Biochemical Pregnancy with True Gestational Symptoms - An Uncommon Condition

Laiyla Shinwari


In biochemical pregnancy, an embryo attaches to the uterus and releases the hormone human Beta Chorionic Gonadotropin, but fails to progress. This type of pregnancy does not progress into a clinical pregnancy because menstrual bleeding starts shortly after the positive reading, even before an ultrasound could confirm a pregnancy, which is typically around 5-6 weeks.

The case presented displays the typical features of a biochemical pregnancy.

Keywords: Pregnancy; Gonadal Hormones; Chorionic Gonadotrophin; Dilatation & Curettage.

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