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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG levels and Progesterone levels have a more predictive value of a good pregnancy than HCG levels alone. Personally, we only measure hcg. Hope this helps and good luck. ...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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How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

50% up every 2 days: Most healthy early pregnancies have a HCG level that rises by at least 50% every 2 days - it's often faster than this and it may double or nearly double every 2 days. It depends how far along you are too - no hormone can go up exponentially forever and HCG peaks at around 10 weeks. ...Read more

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What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

Varies: Hcg levels vary by week and even by day. See this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?

HCG: The HCG is the same test. However, the hcg at the beginning of pregnancy is very variable. When you have the test doen in the second trimester, it is looking for markers for Down's Syndrome and risk rates. So, it does not necessarily mean your quad screen will be elevated again. ...Read more

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What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

Varies: You are probably asking about bhcg hormones which are the main hormone associated with pregnancy. It goes up in early pregnancy but the numbers vary widely from person to person. ...Read more

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Will hCG level decrease in tubal pregnancy?

Doubtful: Unless it ruptures, which is really dangerous. Most ectopics plateau (level out) before this. ...Read more

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Can longer implantation time affect dating ultrasounds in early pregnancy?Can it affect growth estimates in early pregnancy and date you behind?

Can longer implantation time affect dating ultrasounds in early pregnancy?Can it affect growth estimates in early pregnancy and date you behind?

"Dating" a fetus: The "dating" refers to the gestational age of the developing fetus not a social romantic encounter. Ultrasounds are only accurate plus or minus 2 weeks gestation unless done serially.(more than one). 'That is why OB MD's use multiple parameters to date pregnancies including LMP(last period), pelvic exam uterine size, etc. "Dating" is an inexact science in life and medicine. ...Read more

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Would early ovulation causing early conception show in the gestational age since not all woman ovulate 14 days after lmp?

Would early ovulation causing early conception show in the gestational age since not all woman ovulate 14 days after lmp?

Yes, no, and maybe: Yes, if she knows how to adjust her counting based on the length of her cycles or on which day she usually ovulates. Yes, if using an ultrasound to do the dating, such as an 8-11 week ultrasound scan. No, if all she uses for counting is the first day of her last menstrual period and her periods are much longer or much shorter than 28 days. And, maybe it matters little, as all dates are estimates. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. Ligament discomfort is also common as the uterus increases in size. ...Read more

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Do hCG levels rise with a blighted ovum?

Do hCG levels rise with a blighted ovum?

Sometimes: Usually they do rise up to a certain point. Sometimes they rise even after the abnormality of found. And other times the hormones plateau or start to decrease a bit. Can vary. ...Read more

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Early positive pregnancy test sign of twins?

Twin pregnancy: Early positive pregnancy suggesting twin can be suspicious if HCG or Progesterone level is higher for her gestational age and only can confirm by sonogram exam will verify then. ...Read more

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Can hCG in pregnancy be 500 at 3-4 dpo?

Can hCG in pregnancy be 500 at 3-4 dpo?

At 3-4: Days after ovulation the bhcg is not yest positive. It takes 5 days for the fertilized embryo to get to the uterus. Only after implanting will significant hormones hormones be produced to be registered by a test. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hcg level 8000 why the pregnacy not viable?

Hcg level 8000 why the pregnacy not viable?

Please Clarify: There has to be more testing and much more to this story. One HCG level without any other history cannot be commented on. ...Read more

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Lmp 08feb.Blood test:2330 hcg.Any risk in pregnancy?Any other reason for hCG level other than pregnancy

Your doc should: Also do a Progesterone level to see if it is normal range for a preg greater than 10 is normal greater than 20 is good 5 or less is bad and they can do another bhcg as the bhcg should double in 3 days and when u are 6 1/2 -7 weeks gestation should be able to see a htbeat if u have a viable pregmnancy. ...Read more

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What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

How high?: A blood test will come back "high" for HCG in any woman who is pregnant. Anything positive gets coded as "high" by the lab. Very high levels may be caused by multiple gestations (twins), abnormal pregnancy, or just be a variation of normal. ...Read more

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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