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beta hcg level

By Anonymous May 23, 2015 - 4:50pm
 
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Hi, I am on birth control pill but I started getting very bad nausea this month. I was worried about pregnancy, so I got a beta hcg test done. The results were 0.6 iu/l. Could I be pregnant? I have read that anything less than 5 miu/ml means NOT pregnant, is iu/l same as miu/ml?

Thank you

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Anonymous

My hcg levels were 19.6 in April I had another blood work done with actual obgyn and blood work hcg level was -1 can someone please help me understand

June 30, 2015 - 2:28pm
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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

As long as you take the birth control pills correctly you will not become pregnant.  The can consider the test negative for pregnancy.  Nausea can be a side effect of some birth control pills.  Nausea can also be caused by any number of things unrelated to pregnancy.  If the nausea becomes a regular problem, then you may want to be checked for anemia which is very common among women.  

Faith

May 24, 2015 - 12:09pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Hi,

Thank you very much for replying. So is miu/ml equivalent to iu/l for the hcg test? With 0.6 iu/l hcg, is it consider normal for non pregnant woman?

Thank you

May 24, 2015 - 3:21pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Yes, mIU/ml and iu/l are the same thing.  However, mIU/mL is usually used not iu/l.

Anything lower than 5 mIU/ml is "not pregnant" anything 5 or above is pregnant.  In other words, yes, 0.6 mIU/ml is normal for non-pregnant women.

Faith

May 24, 2015 - 9:36pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Hi,

I just want one last question on the beta hcg. I've read that a non pregnant woman does not have hcg in their body since hcg is produce after implantation of the egg. Or is it that every woman has small amount of hcg in their body even though not pregnant? Which is why my result is 0.6 iu/l?

Thank you

May 25, 2015 - 3:42pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Hi I am going through the same thing right now! So did you end up pregnant? My doctor said I was pregnant! Any advice you have will help me in the long run! Thank you in advance
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