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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi doc.. recently we had been to a gyno.. suscepting my wife has concived.. but the gyno told us it is a bio chemical pregnancy. we could not make out what is bio chemical preg... please help..
Doctor :   hi
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User :   hi Dr. xxx
Doctor :   it means that teh pregnancy hormone HCG is positive telling that you are pregnant
Doctor :   but the ultrasound scan done will not show growing fetus
User :   what is the cause..
Doctor :   what you can do, is to get repeat HCG levels tested every 3 days to see if hormones are rising
Doctor :   the cause can be early miscarriage or unknown
Doctor :   the rising levels will indicate viable pregnancy, the lowering levels will indicate loss of pregnancy
User :   we had a scan. the reports says there is no sac seen..
Doctor :   ok, then there could have been a possible early miscariage
Doctor :   now you need to follow measures for making sure she does not get pregnant for 6 months
Doctor :   such that uterus heals completely and is ready for next one
Doctor :   and when you plan the pregnancy, get her started of folic acid supplements and good diet
Doctor :   to avoid loss of pregnancy, get HCG levels checked every 3 days after conception
Doctor :   to monitor for HCG levels and supply external HCG to prevent miscarriage
User :   but the gyno suggested us some tablets ( fer-til ) as soon as she gets periods... and try to concive next month
Doctor :   ok. usually a gap is given to make sure uterus is fine to be able to support good implantation
User :   is it safe enough ..
User :   is it safe enough if she concives..
Doctor :   yes, if she is under supervision and regular follow-up with gynecologist, it should be fine.
Doctor :   look out for HCG levels
Doctor :   discuss with her treating gynec about geting these done
Doctor :   and getting her started on external supplements
Doctor :   for hormonal insufficiency to avoid early miscarriage.
User :   sure doctor.. i'll follow with it..
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thank you Dr. AAAAAAA after ur suggestions i am relived of my tension.
Doctor :   ok. do get back to me if you have further queries
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.

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