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Ovarian Cysts And False Positive Pregnancy Tests
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
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
PCO: The principal features are anovulation, resulting in irregular menstruation, ovulation-related infertility; excessive amounts or effects of androgenic (masculinizing) hormones, resulting in acne and facial hair, Insulin resistance, often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol levels. It will not give you a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more
Common vs. rare: At 27 years of age, ovarian cancer is very rare. The more common cause of a positive pregnancy test is pregnancy itself. Sometimes a pregnancy can implant on an ovary (ectopic pregnancy). If an ultrasound does not show a pregnancy, it is worth a look at the ovaries. Ovaries are the source of egg cells, and a growth there could theoretically cause an elevation in HCG (pregnancy hormone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can corpus luteum cysts cause false positive pregnancy tests or is only rare cysts and tumors that produce hcg?
NO to #1; YES to #2: No to question #1: a corpus luteum cyst produces mostly progesterone and would not "cause false positive pregnancy tests". Yes to question #2: there are a few rare ovarian and liver tumors which produce hcg-like molecules which can cause false positive pregnancy tests. ...Read more
Yes, but rare: Only one type of cyst can cause a false pregnancy test. This is a tumor that can release hCG. It is very rare and is very unlikely causing your pregnancy test to be positive. If the false positive is blood related then this could be due to antibodies in your blood interfering with the test. If this is true then the urine test will be negative since the antibodies can't be urinated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In all normal pregnancies there is a cyst that develops in one ovary called the corpus luteum cyst. This cyst supports the early pregnancy and goes away on its own. Sometimes a "cyst" seen in or near the ovary does represent an ectopic pregnancy (most often in the fallopian tube". This is often accompanied by pain and bleeding. ...Read more
It shouldn't: Although the Mirena (levonorgestrel) intrauterine device releases hormones somewhat similar to a pregnancy and may stop a patient from having menstrual periods, it doesn't produce HCG like a true pregnancy. Since the pregnancy test looks for hcg, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) device shouldn't cause a false positive. ...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
Ectopic Pregnancy: Positive.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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