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Is 1772 high hCG level for 17 dpo?

Is 1772 high hCG level for 17 dpo?

Well.... : It is hard to make a judgment based on one isolated hormone level. BHCG levels vary widely from person to person. It's better to follow a trend by checking a second level a few days later. That gives you more information. ...Read more

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
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Hcg Level (Definition)

Beta-HCG is a pregnancy hormone. It is expected to double every 2 days in a normal pregnancy. If the level rises too slowly, it may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. If it drops, it usually means ...Read more


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Are high hCG levels cause for concern?

Are high hCG levels cause for concern?

Yes: Hcg levels can vary significantly in different pregnancies at different times of preg. Extremly high levels can indicate other disease processes like gestational trophoplastc disease. The value needs to be weighed in view of the whole clinical picture. This would be best evaluated by a board certified obgyn. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a high hCG level?

What are the causes of a high hCG level?

Pregnancy or tumor: Hcg is the normal hormonal product of the placenta and so levels are high in pregnancy; a urine pregnancy test looks for hcg. However some tumors also produce hcg, so a high level in a man, or in a non-pregnant woman, strongly suggests a tumor that needs to be found and treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a high hCG level with only one baby?

Is it normal to have a high hCG level with only one baby?

Possible: The values vary greatly from pt to pt and preg to preg. (see prior answer on normal values). If HCG is out of normal range for gestation then further evaluation is warranted ...Read more

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What could be the reason behind having high HCG levels?

What could be the reason behind having high HCG levels?

HCG: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone that normally supports the development of the egg in the ovary, its release and then helps support pregnancy. However, some abnormal tissues can also produce this hormone or one very similar to it. Most pregnancy tests are based on this hormone. It use as a tumor marker requires a different setting and test system. ...Read more

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@ 8 weeks with high hcg levels will a preg test definitely come out positive?

@ 8 weeks with high hcg levels will a preg test definitely come out positive?

Yes: Urine pregnancy test usually comes positive with much lower hcg levels at the start of pregnancy ...Read more

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Can you have high HCG levels after you miscarry and should I worry about this?

Can you have high HCG levels after you miscarry and should I worry about this?

Consult doctor: HCG should rapidly fall after a miscarriage. If HCG persists it likely means retained products, a new pregnancy and uncommonly, tumor of chorionic tissue. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation and appropriate action. ...Read more

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Reasons of high hCG levels other than pregnancy?

Reasons of high hCG levels other than pregnancy?

See below: In addition to normal pregnancy, HCG is elevated in ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, retained products of conception, around menopause, and tumors of chorionic tissue. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/baby/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg. ...Read more

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Why are high hCG levels an indicator of down syndrome?

Why are high hCG levels an indicator of down syndrome?

See below: As tests were developed to assess the fetal health it was noted that a fetus with down's syndrome had higher maternal HCG levels that a normal child. This came to be part of the test, along with maternal age and ultrasound examination, to asses the risk of having a down's child. ...Read more

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Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

Yes.: Very high hcg. Levels can indicate an atypical pregnancy such a what is called a molar pregnancy. Strict follow up with your OB is important. ...Read more