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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Tumors Mistaken For Pregnancy

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How does hCG level increase in casw of ovarian cyst or tumors.Or in case of molar or tub pregnancy?

How does hCG level increase in casw of ovarian cyst or tumors.Or in case of molar or tub pregnancy?

See below: Hcg is only secreted once implantation occurs. It would not rise purely in the case of an ovarian cyst. A molar pregnancy usually has way higher than normal HCG and in the case of an ectopic it does not rise appropriately. ...Read more

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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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Is bleeding normal after laparscopic of an ovarian etopic pregnancy?

Is bleeding normal after laparscopic of an ovarian etopic pregnancy?

Can be ...: During pregnancy Progesterone levels increase thus stabilizing the uterine lining.When the ectopic pregnancy is removed, the hormones decrease and the lining of the uterus will come out like bleeding or a period. ...Read more

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Ovarian pain when coughing a sign of pregnancy?

Not really: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...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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Can an ovarian cyst grow in pregnancy?

Can an ovarian cyst grow in pregnancy?

Yes: Ovarian cyst are hormone dependent. Most of the time we see growth during first stage of pregnancy when the ovary is the source of hormones for the embryo. At aprox 10 wks. The placenta takes over hormone production and the pregnancy becomes independent of the ovary and this is when we expect the cyst to shrink. Nevertheless ovarian chat should have close f/u during pregnancy. ...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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Can ovarian cancer be detected during pregnancy?

Can ovarian cancer be detected during pregnancy?

Yes: Some patients have surgery to explore and/or attempt to reduce or cure symptomatic disease. Mris aren't always terribly useful for ovarian cancers but are sometimes helpful when surgery isn't a great option. The ca125 tumor marker can often be informative as well but isn't very specific to ovarian cancer and may be falsely elevated. Conservative approaches are best until the pregnancy is finished. ...Read more

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