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can a serum hcg test be wrong

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
3 wks after sex: There is no need to rush. A pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 wks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week afte ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: Pregnancy testing should still be effective.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
What is the question: This sounds like you are describing a missed abortion/blighted ovum which was managed very cautiously and well but you neglect to ask a question. Try ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Roseff
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
It can be wrong...: Hcg can be wrong (rarely), so i recheck it if a period didn't start 7-10 days from stopping progesterone. More likely, bleeding won't start until the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: Did you have unprotected sex? Did you miss a period? If yes to both, you should re do the test and if it is negative repeat it in 5-7 days. Use first ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: The two lines need not be of the same intensity as these are due to different reagents and only one is due to hcg.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
No.: In my personal experience in the early stages HCG rise is quite variable. Let's see if an OB answers your questions. I am Family Practice, so I do not ... Read More
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Abortion?: I presume you are asking what your options are in case of undesired early pregnancy. If you are less than 7 weeks along, medical abortion is possible ... Read More

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