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Cyst (Definition)

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


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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false negative in pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false negative in pregnancy test?

No.: An ovarian cyst is not a cause of false negative pregnancy tests. All tests have some amount of error in their accuracy, but an ovarian cyst is not a cause of this. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have an ovarian cyst will a pregnancy test be positive?

I'm just wondering, if you have an ovarian cyst will a pregnancy test be positive?

No: As a laboratory doctor i look at beta HCG and correlate them with ovaries ..Other than ovarian germ cell tumors; benign follicular cyst should not change the b/hcg and do it should caise a false positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period but I've taken a pregnancy test and it was negative, I have had an ovarian cyst before, could it be that?

I haven't gotten my period but I've taken a pregnancy test and it was negative, I have had an ovarian cyst before, could it be that?

May be: If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to repeat the pregnancy test in 4-5 days.If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm 17, took a pregnancy test, came out positive, not sure if its a false positive due to me having had an ovarian cyst, that may still be there?

I'm 17, took a pregnancy test, came out positive, not sure if its a false positive due to me having had an ovarian cyst, that may still be there?

Positive preg test: Pregnancy tests are actually quite accurate. Repeat the test and if it is positive you are probably pregnant. Ovarian cysts dont usually give positive. There are some rare cases that can cause a false posiive. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

Can an ovarian cyst cause a false positive pregnancy test?

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

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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?

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?

Positive pregnancy: Ovarian cyst is not going to cause positive pregnancy test. so you are most probably pregnant , follow up with your OBGYN for the continual care. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

I have an ovarian cyst and a fibroid, I've missed a period and took a pregnancy test and it came back positive ?

It's OK: Talk to your obgyn. He/she will be able to answer your questions better as he/she knows your history and the size/characteristics of the cyst and fibroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have an ovarian cyst and has missed my period for almost two months but have negative pregnancy test what should I do . I also had an ectopic?

If I have an ovarian cyst and has missed my period for almost two months but have negative pregnancy test what should I do . I also had an ectopic?

Infertility=complex: Infertility is multi-facted. If your question is, "why aren't i pregnant?" then there could be a myriad of answers to that. I suggest you see a physician. Ovarian cysts alone do not cause infertility. They can be a part of pcos, however, and that can be a cause of infertility. See a physician and get evaluated if pregnancy is what you desire. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and a false negative pregnancy test?

Please clarify: The question is not clear. Ovarian cysts are common and do not interfere with pregnancy tests. ...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?

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 more

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33 days since the start of last period. Have history of pid and ovarian cysts. Took pregnancy test on day 32 with negative results. What to do??

33 days since the start of last period. Have history of pid and ovarian cysts. Took pregnancy test on day 32 with negative results. What to do??

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Im having syptoms of pregnancy test came back negative have had a history of ovarian cysts is it possible the cysts are back? Should i make an apointment to my regular doctor? I do not have a obgyn. I am 21 years old.

Im having syptoms of pregnancy test came back negative have had a history of ovarian cysts is it possible the cysts are back? Should i make an apointment to my regular doctor? I do not have a obgyn. I am 21 years old.

Yes, see doctor.: It is possible for ovarian cysts to recur. Yes, you may want to check this with your doctor or ask for an gyn referral although you gyn doctors are primary care docs as well so you don't really need a medical referral to see them. ...Read more

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After intercourse I started bleeding. I have an ovarian cyst. Pregnancy test is negative. Does that mean the cyst is popped? No pain just blood.

After intercourse I started bleeding. I have an ovarian cyst. Pregnancy test is negative. Does that mean the cyst is popped? No pain just blood.

Possibility: If you had a hemorrhagic cyst that popped, you may have some blood emerge from the uterus. If your cervix is friable or you weren't lubricated adequately you may also have some spotting/bleeding. One way to distinguish it is if it happens again with sex ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more