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Is not considered to be an established pregnancy. What does this mean?

Hi, I`ve never done this before so I don`t know if I`ve done it right. I`m confused. My period is 9 days late today. I`ve had nausea, sore boobs, I`m tired and I wee a lot. I had a blood test and got the results yesterday. It says my hCG result is 8 IU/L then under it says A serum hCG result of 5- 25 IU/L is not considered to be an established pregnancy and should be repeated in 4 to 7 days. What does this mean? The doctor wasn`t very helpful at all. My period is never late. I don`t understand what is going on. I would love to be pregnant and I thought I was. Now I`m just confused.
Thanks

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, This result means that you may be in the early stages of pregnancy and if you repeat the test in a few days the result will most likely be a stronger positive. This happens sometimes and this result can also be an early miscarriage so your doctor is just being cautious. Unfortunately there is not much that you can do but wait and see. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 29 Oct 2008