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    Receiving a False Positive Pregnancy Test: Can PCOS Be to Blame?

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2019 9:38:17 AM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in Infertility Treatment, PCOS, False Positive Pregnancy Test

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    There is perhaps nothing more frustrating than a false positive pregnancy test. One minute you’re celebrating impending parenthood. And the next you’re grieving a baby who never was. PCOS will not cause a false positive pregnancy test. In fact, false positive pregnancy tests are so rare that most women will never have one. PCOS can, however, affect your ability to get pregnant. It also increases your risk of a very early miscarriage. Early miscarriages -- called chemical pregnancies -- are easy to confuse with false positives, since tests will initially result as positive and then later tests result as negative.

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    PCOS and Its Impact on Infertility, Treatments and Outcomes

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 28, 2017 1:02:45 PM / by Center of Reproductive Medicine
    Posted in PCOS

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    In the healthcare industry, few topics are as difficult to broach as infertility treatments. Considering the sensitive nature of this issue, it’s easy to see why so many people struggling with fertility simply opt not to talk about it at all. Thankfully, some of the complications that couples encounter when they’re trying to conceive are beginning to trickle into the sphere of public awareness. One such condition is polycystic ovary syndrome, commonly known as PCOS.

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