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Went for blood test my results came back 4434 hcg level and

5iu/L am i pregnant or... Show More
5iu/L am i pregnant or not?
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Doctor-Bob :

Hello. An hCG level of 4434 mIU/mL would correspond to a gestational age of 2-4 weeks roughly. Are you late for your period?

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

Hi i have never been on this site so not sure how it works, I was 5 days late on my period bled for 1 day then had pink spotting two days ago

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

If I am pregnant I would only be few weeks, but when i rang the receptionist back she asked my doctor and he said i wasnt pregnant

Doctor-Bob :

How many days has it been since the 1 day of bleeding?

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

7 days, my boobs are really sore though like i am pregnant

Doctor-Bob :

sounds suspicious...you will need to repeat the hcg test in a few days to see which way it is trending.

Doctor-Bob :

If the hCG doubling time is slower than expected or if the level decreases, this is a possible sign of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

I know bleeding quite common in early pregnancy but it was just my hcg levels can a woman get 4423 hcg level if they wherent pregnant?

Doctor-Bob :

Individual women show wide variations in hCG levels based on the lengths of their menstrual cycles and other factors.

The hCG doubling time, over two separate blood tests spread over a period of days, usually provides more useful information than a single hCG level when evaluating a possible pregnancy.

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

Ok last thing sorry for taking your time i got 4423 hcg level and 5iu/L does that mean the same thing?

Doctor-Bob :

5 iu/L or 5 iu /ml?

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

5 iu/L (5)

Doctor-Bob :

that's pretty low...either way, i think you will need to retest in 2-3 days to confirm

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

5IU/L (5)

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

ok thank you

Doctor-Bob :

false + values for the hcg do occur at low levels

Doctor-Bob :

you're welcome...you will have a more definitve answer very soon...hope all works out for the best.

JACUSTOMER-zbrkcr2q- :

do you mean false positives

Doctor-Bob :

yes, they can occur at low levels such as these

Doctor-Bob :

Did you have any further questions for me? If not, a positive rating would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 3 years ago.
Hi Samantha. I did not hear back from you. Did you get retested? Did it prove to be a false positive? Please let me know if you have any more questions. I would be happy to assist you further.
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Doctor-Bob
Dr. Bob, Medical Doctor replied 3 years ago.
Hi there. Any feedback? What did the follow up test show? Let me know if I can be of further help.
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Just so you know, the experts on this site get compensated for their time by positive ratings. While we can't interpret test results or give diagnosis, we can provide context and general information to help you better understand your situation and your options. I hope I was able to do this for you.
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