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A 24-year-old male asked:

unprotected sex with a girl on may 9th. got blood work done. her hcg levels came out at 33578 miu/ml. anything strange with how high with dats given?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Consistent with 6 wk: Levels above 25 MIU/ml are consistent with early pregnancy, and levels of HCG generally rise every few days, but one would not expect levels over 30,000 until about 6 weeks from last menstrual period.

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