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Doctor insights on: Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Hcg

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Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Pretty Much: Hcg is also produced by molar pregnancies and choriocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is similar to pregnancy tissue. Outside of these, its just pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Actually, no.: This probably would not work to lose weight. It goes up in the beginning of pregnancy, peaks and falls slightly by term. When it goes up, the mother increases in weight and the baby also grows, so it is unlikely that this would result in or enhance weight loss. As of december 6, 2011, the fda has prohibited the sale of "homeopathic" and otc HCG diet products and declared them illegal. ...Read more

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Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Is hCG secreted at implantation?

Yes: Once the fertilized ovum makes a connection with the lining of the womb 'post physical connection' HCG is present in the mother's blood stream and excreted in the urine. ...Read more

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Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Question?: Not sure what the question is. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is the hormone produced after implantation. It is the hormone detected on a pregnancy test and is sometimes monitored to determine the viability of a pregnancy that is in questions. I hope that helps-- if that isn't what your looking for, let me know. ...Read more

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Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Does quantitative beta hCG use serum to detect hCG in blood?

Yes: Serum is the part of blood. It is the liquid part left when blood clots and is centrifuged . Many 'blood' tests, including beta HCG are done on serum. ...Read more

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Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Progesterone and hCG levels early pregnancy after ivf?

Ok: Most ivf clinics only measure HCG levels approximately 9 days after a day 5 embryo transfer. However, some clinics feel that the combination of HCG levels and Progesterone levels have a more predictive value of a good pregnancy than HCG levels alone. Personally, we only measure hcg. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

Ovulation: Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection. ...Read more

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Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more

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Do hCG levels rise with a blighted ovum?

Do hCG levels rise with a blighted ovum?

Sometimes: Usually they do rise up to a certain point. Sometimes they rise even after the abnormality of found. And other times the hormones plateau or start to decrease a bit. Can vary. ...Read more

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PCOS?? Antimullerian 2.10 ng/ml Estradiol 109 pg/ml FSH 3.23 mIU/ml Inhibin B 161.0 pg/ml LH 5.82 mIU/ml

PCOS?? Antimullerian 2.10 ng/ml  Estradiol 109 pg/ml  FSH  3.23 mIU/ml  Inhibin B 161.0 pg/ml  LH 5.82 mIU/ml

PCOS: PCOS is diagnosed by 1) irregular periods, 2) high androgen levels (such as testosterone), and/or 3) many small ovarian follicle cysts, usually seen on ultrasound. These criteria are the Rotterdam/ESHRE diagnostic criteria, the Androgen excess Society has a similar but slightly different criterion. None of the tests you have listed are used for diagnosing PCOS. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

What Lowers HGH Human Growth Hormone Levels ?

Low HGH: The origin of adult low HGH may be congenital or acquired. The most common cause of low HGH (representing two-thirds of cases) are pituitary and parasellar tumors, for 15% of cases, the cause is unknown, and about 20% of cases are from extrapituitary tumors, and 5% from infiltrative or inflammatory lesions. Also, as we age, the levels of HGH decrease. ...Read more

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Does the nutropin (human growth hormone) shot hurt?

Does the nutropin (human growth hormone) shot hurt?

No.: Growth hormone injections are given under the skin with a short, very thin needle. It usually doesn't hurt at all! ...Read more

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Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Pregnancy questions. High hCG no fetal pole?

Concerning: This is concerning for a molar pregnancy. At the very least a repeat ultrasound should be done since it could be an early multiple gestation or develop the classic appearance of a molar pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why did human chorionic gonadotropin help women get thin early in the pregnancy?

Why did human chorionic gonadotropin help women get thin early in the pregnancy?

It usually doesn't: Most women do not lose weight during early pregnancy. When they do, it is usually because of nausea and vomiting from the high estrogen levels, which is an indirect effect of high HCG levels. ...Read more

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Is it true that human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if you are pregnant?

Is it true that human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if you are pregnant?

HCG: Hcg, human chorionic gonadotropin, is produced by men and women. It is always present, all be it in small amounts. It is thought to be responsible for stimulating the gonads(testicles/ovaries) to increase production of certain hormones and is involved in the formation of the placenta. Urine HCG tests only tell you if its present but a blood test is required to give you it's concentration in blood. ...Read more

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How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

First trimester: Cvs can be performed as early as 9 to 12 weeks of gestation - compared to amniocentesis that is usually done at 1bout 15 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

Ovulation: Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection. ...Read more

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