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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. Julie Abbott
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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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What are the tests for false pregnancy?

What are the tests for false pregnancy?

Beta hcg: If the pregnancy test, beta hcg, is negative and the woman is having signs of pregnancy then this is a false pregnancy. ...Read more

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Old films mentioned false pregnancy.Is this possible?

Yes: It's called "pseudocyesis" . See http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/false_pregnancy very interesting condition. As you will read, it can also happen in animals; so it is obviously not just psychological! fun question! ...Read more

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False pregnancy possible in a woman who had a hysterectomy?

False pregnancy possible in a woman who had a hysterectomy?

Yes: False pregnancy tests are always possible. Almost no test is 100% accurate all the time. There are women with lupus who will test positive for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a false pregnancy possible in a woman who has had a hysterectomy?

Is a false pregnancy possible in a woman who has had a hysterectomy?

I don't understand: What a false pregnancy in a woman after hysterectomy would be since she won't have periods? Do you mean a swelling belly? Yes, she can have a pelvic or abdominal mass. ...Read more

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Are women diagnosed with pseudocyesis(false pregnancy) mentally ill?

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

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