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A 33-year-old female asked:

Beta hcg level was 24 at 18 dpo & progesterone 3.5. i go for another hcg tomorrow. i took another hpt which was lighter than first test. looking bad?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Unfortunately yes: These numbers are very low to begin with, and your second HPT suggests the level dropped when it should be increasing rapidly. A miscarriage is likely.
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