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Physiological Changes in Pregnancy

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Clinical features of pseudocysts are all the following EXCEPT (DNB Dec 2012)



A Quickening
B Enlargement of uterus

C Amenorrhoea
D False labour

Ans. B

Enlargement of uterus

a. Pseudocyesis (Phantom, spurious, false pregnancy)

i. Pseudocyesis - is a psychological disorder in which the patient has a false but fixed idea that she is pregnant

ii. It is frequently, but not always, seen near the menopause

iii. It is more often seen in patients without children

b. There may be amenorrhoea, morning sickness and breast tenderness, and that she can feel fetal movements.

i. The abdomen may appear distended due to voluntary aerophagy


ii. In some cases the condition continues until eventually spurious labour.

iii. The shape of the swelling is different from that of the pregnant uterus.

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