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A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm 6w4 days pregnant with my 1st. did bloods 2w ago (at 4w) & showed hcg was 45, then 48 hours later this level almost tripled to 131. is this a good sign? ges. sac was seen at 2mm on abdominal sonar near top of uterus. normal placing. weary!

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
HCG at 6w pregnant: HCG levels increase rapidly in the early stages of intrauterine pregnancy. Visualization of the gestational sac is reassuring, however a later ultrasound will reveal the fetal heart beat (in a couple more weeks).
Last updated Nov 11, 2019


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