Beta Hcg

During pregnancy, the placenta produces a hormone called as Beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is produced after the fertilized egg gets attached to the uterus wall. So, detecting the presence of this hormone in the blood is used in pregnancy tests.

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Is heaving bleeding with clots a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, neither I had started my new pack of birth control nor used a condom. I started a new pack around one and a half to two weeks later. But, last week, I started what seemed to be period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am goi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is all possibility that this may have been an early miscarriage as you were not protected when you had sex. Hence, it is important that you get the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) done to check the hCG levels and rule out pregnancy anyhow. Also...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy in a 34-year-old woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old married woman. I had physical intercourse on the day of my ovulation. After that, I am having cramps in my lower abdomen specifically pelvic area. Also, yesterday I had an indigestion problem and I am feeling sleepy for the entire day. My last ovulation date was fi...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had unprotected intercourse around your ovulation period then there is 40 to 50 % chance of getting pregnant if everything is fine. Ovulation can be plus or minus and we have to calculate it retrograde after getting period. If you have a regular period then th...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of failing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I had some symptoms like heaviness in stomach, frequent urination, breast tenderness and morning sickness. Last week when I took hCG blood test it was 11.34. My doctor advised me to repeat a test on couple of days and it was 9.26. I used to travel many hours to office. This week I did no...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The test result shows that you are pregnant. Any level of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) more than 5 ng/dL indicates pregnancy. But, the follow up hCG levels are decreasing, so this must be a failing pregnancy. Please get an urgent ultrasound transvaginally to chec...  Read Full »

I bled after having sex. Is it implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old unmarried lady. Now, I am in a very panic period of stress and in seek of your advice. I had intercourse with my fiance on the first day of my periods and again after 20 days that is on my most fertile day. I got my periods 13 days later and it lasted for around three d...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per your history it appears that you are not pregnant. You have not got delayed periods. As you have got periods after 13 days the possibility of implantation bleeding cannot be ruled out. Regarding pregnancy, the possibility is nil. For furt...  Read Full »

Can I be pregnant with septate uterus?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently visited a gynecologist as I missed period. I visited for the confirmation of pregnancy. She tested my urine sample and confirmed that I am seven weeks pregnant. She prescribed some medicine and asked for my symptoms. I said there are no symptoms like nausea and I only bared sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report shows (attachment removed to protect patient identity), ? septate uterus, but no intrauterine pregnancy as per written reports. Please share your ultrasound pictures for review of septate uterus. As far as pregnancy is concerned, get a serum beta hCG (huma...  Read Full »

Is any surgery needed for painful stomach cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having really painful stomach cramps. I do not know whether it is a symptom of pregnancy. Will I need any surgery? Do I need a scan to see any damage in my stomach? I am suffering from constipation, headache, earache and dizziness along with this.  Read Full »


Dr. Tim Evans

Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are describing some very common symptoms. However, you also ask the question as to whether you are pregnant or not. This is the first and most important point to determine. This can easily be done in confidence either with an over-the-counter test from the su...  Read Full »

I am trying to conceive, and I am late by four days. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to conceive since seven months. I am on medication for the past one month (Dydrogesterone tablets, Pyridoxine hydrochloride and Folic acid). This month I have not yet got my period and it is four days late by today. I just got a light brown drop on third day of missed perio...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern completely here with regards to inability to conceive. The fact that you have just missed your menses by four days, usually the urine pregnancy test is not conclusive till eight days post missed periods. Go for a serum beta-hCG test....  Read Full »

Can you please interpret my pregnancy ultrasound report?

Query: Hello doctor, I am attaching my wife's prescription and test results. We would like to know whether the pregnancy will be normal or not. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity) suggests six weeks gestation with non-visible fetal node. The fetal node is usually identified by 6-1/2 weeks, but in some women it is not seen till 9 weeks. In some cases the absence of the fetal p...  Read Full »

Is it abnormal for hCG to rise slowly?

Query: Hi doctor, My hCG level is not doubling. What can be the reason? A week back it was 250 and now it is 423. Is this abnormal? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) report can be relied, it indicates possibility of impending abortion (miscarriage). For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gyna...  Read Full »

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