During pregnancy, women’s periods are skipped and they get to see all the symptoms like nausea, vomiting, weakness, swelling in the breast etc. As soon as these symptoms are seen, the woman understands that she has conceived. But many times during pregnancy planning, pregnancy symptoms come to the fore and the woman gets the illusion of being pregnant, but in reality she is not pregnant.
This condition is called phantom pregnancy or false pregnancy. In medical language, it is called pseudocyesis. Phantom pregnancy is not related to miscarriage, in which the symptoms of pregnancy start appearing in the woman without becoming pregnant. Know its reason and other information.
Know the reason
No exact reason can be given about phantom pregnancy, but many experts associate it with the mental health of the woman. Experts believe that when a woman has a strong desire to become pregnant, she has had multiple miscarriages, there is a lot of pressure on the woman to become a mother or there is a fear of pregnancy in her mind, then in these situations her mental state can be affected. It affects the endocrine system. Due to this, the symptoms of pregnancy come in the woman without becoming pregnant. Apart from this, sometimes due to some hormonal changes in the body, the symptoms of false pregnancy also appear.
These symptoms come
change in breast size
gas and nausea
what is the treatment
Due to false pregnancy, there is mental instability in women. Many women even get confused about the movement and kick of the baby. In such a situation it is very difficult to explain them. In such a situation, the help of a psychiatric specialist should be taken for their treatment. If necessary, take the help of a gynecologist and get the woman done ultrasound and other tests to make sure that her symptoms are like pregnancy, but in reality she is not pregnant. Medicines may also be needed if the periods are irregular.
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