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Can you have your period before hCG levels go to zero?

Can you have your period before hCG levels go to zero?

Not likely at all: Your menstrual cycle is reset when the pregnancy hormone level becomes negative. Therefore, if you have a "period" before this time it probably is not really a "period" but abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
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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


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When should I expect my first period after my hCG levels are below 5?

When should I expect my first period after my hCG levels are below 5?

4-6 weeks: Once your HCG level drops to non-pregnant level, your ovarian cycle is reset. And you can generally expect your next period to start in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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My hcg levels are 64 I had a period the first of march. how far along am i?

My hcg levels are 64 I had a period the first of march. how far along am i?

One month: Duration of pregnancy is generally measured form the first of the last period, even though that is not when pregnancy occurred. In realistic terms you got pregnant about 2 weeks ago. Please see a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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My last period started February 1st yesterday my hcg levels were 27.3 is this very low? Should I be worried?

My last period started February 1st yesterday my hcg levels were 27.3 is this very low? Should I be worried?

No: It appears that you just got pregnant. You HCG level is confirmatory for pregnancy. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health. Wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my Hcg level was 367 and I had some spotting? haven't had a period from bf my 1st baby so not sure how far along

Should I be concerned if my Hcg level was 367 and I had some spotting? haven't had a period from bf my 1st baby so not sure how far along

Somewhat: Spotting during early pregnancy is always somewhat concerning, since it might be the first sign of miscarriage. However, many women with normal pregnancies may spot. Within a week, your hcg should be over 1000, and then you'll be able to know if everything is OK by ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am 38 always on time for period , now I am 9 days late , took 7 preg. Test and all neg. Could i still be pregnant? Could age effect the hCG level?

I am 38 always on time for period , now I am 9 days late , took 7 preg. Test and all neg. Could i still be pregnant? Could age effect the hCG level?

Blood test & imaging: If you are concerned about being pregnant, please see your doctor for a blood test, that is more sensitive than home test, and possibly ultrasound examination of pelvis. ...Read more

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If my last period was july 5 and i'm suppose to be 11 weeks but s/g shows 6 weeks 4 days and hCG levels are 21000 and are still rising but no baby yet?

If my last period was july 5 and i'm suppose to be 11 weeks but s/g shows 6 weeks 4 days and hCG levels are 21000 and are still rising but no baby yet?

What did you OB say: No matter what, if this us says 6 wks 4 days , needs to be repeated in one week, have to see a baby with a htbeat in 1 week or the preg is not viable, and should be able to see a fetal pole a 6 weeks, 4 days, and often can see htbeat, so repeat in 1 week will know for sure one way or the other, but ask your ob. ...Read more

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What should your hCG levels be by the time you miss your period?

What should your hCG levels be by the time you miss your period?

Around 100: However, this varies somewhat and cannot be relied upon in determining the gestational age. ...Read more

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Can an hCG level of 24 be viable when my last period was 28 days ago?

Yes: But you should see your doctor. An ultrasound at around 5-6 weeks can confirm viability. We also look at how quickly the bhcg levels rise. Good luck. ...Read more

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30 days after last period -- is an hCG level of 600 normal? How far along?

30 days after last period -- is an hCG level of 600 normal? How far along?

Yes: There is a wide range of normal values. Consult this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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30 days after last period - is an hCG level of 600 normal? How far along approx?

Wide variation: Hcg levels vary widely in normal pregnancies and are not a good way to judge the length of pregnancy. You HCG level is in the normal range. See this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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I had a 6 week period and now my hcg levels went from 5.9 to 6.7 in three days. What could this mean?

I had a 6 week period and now my hcg levels went from 5.9 to 6.7 in three days. What could this mean?

Need to repeat test: HCG level of less than five occurs in non-pregnant state. A level above 25 indicates pregnancy. In between requires retesting in 4-5 days. You do not necessarily need to repeat the blood test. You may do home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Hcg level 4.4 then a couple days later hcg 4.5 and no period little over a week later. What does this mean?

Hcg level 4.4 then a couple days later hcg 4.5 and no period little over a week later. What does this mean?

Not pregnant: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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My HCG level is 73. My last period was around November 3. My cycles are typically 40 days. This doesn't add up?

My HCG level is 73. My last period was around November 3. My cycles are typically 40 days. This doesn't add up?

Still can be ok: If you ovulated very late you could be early pregnant . Must repeat a quantitative Hcg in 48 hours and also check a progesterone level. Hcg should about double I early on in pregnancy every 48 hrs. If not then concern over an abnormal pregnancy , impending miscarriage Or ectopic, please see your doctor! ...Read more

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On Friday hCG level was 18000. Monday level was 28000. Have levels gone up enough in that short period of time?

Sounds normal: That is a reasonable increase, but the person who drew the test should be doing the explaining as they know your story and probably had a good reason for checking the level. ...Read more

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My HCG level was 700 on Monday and 2718 on Thursday - I don't know when my last period was.. How far along do you think I am? Approximately.

Hcg levels: Hcg levels don't correlate well with gestational age because they have a range. But likely 5 1/2-6 1/2 weeks approximately. EArly US will be best way to confirm your dates. ...Read more

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After my hCG levels goes to 0 can I get my period?

Incomplete info: What is your HCG now? Was it elevated? If yes, why was it elevated? Once the cause of elevated hcg, if it was elevated, is addressed you should return to your usual pattern of menstrual periods. ...Read more

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After my hCG levels go to zero can I get pregnant again even without period?

Yes: You can ovulate before you have a period. Usually after a miscarriage it is recommended you wait at least 1 cycle before trying again. ...Read more