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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?

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Dr. John Berryman
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.
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