Top
10
Doctor insights on: Signs Of A Phantom Pregnancy

Share
1

1
Cause of phantom pregnancy?

Cause of phantom pregnancy?

False pregnancy?: Phantom or false pregnancy is more common in veterinary circles. False pregnancy in humans is less common, and may sometimes be purely psychological. It is generally estimated that false pregnancy is caused due to changes in the endocrine system of the body, leading to the secretion of hormones which translate into physical changes similar to those during pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is there a condition characterized by phantom pregnancy kicks?

Is there a condition characterized by phantom pregnancy kicks?

Gas: The bowel constricts and contracts in ways that can be painful or sharp. If you have a history of abdominal surgery, this question should be directed to your surgeon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Why would I have phantom pregnancy after having tube tied?

Why would I have phantom pregnancy after having tube tied?

GYN: Pseudocyesis ? To be diagnosed with “hysterical pregnancy” you must actually believe that you are pregnant. Since it sounds as thought that is not the case, I am wondering if you are experiencing some endocrine changes with symptoms that can be seen in pregnancy or other states. I recommend discussing this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

4

4
What are the causes of phantom pregnancy after having tube tied?

Psychological: Phantom pregnancy or hysterical pregnancy is a psychiatric condition with significant physiologic changes. ...Read more

5

5
Could i be having a phantom pregnancy?After having lost a full term baby thinking symtoms are in my head hoping i'm pg again, too scared to test don't

Could i be having a phantom pregnancy?After having lost a full term baby thinking symtoms are in my head hoping i'm pg again, too scared to test don't

Possibly: These symptoms can only be adequately worked up by your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, perhaps orders some tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more

7

7
Can a phantom pregnancy increase your heart rate and blood pressure?

Can a phantom pregnancy increase your heart rate and blood pressure?

Phann: Pseudocyesis- false preg. Is result of emotional stress like illegle sex, guilt whatever. So if have false pregnancy yes whatever reason for stress heat rate and BP can increase. In fact there is entity called stress cardiomyopathy that due stress heart over works, including anginal chest pain due coronary artery spasm, fast heart heat etc. Should consult physician. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?

In a phantom pregnancy can spider veins and major blue veins start appearing? Also do nipples darken?

Yes: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish a phantom pregnancy from a normal pregnancy and, therefore, signs and symptoms that can occur with normal pregnancies can also occur during a phantom pregnancy including the things that you have described. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is it possible to have a "phantom pregnancy" 4mnths after surgical abortion? I haven't had sex since, but my belly is growing and I can feel movement

Is it possible to have a "phantom pregnancy" 4mnths after surgical abortion? I haven't had sex since, but my belly is growing and I can feel movement

Possible, but...: The key here is "phantom pregnancy" is not a pregnancy; so it's not common but can happen anytime. If your belly is growing but you haven't had sex you are not pregnant; however, you should see a doctor for an exam to see what's up. Good wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
53 doctors shared insights

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