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Doctor insights on: Low H Cg And Afp Levels During Pregnancy

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Has anyone ever had a viable pregnancy with low hCG levels that are slow to rise?

Has anyone ever had a viable pregnancy with low hCG levels that are slow to rise?

Yes: Beta-hcg levels do vary and there are definitely cases that fall outside the 'norm' as it were and are successful, normal pregnancies. Slow rising betas are associated with poorer pregnancy outcomes, but it isn't a given. Stay in close contact with your doctor and follow directions on testing and ultrasounds and you'll be fine. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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What lowers hCG levels? I have taken a pregnancy test and i was wondering if my hCG level wad low

What lowers hCG levels? I have taken a pregnancy test and i was wondering if my hCG level wad low

Low HCG is normal: Hcg rises in pregnancy. Normally HCG is not present in detectable amounts, except near menopause. If your pregnancy test was done correctly and was negative, your HCG was at a normal non-pregnant low level. ...Read more

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Is it true that some pregnancy test do not show up positive until you are 6-8 pregnant due to low hCG levels? I tested yesterday 8days late

Is it true that some pregnancy test do not show up positive until you are 6-8 pregnant due to low hCG levels? I tested yesterday 8days late

Not likely: The current tests for HCG are quite sensitive and a properly done test, after a week of missed period, will be positive, if the woman is pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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I tested positive for pregnancy. A quantitative hCG test at 3w6d since LMP showed a level of 40. 5 days later my hCG was 120. Is this increase too low?

I tested positive for pregnancy. A quantitative hCG test at 3w6d since LMP showed a level of 40. 5 days later my hCG was 120. Is this increase too low?

Wide variation: There is wide variation in HCG levels in normal pregnancies. Your levels are within normal limits. See this site for more info. http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more

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Can this happen to someone, have high levels of hCG on one pregnancy, and then low levels of hCG on the next one?

Can this happen to someone, have high levels of hCG on one pregnancy, and then low levels of hCG on the next one?

Yes: Hcg levels not only vary between patients but also between pregnancies in the same patient. It can also vary based on the time it was drawn and even on which lab processed the specimen. The important thing is the trend of the rising hormone. A Progesterone level is also helpful in telling the health of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why can high hCG levels be bad during early pregnancy?

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

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Low hCG and high progesterone levels.What does this mean in pregnancy?

Low hCG and high progesterone levels.What does this mean in pregnancy?

Usually means you ar: Are early, your obgyn should have explained this to you, in a normal pregnancy the bhcg should double in 3 days, so the bhcg can be repeated. ...Read more

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Beta hCG level is 129.9 is it normal for 4 week 5 days pregnancy or low?

Probably normal: Their is a large range of normal levels for HCG during early pregnancy. A single measurement is not always helpful. If the level were repeated then more could be determined by the change from the first to the second. Check with your health care provider for follow up. ...Read more

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If i've had a biochemical pregnancy and I have a low hCG level now will it end?

Pregnancy: Hcg levels correspond to the age of the pregnancy. In early pregnancy levels increase exponentially as the pregnancy progresses. In a normal pregnancy, one expects the levels to increase over time. A biochemical pregnancy is a positive HCG level which does not rise as expected. When all of the trophoblast is gone (complete miscarriage) then the ncg level will return to negative. ...Read more