Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

The placenta makes human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) after a fertilized egg gets attached to the wall of the uterus (implantation). Most pregnancy tests detect the presence of this hormone to confirm a pregnancy. But if the patient is not pregnant with high hCG is a sign of cancer.

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Does my hCG value of 54.50 mIU/mL indicate pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My LMP was on the 8th of last month. I missed my period this month. I have done a home pregnancy test on the 10th of this month, and I have seen a faint line which was confusing. So, I took a beta hCG blood test and got the result as 54.50 mlU/mL. Could you ple...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pregnancy is definitely there. However, I will suggest you get a repeat beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test after 48 ...  Read Full »

Am I not able to conceive because of the brown discharge before my periods?

Query: Hello doctor, A year before, I was getting regular periods. One day before period, I used to get spotting then bleeding for five days. I was on birth control pills. A year ago, I stopped the pills. So from nine months, I am having brown discharge with mucus before four days of periods, then bleedin...  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned for how long you took the birth control pills. There are many adverse effects of the pills, which women are not aware of and the doctors are also not telling. This is a side effect of the pills, as pills stop ovulation totally. If one tries t...  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. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? 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 o...  Read Full »

Does bleeding after a positive pregnancy test indicate a miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been trying to conceive for four months now. Last month, I got two positive pregnancy tests followed by some bleeding a week after the test. I bled for about a week. And this month, I also got three positive pregnancy tests. I got a positive test two days before my missed period...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? If you had bleeding, as in periods, then this is a fresh pregnancy. But, if that bleeding was minimal or just discharge, it is the same pregnancy continuing. All you can do is to get a serum beta hCG and repeat it after 48 hours. If this is a healthy p...  Read Full »

Even though my wife is three weeks pregnant, she does not have any signs of pregnancy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife had a severe cough, for which she took antibiotics for a week. She missed her periods the following month, and the home pregnancy test was positive. So, we did a urine pregnancy test in the doctor's office, which was also positive. But, it has been three weeks, still, she is n...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any reason for you to be worried about the cough, fever and the antibiotics. Most of the antibiotics and medicines for respiratory infection are safe in pregnancy.Why are you not getting an ultrasound scan done? Why are you stressing yourself waiting for t...  Read Full »

After taking eight Yaz pills, I feel sick with nausea. Is it due to a side effect of drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I decided to use birth control pills two months back. I took the whole pack and then decided I will rather stop, because of all the bad effects that they have on our body. I got my period after I stopped taking the pills, but this month I did not get my period. I had sexual intercourse...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I see you have messed up your hormonal balance. Your first step was absolutely right. The principle of emergency contraception is that it is a very high dose of progesterone hormone. This is the same hormone produced in the second half of periods after ovulation. Th...  Read Full »

I got periods on the day of taking an emergency contraceptive pill. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I took an emergency contraceptive pill after seven hours of unprotected sex. And I got my periods the same day of taking the pill. But, my period lasted only for a day. Am I pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your periods usually last for more than a day, then you should get a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. Or else, I suggest you start taking oral contraceptive pills. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com...  Read Full »

Is tablet Maintane safe during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got two pink lines on the home pregnancy kit, which is not so dark three days back. My period was due around eight days ago. I took a tablet Primolut last month to delay my periods for my marriage purpose. As I did not get periods for two months, I checked for PCOS three years bac...  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, To start with, congratulations on your pregnancy. A home urine pregnancy test detects the presence of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in urine and the brightness of the lines increases with the amount of hCG present...  Read Full »

I took Unwanted 72 on the next day of a sexual relationship. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my periods on 18th of last month, and I got sexually intimate for the first time on 27th of last month. Although there was no full penetration, I took Unwanted 72 the next day. On 11th of this month, I had little bleeding with a lot of clots that lasted for three days. I normall...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put you at ease by saying that you will not be pregnant. Let me tell you how. For a young lady with 27 days cycle, ovulation will be on day 13th, and the egg will stay alive for 24 hours. So you are at a risk of pregnancy on 29th to 31st. But your sexual expos...  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 icliniq.com. 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 elevat...  Read Full »

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