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I'm 14 +4 and was called by my midwife because i had raised hCG levels. My NT was 1.5. I am 36. They have said my risk of downs is now 1 in 18.?

I'm 14 +4 and was called by my midwife because i had raised hCG levels. My NT was 1.5. I am 36. They have said my risk of downs is now 1 in 18.?

Aneuploidy Screen: Ask for a referral to a perinatologist. A high resolution ultrasound is helpful to rule out major abnormalities & more important to ensure correct dates (a common reason for abnormal levels). In addition to amniocentesis and cvs; we can now test your blood to test for trisomy 21 (down's syndrome) & also t-18 & 13. See a specialist & remember, everything might be just fine. Wait for better info. ...Read more

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What is hcg?

What is hcg?

Pregnancy Hormone: Hcg or human chorionic gonadotropin, also commonly known as the pregnancy hormone. It is a hormone that is produced by the placenta of a pregnant woman. It is detectable in the blood and urine within days of fertilization. ...Read more

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Is 73 a good beta hcg?

Is 73 a good beta hcg?

Hormone: It is difficult to say if a level of HCG is good, based on one level. Hcg levels tend to increase exponentially in the first trimester of pregnancy. A HCG of 73 could be a normal very early pregnancy at 4+ weeks. Many times we will follow HCG levels over time. ...Read more

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What dose hCG negative mean?

What dose hCG negative mean?

No placenta: A negative HCG means that the cells that produce this hormone are not present nor are they making this hormone. Hcg is commonly referred to as a pregnancy test but the test can be positive without fetal tissue. ...Read more

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Do the hCG drop work and how?

Do the hCG drop work and how?

No: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read more

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Do they make an oral hCG drug?

Do they make an oral hCG drug?

No: Solely an intramuscular injection because the molecule will no longer work after being broken down by stomach acids and metabolized by the liver. ...Read more

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Hcg, what physical test is it?

HCG levels: Are used in pregnancy testing. If this is not what you were asking then please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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What does hCG total qn 16 mean ?

What does hCG total qn 16 mean ?

Indeterminate: Hcg of less than 5 is negative for pregnancy and above 25 is considered positive...So at 16..It is a "not-sure" level. If you are tesing for pregnancy, repeat in a few days to a wk later, if no change or lower...Than negative...If gets significantly higher, then congrats... Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when HCG is 6c?

What does it mean when HCG is 6c?

Indeterminate: Hcg of less than 5 is negative for pregnancy and above 25 is considered positive.So at 6 , It is a "not-sure" level. Repeat in a few days to a week later to see if there is a change. If no change or lower than it is negative.If it gets significantly higher, then it is positive. ...Read more

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Hcg serves as the basiis for what?

Hcg serves as the basiis for what?

Hormone: Hcg is human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is made by the human placenta. It's production during pregnancy has resulted in the development of the pregnancy test: both blood and urine tests (including the over the counter tests). It can be used in fertility treatments for both females and males. ...Read more