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Do doctors see a lot of patients with false pregnancy?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Fortunately No

This condition is almost always psychiatric in nature.
So called pseudocyesis, occurs when a patient presents with the signs of pregnancy by history. These signs however are generally not real and represent some inner need for the patient to be pregnant. This is either conscious for secondary gain or unconscious in some psychological or psychiatric way.

In brief: Fortunately No

This condition is almost always psychiatric in nature.
So called pseudocyesis, occurs when a patient presents with the signs of pregnancy by history. These signs however are generally not real and represent some inner need for the patient to be pregnant. This is either conscious for secondary gain or unconscious in some psychological or psychiatric way.
Dr. Michael Fox
Dr. Michael Fox
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Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rare condition

I have practiced ob-gyn 34 years and I have never seen an actual case.
Many women have suspected pregnancy symptoms but this is not really a false pregnancy. I am not sure why you wonder about this, but i hope this helps.

In brief: Rare condition

I have practiced ob-gyn 34 years and I have never seen an actual case.
Many women have suspected pregnancy symptoms but this is not really a false pregnancy. I am not sure why you wonder about this, but i hope this helps.
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Dr. Michael Opsahl
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Dr. William DeMedio
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Very few patients have the somatoform disorder of pseudopregnancy in my practice.

In brief: No

Very few patients have the somatoform disorder of pseudopregnancy in my practice.
Dr. William DeMedio
Dr. William DeMedio
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