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HCG shots for weight loss

I have been taking HCG shots for weight loss for about 2 months now.  I have lost 30 pounds, and have been feeling great.  I am late for my period, and have taken a pregnancy urine test which was positive.  I then had my family doctor do a blood serum test which showed positive for pregnancy as well.  My diet doctor said that if the blood test was positive then it meant I was pregnant, but my OBGYN said that it was probably from the HCG shots that caused it to show positive.  I have had a lot of early pregnancy symtoms (symptoms) as well, and I really feel that I am pregnant, but I don't know how to be sure.  If I am pregnant then it would be 5 weeks and 5 days, so I really want to know.  Do you think the blood serum test was a false positive?
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Hello,

I don't know the answer to your question.  Knowing the level detected in the blood test would be helpful.  

However, an easy way to know if you are pregnant is to have a pelvic u/s performed.  At 5-6 weeks at least a gest sac and yolk sac (if it is a normal intra-uterine pregnancy) should be visible and very possibly a fetal heart rate.  

Best regards,

Dr. Downing
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It depends on what your hcg level was.
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It doesn't mean it was a false positive necessarily, but it could have been leftover hormones from the shots you had that caused it to be positive. You should get a quantitative hcg to find out how high the levels are. Then the doctor should be able to tell you if the levels are consistant with pregnancy.
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the hcg can stay in your system up to around 14 days and can result in a false positive. When was your last Hcg shot in comparison to your blood test?
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Stop the shots immediately, wait 10-14 days, then take another test.  
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