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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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My HCG at 5w5d (evening) was 22,000. I am concerned that this indicates down syndrome. Are high HCG levels in early pregnancy an indicator of DS?

My HCG at 5w5d (evening) was 22,000. I am concerned that this indicates down syndrome. Are high HCG levels in early pregnancy an indicator of DS?

Definitely not: this does not mean Downs, nothing suggests Down's at 5 weeks. The 22,000 is pretty normal. Good wishes. ...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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Are levels of hCG in early pregnancy accurate for knowing how far along you are?

Are levels of hCG in early pregnancy accurate for knowing how far along you are?

No: A wide range, what u want is to make sure you also ahve a normal Progesterone level and make sure the HCG doubles in 3 days and then at 6 1/2 weeks u should be able to see a ht beat and can measure the crown rump length to date the pregnancy. ...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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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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If your hCG beta levels are doubling an an early pregnancy, do you still have a chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

If your hCG beta levels are doubling an an early pregnancy, do you still have a chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Very small: about 10-12 % of ectopic pregnancies have normal bhcg rise. you should be alarmed if sudden abdominal pain develops with possible diziness and nausea. once your bhcg reaches 1500 a pregnancy should be visible in the uterus,hope this helps ...Read more

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If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more

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