How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Baker Your Own Question
Dr Baker
Dr Baker, Family Physician
Category: OB GYN
Satisfied Customers: 6433
Experience:  MD
108371854
Type Your OB GYN Question Here...
Dr Baker is online now

I’ve had a blood test and it showed my HCG to be <1.2 which

This answer was rated:

Hello,
I’ve had a blood test and it showed my HCG to be <1.2 which is negative and I’ve had negative pregnancy tests and am not showing or anything but I am concerned about cryptic pregnancy when people say they had all negative tests and no symptoms and then have birth which is something I don’t want.
And I just wanted some information on this if possible, can I still be pregnant?
Thank you for contacting Just Answer
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
A cryptic pregnancy is rare, I would accept a low hcg level as a non pregnancy.

If you still wonder about a cryptic pregnancy then you would not have a period.

Therefore if within 2 months you have had no return to your periods then an ultrasound would exclude a pregnancy.

But given they are so rare, we don’t consider them assuming your period continues

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
As I am on the pill would a withdrawal bleed still count as a period

Yes it would

I hope this answers your question

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I don’t need an ultrasound

No you would not need an ultrasound

Dr Baker and other OB GYN Specialists are ready to help you