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Low back pain in early pregnancy mean miscarriage?

Low back pain in early pregnancy mean miscarriage?

No not necessarily: U can have low back pain without that, your OB can do blood work and an ultrasound to make sure everything is ok or not. ...Read more

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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


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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

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Does a dropping hCG level in early pregnancy always mean miscarriage?

Does a dropping hCG level in early pregnancy always mean miscarriage?

In short, yes: Dropping HCG levels mean an abnormal pregnancy if they are measured during the early weeks of pregnancy, this does not hold true if measured later in pregnancy when levels can drop and be normal. There are occasional time when they may not rise as expected when there are significant maternal illnesses as well. ...Read more

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Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Are cramps in early pregnancy normal?

Yes: Many women have cramping in early pregnancy. The uterus is a muscle and women will sometimes experience menstrual type cramping in early pregnancy. Ligament discomfort is also common as the uterus increases in size. ...Read more

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Is high hCG in early pregnancy (5-6 weeks) and indicator of down syndrome?

Is high hCG in early pregnancy (5-6 weeks) and indicator of down syndrome?

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

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Can your LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Can your  LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Prob not : That is not a test that anyone would do. It does not have any practical purpose. I can not think of a reason why it would be high but also no one would ever run that test during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

Varies: Hcg levels vary by week and even by day. See this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

Varies: You are probably asking about bhcg hormones which are the main hormone associated with pregnancy. It goes up in early pregnancy but the numbers vary widely from person to person. ...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 is the sign of having high BBT after ovulation? When to detect early pregnancy using bbt?

What is the sign of having high BBT after ovulation? When to detect early pregnancy using bbt?

Chart: In order to determine, when she ovulates and whether she might be pregnant, a woman needs to take her temperature every day from the day her period starts, and, most importantly, record the temperature. The temperature will fluctuate a little bit every day, but when she ovulates the temperature will be visibly higher and stay high, again with fluctations, beyond 28 days, when the woman is pregnant ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Is hcg level 46 considered low in early pregnancy? Knowing that my period is irregular(30-39) and last period was on 17 april.which week of pregnancy

Is hcg level 46 considered low in early pregnancy? Knowing that my period is irregular(30-39) and last period was on 17 april.which week of pregnancy

Do a follow up hCG: A level of 46 indicates very early pregnancy, most likely your OB will advise some serial levels every 48 hours or so for perhaps the next 2 or 3, and this should hopefully help determine how the pregnancy is doing. If the level rise looks appropriate, your OB will then determine when it may be optimum to do a pelvic ultrasound to determine the well being of the pregnancy. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Low but rising hCG and high progesterone.Is this safe for pregnancy?

Yes: Hcg levels start low and increase as the size of the placenta and baby grows. The Progesterone is usually elevated at conception and will resin high. ...Read more

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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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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