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Q. My pregnancy test remains positive after abortion. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Purushottam Sah
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 07, 2018 and last reviewed on: Sep 16, 2020

Hi doctor,

I had an early aspiration abortion two months back. They found two sacks and that were removed. Last week, I felt weird and took a pregnancy test. The test came back positive. I went into the doctor's office, and they did an ultrasound. They did find some leftover tissue that they removed, and no sack was present. I am expected to take a pregnancy test tomorrow to confirm that it is negative. At this point, I am so nervous that it will come back positive. I am looking for a doctor's opinion to tell me the other options if it comes back positive. Do I need to worry about an ectopic pregnancy? I have felt no symptoms, but I read that sometimes we do not feel any.  Anything you can say to help calm my nerves would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Dr. Purushottam Sah

Andrology Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology Sexology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Pregnancy test could be positive due to leftover tissue. As it was removed, it should be examined by histopathology test.
  • Sometimes hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) producing trophoblastic tissue (it is similar to a healthy pregnancy tissue) persists inside uterus giving positive pregnancy tests.
  • If your test comes positive, then you should do titer of serum beta-hCG every third day to see if it is rising or falling.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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Thank you doctor.

Dr. Purushottam Sah

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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Welcome. If you have any doubts, then do not hesitate to approach us. Take care.

For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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