Pseudocyesis


Pseudocyesis


→ It is a psychological disorder where the women have a fake but firm belief that she is pregnant, although no pregnancy exists.

→ Patient is often infertile and has an intense desire to have a baby.

Symptoms: Amenorrhea, Enlargement of abdomen (due to deposition of fat), Secretions from breasts, Fetal movement (actually intestinal movement).

→ On examination: No positive signs of pregnancy are found.

USG and X-ray do not reveal any signs of pregnancy.

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