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My hcg level is 5 blood test did not come back as negative or positive for pregnancy could i still be pregnant?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

An HCG level of 5 is inconsistent with pregnancy, unless it was done too early. Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully.

Answered Jun 6, 2018

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