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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Is it normal to have bleeding during pregnancy?

Query: I was 5 week pregnancy now im bleeding this is my 3rd day today i didn't bleed that much 1st day as my regular period and 2nd day was light bleeding so i want to whether im still pregnant ? I was 5 week pregnancy now im bleeding this is my 3rd day today i didn't bleed that much 1st day as my regul...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Welcome to Icliniq. You need to get an ultrasound to check if the pregnancy is still viable or it has been expelled spontaneously in the process of the bleeding. any bleeding during pregnancy needs evaluation as it can be a sign of threatened miscarriage.b  Read Full »

Why am I bleeding with clots after an ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, When I was 10 weeks pregnant, it was found out to be an ectopic pregnancy. I did get a surgery or shot, because my hCG was decreasing on its own. I was keep on doing blood test for every 48 hours. When my hCG was 5, I started spotting. After two days, I started bleeding heavily. I am wond...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the hCG report (human chorionic gonadotropin), the ectopic is getting resolved (attachment removed to protect patient identity). But, the cause of bleeding should be ruled out. Please get yourself checked by a gynecologist and also get a pelvic scan done to rule o...  Read Full »

Is hCG or Progesterone injection indicated for spotting in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am passing clots and spotting is there for the last two weeks. USG revealed subchorionic hemorrhage, but the fetal heart rate is good. I am taking Susten 200 twice a day and Duphaston 10 once a day. My hCG is 18000 on the 7th week. Should I take hCG injection or p...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are already on two forms of progesterone. It depends on the severity of your bleeding. If decreasing, then continue the same progesterone as you are taking now. If not decreasing, then you need to discuss with your obstetrician. I do not think that an injection in add...  Read Full »

Why did I miss my period last month?

Query: Hi doctor, I have normal periods every month that are regular. This time I got a spotting but missed the periods last month. After that, I got nausea, back pain, weakness, and food aversions. I did a urine pregnancy test four days ago, and there was a very faint positive line. But the doctor said t...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. It is always known that blood pregnancy tests, which reflect quantitative beta HCG (Human chorionic gonadotropin), are more sensitive than urine tests. The most common causes of false-positive urine pregnancy tests are: Error in using the kit i...  Read Full »

Can a urine pregnancy test be taken on the first day of missed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a very regular 28 day cycle. I got my periods for three days in the last month with a heavy flow. So, my due would be today for this month. But, last three days I got very little bleeding and the color was light watery red and sometimes brownish. I did not have any physiolog...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You tested too early with a urine pregnancy test. Please wait for three to four days and then retest if period does not start by then. Urine pregnancy test though theoretically can give correct result on the day of a missed period, practically it is not that sensitive and...  Read Full »

I have spotting with headache and dizziness. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have my cycle of normally 42 to 45 days. Last time, it was 55 days. This time on 47th day, I had spotting with headache, back pain, dizziness, low BP, and HR around 110 and BP around 70/100 pregnancy test are negative and it is seven days after we had unprotected sex. My question is, c...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history, you are a 39 year old lady with a BMI of 28.4, having long cycles of 42 to 55 days. You had unprotected sex activity seven days back (do not know which day of the cycle you had activity) but on the 47th day of the cycle, you got spotting wi...  Read Full »

Is it possible to be pregnant and not see anything on an ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. But, our doctor is unable to see anything on the day of scanning. I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, the pregnancy will be detected late on ultrasound. If she has no problem and the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.co...  Read Full »

What should a pregnant woman's hCG value be during the 17th week?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 weeks pregnant. As per my quadruple marker screening report, I have 1:283 risk for trisomy 21. My hCG level is coming high in report 130958 mlU/mL. A blood sample is taken at 16 weeks 4 days of gestational age. Please have a look and advise me what to do further. Doctor to whom ...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have a very low risk, I think you must repeat your beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels rather than the amniocentesis. However, if you want to be doubly sure, just go with the suggestion of your doctor. It is always better to get checked. Having gone t...  Read Full »

I am pregnant and my urine had an orange discharge with beige solid pieces. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query regarding a possible miscarriage. I am five weeks pregnant and I woke up with abdominal pain and found a discharge in my urine that looks like small pieces of solids (beige color with a fluid inside) and with small pieces of what looks like tissue. There was no blood an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, this is the effect of the medicine. The discharge normally increases during pregnancy. And, if you are using vaginal suppositories, it may be because of staining. If the ultrasound shows everything is normal, then do not worry as your beta hCG (human ...  Read Full »

What should be the level of beta HCG to confirm that I am pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a day late for my period. My beta hCG test came back to 4.9, and my doctor wants to repeat it. Am I considered pregnant since HCG is so close to 5? I have been trying to conceive, and I am currently taking progesterone vaginally during the luteal phase. My basal body temperature re...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your question is not very clear, but I will try to address your concern, which I guess is whether it is pregnancy or not based on the beta HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) value and whatever details you mentioned. As per your doctor's advice, it would be recommend...  Read Full »

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