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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Hcg Shows Early Pregnancy (Overview)

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone made by the growing embryo (baby) and placenta during pregnancy. A low level test result usually means an early pregnancy.


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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
2 doctors shared insights

Hcg Shows Early Pregnancy (Overview)

HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) is a hormone made by the growing embryo (baby) and placenta during pregnancy. A low level test result usually means an early pregnancy.


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How early after conception can you detect hCG for pregnancy?

How early after conception can you detect hCG for pregnancy?

Accuracy: Modern urine pregnancy tests sold in drugstores are very accurate when used properly. Most report accuracy as early as the first day after your first missed period. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Why do hCG concentrations during early pregnancy vary so much from person to person? Have any studies been done?

Why do hCG concentrations during early pregnancy vary so much from person to person? Have any studies been done?

Physiology: It's just another example of the wonder of human physiology. Yes beta HCG levels have been studied many times in the medical literature. ...Read more

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Is it true that hCG sometimes doesn't show up on a pregnancy test till your 6-7 weeks i'm late over a wk but test was negative?

Is it true that hCG sometimes doesn't show up on a pregnancy test till your 6-7 weeks i'm late over a wk but test was negative?

Not likely: The current tests for HCG are quite sensitive and a properly done test, after a week of missed period, will be positive, if the woman is pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
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Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
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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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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
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Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
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Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
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Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
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What is the normal pattern of hCG change early in pregnancy?

What is the normal pattern of hCG change early in pregnancy?

Doubles: In very early pregnancies the general rule is the HCG doubles every 48 hours up to a certain level, then gradually increases. ...Read more

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


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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