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a request for ultrasound if there is really a fetus?

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hi i am 6 weeks pregnant, is spotting of brown blood normal i am having few for 2 days now. what are the other cause of hcg presence in the body?i had pregnancy test and went to a doctor near my community and he said that i am pegnant which it was shown in my pregnnacy test but when i told him that i am experiencing spotting he said that he is giving me a request for ultrasound if there is really a fetus? how come is the hpt unreliable? he said because of my spotting maybe my urine was just contaminated thats why it gave a positive result. he didnt even mention about the cause of spotting if its normal or not.didnt even prescribe me medicine that is sufficient and reliable to support my spotting. why is that ? is there really a contamination? what are the factors that affects the hpt kit to produce positive preg result?


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replied July 25th, 2011
First Trimester of Pregnancy Answer A25426
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
If the urine pregnancy test has come back positive, consider getting it confirmed by getting serum/blood HCG test to rule out false positive results (which are very rare to happen). Consider revisiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination (to confirm pregnancy related changes/signs in body) and blood/serum HCG level test (to confirm/rule out pregnancy accurately). Spotting in early pregnancy could also be suggestive of decidual bleeding or even indicative of possibility of early miscarriage/threatened abortion. You can also consider requesting your gynecologist/obstetrician for getting serial HCG levels tested. Doubling up of the hormone levels in 48-72 hours will show that pregnancy is going on smoothly. If levels are not adequate, and spotting/brown discharge is under control, then external hormonal supplements should be considered to be started to help with preventing miscarriage/threatened abortion. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
Take care.



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