Phantom Pregnancy

How can you tell if you are having a phantom pregnancy?

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2015-07-15 20:44:09
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A ultrasound can and your doctor can tell if you're having a phantom pregnancy.

Pregnancy tests will be negative and there will be nothing to see on ultrasound.

I think I am experiencing a phantom pregnancy too. My period was over a week late but it was nothing but a couple days of brown bleeding. Now I have sore breasts, fatigue, food cravings, extra vaginal discharge, and major bloating but 3 negative urine tests. I think the abnormal period made me believe i was pregnant so therefor my body started to believe it and gave me symptoms with no baby in the oven. That's a phantom pregnancy.

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Phantom pregnancy, also called a pseudo-pregnancy or a false pregnancy, is where a dog appears to be pregnant but is not actually pregnant.


Well ... Its Either Pregnant Or Its Having A Phantom Pregnancy.


yes because to have the phantom pregnancy your body secretes pregnancy hormones which is what pregnancy tests look for


If it is a phantom pregnancy you should not be able to feel the movements too. Either your friend is pregnant or has IBS or another medical condition. Either way your friend should be examined by a doctor.


Yes. In a phantom pregnancy, the body is tricked into feeling like it is pregnant. Consequently the same hormones present in a real pregnancy will be present in the body of someone who is undergoing a phantom pregnancy, and these hormones are what a pregnancy test detects.


A phantom pregnancy is caused by psychological problems, a woman is so convinced she is pregnant she develops all or most of the symptoms of a true pregnancy. In part the physical changes are caused by hormonal changes. The hormonal changes are not so easily understood. Women with phantom pregnancy are absolutely convinced that they are pregnant. Even a negative pregnancy test and a negative ultrasound scan are not sufficient to shake their belief.Phantom pregnancy is not at all common. True phantom pregnancy is thought to have a deep psychological basis, strong enough to bring about the hormonal changes which cause the display of the physical features such as absence of periods, breast engorgement and abdominal swelling which is merely gaseous distension of the bowel. A woman having a phantom pregnancy will even feel the nonexistent baby moving. A woman does not have to be fertile or even sexually active to suffer from a phantom pregnancy. Women having a phantom pregnancy need a knowledgeable psychotherapist, who is able to work with her and bring her back into reality gently, as the she would be extremely fragile, emotionally.


Yes, dogs can have phantom or pseudopregnancies.


You can't just ''tell''. you wait for your scan..


By having a ultrasound scan when you are over 6 weeks into your suspected pregnancy. Or by having a blood test.


The only difference between a phantom pregnancy and a real pregnancy is that with a phantom pregnancy you are not actually carrying a baby and you will usually have a period and a negative pregnancy test. You will have the same symptoms as a regular pregnancy and they can last at least as long as 7 months.Scroll down to related links and look at "False pregnancy - Wikipedia"


The exact causes of phantom pregnancy are actually still unknown. It is thought that it is simply the body tricking a person into thinking that they are pregnant.Either being desperate to be pregnant and being unable to get pregnant, or having had sex and being really guilty about it.


A horse who is experiencing a phantom pregnancy will have symptoms of an actual pregnancy. These symptoms include the horse being tired with a puffed up stomach.


As soon as you see the second head coming out.. Or when you have a scan or when you go to the doctor & they tell you what you having #bow


The main sign of phantom pregnancy is nesting. The bunny will start to pluck out the hair on her chest and tummy to build the nest with. In the case of some rabbits they will pull hair out of a bonded mate to nest build also. You will often see a nesting bunny frantically running around with a mouth full of hay to take to her nest. If you bunny is nesting without reason (i.e. she has not been bred, she is spayed, she has not had any contact with a male) then you can pretty much be sure it is a phantom pregnancy. A phantom or false pregnancy can be detected in several ways. If you have not bred your doe you KNOW it is a false pregnancy. If she goes over 32 days it is a false pregnancy. You can palpate at 15 days and if you do not feel babies but she insists on nesting you will know it is a false or phantom pregnancy. A doe having a false pregnancy will nest just like a doe that is pregnant. I have witnessed some that tend to go overboard nearly stripping themselves naked because no babies come. The doe that you determine to be having a phantom or false pregnancy should be bred immediately. There should be no 'bonded mate' for a doe with phantom pregnancy every rabbit should have it's own cage.



She might be in pup and getting close to having them or going though a phantom pregnancy .


IF YOU ARE SURE they are all girls then one is probably having a phantom or false pregnancy.


no... that kind of pregnancy is all in your head


Only an ultrasound will tell you for sure.


Not generally unless she is pregnant ( or sometimes having a phantom pregnancy will cause this too).


If you meant 'imaginary' pregnancy - it's also known as a 'phantom pregnancy'


If you are having your period, you are not pregnant.


the sonologist can tell you about 12 weeks into your pregnancy at an ultrasound.


I have heard of phantom pregnancies lasting as long as seven months!


In early pregnancy, hCG levels are measured to tell if a woman is pregnant. The hGC levels get higher as the pregnancy progresses. A woman who uses a pregnancy test is having these level measured in her urine in order to tell if she is pregnant.



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