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Doctor insights on: Hcg Hormone Levels During Pregnancy

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Can hCG hormone levels double even if it's not a viable pregnancy?

Can hCG hormone levels double even if it's not a viable pregnancy?

Probably not: This is not usually the case, but anything is possible in medicine and especially pregnancy. Managing and evaluating early pregnancy for normalcy can be challenging and requires reevaluation until viability or nonviability is confirmed. ...Read more

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Can hCG hormone levels double even if it's not a viable pregnancy? My levels were 41, 200 at suppose to be 6 week 4 days. Couldn't see heartbeat. Got bloodwork done and levels doubled. What's goin on

Can hCG hormone levels double even if it's not a viable pregnancy?  My levels were 41, 200  at suppose to be 6 week 4 days. Couldn't see heartbeat. Got bloodwork done and levels doubled. What's goin on

Repeat sonogram: The sonogram is going to be more important at this point than the bhcg. Bhcg levels can vary widely. You should have a repeat sonogram next week. By that point a fetus with a heart beat should be visible. Viability will be determined by sonogram not bhcg levels. ...Read more

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Should be 9 weeks pregnant. High hCG of 27000 but abormal trans vanginal ultra sound that doesn't match pregnancy hormones level. Is this a bad sign ?

Should be 9 weeks pregnant. High hCG of 27000 but abormal trans vanginal ultra sound that doesn't match pregnancy hormones level. Is this a bad sign ?

What did your doc sa: If u are really 9 weeks geatation you should always be able to see a fetus in the uterus with a viable htbeat, ( ht rate 120-170) if u dont see a fetus in the uterus with a viable htbeat then you have an abnormal preg and your doc should address this problem asap. ...Read more

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Is hCG hormone only happen when pregnancy occur?

Is hCG hormone only happen when pregnancy occur?

No: Hcg can be elevated due to tumors in the uterus (molar pregnancy) and even in testicular tumors in men. ...Read more

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Help please? How many days hCG hormone present in woman urine after gettting pregnancy?

Help please? How many days hCG hormone present in woman urine after gettting pregnancy?

Postpartum: Hcg is made by the placenta and will be in your blood and urine until after a miscarriage or you have the baby. It often takes a couple weeks after the pregnancy is done for the HCG to get out of your system completely. ...Read more

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Can you have pregnancy hormones (hcg) if you're not pregnant?

Can you have pregnancy hormones (hcg) if you're not pregnant?

Not usually but: If u had a certain type of ovarian tumor- that can produce HCG and if u are on the HCG diet then you would and u can have low levels with an abnormal pregnancy like an early missed ab or ectopic. ...Read more

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How accurate are HCG pregnancy hormone blood tests at what would be 15 weeks?

How accurate are HCG pregnancy hormone  blood tests at what would be 15 weeks?

Accuracy in what way: At 15 weeks any pregnancy test would show positive if you were pregnant. The quantitative number, however, would not be very precise about just how pregnant you are. An ultrasound would be better for dating. ...Read more

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A friend of mine claims Paragard IUDs can cause positive pregnancy tests, by producing the hCG hormone. This is completely false, right?

A friend of mine claims Paragard IUDs can cause positive pregnancy tests, by producing the hCG hormone. This is completely false, right?

Wrong: Paragard IUDs do not cause + pregnancy tests, so if somebody does have a positive pregnancy test with a Paragard IUD in place, this should be evaluated further to determine if the pregnancy is in the uterus or outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy) ...Read more

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Does the hCG hormone produce quicker/slower depending on age? For example: a teenage girl in early pregnancy, one who hasn't tested positive yet.

Does the hCG hormone produce quicker/slower depending on age? For example: a teenage girl in early pregnancy, one who hasn't tested positive yet.

Embryo: It is the embryo that makes HCG and it is not likely that the age or the women will make a difference. It takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Please see your doctor if you are planning to be pregnant. ...Read more

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I've been taking a hCG drop that claims to be hormone free, but it tested positive on a pregnancy test. Can i get a false positive from taking these?

I've been taking a hCG drop that claims to be hormone free, but it tested positive on a pregnancy test. Can i get a false positive from taking these?

No: Hcg is a hormone so if your is hormone free then you are not taking hcg. Hcg would be destroyed by the acid in your stomach anyway. Congratulations! you are most likely pregnant. ...Read more

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If I take Hcg hormones would it cause a false positive pregnancy teSt?

If I take Hcg hormones would it cause a false positive pregnancy teSt?

Not if by mouth: If you take HCG by mouth it will not cause a false positive pregnancy test and nor will it do you any good in any other way. ...Read more

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After a tubal pregnancy surgery, how long will the hCG hormone stay in your system?

After a tubal pregnancy surgery, how long will the hCG hormone stay in your system?

2 weeks: Usually urine pregnancy test should be negative 2 weeks after any 1st trimester pregnancy termination. It depends on the starting beta-hcg level (at the time of your surgery). If there is still a positive pregnancy test 4 weeks after surgery that is abnormal. ...Read more

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Is hcg a pregnancy hormone? If it is and I have a reading of less than 1? I'm not pregnant right because I haven't had sex in 3 months

Is hcg a pregnancy hormone? If it is and I have a reading of less than 1? I'm not pregnant right because I haven't had sex in 3 months

Yes: If you have not had sex in three months and HCG is less than 1.0, you are not pregnant. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Yes.: Very high hcg. Levels can indicate an atypical pregnancy such a what is called a molar pregnancy. Strict follow up with your OB is important. ...Read more

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For hCG levels during pregnancy is 25 to 181 in 2 and a half days normal? I could be anywhere up to 5 weeks or so

HCG: During the course of your pregnancy your HCG levels will increase and decrease, with the levels doubling on average every 30-31 hours until they peak, usually around the 9th and 10th weeks of your pregnancy. The level of HCG then decreases slightly until the 16th week where it remains fairly constant until birth. ...Read more

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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