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Can low hCG levels be caused by drinking too much water?

Can low hCG levels be caused by drinking too much water?

No: Hcg is produced by the placenta and is not effected by food or fluid intacke. Test for urine or blood are very sensitive. ...Read more

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
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Hcg Level (Definition)

Beta-HCG is a pregnancy hormone. It is expected to double every 2 days in a normal pregnancy. If the level rises too slowly, it may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. If it drops, it usually means ...Read more


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Is there any food or drink that can raise hCG levels?

Is there any food or drink that can raise hCG levels?

Not really: If you are referring to the recent "hcg diet", which involves using HCG as well as severe calorie restriction, I would recommend against it. Buying HCG is illegal, (http://www.Fda.Gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm281333.Htm) and extreme dieting can be very dangerous. It is possible to supplement HCG through consuming your own human placental tissue (placenta pills / placental encapsulation). ...Read more

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What causes low hCG levels? I ovulated a week early could that be a reason?

What causes low hCG levels? I ovulated a week early could that be a reason?

It depends: Hcg levels identify a pregnancy. Low levels may represent a very early pregnancy depending on how many days you are late for your expected period. You will have to have more tests to see if it doubles or not. If it decreases you had a chemical pregnancy. Talk with your OB about getting further tests to see if the pregnancy is normal. ...Read more

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Can my progesterone levels being low can it cause hCG levels to not double?

Can my progesterone levels being low can it cause hCG levels to not double?

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

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I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

I drink 4-6 16.9oz bottles of water daily. Today I had 4 over the course of the day and then 2 within an hour. Could this cause water intoxication?

Unlikely: Depending on how many ks you weigh, drinking that much water shouldn't cause you any problems. A normal 70kg individual requires about 1600mL of fluid replenishment by natural losses daily. For heat, sweat, or other losses you would increase accordingly. For every 1 degree above 98 degrees Fahrenheit your daily fluid requirement increases by 125mL/day as well. Many gallons will cause trouble. ...Read more

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Can a previous ectopic pregnancy cause a current pregnancy hCG levels to be low?

Can a previous ectopic pregnancy cause a current pregnancy hCG levels to be low?

No: A prior ectopic pregnancy should not have any effect on the HCG levels of your current pregnancy. HCG levels return to normal fairly quickly after an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can drinking a lot of water before dried blood spot test decrease papp-a and beta hCG test results? They were both low.

Can drinking a lot of water before dried blood spot test decrease papp-a and beta hCG test results? They were both low.

Not the cause: Drinking water should not alter a blood test. You would have to drink a lot of water to dilute a test. Always discuss a test result with your doctor, he/she can explain the results and their expectation. You can bring a family member also to help write down what is said for later review. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Does drinking too much water cause water retention?

Yes: But most likely will give you water intoxication if the amount of water ingested is out of proportion of body's needs. Can be dangerous if taken to extremes.
Ingesting too much sodium will lead to water retention. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Can drinking too much water ever be a bad thing or cause weight gain?

Yes: In fact, you can have too much of a good thing. If you drink too much water (we are talking an immense amount) or try to hold your bladder, you can retain too much water in your body. This can cause a problem with the salt concentrations in your body which can lead to a host of problems. This can include heart problems and problems with the signals of your nerves and to your muscles. ...Read more

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Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Could drinking too much water cause kindey to hurt?

Water intake: If you are not dehydrated or taking a medication that might signal water retention, then you excrete the water you drink within 2-6 hours. The more you drink, that much is excreted. The kidney can swell some, and this can ache. The ureteral pelvis can swell but would not ache as much. Maximum rate of excretion is about 750--1000 cc per hour. Remember 1000 cc is 1 quart, or 4 cups (8 oz per cup). ...Read more

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Can drinking too much water cause excessive gas?

Too much water: It would be highly unlikely to get "gas " from drinking too much water. You certainly might belch. I don't want to presume but there's really no reason to over hydrate oneself as the excess water is almost immediately passed out through the kidney. ...Read more

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Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

Does drinking too much water cause my bladder to leak?

No: I assume you mean you are having some incontinence, where you are letting out small amounts of urine when you do not intend to. This can have many causes, but just drinking water or too much water isn't a cause, its just unmasking the problem. You need to see your pcp, ob/gyn or a urologist if its a problem. If you have had childbirth, this is a common cause, but there are many others. ...Read more