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Beta Hcg

Beta hCG, also called hCG blood test, is a test that detects the levels of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (hCG) in the blood. The cells in the placenta produce this hormone during pregnancy. This hormone can be detected in blood after 11 days of conception, and the levels double every 48 to 72 hours. hCG levels reach their peak between 8 and 11 weeks of pregnancy.

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Is home pregnancy test reliable in confirming pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex, but I consumed I-pill in the evening. I also got a tetanus injection after a few days and was traveling. Now, my periods are delayed, and when I did the pregnancy test, it came positive. What should I do? Please guide.   Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Per your pregnancy kit report, it seems you are pregnant. Still, as the line is faint, I suggest you do a blood beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) level test for further confirmation. As you took I-pill (L...  Read Full »

Why is my period late after my first intercourse?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex for the first time. After that, I did not get my periods yet. I went to a gynecologist. She had taken my blood sample and it was negative. But, still I have not gotten my periods and it has been a week ahead. What could be the reason for my late periods?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As the serum beta hCG levels are less than 3 mIU/mL, the pregnancy is definitely ruled out. The delay in the menses is mostly due to sex induced stress after the first time when reproductive hormones readjust themselves. The menses can get delayed even up to two ...  Read Full »

I worry about pregnancy despite taking a pill. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex, and a few hours later, I took i-Pill. I got slight bleeding only for one day. I got a urine pregnancy test done thrice, and it was negative. My beta hCG was less than 2.3 mlU/ml. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Georgi Tsvetanov Varbanov

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and everything seems fine. Have you consulted a gynecologist or a radiologist for the ultrasound? Based on your complaints and examinations, I do not think ...  Read Full »

I am pregnant with abnormal hCG levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight weeks and three days pregnant with no morning sickness and no food aversion. I am experiencing dizziness, increased appetite, tender swollen breasts (up a cup size), and fatigue. I went in and got blood work done recently. Everything looked good except my HCG levels were at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your history and report from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes your report is showing low beta hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) but if your pregnancy is healthy at eight we...  Read Full »

My wife has been experiencing slow-increasing beta hCG levels after attempting to conceive using Ovitrelle. What can be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife has been experiencing slow-increasing beta hCG levels after attempting to conceive using Ovitrelle to trigger ovulation as recommended by our fertility specialist. She noticed sensitive breasts and took a pregnancy test, which showed the following beta hCG levels on different oc...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Yes, it is indeed too early to perform an ultrasound and detect the gestational sac at this stage of pregnancy. Waiting until around six to seven weeks for the scan is appropriate as the heartbeat can also be obse...  Read Full »

Why did I bleed during the fifth week of my pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, It is my fifth week of pregnancy, and I have very light menstrual bleeding. I did a home pregnancy test that showed a negative pregnancy result. I am not having any severe pain, either. Last month too, I had light bleeding that lasted for two days. I had used a pregnancy kit twice tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been getting periods but light for the last two months. You can have a serum beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test to confirm pregnancy. But you are experiencing scanty menses that could have many other reasons, like thyroid abnormalities, hormonal di...  Read Full »

Can I conceive a week after the sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently found out I was pregnant. The doctor told me the date of conception and ultrasound gestation, which does not align with the date of sexual intercourse. My boyfriend is the only person I have slept with ahead of his deployment. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. The chances of delay in conception in your case are there, so there is no need to worry about it. Kindly upload your written ultrasound report or a clear picture of the ultrasound. Thank you.  Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods yet?

Query: Hello doctor, I had regular periods every month. I missed my period 10 months back and until now I have not received my period. I took two pregnancy tests a month later and both came out to be negative. I would sometimes get light cramps and discharge (clear). I want to know is this normal or is som...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your prime concern is pregnancy alone, then you can get a serum beta hCG test done which is the gold standard and conclusive. If the hCG levels are less than 5 mIU/mL, then you are surely not pregnant and the delay of menses could be stress induced as in most wome...  Read Full »

My period is delayed by 12 days. Should I do a pregnancy test?

Query: Hello doctor, How long does it take for hCG to show up in the urine in a 42 to 45 days cycle? My period is delayed by 12 days. When should I take a pregnancy test?  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Typically, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) can be detected in urine around 10 to 14 days after conception. However, in longer cycles such as yours (42 to 45 days), ovulation and subsequent conception may occur la...  Read Full »

Am I pregnant if I miss my period and my beta hCG is 2.6?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed the period last month. My LMP was two months before on the ninth day of the cycle I had protected sex after 10 days of the missed period I had UPT all negative. Yesterday (17 days after a missed period) I had a beta hCG test level is 2.6 also yesterday I got my period (47th d...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kyal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your beta hCG values are of nonpregnant level, and you have also got periods, so be rest assured that you are not pregnant. Your period was quite delayed, and there are many reasons for irregular or delayed periods like stress, anxiety, thyroid dysfunction, obesity, ...  Read Full »

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