Thank you for your response.
It says in th intructions to my pregnancy test that ovarian cysts can cause false positive readings. Do you think that this is just worded incorrectly then, and that it means ovarian tumours?
So a dermoid cyst could cause raised levels of hcg?
Thank you very much. You have been very patient in answering my questions. I guess that means I am pregnant! :-) Thank you for your time.
How about an endometrioma? My doctor is fairly sure my cysts are simple ones, but she is not 100% sure, especially as they have been around for so long (18 months).
Does the size of the cyst have any bearing? Given the fact that mine are only 2cm, does that make it less likely that they would secrete hcg, even if one was a dermoid cyst?
And are dermoid cysts the only types of ovarian cyst that secrete hcg?
Thank you for explaining. One final thing: do you find it unusual that I would have these simple cysts for so long? I understand that they usually resolve within a few cycles.