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what can cause hcg levels to fluctuate

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Fluctuating hcg: Fluctuated levels of hcg is not a reassuring sign. The simple fact is that just because the fetus is in the uterus does not mean she is not miscarryi ... Read More

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Dr. Hema Jonnalagadda
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need to get US: Beta hcg levels shouldn't drop normally. If the current level is > 2500-3000, transvaginal Ultrasound will show if it is normal pregnancy or possib ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
An abnormal or: Non viable pregnancy or if you are far enough with a normal preg the levels can go down, but i assume you are talking about an early preg which dropp ... Read More
A 31-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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Pregnancy or tumor: Hcg is the normal hormonal product of the placenta and so levels are high in pregnancy; a urine pregnancy test looks for hcg. However some tumors als ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Hcg levels can vary significantly in different pregnancies at different times of preg. Extremly high levels can indicate other disease processes like ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Mitchell-Leef
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
It depends: Hcg levels identify a pregnancy. Low levels may represent a very early pregnancy depending on how many days you are late for your expected period. You ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Luteal phase defect: Low Progesterone levels may be associated with a cause of recurrent miscarriage called a luteal phase defect and is treatable with first trimester pro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience Gynecology
No: Hcg is produced by the placenta and is not effected by food or fluid intacke. Test for urine or blood are very sensitive.
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Miscarriage high HCG: Did they sample the products of conception and make sure it was fetal? rarely can have a blighted ovum called a gestational trophoblast mole and it ma ... Read More

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