Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
171 Doctors are Online

Suffer from PCOD. Irregular menstruation. Asked to repeat serum HCG test. Why?

Hi Doctor! I'm 30 years old lady with PCOD. I got irregular menstruation. I went to get my medical done for processing my visa. After that they refuse to issue it until I get my menstruation. So I request them to have pregnancy test & release my medical. So they did my serum HCG test.
Then they ask me to repeat it after 3 days. I don't know what was the result of my first test. I'm quite sure I'm not pregnant. As per my condition I need treatment to get pregnant. Even though I get precautions.
Please explain me about my condition & why they ask me to repeat it.

Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  28
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thank you for your query.
PCOD is a condition with irregular menstruation.
You have not mentioned the value of the B HCG serum test.
There could be the following reasons why they asked you to repeat it , although without knowing the value, it is just guesswork :
1. A borderline report, where they suspect an early pregnancy.
2. A failed pregnancy
3. An ectopic pregnancy.
WIth PCOS, there is no way to know when you ovulate and when you would conceive.
Yes, most women need treatment to get pregnant, but because ovulation is erratic, spontaneous pregnancy also can happen anytime.
Please mention the exact value so that I can opine better.
Else, wait for the repeat result. It would clarify the diagnosis.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
OBGYN Dr. G Lotfi's  Response
If the test was negative, they ask for a repeat for confirmation that you are surely negative.
PCO patient could get pregnant on their own without treatment, However most of them needs some medication to stimulate the process of ovulation like clomiphen citrate with or without metphormin that is insulin sensitiser
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor