Intrauterine Pregnancy Of Uncertain Viability

In an early pregnancy ultrasound scan, there may be visibility of the pregnancy sac in the uterus with an undetectable heart rate. This is a usual finding in early pregnancy (less than six weeks of conception), but it is also a finding in failed pregnancies. Hence to rule out possible complications, a re-scan is done preferably 7 to 14 days later. If the same condition prevails (mostly, miscarriage happens within the next scan), sadly, it is a failed pregnancy.

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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 »


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Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is very specific to pregnancy because hCG 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 l...  Read Full »

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