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FALSE PREGNANCY

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FALSE PREGNANCY (syn .: imaginary pregnancy) - a pathological condition that can develop as a result of self-hypnosis in women who are eager to get pregnant or are excessively afraid of a possible pregnancy; characterized by the appearance of symptoms resembling some signs of pregnancy. Usually, these women suffer from marked neurosis (hysteria, etc.), manic-depressive psychosis, sometimes against the background of endocrine gynecological disorders. The basis of the development of the clinical symptom complex of false pregnancy is a violation of higher nervous activity, leading to the appearance of a number of neurovegetative and endocrine disorders that mimic pregnancy . So, nausea , vomiting appear, the abdomen increases due to excessive development of subcutaneous tissue in the anterior abdominal wall, atony of the colon and flatulence, there is a feeling of fetal movement associated with a violation of intestinal motility, stop menstruation, choke the mammary glands, there is colostrum, etc.

During a gynecological examination, if his results are doubtful, immunological tests and ultrasound tests are used, in which pregnancy is not determined. Consultation with a psychiatrist, endocrinologist is required.