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Hcg Total Qn
Indeterminate: Hcg of less than 5 is negative for pregnancy and above 25 is considered positive...So at 16. It is a "not-sure" level. If you are tesing for pregnancy, repeat in a few days to a wk later, if no change or lower...Than negative...If gets significantly higher, then congrats... Consult your doc...Good luck.
I was supposed to get my pd earlythis month, when it didn't come I took a test 5 times- all positive, my hCG qn level was 367. What does that mean?
Hormone: It is difficult to say if a level of HCG is good, based on one level. Hcg levels tend to increase exponentially in the first trimester of pregnancy. A HCG of 73 could be a normal very early pregnancy at 4+ weeks. Many times we will follow HCG levels over time.
No: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed.
Indeterminate: Hcg of less than 5 is negative for pregnancy and above 25 is considered positive. So at 6, It is a "not-sure" level. Repeat in a few days to a week later to see if there is a change. If no change or lower than it is negative. If it gets significantly higher, then it is positive.
Hormone: Hcg is human Chorionic Gonadotropin and is made by the human placenta. It's production during pregnancy has resulted in the development of the pregnancy test: both blood and urine tests (including the over the counter tests). It can be used in fertility treatments for both females and males.
Pregnancy: Its just a number, it has to increase on a daily basis at least some or double in value in 48 hrs. The ultraosund will tell you how advanced your pregnancy is. That is just a part of the pregnancy, . We must look at the whole picture, not just a lab.
Can't recommend: These rapid weight loss drops are being promoted; I have not heard any physician say they are evidence-based, and the little I've read about their claims makes little sense. It's your money; especially if you crash-diet, be sure you're getting enough nutrients and don't scramble your fluids & electrolytes.
HCG for men: HCG is a hormone which can stimulate sperm production, and is given in shots of 5000 to 10000 units, depending on the hormonal assay, which should be provided by your healthcare professional who is prescribing the HCG. The results of the serum testosterone level post HCG will dictate the efficiency of the dose of HCG, so ask your doctor for an explanation.See 1 more doctor answer
Probably: It depends on if you are a man or woman and the dose. There is probably a dose-related effect for risk of clots or overstimulation of ovaries. Women get elevation of estrogen (which causes its own problems) and men get elevation of testosterone (which can fuel prostate issues). Always take the recommended dose or consult with a professional.