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I HAVE JUST HAD A HCG PREGNANCY TEST AND IT CAME BACK AS 3

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I HAVE JUST HAD A HCG PREGNANCY TEST AND IT CAME BACK AS 3 WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question.

I'm sorry you are having this problem

I need to gather additional information in order to give you the best answer possible

How far along would you be in your pregnancy at this point?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I had my last period on the 23rd April which lasted 4-5 days no problems I then had spotting on the 7th May for one day which went from red to brown. Yesterday I had the HCG blood test and it came back as 3 what does this mean

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
This is a very low level of HCG


There is unlikely to be a pregnancy at this level


You may still be very early and hcg hasn't risen yet. Or you may not had a pregnancy that didn't take

I would repeat in 2 weeks. If not going up, you are not pregnant


I'm sorry


I hope this helps, if you have more questions just reply. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi I was told if between 3-5 to repeat within 48 hrs is this not right

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
That's fine to do

The key is waiting to see if it goes up. If its a viable pregnancy it should be going up.

I would wait 48 hours at least
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