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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...
Very rarely. The most common ovarian cysts may make estrogen or Progesterone hormones which would not affect a pregnancy test. False-positive pregnancy tests are rare - see an ob/gyn to get a blood pregnancy test as you may well be pregnant. Germ cell tumors of the ovary can rarely produce pregnancy hormone (HCG) but these don't look like regular cysts on ultrasound. Read more...