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Hcg Levels And Ultrasound Findings
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Hcg levels: Sometimes nothing is present until 3000plus. When a pregnancy shows up on Ultrasound varies. I tend to repeat levels to see if rising appropriately (at least 15-20%) in 3 days is ok and most of my early pregnancies I do a progesterone level. Most ectopic or non viable pregnancies will quickly drop progesterone below 2. See if your doc will order another hcg and progesterone or repeat US 1 wk. ...Read more
Need more info: What is seen in the U/S and how far along are you? When was your LMP? ...Read more
I recently had an ultrasound that showed a markedly thickened and irregular stripe, 23mm. My hcg levels are more than doubling every two days,?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, rapidly doubling HCG levels mean pregnancy or tumor of the chorionic tissue. You need to discuss it the the doctor who is ordering the tests. ...Read more
My hCG levels went from 2100 to 2223 in 48 hrs but ultrasound was fine baby measuring 7 weeks 3 days and hb 148. Could something still be wrong?
Be positive: The actual quantitative HcG level is non specific and is not useful in measuring dates, etc. In other words, the range for gestational age is very broad regarding hcg, so x may mean age 2weeks to 8weeks, and y is 4weeks to 12 weeks, etc. The US and getting your routine exams by the GYN is most useful for having a healthy pregnancy. God bless, best wishes. ...Read more
Had a ultrasound for my first prenatal appointment but they just found a sac. They said it may be to early. Hcg levels were 35k then 34k. Is this bad?
By transvaginal us, the embryo can often be seen quite early but should be seen by 2000 miu/ml.
By transabdominal us, it should be seen by 6000 miu/ml. ...Read more
8to12 weeks pregnant: By HCG values you may be 8to12 weeks pregnant and ultrasond you can hear the babies heart beat and may be able to see arms and leg buds. ...Read more
My hCG level is 400 and they can't see anything on the ultrasound, is this normal? I'm not sure how far along I am.
Talk to your doctor!: Hcg - the hormone of pregnancy - will double every two to three days during the first part of the pregnancy. By the time the HCG is over 1500, the pregnancy can usually be seen on ultrasound. A low HCG level can mean a woman is having a miscarriage, but it might also mean a tubal or ectopic pregnancy, which can be dangerous to you. Please talk to your doctor and get your questions cleared up! ...Read more
My hCG level on 9/11 was 330 on 9/14 was 338 on 9/17 was 178 on 9/25 was 188 on 10/1 was 138 had ultrasound and 2 sacs where seen what is going on?
Non viable pregnancy: In a viable pregnancy hcg concentrations typically double every 48 hours. If this is not the case, and if moreover hog concentrations start to drop again, then there is concern for an impending miscarriage. If more than one sac is seen in early pregnancy on ultrasound this can indicate that there is a twin pregnancy. ...Read more
On oct 22 my hcg level was 5000 and I been getting positive test. On today I went for an ultrasound and they couldn't find anything. Should I be worried?
How far along would I approx be if my hcg levels were 658? and at this level is it too early to see a sac or baby on ultrasound
Very very early: After fertilization, the embryo usually takes about 8 to 10 days to implant inside your uterus at which time HCG production becomes detectable in your blood and urine. From that point on, if pregnancy is normal, HCG levels will rise from about 10to 25mIU/ml and double every 48 to 50 hours. 658 would correspond to day 10 +/- 2d post fertilization. Gestational sac is usually seen at levels above 1000 ...Read more
Had first ultrasound at 7 weeks 6 days. No cardiac activity and baby measured 6 weeks. Hcg level 46750. Is it possible to have a good outcome?
Consult your OB.: Please consult your OB doctor. The HCG level is about right for 6-7 weeks. Us usually shows fetal cardiac activity at this time. ...Read more
Hcg level went from 42, 000 to 40, 000, no bleeding yet need ultrasound in two days first ultrasound no heartbeat was 6 weeks am I misscarrying?
Maybe: Decreasing HCG is a concern. Get the ultrasound and check with your ob. ...Read more
My 4 week ultrasound saw a sack and baby. My Hcg levels moved upwards as they should. At 8 5/7, they saw a sack but no baby. Is it possible to miss it?
Yes: It is difficult to see a "baby" by ultrasound at 4 weeks gestation as just a gestational sac would be present. At 8 weeks the fetus should be visible within the uterus. ...Read more
My hcg levels were 221 Monday, 240 Wednesday and 249 Thursday. My LMP WAS JULY 30TH. ULTRASOUND SHOWED NO ABNORMALITIES Should I have them check proge?
YOUR: OB WILL BE THE ONE ANSWERING THAT. YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE THEM CHECK ANYTHING, DOCTORS ARE PRETTY COMPETENT WOULD KNOW WHAT TO CHECK AND WHEN WITHOUT YOU TELLING THEM. ...Read more
My hCG levels on 2/26 were 49486.0 and they were 25058.0 on 3/7. Ultrasound is 6 weeks and no heartbeat. What are my chances of having a miscarriage?
HCG high for 5 weeks 3 days. What does this indicate? HCG level 22, 000. Ultrasound showed gestational and yolk sac.
HCG levels vary widely in normal pregnancies and 22000 after 5 weeks is likely in the normal range. See this site for more info.
http://americanpregnancy. Org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more
My last period was 5/18 my hCG level was 386.0 today my levels were 92000 but my ultrasound only showed a sac. Is this normal?
If you had and HCG level of 386 taken 7 weeks ago, I would expect a fetal pole and a heart beat. You could have lost that pregnancy and gotten pregnant again but would have noticed bleeding and then I wouldn't expect your HCG level to be so high.
You should be following up with your physician soon. ...Read more
My hCG level at 6w was 62, 895 and at 6w5d 120, 896. Is this possibly twins? The 6w ultrasound showed 1 for sure and a light spot in the opp. Corner.
Hcg levels have a wide variation in normal pregnancy. In general levels are higher in twin pregnancies. See this site for more info.
http://americanpregnancy. Org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels. Html. ...Read more
Just had an ultrasound today am supposed to be 9 weeks...last mp was 8/6/15 showing fetus +- 6 weeks in size no heartbeat and hcg levels 35000...help!
Sorry: Unfortunately, with bHCG at 35, 000 and no FHT, I am sorry to say, the result does not look good. You need to talk with your Obstetrician ASAP. It helps to repeat the bHCG in 2 days to see if it drops or it doubles. Also, repeat the ultrasound. Sometimes, the worse looking situations can yield surprisingly positive results... like the sonographer being wrong. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello, dr, I did 3 positive test at home & all positive. I had slight bleeding too. My hCG levels decrease 519-85. We did ultrasound, dr couldnot figure?
I am sorry: Usually the combination of bleeding and dropping hcg means that you are no longer pregnant. Take care. ...Read more
You def need f/u: You should definitely follow that HCG level within 48-72 hours and be followed by an ob/gyn. Usually by 1500-2000 hcg, if the pregnancy is in the uterus, we should be able to see it. One possible explanation may be a pregnancy outside of the uterus, something called ectopic pregnancy. It is super important that you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
My hCG levels are very high I got an ultrasound confirming the heartbeat and they didn't see twins. Is this ok?
Yes: A follow up ultrasound should further reassure you ...Read more
An ultrasound showed a small gas sac but my HCG levels were only 348. Is it possible to see a sac already at 4+5?
Early pregnancy: It is possible to see a gestational sac at 4 weeks and 5 days. That HCG level does not match the ultrasound findings, and your doctor should be following both closely. Good luck. ...Read more
My hCG levels was 600 then 2 days later it was 1626. I had an ultrasound today and was told they didn't see a fetal pole. Is this normal?
Yes: That information sounds great. Your HCG increased perfectly. Normal not to see a pole at this point. By 2000 should see a sac in uterus. ...Read more