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Hcg Qualitative Health Risks
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
Surgical abortion 7/7/15.blood hcg level 8/6/15= 9. 8/19/15 ovulation positive.8/22/15 pg test positive. No real period since the abortion.Help please?
Pregnant: The most likely explanation is that you are pregnant again. Did you have sex after the abortion? If your BHCG was 9 back on 8.6.15 then that gives the doctor a point of comparison. Another BHCG can be done now. That number can be compared to the other to see if this is a new pregnancy or lingering BHCG from the pregnancy termination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
13weeks pregnant. Nuchal measuremnt 1.7mm, free bhcg 0.38MoM, PAPP-A 0.55MoM.Im low risk for all trisomies but worried about low bHCG & PAPP-A levels?
Normal: The results are normal and you should be reassured. The overall result - not increased for trisomies - is what to focus on given it's the result of an algorithm designed for this purpose. Great news. ...Read more
How rare/common is lab error when hCG blood levels are drawn? (pregnancy related; no other hCG producing issues).
Usually very rare: If done in reputable labs, margin of error is small. If still having a doubt better repeat it. ...Read more
Beta HCG : A very good question. The pills and injections given in the "hcg diet" will cause blood and urine levels of bhcg to rise. However, two measurements, a week or more apart, should differentiate between pregnancy ( where the levels will rise predictably) and diet drugs, assuming you are taking a constant dose for the diet treatments. ...Read more
Currently 8 weeks pregnant with Toxsoplasma values IGG 90 (Positive) and IGM 1.54 (positive). Had an history of toxoplasma @ 2008, should we continue?
Discuss with OB: You need to discuss this with your OB, with probably a referral to a Maternal Fetal specialist to discuss the risk. A weekly positive IgM is possible from a prior exposure and not from a recent infection. Your MD may want to follow titers to see if they are changing. The IgG titer reflects antibodies you have from the prior infection in 2009. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: HCG levels are expected to be elevated in a pregnant state. ...Read more
With so many false positives and negatives, does the quad marker blood test any real value, beyond random chance ?
Efficiency: It guides the search for down's and grave neural tube defects in women who might want to end such pregnancies; it will miss some, but the alternative is much more problematic testing for all pregnant women. You are playing the odds but unlike in las vegas, "the house" is trying to give the most favorable odds to the patient. But getting a false-positive is most upsetting & we can all relate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"i'm pregnant 4 weeks. Before pregnant blood test toxoplasma igg+ >2000iu/ml(reference range<1.6), IgM weakly positive>0.6. Is it safe for my baby?
Likely protected: In acute infection, igm is initially elevated alone, and then igg is positive within a couple of weeks. Igg remains positive for your lifetime, but igm can persist for months to years. I would say that this new pregnancy is protected, but given the outcome of your prior pregnancy, you must discuss this in consult with a high-risk OB to confirm what I am saying! ...Read more
What does high papp-a value indicates? I had my maternal serum screen test done. Got papp-a value 7.7miu/ml nd corr.Mom 6.75.Free beta hCG mom is 0.76
Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should see the word "normal" or "abnormal" written on the results. This represents the mathematical calculation of the test from each of those numbers you mentioned. ...Read more
False negatives: All lab tests have a certain percentages of false negatives and positives. ...Read more
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