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Doctor insights on: Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin

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Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Pretty Much: Hcg is also produced by molar pregnancies and choriocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is similar to pregnancy tissue. Outside of these, its just pregnancy. ...Read more

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Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Question?: Not sure what the question is. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is the hormone produced after implantation. It is the hormone detected on a pregnancy test and is sometimes monitored to determine the viability of a pregnancy that is in questions. I hope that helps-- if that isn't what your looking for, let me know. ...Read more

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Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more

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Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Actually, no.: This probably would not work to lose weight. It goes up in the beginning of pregnancy, peaks and falls slightly by term. When it goes up, the mother increases in weight and the baby also grows, so it is unlikely that this would result in or enhance weight loss. As of december 6, 2011, the fda has prohibited the sale of "homeopathic" and otc HCG diet products and declared them illegal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

Ovulation: Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection. ...Read more

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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more

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Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Yes: Serum is the part of blood. It is the liquid part left when blood clots and is centrifuged . Many 'blood' tests, including beta HCG are done on serum. ...Read more

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Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Yes: Once the fertilized ovum makes a connection with the lining of the womb 'post physical connection' HCG is present in the mother's blood stream and excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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Beta HCG,Serum by CLIA :Increased in Pregnancy,Gestational trophoblastic tumors, benign or malignant.It means?

Beta HCG,Serum by CLIA :Increased in Pregnancy,Gestational trophoblastic tumors, benign or malignant.It means?

B-HCG: This sounds like the lab is simply mentioning all the cases/causes that a Positive B-HCG test could be from. The most likely is of course Pregnancy. If a person is not pregnant with a with a positive B-HCG than they need to investigate other reasons. ...Read more

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What are the effects of genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

What are the effects of genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormone?

Children or adults?: Clearly the stigma of "shortness" is ever present. But in children, approval is given when there is a deficiency of growth hormone measured by a provocative test. Adults with growth hormone deficit, secondary to head trauma or pituitary surgery are candidates as well, but the amount given is much less, since their bone growth plates are closed. Diabetic problems are not scene in european registries. ...Read more

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How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

First trimester: Cvs can be performed as early as 9 to 12 weeks of gestation - compared to amniocentesis that is usually done at 1bout 15 weeks. ...Read more

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Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

Genotropin (human growth hormone) growth hormones shorts, what is this?

Growth hormone: Genotropin (human growth hormone) is growth hormone and is indicated in children with growth hormone deficiency to help them grow. It has much less of a role in adults, but can sometimes be helpful in adults who have had pituitary disease and have very low somatomedin C levels. ...Read more

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High beta levels pregnant with one IVF vanishing twin?

High beta levels pregnant with one IVF vanishing twin?

Reduction: From twins to singles is common, naturally and with ivf. I'd like to help more but you didn't ask a question: what would you like help with? ...Read more

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Beta HCG level 920 twelve days past embryo transfer. Is that normal? What are normal levels post-transfer?

Beta HCG level 920 twelve days past embryo transfer. Is that normal? What are normal levels post-transfer?

Repeat: A single value does not mean much except that you are pregnant. A repeat test should about double every 48 hours and a progesterone level would give an indication if it's a good pregnancy. ...Read more