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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 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?
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.
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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