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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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My periods are late, despite a negative pregnancy test. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently sexually active with my partner. We did not have proper sexual intercourse. My periods are delayed. My home pregnancy test came negative. It is not much but very slight. I wish I could send you a photo but I do not know if that is possible. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Usha Sadanand Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Since you have not got your period yet, I would advise you to get a blood test for beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) which gives a very accurate result. Rubbing the penis anywhere near your vulva or vagina...  Read Full »

I have missed periods, vomit, and nausea despite birth control.

Query: Hello doctor, I was on the birth control injection, only got the shot three times seven years ago, and missed the period. Currently I have nausea at night and not that much in the morning. In addition, I threw up once at night, feeling sick. What could cause these symptoms? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. It would help if you did beta human chorionic gonadotropin as you are having vomiting symptoms to check your current pregnancy status. You are a teenager and could have ovulatory and anovulatory cycles due to reproductive development, but n...  Read Full »

Despite a negative pregnancy test, my period is late. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,My period is getting delayed for nine days. However, I have tested negative for pregnancy. But I am getting cramps. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I suggest you to take a blood pregnancy test to have a clear view of your situation. Many factors can delay periods, like strict diet, strenuous exercise, hormonal imbalance, thyroid abnormalities, illness, contraceptives, and medications. You...  Read Full »

My beta-hCG report shows 306 mIU/mL. Could I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period on the last week of the previous month, and my period got delayed for four days. So I had a pregnancy urine test a few days back, and the result was a faint line. So I had a beta-hCG test after two days, with a 306 mIU/mL result. Please help me understand this as I...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. A serum beta-hCG level of 306 mIU/mL means you are pregnant. If you want to know further about your pregnancy well-being, you can have another beta-hCG after 48 hours of the previous one. If the next level shows...  Read Full »

My ultrasound did not detect the fetal heart rate. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old and conceived my second child 8 weeks ago, according to my estimates. During my recent ultrasound, both abdominal and transvaginal, the fetal heartbeat was undetected, and the gestational age was measured at 6 weeks. The doctor advised three serial hCG tests at 2-day int...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your case and I understand your concern. Sometimes in the early days of pregnancy, an ultrasound may not be able to detect the fetal heartbeat due to technical errors. In such cases, we advise repeating the scan after two weeks or doing beta hCG ...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female who had dry sex. Can I safely assume I am not pregnant with negative tests and regular periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. It is been approximately 20 weeks since my last sexual encounter. There was no vaginal-penile penetration; it was done through dry sex or outercourse (each person had 2 layers on), but some ejaculate leaked through the condom. Since then, I have had four perio...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can understand your concern. The HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test is a very reliable indicator of pregnancy. A big belly may be due to other reasons, especially since the beta HCG test would have come out positive even if you were just five weeks pregnant. Addit...  Read Full »

My periods are late by seven days, and I tested positive for a blood beta-hCG test. Is medical abortion possible?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my period in the middle of the last month, and I had unprotected sex after my period. I ate an I-pill later that evening. I also took a tetanus injection a week after. Now, my periods are late for seven days. I did a blood beta HCG test after consulting online. I have attached my...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you perform an ultrasound scan to determine the location and the gestational age of the fetus. The method of termination can be decided after taking an ultrasound scan. If it is less than seven weeks, a medical termination can be ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have only spotting instead of normal bleeding after taking tablet Primolut-N?

Query: Hello doctor, As I did not get my periods for this month, I consulted a gynecologist, and she prescribed me Primolut-N. After four days of taking tablet Primolut-N, I am spotting. And it does not look like my normal period. Pregnancy beta hCG is also negative. Is it normal to have spotting? Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Primolut-N is a synthetic progesterone that helps initiate a period by increasing the progesterone content in the body. A decreased progesterone level causes missed or delayed periods. The period after Primolut-N will differ as f...  Read Full »

Can home pregnancy tests give false positive results?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a faint positive line on the pregnancy test. I was diagnosed with pcod and I am taking ovaries plus one tablet after dinner and Oosure-M two tablets twice daily. I took a pregnancy test and got a faint positive line. Am I pregnant or my medicine causes false-positive lines...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Kurmi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your message. The sensitivity of pregnancy test kit are very high. They can be false negative, but not a false positive. I mean if it is showing positive, then definitely you are pregnant. Faint positive lines can occur due to delayed ovulation which leads t...  Read Full »

What ranges of beta hCG indicate a healthy pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had two serum beta hCG tests at a 48 hours interval, and the results were for 13936 mIU/mL and 21552 mIU/mL, respectively. Her last period was 15 days ago. In her previous periods, she had clots along with spotting. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. You are in six weeks of gestation today. Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels show a rise of only 55%, which is below the expected range. So, it is likely a failing pregnancy. If the bleeding has not stopped with the Progesteron...  Read Full »

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