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Does beta hCG of 2 indicate pregnancy?

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Answered by

Dr. Nidhin Mohan

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Published At May 6, 2018
Reviewed AtNovember 21, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had my beta hCG done yesterday. It came as 2.00. I had sex recently. Eight months ago, when I had done the same test, my beta hCG was less than 0.1. Why this increase from 0.1 to 2? Is it because I can be pregnant and the hCG is increasing gradually? Or there are other reasons as well which increases it? I wanted to ask this because I am also experiencing early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, vomiting, a bit of back pain as well. My appetite is down.

Answered by Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

A beta hCG level which is increased indicates a possibility of pregnancy. You need to do a USG scan to look for evidence of fetus in the uterus. Also, you need to repeat a beta hCG level after a week from the date of first test increasing levels definitely are significant.

Meet a gynecologist at the earliest. Do not use any home remedies or emergency contraception pills as they can cause serious side effects.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

So, this increased beta hCG indicates that this is the start of pregnancy? No other reason is possible for this increase?

Answered by Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, but please also do a repeat hCG level from the same laboratory and an ultrasound to confirm.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Nidhin Mohan
Dr. Nidhin Mohan

Internal Medicine

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