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New Carlisle, OH
A 29-year-old female asked:

Why can high hcg levels be bad during early pregnancy?

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Dr. Khristine Tate
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes.: Very high hcg. Levels can indicate an atypical pregnancy such a what is called a molar pregnancy. Strict follow up with your OB is important.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
50% up every 2 days: Most healthy early pregnancies have a HCG level that rises by at least 50% every 2 days - it's often faster than this and it may double or nearly double every 2 days. It depends how far along you are too - no hormone can go up exponentially forever and HCG peaks at around 10 weeks.
A female asked:

Reasons of high hCG levels other than pregnancy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: In addition to normal pregnancy, HCG is elevated in ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, retained products of conception, around menopause, and tumors of chorionic tissue. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg.
Opa Locka, FL
A 33-year-old female asked:

What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
How high?: A blood test will come back "high" for HCG in any woman who is pregnant. Anything positive gets coded as "high" by the lab. Very high levels may be caused by multiple gestations (twins), abnormal pregnancy, or just be a variation of normal.
New York, NY
A 21-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when your HCG levels are doubling in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
You're pregnant: As the pregnancy grows the HCG levels increase - this is normal
Phoenix, AZ
A 21-year-old female asked:

My hcg levels are at <2.39 does this mean I am in early pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
HCG: A positive pregnancy test means that the HCG level has become high enough to detect – for blood tests that means over 25 mIU/ml. If this was a blood test, please discuss with the ordering provider.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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