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A 34-year-old male asked:

Ivf hcg 1st 12 days post 5 days transfer 1st went 61, 48 h later 95, 48hl 75, 48hl up 108, 48 hl 42, 96 hl up 90, 1 week later up 550. ectopic?

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Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
HCG levels: In pregnancy HCG is expected to approx. Double every 48 hours. Abnormal rise could be due to several factors such as abnormal pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy. It is important to also check and see if all tests were performed at the same lab. Ectopic pregnancy possibility should always be considered as it can lead to severe complications. An evaluation by your doctor is a must in this situation.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Careful Evaluation: If you put back only 1 embryo, then it is definitely an abnormal pregnancy. It could be an ectopic so you need a careful ultrasound and to be followed. If you put in more than 1 embryo, it is possible one took and grew and the other did not and that can be tricky to figure out. Still, most likely this is not viable based on the actual numbers. May need treatment next week.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Ivf hCG 1st 12 days post 5 days transfer 1st went 55, 48 h later 105, 48hl 75, 48hl up 112, 48 hl 42, 96 hl up 90, 1 week later up 550. Ectopic?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Can't say from this: But not impossible. Also coudl be an abnormal intrauterine. You need to keep very close tabs with your doctor to sort this out.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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