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Are HCG drops related to pregnancy ?

i have been taking hcg drops for weight loss and i am 3 days late for my period . im usually never this late. the last time i took a dose of hcg was just over 24 hours ago. i took a pregnancy test that came up positive. could the hcg drops have anything to do with this? how long do i need to wait for the hcg drops to get out of my system?
Fri, 4 May 2012
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Hi,
Welcome to Health care magic.

Delay in periods is a common problem. You need worry about them. wait for 5-6 days for your periods.

Coming to urinary to positive pregnancy test it could be due to hcg.
Pregnancy test kits determine the presence of HCG in urine which are often raised in pregnancy.

As you have been on hcg drops the test could be false positive for pregnancy.

Half life of HCG is usually around 30-35 hrs. So, it would take 5-8 days to be completely out of body.

Repeat the test after 8 days if you dont get periods in the meantime.

Based on the result w can take a call.

Wish you a healthy life

Take care

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Are HCG drops related to pregnancy ?

Hi, Welcome to Health care magic. Delay in periods is a common problem. You need worry about them. wait for 5-6 days for your periods. Coming to urinary to positive pregnancy test it could be due to hcg. Pregnancy test kits determine the presence of HCG in urine which are often raised in pregnancy. As you have been on hcg drops the test could be false positive for pregnancy. Half life of HCG is usually around 30-35 hrs. So, it would take 5-8 days to be completely out of body. Repeat the test after 8 days if you dont get periods in the meantime. Based on the result w can take a call. Wish you a healthy life Take care