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Felt sick after periods ended after abortion. Pregnancy test positive, scans shows no pregnancy. Reason?

hai doc i had an abortion on the on the 30 oct 2012 i bled for two weeks and ended my periods on the 10 th nov 2012 i felt sick after some days maybe two days so i gt a pregnancy test it showed me postive i went to the clinc and i gt a scan twice and another pregnancy test it still showed positive but the scan shows no pregnancy could it still be the hormones in the body working
Asked On : Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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May 2013
Thanks for the query.

Pregnancy tests will estimate the beta HCG levels in the body.
During abortion the products of the pregnancy will be removed by D&C. So ultrasound will show empty uterus.
But the beta HCG levels will take some time to come to the normal levels. This period depends on the gestational age at which abortion conducted.
Because of this you are getting positive pregnancy tests.
Take care.

Answered: Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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