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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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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

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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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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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What can cause hCG levels to drop?

What can cause hCG levels to drop?

An abnormal or: Non viable pregnancy or if you are far enough with a normal preg the levels can go down, but I assume you are talking about an early preg which dropping levels are not normal. ...Read more

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Beta hCG level is 129.9 is it normal for 4 week 5 days pregnancy or low?

Probably normal: Their is a large range of normal levels for HCG during early pregnancy. A single measurement is not always helpful. If the level were repeated then more could be determined by the change from the first to the second. Check with your health care provider for follow up. ...Read more

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

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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If I've had a biochemical pregnancy and I have a low hCG level now will it end?

If I've had a biochemical pregnancy and I have a low hCG level now will it end?

Pregnancy: Hcg levels correspond to the age of the pregnancy. In early pregnancy levels increase exponentially as the pregnancy progresses. In a normal pregnancy, one expects the levels to increase over time. A biochemical pregnancy is a positive HCG level which does not rise as expected. When all of the trophoblast is gone (complete miscarriage) then the ncg level will return to negative. ...Read more

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After embryo transfer, I had a hCG level of 5.1, today it was 15.6. is this too low?

After embryo transfer, I had a hCG level of 5.1, today it was 15.6. is this too low?

Repeat test: An HCG level of more than 25 is needed for a diagnosis of pregnancy. You should repeat the test in 2-3 days to see if the level is high enough to indicate implantation of embryo. ...Read more

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My last period started February 1st yesterday my hcg levels were 27.3 is this very low? Should I be worried?

My last period started February 1st yesterday my hcg levels were 27.3 is this very low? Should I be worried?

No: It appears that you just got pregnant. You HCG level is confirmatory for pregnancy. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. Wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. ...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?

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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My beta HCG level was 30 at 12 days past ovulation. On day 14 DPO it was 83. They gynie put me on progesterone. Is my levels too low?

My beta HCG level was 30 at 12 days past ovulation. On day 14 DPO it was 83. They gynie put me on progesterone. Is my levels too low?

Progesterone: That was an appropriate increase in hcg. However, I don't give Progesterone based on hcg levels, I give it based on the Progesterone level. Some docs use Progesterone alot and of course its a waste of time to use it if the level was dropping. ...Read more

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Have miscarried twice at 4 and 3 weeks respectively due to low hCG levels. What to expect next. Is there any treatment for low hCG levels.

Have miscarried twice at 4 and 3 weeks respectively due to low hCG levels. What to expect next. Is there any treatment for low hCG levels.

Low HCG miscarriage: Are you sure it is low HCG and not low progesterone? Sometimes women have low progesterone and need suplementation so the pregnancy can continue i.e is the HCG low because the embryo is not viable? Also did they do analysis of the products of conception? Do you have lupus? Anitphosphlid antbodies?, anticardiolipin antibodies? At this point would find a fertility specialist. F/U w/ fertility ...Read more

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Was told I miscarried on 5/15 due to low HCG levels. Took a test and it's positive, as well as some symptoms. Can I still be pregnant? No U/S done.

Was told I miscarried on 5/15 due to low HCG levels. Took a test and it's positive, as well as some symptoms. Can I still be pregnant? No U/S done.

HCG: Positive pregnancy test and some symptoms may be present as the hormone levels are still a bit high although may not be enough to sustain pregnancy. You should call your doctor's office for further recommendations. ...Read more

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My hCG level day 28 was 37 three days later 50 three days after that 90. I'm worried these levels are too low for a viable pregnancy and not doubling?

Unclear: You are really early, I would recommend repeating again and as long as you have no symptoms of miscarriage continue to be optimistic for now. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a high hCG level?

What are the causes of a high hCG level?

Pregnancy or tumor: Hcg is the normal hormonal product of the placenta and so levels are high in pregnancy; a urine pregnancy test looks for hcg. However some tumors also produce hcg, so a high level in a man, or in a non-pregnant woman, strongly suggests a tumor that needs to be found and treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are high hCG levels cause for concern?

Are high hCG levels cause for concern?

Yes: Hcg levels can vary significantly in different pregnancies at different times of preg. Extremly high levels can indicate other disease processes like gestational
trophoplastc disease. The value needs to be weighed in view of the whole clinical picture. This would be best evaluated by a board certified obgyn. ...Read more

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What can cause hCG levels to rise after miscarrage?

Retained placenta: If the miscarriage is incomplete, the placental tissue remaining in the uterus can continue to grow and will producer hcg. The level could rise. That person needs to see an ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can one low hCG level reading determine a miscarriage??

Not really: One BHCG level really only confirms you are pregnant. It needs to be compared to subsequent levels and in the context of your clinical situation. How far along are you or should you be? Are you having bleeding and/or cramping etc. All these play into a possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 2 weeks pregnant and my hCG level is 290 is that to low?

I'm 2 weeks pregnant and my hCG level is 290 is that to low?

Check again in 2 day: Check it a gain in 2 days, and it should double if normal. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks and 5 days pregnant with hCG levels over 5000. Is this low?

I am 5 weeks and 5 days pregnant with hCG levels over 5000. Is this low?

Wide range: There is a wide range for normal values and your level is within normal limits. See this site for more info.
http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels. Html. ...Read more

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A week late everything has came out negative could I still be pregnant? Is it that my hCG levels are low?

A week late everything has came out negative could I still be pregnant? Is it that my hCG levels are low?

It depends: The earliest way to tell if you are pregnant is with an early detection pregnant test done on your first voided urine in the morning. This can be positive even a few days before a missed period. Your doctor's exam should be able to tell if it has been more than 4 weeks since ovulation. ...Read more

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On monday my hCG levels were 8300 today it was 8100 they also told me my progesterone levels were low and gave me meds. Is my baby going to be ok?

On monday my hCG levels were 8300 today it was 8100 they also told me my progesterone levels were low and gave me meds. Is my baby going to be ok?

Doesn't look good: The general rule of thumb for Beta-HCG levels is that they should double every 48 hours. A normal pregnancy would have gone from 8000 on Monday to 16000 on Wednesday. This is Thursday, and it is going down - not a good sign for a viable pregnancy (sorry). Be careful, because this could be a tubal pregnancy! You may need an ultrasound to look for the baby. If you have pain, go in! Maybe miscarriage ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more