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Can ovarian cysts cause false negative pregnancy tests?

Can ovarian cysts cause false negative pregnancy tests?

No: But a person with a false negative pregnancy test will often have an ovarian cyst, since all pregnancies have a corpus luteum. ...Read more

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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Could ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test?

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 more

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Can pcos or ovarian cysts cause 5 false positive home pregnancy tests?

Can pcos or ovarian cysts cause 5 false positive home pregnancy tests?

No : After 5 consecutive positive pregnancy tests, it may be time to consult with an obstetrician for further evaluation of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

Yes: Preg can make them grow , twist or rupture so if you have one and are pg , you will need close monitoring as sometiems you may need surg during preg, this is avoided if possible but sometimes you have to do it. ...Read more

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Ovarian cysts and a false negative pregnancy test?

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 corpus luteum cysts cause false positive pregnancy tests or is only rare cysts and tumors that produce hcg?

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

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Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

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 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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Could ovarian cysts mimic pregnancy symptoms?

Could ovarian cysts mimic pregnancy symptoms?

No: I cannot think of any way how ovarian cysts could mimic pregnancy symptoms. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Do ovarian cysts cause late ovulation?

Ovarian cyst: A cyst (follicle) ruptures each month as you ovulate. Sometimes, the follicle (cyst) that contains the egg that you should ovulate grows bigger and the egg inside stops developing. The cyst may rupture and cause pain or discomfort. If not, you may miss your cycle. As you get older, the changes in your cycle may increase then become more irregular. ...Read more

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Could progesterone cause ovarian cysts?

Could progesterone cause ovarian cysts?

No: Progesterone doesn't cause ovarian cysts. Progesterone is produced by luteal cysts (where an egg was released from). ...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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Can ovarian cysts produce hcg?

Can ovarian cysts produce hcg?

HCG: There is a type of ovarian cyst that can occasionally produce hcg. It is called a teratoma or a dermoid. It can either be a benign or a malignant type. ...Read more

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Can abnormal ovaries cause a false pregnancy test?

Can abnormal ovaries cause a false pregnancy test?

Usually not: By abnormal ovaries, i'm guessing you mean enlarged or cystic ovaries. In general, cystic ovaries don't cause false positive pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Could uterine cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Could uterine cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Possibly.: Some cancers, including some uterine cancers, can produce hcg, which is the molecule detected in most pregnancy testing. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test?

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 more

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Can ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test on home test and in blood test in hospital? im really hoping im pregnant .

Can ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test on home test and in blood test in hospital? im really hoping im pregnant .

No: Or at least really unlikely. The only cyst that could give false positive test is one that produces hCG, and only rare ovarian tumors do that. No ovarian cyst will give a false negative if you are pregnant. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause false negative pregnancy tests?

No: But a person with a false negative pregnancy test will often have an ovarian cyst, since all pregnancies have a corpus luteum. ...Read more

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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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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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Can pcos or ovarian cysts cause 5 false positive home pregnancy tests?

No : After 5 consecutive positive pregnancy tests, it may be time to consult with an obstetrician for further evaluation of pregnancy. ...Read more

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A little over a month agp, i've been having ovarian cyst/false pregnancy symptoms. What should I do?

A little over a month agp, i've been having ovarian cyst/false pregnancy symptoms. What should I do?

See your MD: Only your md or healthcare provider can provide you with the best advice. Avoid strenuous activities for now. You need a pelvic exam, ultrasound and pregnancy test ! ...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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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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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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If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?

If I have an ectopic pregnancy and it ruptures and causes internal bleeding can I lie and say it was a big ovarian cyst?

Lying: To your physician? One should never, ever lie about their medical history to the professionals caring for them. How you live your life otherwise is between you and your maker. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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