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do hcg levels drop before miscarriage

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Up to 4 weeks: Up to 4 weks in a 1st trimester miscarriage.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. PAUL EUN
Dr. PAUL EUN answered
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
28 years experience Pathology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes, but: Only if the miscarriage was incomplete or you got pregnant again.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not sure: Hard to say what slow means. Did you have a d;c or miscarry naturally. The level should become zero in a week or two after a spontaneous miscarriage b ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Sometimes: Usually they do rise up to a certain point. Sometimes they rise even after the abnormality of found. And other times the hormones plateau or start to ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Evans II
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unable to answer: I googled hCG drops. If you're buying them on the Internet, They are not even human chronic gonadotropin. Therefore, Your hCG level would not rise. If ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
In short, yes: Dropping HCG levels mean an abnormal pregnancy if they are measured during the early weeks of pregnancy, this does not hold true if measured later in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Menstruation is blood loss, so anything but the lightest of cycles will cause the HGB to go down.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: They are only briefly high then your estrogen and Progesterone levels stay elevated. That causes your lh and fsh levels to stay very low.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Ultrasound: No way to tell for sure until you get to a 6 week ultrasound, before then it's pure guesswork.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually : It doesn't usually happen. Ovulation is usually suppressed until after the body clears the residual HCG from its system.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Haas
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Why checking HCG?: It would be helpful if you provided the units on those lab values. Not sure if they're different in Canada vs. US. If you are truly 9 weeks pregnan ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Retained placenta: If the miscarriage is incomplete, the placental tissue remaining in the uterus can continue to grow and will producer hcg. The level could rise. Tha ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Miscarriage : The HCG levels can rise quite high with a blighted ovum, but these levels do not rise normally. The level of HCG does not tell if you have a blighted ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depends: A very low Progesterone level of less than 5 almost always means the pregnancy is not good. Most "low" levels are higher than that and are not predict ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: Very Unlikely given your cycle day Also - if you are taking clomid for irregular periods - there are a few other things you need to be doing
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good idea: After multiple lab examinations, if there is still nothing seen in the uterus and a rising HCG, you most certainly have an abnormal pregnancy that sho ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pregnant: See your obstetrician and have her/him explain everything to you in detail.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
LH surge to ovulate: Ovulation happens approximately 36 hours after the LH surge. Serum estrogen levels reach a peak about 24 hours before this occurs and come down dramat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Nemiro
44 years experience Fertility Medicine
Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG l ... Read More
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