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My hCG levels haven't decreased to zero since three weeks early miscarriage and I'm spotting lightly again. What does that mean?

My hCG levels haven't decreased to zero since three weeks early miscarriage and I'm spotting lightly again. What does that mean?

Could be normal..: Your level may never reaches zero--as some nonpregnant females have level at 3-4 all the time, up to 5 is considered normal. Having a miscarriage just few weeks ago, your next period may not be normal--could be lighter or heavier than usual. If you are concerned that you could be pregnant again, do a quick hpt. Consult with doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an early miscarriage on July 29th however the nausea I had felt from beginning of pregnancy has continued and gotten more intense. My OB/GYN took blood test for hcg levels and they went all the way down by 2 weeks after. What could be causing the co

I had an early miscarriage on July 29th however the nausea I had felt from beginning of pregnancy has continued and gotten more intense. My OB/GYN took blood test for hcg levels and they went all the way down by 2 weeks after. What could be causing the co

HCG isn't the only: Cause of nausea during pregnancy. High estrogen levels and other unknown factors may contribute to it. You don't mention if you've started having periods again. If all your hormones are back to pre-pregnancy levels and your periods have returned to normal, perhaps its time to look for another cause. I wish you the best. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Hello, I ha two early miscarriages. Both happened in 5 weeks. My hCG levels were each time very low 6.5. Please help me. Why do I miscarry so early?

Blighted ovum: There are so many things that must happen just right at just the right time for us to have normal babies that it is miraculous that it happens at all. Some studies suggest that 1/2 of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and 1/2 or the time we don't even realize we are pregnant. There are a lot of things that can cause this including genetic problems. See a doctor specializing in high risk pregnancies ...Read more

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Does a dropping hCG level in early pregnancy always mean miscarriage?

Does a dropping hCG level in early pregnancy always mean miscarriage?

In short, yes: Dropping HCG levels mean an abnormal pregnancy if they are measured during the early weeks of pregnancy, this does not hold true if measured later in pregnancy when levels can drop and be normal. There are occasional time when they may not rise as expected when there are significant maternal illnesses as well. ...Read more

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Why did I have early Rised HCg levels, and late implantation then miscarriage? I have thrombophilia, can this be the cause?

Why did I have early Rised HCg levels, and late implantation then miscarriage? I have thrombophilia, can this be the cause?

Yes: Any clotting disorder can make implantation difficult but not impossible. However, the most common reason for miscarriages are genetic malformations. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage two 2 weeks at 6weeks and 4 days. Is it to early to start and try to concieve. I have no bleeding and hCG level is down to 4.?

I had a miscarriage two 2 weeks at 6weeks and 4 days. Is it to early to start and try to concieve. I have no bleeding and hCG level is down to 4.?

Sure, if U want to.: There is no limitation to sexual activity after a miscarriage, other than how you feel and if you think you are ready for it. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily orally and resume sexual activity as soon as you feel up to it - with or without protection depending on whether you desire a pregnancy at this time or not. Best of luck! ...Read more

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HCG level 227. LMP 9/3/17 No sign of early preg on transvag US. No repeat labs yet. Would you lean towards miscarriage?

HCG level 227. LMP 9/3/17 No sign of early preg on transvag US. No repeat labs yet. Would you lean towards miscarriage?

Too early: Periods are lot of times unreliable
With hcg 227 it is normal not to see pregnancy on ultrasound
Please repeat hcg in 48 hours and if increase more than 50% then chances of normal pregnancy is high ...Read more

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My hcg level 28 000 and ultrasound showed sac but no baby er dr told me I had a miscarriage. But I am not bleeding or cramping could I have been early?

My hcg level 28 000 and ultrasound showed sac but no baby er dr told me I had a miscarriage. But I am not bleeding or cramping could I have been early?

Possibly: It may be that you are too early for the ultrasound to detect an embryo. Would wait a week and repeat the study. There should a big change. ...Read more

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Just had my third miscarriage in a row and when I started bleesing went to a&e and was told my hCG level was 5 can it be a problem with the progestron?

Just had my third miscarriage in a row and when I started bleesing went to a&e and was told my hCG level was 5 can it be a problem with the progestron?

Could be cervix, etc: This could be due to an incompetent cervix and may need what is called a cerclage to correct it. There could be a Progesterone deficiency and so supplements may help. There could be other issues, like chromosomal abnormalities, preeclampsia, and hypothyroidism involved, so it would be smart to see your doctor for an exam and hormone studies to find out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hcg level 42 then down to 28, miscarriage?

Hcg level 42 then down to 28, miscarriage?

Pregnancy hormones: Hcg should increase (double) every 48 hours. A normal pregnancy can have some form of variation to this. Follow up with your obgyn to make sure they are actually decreasing or increasing. A normal pregnancy can sometimes not follow this rule. ...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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What would be a normal decrease in hCG levels after a miscarriage happens?

What would be a normal decrease in hCG levels after a miscarriage happens?

Depends: It depends on how high the level was to begin with. If the miscarriage is complete, the level will go down quite rapidly and generally should be negative in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Can you ovulate with hCG levels around 700? (after miscarriage)

Not likely: It is unlikely that you would ovulate while your HCG is still elevated. ...Read more

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After miscarriage can you ovulate before your hCG levels are under 5?

After miscarriage can you ovulate before your hCG levels are under 5?

Not usually: It doesn't usually happen. Ovulation is usually suppressed until after the body clears the residual HCG from its system. ...Read more

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Once your hCG levels go back to 0 after miscarrying can you become pregnant again?

Once your hCG levels go back to 0 after miscarrying can you become pregnant again?

Hcg ; Miscarriage: It can take about a month for your HCG to drop down to 0 after a miscarriage. Certainly you could get pregnant afterwards as long as you are ovulating (you would know because you'd get a period afterwards), however most doctors recommend waiting a few months after a miscarriage prior to trying for pregnancy, usually about 3 months. ...Read more

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I'm 29 pregnant in 4 weeks now, my hCG level went from 28 to 42 this could be a miscarriage?

What time period?: Your HCG is still very low, as you are early in pregnancy. It will take more time to see the trend and whether or it is rising appropriately. Usually it doubles every two days this early. ...Read more

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28 HCG level, spotting, no clotting, no pain, RH shot given, mean no miscarriage everything will be okay? 5 wks.

28 HCG level, spotting, no clotting, no pain, RH shot given, mean no miscarriage everything will be okay? 5 wks.

Possible: HCG of 28 at 5 weeks is extremely low. Maybe your dates are wrong? HCG is impossible to interpret as an isolated study. The trend is the most important. I always order a second hCG 48-72 hours after the first. ...Read more

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Can hCG level redice from 2000 to 1000 in 3 days in case of tumors or is it definotely miscarriage only. Lmp 6 weeks?

Can hCG level redice from 2000 to 1000 in 3 days in case of tumors or is it definotely miscarriage only. Lmp 6 weeks?

Likely miscarriage: The half-life (time it takes for half of substance to disappear) of HCG is somewhere between 24-36 hours. Since your level is declining, miscarriage is likely. It dropped slower than the expected 1/2 in 24-36 hours because some of the cells in the placement are still alive and thus producing some hcg, albeit declining. Please consult doc for care. I am very sorry for your loss. Good luck. ...Read more

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I miscarried 9 weeks ago & my HCG levels are still present but they are dropping. Is this normal or signs or new pregnancy?

I miscarried 9 weeks ago & my HCG levels are still present but they are dropping. Is this normal or signs or new pregnancy?

Probably Normal: As long as it is coming down it is not from a new pregnancy, because in that case it will be going up. It can take anywhere from 9 days to 35 according to American Association of clinical chemistry but it may take longer in some cases depending on how late in pregnancy was the miscarriage and how high hcg level was at the time of miscarriage. Why did the doctor ordered HCG level after miscarriage? ...Read more

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I had miscarriage in jan when I was 50 days pregnant. Now I am pregnant again and my hCG level is 502 for 45 days. Is it fine?

Follow levels: The HCG level is best followed with serial levels which should double every 2-3 days. A very low or high level could indicate you became pregnant later or earlier than you think. This is particularly true if you had a recent miscarriage or irregular cycles. ...Read more

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Is 1.00 hCG level means I natural got all my baby product of miscarriage out. ..Am I back to normal? . Nd can I get pregnant again

Yes: An HCG level of 1.0 essentially means that there is no meaningful HCG in your system. It is a good sign that all miscarriage tissue has passed and that you are on the road to returning to normal cycling. There are varying opinions as to when to try to get pregnant again. Ask your doctor for advice as to when to begin trying again. Good luck. ...Read more

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U/s showed gestational sac measuring 5 wk 1 day. Hcg level went from 4200 to 4700 in 48 hours. Is this normal or miscarriage likely?

Not certain: You are early and the US is consistent. The rule of thumb is for the quantitative HCG to double by 72 hours. Are you bleeding, any cramps. Make sure you check with your OB. ...Read more

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Threatened miscarriage with hcG levels at 6, 180. About 72 hours later hcG has doubled to over 12, 000. Still a chance of miscarriage?

Threatened: There's always a chance of miscarriage but that strong rise sounds very positive. You don't say a gestational age or if a heartbeat (and a yolk sac) are seen on ultrasound, those are very positive signs as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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My HCG levels went from 209 to 296 in 48 hours. No bleeding or pain am I just a slow riser or am I looking at a possible miscarriage?

A loss more likely: Unless there is a lab mistake or other possible source of error, the rise of your betaHCG is not normal and the probability of an abnormal pregnancy or of an imminent pregnancy loss is unfortunately high. A repeat blood betaHCG should help answer your question. ...Read more

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I was told that there would be bleeding once a miscarriage was complete when my hCG levels go back to 0. But about how much bleeding?

I was told that there would be bleeding once a miscarriage was complete when my hCG levels go back to 0. But about how much bleeding?

No answer!: Depends on too many variables. If flow from uterus lgast more than one week, see your OB doc. If you have retained placental material, bleeding will last unesissarily long. ...Read more

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After I had a miscarriage on February 18, 2015 I had my hcg level tested again on Thursday March 5, 2015 could I possible be pregnant?

After I had a miscarriage on February 18, 2015 I had my hcg level tested again on Thursday March 5, 2015 could I possible be pregnant?

Too soon to test: Even if you got pregnant after the miscarriage, testing on March 5 was too soon to provide a meaningful result. In particular a negative result would not rule out pregnancy. If you do not get a period by March 25 or, do a home pregnancy test if you have any symptoms of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


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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