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What causes absence of pregnancy symptoms during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Apr-2014
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User:This is my 8th pregnancy. I have two healthy children and several miscarages.

I have been sick in all my previous pregnancies. I do not feel anything this time just mild headaches.

This pregnancy is my only one after IVF. I am 5 weeks today.

Could no pregnancy symptoms mean anything? The pregnancy test is positive but the pregnancy line is just pink, not purple as the control line.

Thank you.
Doctor:
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor:Just pink is just fine
Doctor:and not having any symptoms may not be a bad sign and may not mean anything
Doctor:It is positive
User:I had IVF using the donors egg. The egg retriaval was done on march 17th, transfer on March 21st, also PGD done. My hcg level today is just 235. It seems to low. I am worried that it could be an ectopic pregnancy. I am scheduled for an ultrasound on April 17th.
Doctor:Oh okay
Doctor:HCG is on the lower side for 5 weeks
Doctor:it may not be an ectopic
User:Should I have my hcg checked again on Thursday and not wait for 9 days?
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:that would be a good thing to do
Doctor:Your hCG levels are positive
Doctor:and within the normal range even now
Doctor:By another week the number should be double
Doctor:that would mean you have nothing to worry at all
Doctor:You may not be having any symptoms this time because the egg is not yours
Doctor:so there may not be any reactions going on to cause symptoms
Doctor:So, relax, repeat the hCG levels
Doctor:and get your ultrasound done as instructed by your obstetrician
Doctor:In my opinion, you have nothing to be worried about as of now
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:I do not think so. Thank you.
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:Thanks for using the service
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
Doctor:take care and all the very best
Doctor:bye
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