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Could ovarian cyst cause a false pregnancy test?

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Dr. Mark Amols
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Amols
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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine

In brief: Unlikely

An ovarian cyst is unlikely to produce sufficient HCG to cause a false positive on a pregnancy test.
However, there are cases where a benign corpus luteum cyst has interfered with pregnancy testing.

In brief: Unlikely

An ovarian cyst is unlikely to produce sufficient HCG to cause a false positive on a pregnancy test.
However, there are cases where a benign corpus luteum cyst has interfered with pregnancy testing.
Dr. David Krulak
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