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FALSE PREGNANCY

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FALSE PREGNANCY ( synonym : imaginary pregnancy) - a pathological condition that can develop as a result of self-hypnosis in women who are passionate about becoming pregnant or who have an excessive fear of a possible pregnancy; characterized by the appearance of symptoms resembling some signs of pregnancy. Typically, these women suffer from severe 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 enlarges due to the excessive development of subcutaneous tissue in the anterior abdominal wall, atony of the colon and flatulence, a sensation of fetal movement associated with impaired intestinal motility occurs, menstruation ceases, the mammary glands are ruined, colostrum appears, etc.

When a gynecological examination, if its results are doubtful, use immunological tests and ultrasound, in which pregnancy is not determined. Consultation of a psychiatrist, endocrinologist is necessary.