Video: ❶ Why False Pregnancy Occurs
False pregnancy (in medicine it is called pseudocyesis) is a rather rare, but very serious pathology. It is associated with gynecological, endocrine and mental disorders. Location: Location: To understand what provokes a false pregnancy, you need, first of all, to figure out what kind of pathology it is. Pseudopregnancy or hysterical pregnancy is a disorder in which signs of pregnancy (weight gain, nausea, and no menstruation) appear in a non-pregnant woman. As a rule, this condition develops in very suspicious women on emotional grounds.
In most cases, a woman experiences strong negative or positive emotions at the thought of an unborn child. Usually, women over 35 suffer from this disorder, who have repeatedly tried to get pregnant, but all to no avail. Also, and vice versa, pseudopregnancy can develop due to anxiety or unwillingness to have a child.
In addition, the reasons for the false pregnancy include the woman's desire to save the marriage by pregnancy, a recent miscarriage or stillborn child, as well as the pregnancy of a sister or close friend.
Often, pseudocyesis occurs against a background of serious disorders in the endocrine system or the development of tumor formations in the pelvic region.
To make sure that the pregnancy is valid, during the first visit, the obstetrician-gynecologist will do a pregnancy test, perform an internal examination, and also send for an ultrasound scan.
With pseudopregnancy, the placenta is absent, so the test will not show the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin. That is, the pregnancy test will be negative. If the doctor has doubts, the diagnosis of a false pregnancy is confirmed by an internal examination or ultrasound.
With a false pregnancy, special treatment is rarely required. An explanation from the doctor, as well as support from loved ones, usually helps to solve the problem. In some cases (with severe depression), a woman may need the help of a qualified psychiatrist.