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Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I had ectopic pregnancy and laparoscopy 23rd of july (hormone lev. 2900 at the time and no more than 6 w preg. How long does it take for hormone to go?

I had ectopic pregnancy and laparoscopy 23rd of july (hormone lev. 2900 at the time and no more than 6 w preg. How long does it take for hormone to go?

Usually: A "rule of thumb" is that hCG drops at about the same rate it rises; so it can take 2-6 weeks for your hCG to fall to zero. It may fall quicker; most women should be followed with blood levels about weekly until they are zero. ...Read more

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Hello. Does a blood test detect sooner than a urine test? Since PMS & pregnancy share same symptoms I can't tell. I'm 47 & on hormone supplementation, phentermine, bupropion & other meds. Period due in 9 days. Have had ectopic pregnancy & miscarriages &

Hello. Does a blood test detect sooner than a urine test? Since PMS & pregnancy share same symptoms I can't tell. I'm 47 & on hormone supplementation, phentermine, bupropion & other meds. Period due in 9 days. Have had ectopic pregnancy &  miscarriages &

A serum HCG might: detect pregnancy a few days sooner than a urine HCG, but, by the time you get to a doctor to have it drawn and then wait for the results, you might as well do a home urine pregnancy test. If you do the test right after you wake up (when the urine is most concentrated) it's quite accurate. You can do the test as soon as 7 days from today. ...Read more

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If your hCG beta levels are doubling an an early pregnancy, do you still have a chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

If your hCG beta levels are doubling an an early pregnancy, do you still have a chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Very small: about 10-12 % of ectopic pregnancies have normal bhcg rise. you should be alarmed if sudden abdominal pain develops with possible diziness and nausea. once your bhcg reaches 1500 a pregnancy should be visible in the uterus,hope this helps ...Read more

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Can an ectopic pregnancy at 8-9 weeks have an hCG level of 1?

Not likely: An ectopic pregnancy will produce HCG unless the embryonic tissue becomes non-viable. ...Read more

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How hCG level increase in ectopic pregnancy andhow early it can bw found nd any peculiar symptoms?

How hCG level increase in ectopic pregnancy andhow early it can bw found nd any peculiar symptoms?

HCG : Is found at some amount in any pregnancy. In an ectopic pregnancy the baby plants in the tube instead of the uterus. As it grows and stretches the tube it causes pain. If not found the tube will burst and needing will start and the mom can die. It is not possible for this baby to live. ...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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With an ectopic pregnancy can my hCG level go from 1 last week to something higher assuming I conceived 8-9 weeks ago?

With an ectopic pregnancy can my hCG level go from 1 last week to something higher assuming I conceived 8-9 weeks ago?

?: I'm not sure what you mean - but if you conceived 8 to 9 weeks ago - you would have known if you already have an ectopic - as you would be in pain, a LOT of pain by now. ...Read more

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From which HCG level, I can see a sac? HCG is now 3722 and no SAC seen on vaginal US. Does this mean ectopic pregnancy ? My HCG is doubling normally

From which HCG level, I can see a sac? HCG is now 3722 and no SAC seen on vaginal US. Does this mean ectopic pregnancy ? My HCG is doubling normally

BHCG: Typically a pregnancy can be seen around a BHCG of 2000. Some variation is expected depending on the skill of the sonographer and the quality of the machine. At 3722 and a doubling BHCG a pregnancy should be seen regardless of whether or not it is normal pregnancy or an ectopic. Follow up is warranted with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy , my hCG was 200 then they adminstered methatrexate and 7 days later my hCG level is 197. Now more methatraxte?

I was diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy , my hCG was 200 then they adminstered methatrexate and 7 days later my hCG level is 197. Now more methatraxte?

Follow doctor's: Advice. The first dose of Methotrexate apparently was not effective otherwise HCG level would have fallen. Please follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if hCG levels are above 100 after a recent ectopic pregnancy? How low would they have to be to ovulate again?

Is it possible to get pregnant if hCG levels are above 100 after a recent ectopic pregnancy? How low would they have to be to ovulate again?

Zero: You need to wait until the HCG reaches zero to try again. That is for several reasons. First you could be at danger from the ectopic still if is not totally gone. Also after a miscarriage or an ectopic it is possible to have a type of pregnancy cancer where the HCG never goes down to zero. So in either case it is very important to follow the HCG down to zero first, . ...Read more

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What would my hCG levels be if i was having an ectopic pregnancy? 1st level 23 -taken 12/13 2nd level 139.2-taken 12/17 3 rd level 612.4 -taken 12/20

What would my hCG levels be if i was having an ectopic pregnancy? 
1st level 23 -taken 12/13
2nd level 139.2-taken 12/17
3 rd level 612.4 -taken 12/20

Good numbers: Your numbers look good. The HCG level should double about every 3 days. Ectopic pregnancies usually have levels that are not rising properly - check with your doc to manage levels because ectopic pregnancy is too serious to miss. So far the levels you report seem to be rising more than just the minimum. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My friend wants to know is it ok to have anal sex during ectopic pregnancy treatment. Her levels are down to 2000 after 2nd dose of Methotrexate.

Most Unwise.: I dont know the specifics of how large her embryo is, but in general anything traumatic to the pelvis currently would be ill advised. If she can't have vaginal intercourse, I dont see why anal intercourse would be any differet. Methotrexate often also causes diarrhea as a side effect because it interferes with the normal gut lining and it's replacement. I'd suggest abstinence, or use of hands/toys ...Read more

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Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?

Diagnose w/ectopic pregnancy at 6 weeks.levels @ 6,000 hcg. Why cant an ultrasound show an abnormality/sac in Fallopian tube at this stage?

-It'sWhat'sNotThere-: Because an ectopic can occur in lots of places other than just the fallopian tube. And the number of weeks and HCG levels, while helpful in general,don't always ad-up as hoped or expected. And because ultrasound may not be real sensitive at six weeks, and requires skill. I'm impressed that an ectopic is still in consideration. Most important is what's not seen at this point: anything in the uterus ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ectopic Pregnancy (Definition)

An abnormal condition in which the pregnancy occurs ...Read more