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A 30-year-old female asked:

5. week pregnancy. hcg level went from 986 to 756 in 48 hours, no bleeding, no other symptoms of misscarriage. embryo not visible yet. what to expect?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Hcg dropping: Your hcg level should not drop in a viable pregnancy. I would have it repeated in a few more days to confirm it is dropping. A dropping hcg is consistent with a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. However, while lab error is unlikely, I still repeat a level if dropping and no miscarriage symptoms.
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