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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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 »

Is a period with blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I was due for my periods on 8th, but did not get till 16th. So, I went for pregnancy test which came out negative. On 17th, I got my periods with blood clots and crampy stomach pain which was not usual for me. Was it a miscarriage? If yes, what may be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. As per your query, the pregnancy test was negative. So, no need to worry. It is not a miscarriage. To be on a safer side and to confirm that it is not miscarriage, I suggest you to check your serum...  Read Full »

Can brownish discharge after protected sex be implantation bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex. Two weeks later, I had light brownish to light red color discharge that lasted for a day and the next day there was light brownish discharge. Is this implantation bleeding? I am worried. If so, after how days of implantation bleeding can I do blood test or hCG to dete...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you had protected sex and that too 15 days back, this brownish discharge could be due to irregular shedding possibly due to progesterone hormonal imbalance during the cycle. If it is implantation bleeding then it would have occurred in the next seven days. ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of pregnancy after taking two I-pills in two hours?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unsafe sex with my girlfriend. I am sure that I did not ejaculate but she did take an i-pill for safety. We had sex for the second time and now I guess that I might have ejaculated and so she took one more i-pill. So, in total she had two i-pills in a time gap of two hours. Now she ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has taken the i-pill within 24 hours of the intercourse and in her case twice within a gap of two hours then she has doubled the concentration of progesterone. Usually, a withdrawal bleed is seen within next five to seven days from the day of i-pill intake. As s...  Read Full »

Why is my period late after having intercourse for the first time?

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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 we...  Read Full »

Is gradual decrease of HCG level a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old, mother of two healthy children, and pregnant for the third time. My LMP was 13th of last month and had only had intercourse only twice in the last three months. In the last month, I had intercourse only once before three to four weeks before having a positive pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. By your history, it is a missed abortion and not miscarriage. And it is just a single pregnancy only. Let me explain in detail. Normally pregnancy increases along with an increasing level of BhCG (beta chorionic gonadotropin). If HCG levels are decreasing, that m...  Read Full »

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