A 38-year-old female asked:
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does slow rising hcg, if pregnancy turns out to be viable, indicate a chromosomal abnormality that could result in child with birth defects?

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Dr. Raymond Whitted
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: Healthy and viable pregnancies usually double the value of the HCG hormone every 48 hours. There are many tests that are used now to predict and/or define fetuses with chromosomal abnormalities. Because of your age these tests should be offered and considered.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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