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Can H Cg Levels Indicate Twins
How rare/common is lab error when hCG blood levels are drawn? (pregnancy related; no other hCG producing issues).
Usually very rare: If done in reputable labs, margin of error is small. If still having a doubt better repeat it. ...Read more
Yes.: It's a cause of recurrent miscarriages, though it isn't very common. If a patient suffers 2 consecutive miscarriages (without a full-term pregnancy in between) that meets the minimal criteria to be diagnosed with 'recurrent miscarriages' (though some dr's use 3 miscarriages). It can be tested for. Progesterone supplementation is very safe, and many doctors will offer it to patients. ...Read more
In short, yes: Dropping HCG levels mean an abnormal pregnancy if they are measured during the early weeks of pregnancy, this does not hold true if measured later in pregnancy when levels can drop and be normal. There are occasional time when they may not rise as expected when there are significant maternal illnesses as well. ...Read more
Miscarriage : The HCG levels can rise quite high with a blighted ovum, but these levels do not rise normally. The level of HCG does not tell if you have a blighted ovum or what is called a missed abortion by some. If your HCG level is doubling every 48 hours in the first weeks of pregnancy, your pregnancy is most likely normal - if not, probably a miscarriage. ...Read more
Luteal phase defect: Low Progesterone levels may be associated with a cause of recurrent miscarriage called a luteal phase defect and is treatable with first trimester progesterone. Extremely low progesterones and abnormal HCG levels may well be an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. Not everyone's HCG doubles every 2-3 days like we make them think. A 20% rise every 2-3 days may be normal and eventually you plateau. ...Read more
Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?
16dpo hCG 342, 22dpo hCG 5656. Progesterone level 14dpo was 54. Normal pregnancy or possibility of molar pregnancy due to high progesterone?
Progest in PG: You are pregnant.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not sure: Hard to say what slow means. Did you have a d;c or miscarry naturally. The level should become zero in a week or two after a spontaneous miscarriage but it depends on how high the level was when it started. ...Read more
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