A 32-year-old female asked:
I am currently pregnant. i went for bloodwork at 5 weeks 1 day and my hcg was 1402 (progesterone 15). i went again at 5 weeks 4 days and it only went to 2017 (progesterone is 15.6). im very concerned my levels not doubling. normal? expect the worst?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Berrymananswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Fertility ?'s: A rising HCG level does certainly indicate pregnancy, and at the gestational dates cited ("5 plus weeks") it is too early to assume a doubling of HCG three days subsequent to the cited "1402" level. Wait a week to ten days, and repeat the HCG and perhaps a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate location of the pregnancy. Pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic) should be ruled out, also.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
14 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 2, 2021
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.