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Methotrexate H Cg Increase After Second Dose
I had a d&c on 1/14 at 9.5 wks. My hCG has been going down but has plateaued at about 2. My doc wants to give me methotrexate. Is it really necessary?
Undetectable HCG: The level at which an HCG is considered undetectable can be different between different institutions. However i would think that a level of two (usually anything less than 3miu/ml) is undetectable and therefore a negative test, thus not warranting methotrexate. I would discuss this further with your doctor as Methotrexate is not benign. ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
My HCG levels dropped and now increasing after Methotrexate shot. 3152 mIU/ml before injection. 48hrs after shot it was 3052. 72hrs after 3108. Nopain?
I was just given a methotrexate shot at 6wks with hCG my levels at 670. When will i start bleeding and cramping?
Any time is possible: There is no set time to expect bleeding and cramping. However, weekly measurements of your bhcg levels need to be obtained to make sure you are responding appropriately. ...Read more
4 hCG levels over 10 days stay around 2500. 2 vag. Ultrasounds show no sign of pregnancy. Is methotrexate a reasonable option to d&c?
?: You are asking a serious question that may have many pitfalls. You need to talk to an ob-gyn who knows your medical history to get informed advice from an expert. ...Read more
I had a positive pregnancy test . Hcg was 330 48h after 454 and 48h after 660 i might have a methotrexate injection can I go to work the day after?
Methotrexate injecti: These injections are well tolerated, produce minimal if any side effects. So you should be able to go to work fine. ...Read more
I have been taking methotrexate, HCG with folic acid, calcium and with another medicine for a month. If I stop taking methotrexate now for how lo?
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I had an ectopic pregnancy in june. I was given methotrexate, one round. Hcg levels went down. Two weeks later had bleeding. I have not had a period since. A month ago i was put on provera. This did not bring a period on. My question is, should I still us
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Treatment for a cervical pregnancy, just took third shot of methotrexate. If hCG numbers don't go down by tuesday they want to do surgery. Hcg 1660?
Ectopic/cervical: You have a rare type of ectopic pregnancy which the md is using a first line of rx with Methotrexate in less than 8 weeks of gestation hopefully. If the HCG is still elevated the surgery is necessary to remove the pregnancy before it ruptures in the cervix through the uterine or descending vaginal artery. ...Read more
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