Chemical Pregnancy

About "Chemical Pregnancy"

Loss of pregnancy (miscarriage) shortly after implantation is called chemical pregnancy. Chemical pregnancy does not cause any symptom apart from abdominal cramps and bleeding, which many women think to be normal menstrual bleeding.

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Does positive pregnancy test after FET mean a chemical pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had FET 15 days back. I did a test, and it is positive. I called my clinic, and the nurse was not definitely happy. She told to wait until blood test. I did ClearBlue dig, which shows me 2 to 3 weeks pregnant. Earlier it was 1 to 2 week, so it means hCG level probably is a bit higher b...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? After a FET (frozen embryo transfer), blood is checked for pregnancy only after two weeks. Only a healthy embryo will stay on so long with a good beta hCG. Unhealthy pregnancy may give initial positive results but levels start to decline gradually and...  Read Full »

Faint T Lines Appearing On Urine Pregnancy Tests,While Ultrasounds Say I Am Not Pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been trying to conceive for a few months, but every time the test comes back negative. My last periods was on the 25th of last month, and I started ovulating on the third of this month, and it ended on the 12th. My husband and I had sex on the fifth. Despite my history of irregular...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities here. One is a chemical pregnancy, where only the pregnancy test result come positive, and there is no evidence of sac on ultrasound. Second being a healthy pregnancy is a delayed conception or an ectopic. I suggest you do a serum beta hCG b...  Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods for a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I missed my period last month and after the first late day I took a pregnancy test and it said not pregnant. So I waited for a few more days to go by to take another and it said positive so from that day I scheduled a follow-up appointment and when I went to get an ultrasound they tol...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you done the blood pregnancy test (hCG)? It could have been a chemical pregnancy meaning non-viable early pregnancy. You can take medicines for withdrawal bleeding like Norethisterone 5 mg twice a day for five days. You will get periods after you stop the medicine. T...  Read Full »

Why had my doctor suggested Dydrogesterone tablet for a month?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not get my periods last month. The actual due date was 15, but on the 22nd I got spotted. Then, I had a strip test, which came as positive. After four days, I went to my doctor for spotting and pain. My ultrasound report showed less than 5 weeks of pregnancy. There is no fetal sac a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of fetal pole and irregular sac on ultrasound are an indicative of a chemical pregnancy. But, less than 5 weeks gestation is not to be considered as definite time to decide chemical pregnancy. Fetal heart rate and fetal pole have been seen arriving even by ...  Read Full »

I am having heavy bleeding with clots five days after sex. Is it implantation bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, From the 16th of this month, I started having sex with my fiance a lot. Five days later, I started having really bad stomach pain and the next day, I started bleeding. It was light. So I thought it could be implantation bleeding, and Iwent and got a test. I am not supposed to have my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pregnancy test will not show a real result if done before expected next date of menses. Chemical pregnancy bleed or abortion happens only after you miss your period, so do not worry about that. With the kind of bleeding you have (heavy and continuous), implantation ...  Read Full »

Pregnancy test had two mildly visible lines, but it is now negative.

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex six weeks ago and my period was late for two weeks. I used the first PT when my period was five days late and it has two lines but it is not that visible. After three days, I tried again and it is already negative. Up to the two-weeks late period, all PT are negat...  Read Full »


Dr. Natalie Chaitan

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An initially positive pregnancy test that later becomes negative can happen with very early miscarriages. Such miscarriages can occur with little or no initial blood loss. These are termed chemical pregnancies, as they are lost before they attach to the womb and before...  Read Full »

Two consecutive miscarriages have greatly disappointed the family. What to do next?

Query: Hello doctor,I am writing for my daughter, staying away from us, with her husband. She is 30 years, 5 feet 1 inch and 63 kg, working in the IT sector. She is married for the last three years and seriously trying for conception from a year. She missed her period once in the beginning of this year. Du...  Read Full »


Dr. Gowrimeena

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your daughter's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the detailed information that you have given, the first pregnancy was a blighted ovum (miscarriage). The second pregnancy is a chemical pregnancy and not a true miscarri...  Read Full »

What are the possible consequences of a fetus without heartbeat?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is now 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant. She started to bleed three days back and felt little cramps. We had our first early trimester scan and they said that they are unable to detect fetus heartbeat. They arranged for another scan in some 15 days. She is taking Pregnacare Folic acid....  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is 8 weeks and 5 days gestation as of today and still there has been no heartbeat or a fetal pole, then it is likely to be an anembryonic gestation or a chemical pregnancy with just the gestational sac. If the fetal pole and the heartbeat have not arrived t...  Read Full »

Does my hCG level indicate failing intrauterine or ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant about five weeks. However, my Hb is 13.2 but beta hCG is 106.2 and after 48 hours it was 108.4. Is it failing intrauterine or ectopic? Or what should I do now? Currently, I am not taking any medicine.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should get a serial beta hCG levels done after 48 hours each again and also an ultrasound pelvis to check if fetal pole has arrived. The rise in beta hCG levels is less than 63 % of course and indicates a possible chemical pregnancy. Do not be in a hurry to abort...  Read Full »

My beta hCG blood test result is 54.50 mlU/mL. Am I pregnant?

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

Fetal Medicine Specialist

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 »

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