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What does it mean to have a chorionic gonadotropin assay?

What does it mean to have a chorionic gonadotropin assay?

Pregnancy test: Hcg is the hormone made by the placenta that is measured in a pregnancy test. It is tested to diagnose pregnancy, perform a risk assessment for ectopic pregnancy, and to manage certain complications of pregnancy, including a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chorionic gonadotropin ?

What are the side effects of chorionic gonadotropin ?

HCG side effects: Hcg will cause bloating, sore ovaries, and pregnancy symptoms. It causes ovulation in 36-44 hrs after the injection and supports the luteal phase. ...Read more

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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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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 should I do if I miss a dose of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

Talk to MD: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is used to initiate ovulation, which occurs in 36-44 hr after the injection. Timing may be off schedule if the dose is missed, so follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can antibodies be used to detect human chorionic gonadotropin?

How can antibodies be used to detect human chorionic gonadotropin?

Immunoassay: A technique known as the immunoassay, first developed by Berson and Yalow in the late '50's and early '60's, and for which they won the Nobel prize in 1977, uses hCG-specific antibodies to quantifiably identify the hCG, then a secondary antibody with a quantifiable marker (color, radioactivity, etc) to identify the hCG/hCG antibody complexes. It remains a very important means of testing in endocri ...Read more

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Is it true that human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if you are pregnant?

Is it true that human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if you are pregnant?

HCG: Hcg, human chorionic gonadotropin, is produced by men and women. It is always present, all be it in small amounts. It is thought to be responsible for stimulating the gonads(testicles/ovaries) to increase production of certain hormones and is involved in the formation of the placenta. Urine HCG tests only tell you if its present but a blood test is required to give you it's concentration in blood. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the serum human chorionic gonadotropin dramatically increase after sex?

Can someone tell me how long will the serum human chorionic gonadotropin dramatically increase after sex?

If you mean after: Conception, the HCG starts to be released into the woman's blood stream soon after the baby implants into the lining of her uterus at about 8 to 12 days after conception. If there is no conception, HCG doesn't change substantially with sex. ...Read more

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Hi does taking fertigyn(chorionic-gonadotropin)5000iu injection in early pregnancy increses hCG in body and t line is dark due to it in pregnant tst?

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does taking fertigyn(chorionic-gonadotropin)5000iu injection in early pregnancy increses hCG in body and t line is dark due to it in pregnant tst?

NO: You are using voodoo medicine to try and manipulate nature. If you need help with a fertility problem go to a fertility specialist where they use actual science and can usually help you ovulate if that is what you need.. ...Read more