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High Hcg Levels 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
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
Which is a better predictor of Down syndrome during the first trimester screening, low papp-a or high hCG levels? Or the ratio between the two values?
My LMP is 27apr14 and my beta hCG level on 28may14 found 6805.93mIU/mL and on 30may14 is 14798.49mIU/mL. Is it normal or doubt of down syndrome?
Normal: Your HCG levels have appropriately doubled. It is a good sign of a healthy pregnancy. If you are concerned about Down's syndrome, please speak with your doctor regarding early blood tests that will help with diagnosing an abnormal pregnancy like integrated screening or verifi prenatal test. Good Luck! ...Read more
Could high levels of hCG point to down syndrome? Mine were around 245, 000 at 9.2 weeks. Have had ultrasound and only one baby.
Range for normal HCG: Levels at 9-12 weeks LMP is 25, 700 – 288, 000 miu/ml, so yours is ok. At 11-14 weeks, a skilled ultrasonographer can determine if there is increased fluid under the skin at the base of the fetus' neck, a sign that other screens or diagnostic tests for ds are neeeded. A "quad" test that measures 4 pregnancy hormones screens for increased risk of certain birth defects including ds at 16-18 weeks. ...Read more
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Discuss w/ Dr.: How high? What specifics? Discuss these concerns w/ your OBGYN. I've heard that the increased risk is specifically about a small portion of the hCG called the beta subunit. If that is high, they consider it an increased risk for Down Syndrome. It's not so much a concern early in pregnancy - they usually test for this between 15-18 weeks and it's part of the quad-screening test. I hope this helps. ...Read more
5w4d pregnant Hcg at 14031 (up from 5859 in 48h). Are these normal values or is there risk for Down syndrome?
Can your HCG level lower if you had vanishing twins syndrome? Had positive tests now negative with bleeding. I am almost 6 weeks.
See below: It could mean incorrect dating, multiple gestation, or certain types of tumors. ...Read more
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
Unlikely: Too high an HCG level is not going to cause a test to be negative. ...Read more
My hCG level was negative 10 day ago and today it is 600, is it possible to e that high if I just got pregnant this week?
BHCG: BHCG levels increase by 66% every 48 hours so it does not take long for the BHCG to get to 600. ...Read more
Are you HCG levels normal or could it possibly be multiples? At 8dpo =13, 10dpo =57, 16dpo =1195 & 18dpo=2628. Numbers are high and doubling fast.
There is wide variation on HCG levels in normal pregnancies for the levels to be reliable indicators of multiple embryos. Examination by ultrasound would be more reliable. See this site for HCG levels.
http://www. Babymed. Com/hcg-level-in-early-pregnancy ...Read more
Dpo/hcg levels: 14=233; 15=389; 16=683; 19=2821; 21=4643; 22=6533; 24=9596 (86 hrs doub. Time). Can high early hCG = earlier decline in doubling time?
Not really!: The 'doubling time' is not strict, it's a rough guide. Normal pregnancies may only go up by 2/3 in 2 days not 'twice.' furthermore each level is accurate to about +/- 15%, they are not 100%. Your numbers look normal, I wouldn't wear out your calculator doing this kind of thing. ...Read more
My HCG level was at 1621 on Sept 18. Is it possible for it to be that high if I had sex on Sept 2? I also had sex with another partner on Aug 24 & 27
Can you have a fantom pregnancy? And would ur blood detect high hCG levels if ur having a fantom pregnancy?
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
Fri Hcg level 18000. Mon 28000. Wed 38000. Just turned 6wks on Tue. My Dr is concerned its not high enough, what do you think?
Concerned: In a normal early pregnancy the HCG level should have doubled between Friday and Monday. I'm sure that is why your doctor repeated it on Wednesday and it still did not rise as much as would be expected. I would want an ultrasound to be sure the baby is in your uterus and not in a tube and that everything looks ok. This could still be a normal pregnancy but I am concerned. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Hi, I had my hCG levels done on weds and they came back 7800 ithen on mon and they were 22000. Is this to high for 4-5 weeks?
Wide normal levels:
There a wide range of normal HCG levels during normal pregnancy and it may be reasonable to repeat the test if there are any concerns. See this site for the range of normals.
http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels. Html. ...Read more
Roughly 7wks preg. Yesterday's hCG level was a little over 118, 000. Today (23hrs later) 132, 000. Too high for 7weeks? Multiples? Further along?
No worries...: This varies amongst women. A normal level at 7 weeks is anywhere between 7, 650 to 229, 000. As long as you're having an appropriate rise in your HCG level (doubling every 48-72 hrs), then there's nothing to worry about. If you want to find out how far along, or if multiples, it's better to get an ultrasound. Make an appointment with your OB ASAP. Congrats on your pregnancy! ...Read more
Hcg levels at 4 weeks 4 days where 1300 does this seem like a high number I know its hard to tell from a single test waiting on results of 2nd test?
HSG Levels: Hcg levels rise throughout the pregnancy. I assume you are saying 4 weeks 4 days from the last menses. The levels of HCG double approximately every 48 hours. Therefore, the level may be normal. Sometimes a "high" level may indicate multiple pregnancy, getting the dates wrong or a normal pregnancy. I would get an ultrasound at 5 weeks assess the pregnancy. ...Read more
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