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phantom pregnancy

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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the occurrence of signs of pregnancy, such as enlarged abdomen and absence of menstruation, when no embryo is present, due to hormonal imbalance. Also called: false pregnancy or pseudopregnancy Technical name: pseudocyesis
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Adnexal mass, embryo, pelvic fluid, primitive cardiac tube pulse and intrauterine phantom pregnancy bursa were observed.
It looks like Ben has taken the news about the phantom pregnancy surprisingly well - but it turns out it was all a ploy so he could drag her into the Vic and publicly expose her as a liar.
VET SCHOOL ITV, 8pm Freddie the West Highland terrier undergoes complicated heart surgery, the farm vets tend to a goat that is displaying the symptoms of a phantom pregnancy and a wallaby with a very runny nose is treated.
Each story has its own voice - whether it's a lyrebird in an Australian forest, a person who has passed away or the baby of a phantom pregnancy.
The vet says it is definitely not a phantom pregnancy.
However, if she has not been near an unaltered male recently she may be going through a phantom pregnancy, which are common in rabbits.
A Brazilian woman has accused hospital staff of stealing her child from her womb after she woke up from a Caesarean section and doctors told her she had a phantom pregnancy.
Because it was a phantom pregnancy, we had to get her seen by the psychiatry team and a by a social worker.