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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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Can taking hCG give me a false pregnancy result?

Can taking hCG give me a false pregnancy result?

Possibly, it depends: Injected HCG such as used for fertility treatments can absolutely give you a false positive on a serum or a urine test within a certain time period. Taking HCG by mouth, which i've seen with the 'hcg diet' is unlikely to show up on a test. ...Read more

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6 days late. Neg hpt at 5 days late. S&s of preg. Am i pregnant or having false pregnancy symptoms?

Go see Dr: On occasion home pregnancy test may be negative even with actual early pregnancy. It would be helpful to go in and have a blood test done by your doctor.. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a false pregnancy?

What sort of disorder is a false pregnancy?

Phantom HCG: Besides the psychological disorder where women feel pregnant but they are not, there is also an interesting phenomenon where women test positive for pregnancy by blood, but are actually not pregnant. This is due to antibodies that give false positive blood tests. In these women urine pregnancy tests should remain negative. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: False pregnancy?

Pseudo pregnancy: 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, increased abdominal girth aso. ...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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What is the best treatment for false pregnancy?

What is the best treatment for false pregnancy?

False Pregnancy: This may be a false positive pregnancy test. If a blood test was used, try the urine test. Repeating the test at various dilutions can give clues. Ie, if you dilute the sample 50% the level should be 50%. If it does not drop, it means there is an interfering factor that gives false positive. Also, trying different labs & pretreating for other antibodies can be helpful. ...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 colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible for a woman to produce breast milk in the absence of pregnancy. This can be caused by stimulation of the nipples, certain medications, or medical conditions which raise the hormone level of prolactin. If you are producing breast milk and are not pregnant, it is important you see a doctor to determine what is causing your lactation. ...Read more

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Can twins cause an early false pregnancy test I mean like at 2 or 3 weeks after ivf?

Can twins cause an early false pregnancy test I mean like at 2 or 3 weeks after ivf?

Pregnancy test: If you had a retrieval 2 - 3 weeks ago and the test is positive, the test isn't early and you are pregnant. Still, the pregnancy may not continue so your doctor may continue to monitor the levels to see if they are going up appropriately. Then, a sonogram will confirm the pregnancy. Still, you can miscarry so you should follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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Are there any tests somebody can run to check if it was a miscarriage or just a false pregnancy test?

Are there any tests somebody can run to check if it was a miscarriage or just a false pregnancy test?

No easy way to tell : Apart. Many pregnancies are lost naturally, at an early stage and difficult to distinguish from a delayed period. Especially, after the fact, there is not easy way to determine if the test was falsely positive or if an early pregnancy was lost. ...Read more

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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

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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