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Do hcg levels drop before miscarriage

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Up to 4 weeks: Up to 4 weks in a 1st trimester miscarriage.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
7-60 days.: Return of the serum HCG concentration to undetectable following pregnancy termination varies widely from 7 to 60 days. The period of time depends prim... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. If the miscarriage is complete, the level will go down quite rapidly and generally should be nega... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
HCG/pregnancy?: HCG is made during pregnancy. If your levels "dropped to normal" Oct. 27th, and you are not using birth control , you may again be pregnant. See your... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to Examine: You may retained products of conception from your miscarriage, or more likely you could be pregnant again. It would be prudent to see your doctor for ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 29 years experience
Yes: Yes beta h cg levels take some time to go to zero again after a miscarriage sometimes there can be retained products of conception in the uterus which... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
4 - 6 weeks: in some cases, rarely longer.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Not likely except...: Generally only a severe urinary tract infection leading to a kidney infection could cause a pregnancy loss or miscarriage. And unless that happens (ag... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
May take 8 weeks: May take 8 weeks or more to regulate after a miscarriage. IF takes 3 months to regulate, testing for ovulation irregularity may be needed
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
Impossible to say: It is possible for HCG to drop to less than 1 after miscarriage if the levels weren't very high yet in the pregnancy. BUT typically by almost 6 weeks... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Could be cervix, etc: This could be due to an incompetent cervix and may need what is called a cerclage to correct it. There could be a Progesterone deficiency and so supp... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
HCG does not exactly: have to double every few days.. Contact your OB for testing to be sure everything ok.

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