What is a false pregnancy?

What is a false pregnancy

      False pregnancy is a pathological condition that is associated with a woman`s strong belief that she is pregnant. Emotional or psychological disorder leads to the fact that a woman not only declares her pregnancy with confidence, but also senses all its signs. In the mornings, nausea and vomiting are observed, menstruation stops, stomach increases, food behavior changes.

Scientists around the world still can not give an accurate explanation for the development of imaginary pregnancy. But nevertheless the majority of experts unanimously agree that the cause of the pathological condition of women is hormonal, psychoemotional disorders.

As a result of auto-suggestion, a woman who passionately dreams of becoming pregnant, or, conversely, experiencing a pathological fear of pregnancy, begins to clearly feel all the signs of the pregnancy that has come.

Most often, the symptoms of false pregnancy are experienced by women with unstable psyche, prone to asthenopodobnymi or hysterical reactions, prone to increased excitability, suggestion.

Gynecological and endocrine disorders cause functional disorders of the central nervous system. This leads to the development of endocrine and vegetative symptoms that a woman experiences during a real pregnancy.

The risk group includes women aged 35 to 45 who have been treated for infertility throughout their lives, but have not been able to conceive. Also at risk are women with mental disorders and women who lost a child as a result of miscarriage or abortion.

Diagnosis of imaginary pregnancy begins with the examination of the patient. In this case, the gynecologist notes that there is cyanosis and softening of the cervix. In addition, the uterus is enlarged and soft.

However, when testing for a chorionic gonadotropin, produced by the placenta during this pregnancy, the results are negative. In some cases, additional studies are carried out: immunological, biological, ultrasound, an overview radiograph of the abdominal cavity. This is necessary in order to exclude the possibility of a frozen pregnancy.

For the treatment of false pregnancy, pharmaceutical drugs are used to relieve stress, anxiety, mental stress. Also appoint a long-term treatment for a psychiatrist and a full examination with an endocrinologist.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *