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Ectopic Pregnancy

When a fertilized egg gets attached anywhere outside of the uterus, it is called ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy in the fallopian tube is the most frequent occurrence. The symptoms include bleeding from the vagina and dull to sharp abdominal cramps.

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I am pregnant with good hCG, but there is no sac in sonography. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My last period was 45 days ago. Pregnancy test was a strong positive. My HCG count is 7290 and 8800 at a gap of five days. But in sonography, no sac was seen. Intervaginal sonography also showed no sign of sac. I have no signs of vaginal bleeding until now. Just facing light cramps in ab...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from amenorrhea and your last menstrual was 45 days ago. Your beta HCG count was 7290 and 8800 at a gap of five days but USG (ultrasound) of pregnancy profile or transvaginal sonography ...  Read Full »

Does low hCG levels with brown spotting show intrauterine pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has brown spotting and mild abdominal pain since a few days. We did beta hCG test three times, and the results were 257 mlU/ml, 437 mlU/ml, and 657 mlU/ml respectively. Once in a while, she feels a sharp pain on the left side lower abdomen. So, we checked for ectopic pregnancy by ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is very specific to pregnancy becausehCG level when more than 1500 mlU/ml will reveal a pregnancy in a scan. Now you must understand that beta hCG doubles in cases of intrauterine pregnancy once in two days.Since the hCG value is low...  Read Full »

Is low hCG level a sign of ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, Before a week I went to the hospital and I found out that I was pregnant with a hCG level of 23. The next day, I started getting cramps on my lower right side stomach. Four days later, I got two transvaginal ultrasounds and nothing was found in the uterus, or anywhere else. So I was se...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me give you a few basic facts about beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). This hormone is produced from fetal tissue. Once it reaches a level of 25 mIU/mL, it is detectable in the urine test. A normal rate of rising of beta hCG is double in 48 hours. This doub...  Read Full »

Is Postpone-72 tablet risky if you have experienced tubal pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had an ectopic pregnancy earlier this year. We had to remove her fallopian tube and remove the pregnancy. We just got married. I read somewhere that the Postpone-72 tablet is risky if you have ever experienced tubal pregnancy before. We need some advice. Should she take it? Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. There are few reported cases of ectopic pregnancy following the use of Postpone-72 (Levonorgestrel). However, the very low risk of having ectopic pregnancy following Postpone-72 (Levonorgestrel) occurs if the drug is taken during the ovul...  Read Full »

What is the difference between ectopic pregnancy and menstruation?

Query: What is the difference between eptopic pregnancy and menstruation? I did some research and found that eptopic pregnancy bleeding can be heavy and have clots like a period. Does eptopic bleeding come and go? And menstruation does not continue for 7 days? How about having breast tenderness without nau...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Thanks for reaching out with iCliniq. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Dont worry i am here to take care of you. Regarding your questions about the difference between menstruation and ectopic pregnancy, menstruation is a bleeding that occurs during cyclical periods while ectopic pregn...  Read Full »

Why am I having light bleeding at 6 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am six weeks pregnant, this will be my second baby, my first delivery was normal. Last week I had some pain in my lower abdomen. I also had slight bleeding and brown discharge as well. I also visited the doctor. She did an ultrasound and some blood test. The ultrasound report says that ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Congratulations on your pregnancy. As your ultrasound scan report is normal and showing intrauterine healthy and viable pregnancy, you should not worry about ectopic pregnancy. Sometimes during pregnancy, mild bleeding and spotting can occur. Take proper rest and Proges...  Read Full »

I suspect having endometriosis. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am recently trying to get pregnant and in the past six months, have had a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy. I am wondering if there is a chance I have endometriosis. I am wondering this because I have no other risks/causes that could have caused the ectopic. There is no chance I cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your history, the only problem I feel is the problem which could happen to the tube. Your history of having a tubal pregnancy and severe pain during sex, that is dyspareunia, means that there is some problem which is happening around the uterus and the tubes. So, it...  Read Full »

Why I did not bleed after taking abortion pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I took the first abortion pill but until now, I did not get bleed. What is the reason?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is really a very short description of your concern. It would be better if you would send me your detailed gynecological, menstrual, obstetric, medical and other histories. Which pill have you taken and how much dose? Had you confirmed your pregnancy status befo...  Read Full »

Does having a beta-hCG of 226 confirm pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question related to my sister. She has missed her period, and when we consulted her doctor, he suggested BHCG level. Initially, it was 226 and on repeating it was 246. She is feeling weak and suffering from some bleeding. She had her last period before two months.  Read Full »

Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a positive test for pregnancy. But, beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) level doubles every 48 hours if everything is fine. In this case, hCG levels have increased, but not got doubled. Please repeat her beta-hCG and let me know the report. It could be either ec...  Read Full »

Can I use abortion pills without a scan?

Query: Hi doctor, I was supposed to get my period on the 19th of this month. Generally, my period lasts 25 days, but it did not arrive this month. After taking a urine test using a pregnancy detection kit, I received a positive result. So, I think I am pregnant. I have not taken a scan or contacted a docto...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hi welcome to As the urine pregnancy test result was positive, you are pregnant. However, it is very important to confirm the same by scan and to locate the pregnancy to make sure it is in the uterus and not outside, which is called an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies cannot be ...  Read Full »

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