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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Different otc tests have different "looks" so a darker line does not necessarily mean an increasing hcg.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting: Spotting is relatively common in early pregnancy and isn't always a sign of miscarriage. The cervix is often friable during pregnancy, so hold off on ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Theoretically...: Depends on how far you are through. There is a peak in HCG mid to late 1st trimester and then levels off a bit. So if in that time period a slower r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
HCG: You can't tell if your HCG is increasing or not unless a blood test - quantitative HCG - is done a few times in a row.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unlikely: molar pregnancies are rare and they typically present with ultrasound findings and a higher hcg level. Is there any particular reason why you are con ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I am not sure: A # of women have an episode of spotting early in pregnancy. Sometimes it can be related to miscarriage but many women go on to have a totally healthy ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Not every woman feels pregnant even if they have a perfectly normal pregnancy. Just continue to behave as if you are pregnant, get your normal pregnan ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
It means there is: Need for close follow up. It is not expected.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Close watching: It is probably ok, and there really is nothing that can be done to prevent a miscarriage if it is about to happen. But with increasing HCG levels, and ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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See a Gynaecologist: At age 36 you could be approaching menopause and it might manifest as irregular periods until you finally stop getting your periods. A steady rise in ... Read More

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