False pregnancy, or phantom pregnancy, is a rare condition. The patient not only thinks she is pregnant, but her body... View Article
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For anyone taking a pregnancy test, the results are bound to be important, and in some cases, life changing. Whatever... View Article
The medical term for a false pregnancy, or phantom pregnancy, is pseudocyesis, from the mid-century English pseudo-meaning ‘false’ and the ancient Greek kuesis meaning ‘conception’. It is a rare condition, estimated in the US, for example, to affect only around six out of 22,000 pregnancies. It is often assumed to be ‘all in the mind’ but the reality of the condition is much more complex.