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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Please check my blood test report and confirm my pregnancy.

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please check my blood test result? Does it confirm that I am pregnant? Could I know how many weeks? Do all the results look normal? Is there anything should I pay attention to? Do I need to do any additional blood tests or checks, such as for human chorionic gonadotropin and...  Read Full »


Dr. Sini P

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) From your reports, all blood reports are found to be healthy (but for platelet they have not mentioned the value due to clumped sample, but blood smear looks normal platelet, so that is taken as usual, for the value you can repeat it later). 2) Since your last pe...  Read Full »

What causes delay in periods and white discharge?

Query: Hello doctor, We had unprotected intercourse 13 days back. Her menses has been delayed for six days now. There is some white discharge from the vagina since 12 days and she is not having her periods still. We have checked for pregnancy yesterday through a strip test and it showed negative. Also, sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident that she was on day 21 or day 23 of her cycle when you had unprotected intercourse. As her menses have been regular consider that ovulation would have occurred by day 14. In that case ovulation would have dissoluted 13 days back and chances of pregnancy a...  Read Full »

I missed my period and my beta hCG is 2.6. Am I pregnant?

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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Which test should be done in first trimester, NTNG scan or dual marker?

Query: Hello doctor, Which test should be done prior? NTNG scan or dual marker for pregnant women? LMP was two months back.   Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First-trimester screening for Down's syndrome should be done in all pregnancy between 11 to 14 weeks. The first-trimester screening for Down's syndrome includes USG for NT/NB scan and on the same day, blood is taken for the dual marker (BhCG and PAPA-A). Thereafter, ...  Read Full »

What is the risk of pregnancy through genital rubbing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24 year old girl. I am a virgin, but I got close to my fiance the day before yesterday (20th day of my menstrual cycle). We did not have intercourse, but our genitals rubbed against each other multiple times. Is there any chance of me getting pregnant? Should I go for an I-pill? Als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your cycles have been regular, then intimacy on day-20 of your cycle would place you in the safe period. The life of the ovum is only 24 hours and ovulation occurs by mid-cycle. Also, there was no intercourse involved. Pre-cum has sperms, but if the ejaculation wa...  Read Full »

Does my bleeding following positive pregnancy test mean I am losing it?

Query: Hello doctor, My period was late for a week. LMP was 35 days back. Did HPT three days back with the result being a positive pink line. But, yesterday evening, started bleeding period like and continuing so. So, am I pregnant or do I lose it? I will be grateful if you can kindly address my concern.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the previous home pregnancy test was faint positive then this leaves in a dilemma if you were into pregnancy or not. So you now need to get a serum beta hCG test done, which is a blood test. If the hCG levels are more than 5 mIU then you are surely pregnant and th...  Read Full »

Can I take Augmentin while pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 33 years old with a weight of 74 kg. I am 3 weeks pregnant. I have a severe chest infection. Is it fine to take the antibiotic Augmentin Duo 620? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Augmentin (Amoxicillin) is safe in pregnancy. Please go ahead. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

Can sex on the fourth day of periods result in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the 4th day of periods and took i-pill after 69th hour. Is there any chance to get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no chances of pregnancy as you had sex on the 4th day of your cycle and you were in your safe period when ovulation would not have taken place and hence no chances of conception or fertilization. Moreover you have taken an i-pill as well within 72 ho...  Read Full »

Is bleach pregnancy test accurate?

Query: Hi doctor, How accurate is the bleach pregnancy test? What is your suggestion?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is no scientific data available for bleach pregnancy test and due to lack of standardization, it is not a reliable one. Yes, it is true that bleach can react with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). But, without standardization about the concentration and quantit...  Read Full »

How effective Meprate in preventing pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend is a virgin and we were intimate on two consecutive days last month. During that time, her periods were delayed by two weeks. I was careful not to ejaculate anywhere near her vagina nor was it knowingly in contact with my penis. She waited for another 10 days and since she d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sonal Prasad

Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ideally, Meprate - Medroxyprogesterone should be taken only after confirming the absence of pregnancy as Meprate has a tendency of causing incomplete abortion. So, it would be wise to get a serum beta hCG done (human chorionic gonadotropin). It is a blood test that d...  Read Full »

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