ovarian cyst & pregnancy symptoms, but got a positive pregnancy test at the doctor. I read an ovarian cyst can mimic pregnancy. Is this true?
No: Blood or urine pregnancy test is often performed in premenopausal women who have an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common during pregnancy, but ovarian cysts are not known to cause a false-positive test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare, with only a handful of possible causes. ...Read more
Generally no,but....: There are a few ovarian tumors that cause false positive pregnancy tests, but there are a variety of other reasons for a persistent elevated pregnancy level. For example I have a patient who had head trauma 2 years ago and has not been sexually active since then, but always has a low positive pregnancy test level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pregnancy test: The pain associated with an ovarian cyst can be indistinguishable from an ectopic (or tubal)pregnancy. A negative pregnancy test however, effectively rules out an ectopic pregancy. If the pregancy test is positive, an ultrasound is needed to be certain that the developing baby is located inside the uterus and not in the fallopian tube (which connects the ovaries to the uterus). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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