When you go to the doctor, you may be told you’re pregnant, but you’re really just experiencing a temporary hangover.
But in a new study, a team of researchers suggests that the pain may actually be a sign of something more profound: a condition called phantom pregnancy.
The researchers, led by a doctoral student in the School of Psychology at the University of Texas, have found that people with phantom pregnancies may experience more frequent, more severe pain during labor, even if they’re not experiencing a serious illness.
The pain is a subtle but important marker of a genuine problem that can lead to complications, such as a baby being born with a heart defect, a heart attack, or even death.
The researchers found that when women had phantom pregnancies, the pain was “almost always worse than the pain of a real pregnancy.”
They also found that pain was particularly prevalent in women who experienced multiple pregnancies in the same year.
The pain was so pronounced that even if women had experienced a single pregnancy, they experienced pain that “might be related to a second pregnancy,” the researchers wrote.
For this study, the researchers took a group of women who had been pregnant for at least two years, then randomly assigned them to one of three groups: one group received a placebo pill for two weeks, one group took a ibuprostol pill for five weeks, and the other group took both ibuprophen and a placebo.
After the third group completed two months of follow-up, they also received a control group that received no therapy.
The research team tracked the women’s pain scores, which measured the severity of pain during each month.
When a woman experienced pain during her first two pregnancies, her pain score decreased over time, but the severity and frequency of her pain dropped.
When she had more than two pregnancies in a row, her scores declined significantly.
And while women who suffered multiple pregnancies experienced more frequent pain, they tended to have higher pain scores when they experienced phantom pregnancies.
In the group that got the ibuprol, the average pain score was 7.1 on a 10-point scale, which was slightly higher than that of the control group.
But the pain score of women with phantom pregnancy was 13.5 on the scale, about three points higher than the control groups.
And when women experienced pain after having multiple pregnancies, they were more likely to experience it while they were pregnant, too.
The mean pain score after three pregnancies was 13, about a point higher than when the pain scored was not elevated.
The findings were published in the journal Pain.
The findings also appeared in the Journal of Pain.