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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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How fast do your hCG levels drop after you have a miscarriage?

How fast do your hCG levels drop after you have a miscarriage?

Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. If the miscarriage is complete, the level will go down quite rapidly and generally should be negative in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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I miscarried at 8 weeks into my pregnancy. Back in June. My levels didn’t drop back to normal until October 27. November 15 Hcg levels back up to 97?

I miscarried at 8 weeks into my pregnancy. Back in June. My levels didn’t drop back to normal until October 27. November 15 Hcg levels back up to 97?

Need to Examine: You may retained products of conception from your miscarriage, or more likely you could be pregnant again.
It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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How fast does hCG level drop if you have a miscarriage and I took a blood test and it was positive if I had a miscarriage would it still be positive?

How fast does hCG level drop if you have a miscarriage and I took a blood test and it was positive if I had a miscarriage would it still be positive?

Yes: Yes beta h cg levels take some time to go to zero again after a miscarriage sometimes there can be retained products of conception in the uterus which causes the HCG levels to stay increased. Sometimes there is a abnormal proliferation of placental tissue. If it persists for more than three weeks please have this evaluated with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause miscarriage? And your hCG levels to drop?

Can a urinary tract infection cause miscarriage? And your hCG levels to drop?

Not likely except...: Generally only a severe urinary tract infection leading to a kidney infection could cause a pregnancy loss or miscarriage. And unless that happens (again truly rare) it is unlikely that pregnancy hormone levels will drop. ...Read more

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Just had my third miscarriage in a row and when I started bleesing went to a&e and was told my hCG level was 5 can it be a problem with the progestron?

Just had my third miscarriage in a row and when I started bleesing went to a&e and was told my hCG level was 5 can it be a problem with the progestron?

Could be cervix, etc: This could be due to an incompetent cervix and may need what is called a cerclage to correct it. There could be a Progesterone deficiency and so supplements may help. There could be other issues, like chromosomal abnormalities, preeclampsia, and hypothyroidism involved, so it would be smart to see your doctor for an exam and hormone studies to find out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why would my hcg levels be at 13 5 weeks after a miscarriage?

Can take a long time: It can sometimes take a very long time for pregnancy hormone levels to completely go below the detection limit of the test (e.g., 5 mIU/ml). As long as there is pregnancy hormone activity around it is better to follow it to be sure it does not flare up. It is also good to be on effective birth control during this time period. Otherwise a new pregnancy can be mistaken for a flare up. ...Read more

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If my hCG levels go from 430 to 81 to 7, when should I start miscarriage?

If my hCG levels go from 430 to 81 to 7, when should I start miscarriage?

Sounds like: It's almost already down. When levels drop below about 5, it's considered completed. ...Read more

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If I have low hCG levels, does that mean I am going to have a miscarriage?

No: Hcg alone cannot tell one they are going to miscarry. In early pregnancy the HCG should double every 2-3 days. If it is falling, or is not rising substantially over time, it is likely that there is a problem with the pregnancy (impending or current miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy). Once there is a visible pregnancy on ultrasound, hcgs have little value, and the ultrasound is more meaningful. ...Read more

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What would be a normal decrease in hCG levels after a miscarriage happens?

What would be a normal decrease in hCG levels after a miscarriage happens?

Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. If the miscarriage is complete, the level will go down quite rapidly and generally should be negative in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Had another miscarriage, how long should I wait for my hCG levels to go down?

Had another miscarriage, how long should I wait for my hCG levels to go down?

Miscarriage: You should first wait until the HCG is less than 10, and then wait until after your first period to try again. And be sure you keep taking Folic Acid or a prenatal vitamin daily. ...Read more

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If my hCG levels was 19, 000 and it dropped to 14, 500, am I having a miscarriage?

If my hCG levels was 19, 000 and it dropped to 14, 500, am I having a miscarriage?

Can't tell: The HCG normally drops at about 10-12 weeks of pregnancy. So it could be that is what's happening. ...Read more

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If hCG level reduces slowly than expected will there be a reason other than miscarriage?

No: Hcg has a fairly long half life so it may take some time for the levels to fall. Usually HCG levels are followed after medical treatment for ectopic pregnancy or after spontaneous abortion. ...Read more

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Hcg level not doubling saw a heartbeat rate 115 at 6 weeks. High chance of miscarriage?

Advanced maternal ag: Unfortunately it is a watch and wait scenario. After the age of 35 the risk of miscarriage is much higher. The pregnancy hormone does not exactly have to double but it does need to rise and we hope for the heart rate to stay 120-180. ...Read more

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HCG levels are not dropping after a miscarriage staying the same from 25 to 17 after 5 weeks?

HCG levels are not dropping after a miscarriage staying the same from 25 to 17 after 5 weeks?

Rate slows: The drop rate slows as you get down in the low numbers. It cAn take awhile to get to zero for some. Recheck in 2-3 weeks ...Read more

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If I were to be in a middle of a miscarriage would my hCG levels still go up or would they go down?

Down: Usually they go down quickly. But the diagnosis could be wrong. When they do not drop then an ectopic pregnancy should be considered, . You would need to be followed closely by your doctor. ...Read more

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I had miscarriage 1 month ago, d&c 2 weeks ago. How long does it take for hCG levels to go back to 0?

It can vary.: Most women are back to zero at 2 weeks after the miscarriage but it can sometimes take longer, even up to 4-6 weeks for the beta-hcg to drop back to zero. It's all in the normal range. ...Read more

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My hCG levels were 143 on the 28th 30 hours later they were 136 does this automatically mean miscarriage?

HCG not rising: Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is produced in pregnancy, and rises very quickly, even over a 30 hour time frame, so any lowering from one measurement to another is not usual for normal pregnancy Some tests are not always accurate (lab error) though, so test again in 5-7 days. If no increase, generally the pregnancy will miscarry. ...Read more

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If you had a miscarriage and your hcg levels fell to 17 a few days later, what would cause them to rise to 96 in just 4 days?

Miscarriage high HCG: Did they sample the products of conception and make sure it was fetal? Rarely can have a blighted ovum called a gestational trophoblast mole and it may have incompletely evacuated. Would follow up with Ob ...Read more

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Hcg levels - 6wks levels were 2000, 7.5 weeks levels were 9000. Slow rising, but rising. Should I be concerned of a miscarriage?

Hcg levels - 6wks levels were 2000, 7.5 weeks levels were 9000. Slow rising, but rising. Should I be concerned of a miscarriage?

Yes get ultrasound: By the time your HCG is 9000, there should be a visual heartbeat in the fetus seen on ultrasound. Once a heart beat is seen, chances of loss are significantly decreased. So get an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hi. Last week my HCG levels were at 600. 3-4 days later it was 1200. Two days after this it was 1400. Is miscarriage now inevitable?

Miscarriage: Uptrending hCG levels do not suggest a nonviable pregnancy. Cardiac activity can be seen at 5 weeks. Intrauterine pregnancies can be confirmed with a vaginal ultrasound. HCG is low yield once intrauterine pregnancy is confirmed. ...Read more

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Had miscarriage on 4/2/13 at 6w3d and hCG level was 14. At 4w3d hCG was 62. How long before hCG levels back to normal after miscarriage?

Family practice: It depends on how far along you were pregnant. But usually HCG level will be back to normal level, less than 5, in about 4-6 weeks after a miscarriage. ...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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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

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