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Positive pregnancy test, spotting, done HCG test. What does the test result mean?

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I have had a positive test for pregnancy and then in the last two days I had some spotting and went to the emergency department they performed an intial hcg test with my hcg at 348 two days later ie today i had another hcg test done the result is 434 i would like to know what does this mean ie is this a healthy pregnancy or is a miscarriage?????
Posted Sun, 12 Aug 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
It seems that your period is overdue only by a few days. The titre of serum Hcg is rising gradually. This is suggestive of a viable pregnancy. The mild spotting you had is likely to be due to implantation bleeding.
This spotting usually subsides on its own without any treatment in 2-3 days. In case the bleeding increases, then an ultrasound scan is recommended after 6 weeks of gestation to look for fetal cardiac activity.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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