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what can cause hcg levels to rise

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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How slowly?: In normal early pregnancy HCG levels double every three days or so. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://americanpregn ... Read More
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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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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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, it is not a good sign if a person "keeps doing tests." Women only need one pregnancy test (or sometimes none), if it is positive. Nature's other s ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Early: An HCG of 148 is very early. As long as it is rising like you describe, it's a good sign. You don't expect to see a sac until the HCG reaches 1500 to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Any clotting disorder can make implantation difficult but not impossible. However, the most common reason for miscarriages are genetic malformations.
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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 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hansen
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Pregnancy test: A rising HCG level does not have to cause symptoms. However, a lot of women notice pregnancy symptoms as their HCG levels rise; nausea, vomiting, brea ... Read More
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