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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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Can I get an opinion about my wife's ICSI?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has undergone ICSI three-day embryo transfer. One cell is compact grade and others are grade-B. She got pregnant successfully and the values were at DPT 14, HCG 577 and progesterone level 23 and DPT 16, HCG 1577 and progesterone level 23. Also, she had undergone TVS, and spotte...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concerns. As you are only 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant, you should repeat your TVS (transvaginal scan) after one week for fetal cardiac activity becaus...  Read Full »

I-Pill after 12 hours of unprotected sex. Will this leads to pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old. I took i-pill after four to five hours of having unprotected sex. I again had unprotected sex after 12 hours of taking the i-pill. I was very tensed and took another i-pill after 56 hours of the second incident. After seven days, I started bleeding. But, it was light...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, let me tell you that there is no chance of pregnancy. Usually, ovulation occurs between the 12th to the 16th day of periods or better said as 14 days before the periods. Life of egg is 24 hours and that of sperm is 72 hours. So, there was no chance of e...  Read Full »

I took I-pill after unprotected sex on the 7th day of my periods. Any chance of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the seventh day of my periods, and I have five days bleeding. I took an I-pill on the 58th hour. I had bleeding on the seventh day after taking the pill. But, I am 10 days late for my periods, from the last month's date. I am worried. Please help. Is there any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sexual contact on the seventh day of periods will not make you pregnant, as they are the safe period. You should not have taken I-pill. I-pills are meant for emergency contraception and not for routine use. These are hormonal medicines and can disturb and disrupt your c...  Read Full »

Is there a chance to get pregnant despite taking I-pill within 22 hours of unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, My fiancee and I had unprotected sex on the fifth and 15th day of her menstrual cycle. On the 15th day, she was on top, and I ejaculated. Later we took a bath, and after 20 to 22 hours, she took an I-pill. We later had protected intercourse, before and after this unprotected act too. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, every lady has ovulation around the 12th to the 16th day of the periods. The life of the egg is 24 hours, and that of the sperm is 72 hours. Sex on the fifth day was fine, but it cannot be said about that on the 15th day. The effectiveness of I-pill is maximum i...  Read Full »

After taking I-pill, I have breast tenderness and nausea after a month. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I took an I-pill after I had sexual intercourse, a month back. My period came seven days before the expected date. The bleeding was brown in color, and it lasted for two and a half days. After that, I did not get my period next month. I am experiencing tenderness in the breast, frequent u...  Read Full »

Dr. Sweta Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is unlikely that you are pregnant. This often happens after taking I-pill. Nonetheless, I would suggest you confirm the presence or absence of pregnancy by doing a blood test namely the serum beta hCG and share the reports. If it is negative, then repeat the test af...  Read Full »

I had very light spotting on my second I-pill and not a proper bleed. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,My last period was on the 10th of last month. I had unprotected intercourse on the 19th and for precaution, I took I-pill within 24 hours. As a result, I got withdrawal bleeding on the 25th. Four days later (29th), we again had unprotected intercourse. I took another I-pill on the 30th ...  Read Full »

Dr. Meeta Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most likely, you will not be pregnant as you have taken the pills within time. The second bleed was also withdrawal bleed. It was light as you had bled a few days back already. You may get your periods according to the spotting which occurred on the 30th. You can chec...  Read Full »

Is a period with blood clots a sign of miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, Did I experience a miscarriage if I had a delayed period, a negative pregnancy test followed by heavy bleeding with blood clots and unusual stomach pain in the same month? If so, what could be the potential reasons for the miscarriage?  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 bet...  Read Full »

Is heaving bleeding with clots a sign of early miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, When I had sex with my boyfriend last time, I neither 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 a period about a week early. The flow has been a lot heavier, I am going...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

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

Is beta-hCG level, which increases above 27,000 in three months, dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My beta-hCG was 17,169 on the sixth three months back, and it is 27,524 on the sixth of this month. Is this normal? I have not had a good experience with my gynecologist, and I am trying to get into another doctor. But I would like to find some answers. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. The negative hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test is less than 5 mIU/mL. A urine pregnancy test can detect 20 to 50 mIU/mL of hCG. The levels you have mentioned are not normal by any means. An elevated beta...  Read Full »

Is decreased hCG levels indicative of a problem in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am five weeks and one day pregnant (not confirmed yet with ultrasound). My hCG levels have gone from 34 on last month twenty-first to 227 on last month twenty-sixth, then 514 on last month twenty-eighth. My GP is worried that this is not a normal progression. And my levels with my daug...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you have said, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) levels vary from woman to woman. If you usually have mild irregular periods, then hCG levels may not correspond to the level of what we expect. Your levels are a bit less, but certain pregnancies have lower levels, bu...  Read Full »

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