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Border line HCG test, delayed period. Am I pregnant?

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Hi there,
My last period was on 01/01/2015. On 02/05 I went to the doctor who ordered an hCG serum blood test be done. The result was 10 IU/L which they said was boarder line so it was suggested I retest in a week. Today I had the test redone and it is still at 10 IU/L. Does this mean I am not pregnant? Is that a normal lever if not? Also why have I missed my period if not?
Thanks!

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
If the hcG levels are not rising there is no concern.
However can you give me more details about when was the last intercourse? How many days your cycles last normally? Also, are there any associated symptoms like loss of appetite, nausea/ abdominal pain?
I will advise you to get an ultrasound abdomen done. This is a more conclusive way of ruling out pregnancy than any other hormonal methods.
Feel free to discuss further,
Regards.


Patient replied :

Hello
thank you so much for your response.
the last day of inter course was 1/18/2014
my cycle usually lasts 32 days and I have never missed one before.
I have been having dizziness and slight occasional nausea. Also occasion abdominal cramps but no bleeding at all
thank you!


Hello,
If your cycle lasts 32 days then the expected ovulation was around 17th or 18th, around the time when you had intercourse.
So it is better you get an ultrasound abdomen done for confirmation.
Please revert back with your ultrasound report.
Regards.


Patient replied :

Hello
thank you so much for your response.
the last day of inter course was 1/18/2014
my cycle usually lasts 32 days and I have never missed one before.
I have been having dizziness and slight occasional nausea. Also occasion abdominal cramps but no bleeding at all
thank you!


Hello,

If your cycle lasts 32 days then the expected ovulation was around 17th or 18th, around the time when you had intercourse.
So it is better you get an ultrasound abdomen done for confirmation.
Please revert back with your ultrasound report.
Regards.


Patient replied :

Hello
thank you so much for your response.
the last day of inter course was 1/18/2014
my cycle usually lasts 32 days and I have never missed one before.
I have been having dizziness and slight occasional nausea. Also occasion abdominal cramps but no bleeding at all
thank you!



Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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