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1300 hCG at 4 weeks, is that high?

1300 hCG at 4 weeks, is that high?

Pregnancy: Its just a number, it has to increase on a daily basis at least some or double in value in 48 hrs. The ultraosund will tell you how advanced your pregnancy is. That is just a part of the pregnancy, . We must look at the whole picture, not just a lab. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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What are the doseges of hCG for men?

What are the doseges of hCG for men?

HCG for men: HCG is a hormone which can stimulate sperm production, and is given in shots of 5000 to 10000 units, depending on the hormonal assay, which should be provided by your healthcare professional who is prescribing the HCG. The results of the serum testosterone level post HCG will dictate the efficiency of the dose of HCG, so ask your doctor for an explanation. ...Read more

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Hcg on 10/17 was 39, 2days later 69, should I be concerned?

Hcg on 10/17 was 39, 2days later 69, should I be concerned?

What was the prog: Progesterone level, as that should be measured also as a high one is good, one less than 10 is worrisome, one less than 5 is bad, the beta is supposed to double every 3 days, and go up by at least 66% in 2 days so now yours is normal so far, if u were my pt would repeat in 3 days along with a Progesterone level. ...Read more

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If my hCG was 14, 000 at 5 weeks what will it be at 8 weeks?

If my hCG was 14, 000 at 5 weeks what will it be at 8 weeks?

Varies: There is a very wide variation in HCG levels. The HCG levels generally double about every two days and peaks at 150, 000 to 200, 000 by about 10 or 12 weeks. The level then declines to 50, 000 or so for the rest of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is hCG diet?

What is hCG diet?

Risky: There are lots of risks involved with a severe calorie restriction diet and with HCG injections. I would not recommend this to my patients. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia harmful?

Is gynecomastia harmful?

Possibly.: I think the answer to your question would depend on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. If so, and if persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in men?

What is gynecomastia in men?

Enlarged male breast: Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue. This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in males?

What is gynecomastia in males?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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What could lead to gynecomastia?

What could lead to gynecomastia?

Too many to list: The list includes: puberty, excess estrogen, deficient testosterone, aging, medications (many of them), anabolic steroids, certain muscle building supplements, marijuana, liver disease, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism, and even cancer of the breast, testicles, lung, stomach, liver, kidney, or pituitary gland. If you have gynecomastia, the most common causes are benign, but get checked to be safe. ...Read more

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Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Yes: Once the fertilized ovum makes a connection with the lining of the womb 'post physical connection' HCG is present in the mother's blood stream and excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia? Who gets it?

All Ages...: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts.  it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

How to tell if I have gynecomastia?

Examination: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and  "mastos"  meaning breasts, diagnosed by physical examination. It refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances may also be causative. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have gynecomastia?

Is it possible that I have gynecomastia?

You need an exam: Are you overweight? This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signal a bigger issue. If you aren't simply overweight consider seeing your md. You need a testicular exam, review of your medications, and several blood tests that are not part of routine bloodwork. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm developing gynecomastia?

How to know if I'm developing gynecomastia?

Male breast enlarges: Gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast. Males have breast tissue like females that contain duct tissue. The only things missing at the end of the ductal tissue are the glands that characterized the female breast. In gynecomastia the breasts enlarge significantly with breast tissue which in many instances is self production of an abnormal level of hormones or taking of drugs. ...Read more

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What are the physiological determinants of gynecomastia?

What are the physiological determinants of gynecomastia?

Hormones and fat: In men and boys mammary tissue development occurs when (t) testosterone: (e) estrogen ratio is lower. Most boys get it early in puberty; goes away as t levels go up thru pubertal progression & ratio increases. Obesity exacerbates the problem because fatty tissue makes more e, which lowers the ratio despite pubertal progression. Certain meds like Aldactone (spironolactone) can cause gynecomastia by blocking t. ...Read more

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My hcg went from 38 to 189 to 756 am I carrying multiples?

My hcg went from 38 to 189 to 756 am I carrying multiples?

Dependent on timing: Although multiples will have greater increases in their Hcg levels than singleton pregnancies, the best predictor will be a transvaginal ultrasound performed when your Hcg level reaches 1500 mIU/mL, which if your Hcg is 756 today, should occur in about 48-72 hours. Sometimes twin pregnancies take higher Hcg levels to see on US. Good luck! ...Read more

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My HCG at 1781 on 16 DPO and at 2526 at 18 DPO, is this normal?

My HCG at 1781 on 16 DPO and at 2526 at 18 DPO, is this normal?

HCG levels: HCG levels rise quickly after implantation of a fertilized egg. These levels are fairly normal for early pregnancy, but have your HCG level checked again in a week. And it should be double or triple the present levels. If not, see your healthcare provider and get an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is in the uterus. ...Read more

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What are normal hCG levels?

What are normal hCG levels?

Zero: If you are woman and not pregnant, it is wha s testd n urinary pregnacty tests. Men or women with choriocarcinomas can have quite highlevels secretd by thei tumors, and hydatiform moles, teratomas and seminomas can have lower levels that need experts to interpert. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cure for gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia cure: Typically liposuction is used to correct gynecomastia. If there is also a lot of loose skin often this is also removed. Occasionally if their is firm redundant breast tissue it is surgically removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to treat teenage gynecomastia?

Varies...: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. If persistent, gynecomastia is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction may suffice. ...Read more

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Why is hCG undectable if pregnant?

Why is hCG undectable if pregnant?

Check blood hcg: A urine HCG test may read negative if the bug levels are low and the urine is dilute. The blood bhcg levels should be detectable several days before you even miss your period. Urine pregnancy tests are more sensitive if you check urine first thing in the morning when your urine is more concentrated. ...Read more

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Hcg levels at 9 weeks 40000 normal?

Hcg levels at 9 weeks 40000 normal?

Pregnancy: Its just a number, it has to increase on a daily basis at least some or double in value in 48 hrs. The ultraosund will tell you how advanced your pregnancy is. That is just a part of the pregnancy, . We must look at the whole picture, not just a lab. ...Read more

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What is surgery like for gynecomastia?

Depends on Situation: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia and hyperprolactinemia?

Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue in males. It may be small nodular areas of tissue under the nipple, or it can be fairly significant with excess skin and fatty tissue as well. This can be normal during puberty, related to hormone imbalances, or certain drugs/medications. Hyperprolactinemia is high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood, this can affect breast development. ...Read more

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HCG Levels of 2718 - approx how many weeks?

HCG Levels of 2718 - approx how many weeks?

Not a good guide: HCG results vary widely in normal pregnancy and are not a good indicator of the gestational age. See this site for more info in this topic.

http://www. Babymed. Com/hcg-level-in-early-pregnancy ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more