A 24-year-old female asked:
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can hcg hormone levels double even if it's not a viable pregnancy? my levels were 41, 200 at suppose to be 6 week 4 days. couldn't see heartbeat. got bloodwork done and levels doubled. what's goin on

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Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Beta HCG: This seems not to be a viable pregnancy. Yes, the HCG can still increase if you are carrying a pregnancy, viable or not.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Repeat sonogram: The sonogram is going to be more important at this point than the bhcg. Bhcg levels can vary widely. You should have a repeat sonogram next week. By that point a fetus with a heart beat should be visible. Viability will be determined by sonogram not bhcg levels.
Answered on May 19, 2013

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