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Can PCOS give a false positive pregnancy test?

By Dra. Jana Bechthold.
Last Update: 10/20/2021

Pregnancy tests determine the presence in a woman's urine of a hormone (beta-hCG= beta chorionic gonadotropin unit) which is produced when pregnancy occurs. A positive test means that this hormone is present in the woman's urine and therefore a pregnancy.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is when the ovaries produce higher than normal amounts of androgens and this can interfere with the development and release of the egg. Sometimes, instead of eggs forming and maturing, cysts develop in the ovaries. Instead of being released during ovulation, as the egg is released during a normal menstrual cycle, the cysts grow and increase in size.

Only in the case of a cyst that produces hCG, which is very rare, the hormone would show in your urine and give a false-positive result with the pregnancy test.

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Dra. Jana Bechthold
Dra. Jana Bechthold
MD
Gynaecologist
Dr. Jana Bechthold has a medical degree from the Medical University of Innsbruck. In addition, she has a course in psychosomatic medicine in primary care, a basic course in palliative medicine and an advanced course in assisted reproduction given by the IVI group.
Medical school number: 282874616
Gynaecologist. Dr. Jana Bechthold has a medical degree from the Medical University of Innsbruck. In addition, she has a course in psychosomatic medicine in primary care, a basic course in palliative medicine and an advanced course in assisted reproduction given by the IVI group. Medical school number: 282874616.