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A 29-year-old female asked:

hi,i just had my pregnancy test whichshowed positive .my blood test showed hormone level 291 bt after 3 days it went down to 26 coz i was bleeding.i m waiting for my next blood test.now its my 5 weeks.can u plz tell me wats happening with me?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Dropping hcg: If your hcg is really dropping then you don't have a viable pregnancy. It should go up by at least 15% every 3-4 days. However, in case it was a lab error, I would repeat the hcg a few days after that 26 to confirm it did indeed drop. this sounds like a miscarriage.

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Last updated Apr 5, 2015

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