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Increased HCG levels indicates other gynecological infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   need one clarification
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   i went in for B-HCG test
User :   when contacted the lab for results, they said it is 1.2
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   when did you have your last periods?
Doctor :   Did you go for Blood test test or urine test?
User :   blood test
User :   26Jun
Doctor :   When did you get your test done?
User :   yday
Doctor :   It indicates that you are pregnant
User :   can i abort it?
Doctor :   Why did you go for the tests so late? Also it depends after completely examining you and can be commented after that only.
User :   i did a upt test on 08Sep10 when it showed negative
User :   had done one on 17Aug10 also
User :   when at that time also it was negative
Doctor :   Since it has been more than 2 months you will have to get yourself examined by the gynaecologist first. May i know your age?
User :   did a sonography on 10Sep10 wherein they detected lots of fluid
User :   my age is 39
User :   but they could not see any trace of any baby
Doctor :   What else did USG scan show?
User :   they said
User :   said the uterus is very small and the lining is very thin
Doctor :   Were there any cysts or something else?
User :   they could not detect it
User :   nothing could be made out much of the report
User :   must say
User :   so they asked me to do this Hcg test
Doctor :   If these were the findings then probably there could be any infection or because of lots of fluid also it may be showing up. You should definitely get your hormonal levels also checked up as LH, FSH and Prolactin to see the cause.
Doctor :   Also USG scan at this moment would have shown up the baby if you were pregnant.
User :   the doc had asked me to do the above tests also
User :   the results of which are not available with me at the moment
Doctor :   Get yourself properly examined by a gynaecologist. there may be chances of having Menopause also.
Doctor :   Sometimes because of hormonal alterations also the menopause starts early
User :   then wt could that reading 1.2 mean?
Doctor :   There are normal HCG levels in our body. It may be that it is raised because of alteration in other hormones.
Doctor :   Or because of infection
User :   ok, need not be pregnancy only.
User :   means it has to be read in conjuction with other reports also
Doctor :   No in such cases it does not seem like
Doctor :   Definitely along with other hormonal and USG reports
User :   Thanks doctor, shall go for a proper check up.
Doctor :   Did you get your Thyroid levels done?
User :   it read as 5.31
Doctor :   Is it T3, T4 or TSH
User :   sorry doc, no idea about it.
User :   But i recollect my doc saying "that means she is on the border"
Doctor :   Ok then probably cannot comment on it as every value has different normal levels
Doctor :   It may be then TSH as its normal range is within 5.5
User :   ok
Doctor :   I will advice you to get yourself properly examined then
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no, thank u very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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