Beta-hcg Level

Beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is the hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy. The presence of more than 25 mIU/ml of beta-hCG in blood is considered positive for pregnancy. This level keeps doubling every 72 hours and will reach its peak in the first 8 to 11 weeks of pregnancy.

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Why were the two lines in my pregnancy test not very clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of thyroid and PCOS. I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg. My period got delayed by six days. I did a pregnancy test after four days of delayed period and I have two lines that are not shown clearly. Please suggest. Do I need to go to a doctor for a checkup? or Do I need to wait for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned your last menstrual period. If you have a regular 28 days cycle, then a urine pregnancy test shows a positive result as you have a delay in periods. Delayed ovulation occurs commonly in PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and so I suggest you reche...  Read Full »

Why am I having period problems after taking OCP once?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an oral contraceptive pill three months back, which caused a three week delay in my periods and my cycle was for only 3 days compared to normal 5 days. After that, we have not had sex. I still have not got my periods of this month, which is due. I feel puckish and dizzy most of the ...  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. If you have taken the oral contraceptive pill within 72 hours of sex, then no need to worry. As you got your periods after that though they are delayed there is nothing to worry. As you have ment...  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 »

Can spotting be a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old and got married a year ago. We are trying for a baby for the last three months. My LMP was on the 9th of last month. I never faced issues with my menstrual cycle. It is a regular 29 day cycle. We had an unprotected sex from 17th to 25th for every alternate day. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as on 10th is less than 1, then you are surely not pregnant. The symptoms are part of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) complex where stress and anxiety can often cause the scanty onset of menses. But, full flow ma...  Read Full »

Does sex during the date of period result in ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a query about my period. My actual due date for my period was 28th of last month. I had unprotected sex on the 27th. I waited two days for my period and I took emergency contraceptive on the last minute to 72 hour. My period got delayed for eight days and got it on the 5th of thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, as you had bleeding after eight days post Unwanted 72 intake, it ensures that you are not pregnant. Your fresh menstrual date would now be the date of the bleeding started after the ECP (emergency contraceptive pill). There is a likelihood that next menses ma...  Read Full »

Why do I have early light periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex continuously from 7th to 16th of this month with my husband. I am expecting my period on the 26th. I keep tracking my period, so I know when will be my next period. But today, on 21st I had my period. But, it is very light. Usually, I get my period with some symptoms like heada...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini Nanasaheb Talpe

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, this type of bleeding pattern could be due to either implantation bleeding or hormonal imbalance. Implantation bleeding is seen in early pregnancy. As you are due for period on 26th and had intercourse in the fertile period, there is a high possib...  Read Full »

How should I confirm if I am pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old and trying to get conceive. After my last menstrual cycle as per doctor advice I had HCG 5000 injection for ovulation. As per the follicular study, we had intercourse for two days after ovulation. I bled little with some dark coffee brown on the 11th of the next month, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The history typically suggests an implantation bleed, but as your dark brown bleed coincides with the menstrual due date. It may have been scanty menses as well. Now, as you have done the urine pregnancy test after 7 days post missed periods and it was negative, ...  Read Full »

Do periods get affected by I-pill overdose?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on 13th of this month and my period was due on the 20th. But, it has not come yet. I took I-pill within one hour of intercourse and due to lack of knowledge took one more dose the next day. Now I am worried. Will overdose of I-pill affect my body? Also, I did my urine pregnancy ...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data you have posted. I-pill if taken within 72 hours after intercourse, then it will be 95% effective.  As you have taken it early the chance of getting pregnant is less. Kindly calm down and repeat urine pregnancy test after four days and...  Read Full »

Why am I spotting after a positive home pregnancy test?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 days late for my period. I got my home pregnancy test positive. But, the next day I had a brown color spotting and yesterday afternoon I had brown color bleeding with heavy abdominal cramps. And today, there is no bleeding, but spotting just like on the first day. I am confuse...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do see a gynecologist as early as possible. You are having a threatened miscarriage. Also, get a scan done to rule out ectopic pregnancy. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obs...  Read Full »

Why is my period three days late and irregular?

Query: Hi doctor, I am trying to conceive. My periods have been irregular for years and never come on time. I am using an application to calculate my cycle as best as I can. I should have ovulated on 7th and my period should have started on 26th, however it did not. Yesterday, when I wiped there was a stri...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A delay of three days is not considered as irregularity. Also, urine home pregnancy test is not sensitive before eight days past missed menses. Please rule out any chances of pregnancy with a serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin) as of now. If the hCG...  Read Full »

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