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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Does having sex after 15 days of period get my girlfriend pregnant since she has not received her periods yet?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had morning after pill and got her period a few days later. Then we had sex after 15 days of her periods and I did not ejaculate inside her but still no period. Would she be pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering that her withdrawal bleed after the morning after pill would have started, so this shall become her fresh menstrual date and if her cycles had been regular and 28-30 days cycle then by the time you had sex she would be in her fertile period or in her ovulati...  Read Full »

I have conceived via donor egg IVF. Will low hCG level affect the pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am two weeks pregnant. I underwent treatment for conceiving, I used donor egg IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment. Currently my hCG level is low as informed by my doctor, and I have been advised to get another blood test done. Currently I am taking Progesterone, Aspirin, Folic Aci...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comThanks for trusting us with your health. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.As per your description, these symptoms can be due to hormonal imbalance due to pregnancy. When undergoing pelvic ultrasound, endometrial thickness and fetal heartbeat a...  Read Full »

Fetal heartbeats are not visualized on ultrasound. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight weeks and five days pregnant. My ultrasonography report says fetal heartbeats not visualized even with the help of a color Doppler. Is it normal? I am very scared. Please reply.  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you are sure that it is eight weeks then it is not a good sign. Usually, the scan can detect the pregnancy and the heartbeat as early as six weeks.But it is advisable to wait for seven to 10 days and repeat the scan. If there is still no sign of heartbeat then it ...  Read Full »

Can I get pregnant by my boyfriend ejaculating on my pant during the fertile period?

Query: Hi doctor,My concern is that my boyfriend ejaculated on me and the semen went through leggings, and I did not wear my underwear. I am in my most fertile days as I was left with five days to get my periods. Can I get pregnant this way? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. The chances of you getting pregnant are next to nill. But there are many possible situations like:1) If the semen entered the vagina? or if the semen meets the ovum.2) If the semen quantity is more than enough to fertilize the egg or if fertili...  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

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

What is the treatment for irregular periods and weight gain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25, married and sexually active. I suffered from PCOD for a while, took all sorts of allopathic and homeopathic medicines and when I got scanned two months ago, PCOD was not found. I thought this is the end of my problem but, still, my periods are irregular. Last time, I was la...  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please note that PCOD is not diagnosed by ultrasound.Kindly get thyroid profile, serum androsterone test, serum prolactin, serum testosterone, free androgen index, serum insulin, and fasting blood sugar test done.Start doing six sets of Surya Namaskar every day.Follow ...  Read Full »

I have fever and white vaginal discharge. What can this be?

Query: Hello doctor, My last menstrual cycle was three weeks ago and had one heavy bleeding on one day and the following three days, I only had spotting. I have had continuous warm icy hot sensation through my stomach, 97 degree Fahrenheit and higher body temperatures, and had milky white discharge. This ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have had heavy menses eighteen days ago and early ovulation possibly on ten days ago that is day 9 of the cycle. Milky white discharge is common during mid-cycle ovulation period. The present discharge on day 19 of the cycle is thick, curdy, white jelly. T...  Read Full »

Other than ultrasound, how can Down's syndrome be diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 weeks pregnant. Yesterday, I went for an ultrasound scan named targeted imaging for fetal anomalies. Other than hypoplasia of nasal bone, everything is normal. I need an expert opinion regarding advanced tests of ultrasound or amniocentesis, karyotyping or any ultrasound scan to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in toto. At 26 weeks period of gestation, the overall growth of the fetus is fine. But the concern here is hypoplastic nasal bone seen in the second trimester TIFFA (targeted imagin...  Read Full »

She has missed her periods even after an I-pill. Can she be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner and I had sex two months back. She got her period that month, but she missed her period for this month. She took an I-pill after we had sex. Could this be her pregnancy? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She should get SB hCG (serial beta-human chorionic gonadotropin) to rule out pregnancy even if she had intercourse once or twice this month (maybe in the fertile period). If SB hCG is negative, hormonal imbalance due to I-pill could have occurred. So, get a gynec...  Read Full »

My partner feels her nipples are tight. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex without protection but, I did not ejaculate inside her vagina. She had an I-pill within three hours. It has been 13 days and still, there is no bleeding. She says her nipples feel tight. So, does it mean she is pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope your partner did not vomit the medicines. Her periods might come on their time. If she is overdue, that is, she has missed her periods, get a beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test done to rule out pregnancy. The tightening of nipples might be due to hormonal...  Read Full »

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