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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

Dr. John Geisler
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Molar Pregnancy (Definition)

A molar pregnancy, or hydatidiform mole, is a rare mass or growth that forms inside the uterus at the beginning of a pregnancy. It is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD). After treatment, serum HCG levels will be followed. It is important to avoid pregnancy and to use a reliable contraceptive for 6 - 12 months after treatment for a molar pregnancy. This allows for accurate testing to be sure that the abnormal tissue does not return. Women who get pregnant too soon after a molar pregnancy have a greater risk ...Read more


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I had a quantitative hcg test done on 1-7-16. It was 8. That same day I began spotting. I believed I was experiencing a miscarriage. Today is was13?

I had a quantitative hcg test done on 1-7-16. It was 8.  That same day I began spotting.  I believed I was experiencing a miscarriage.  Today is was13?

Need to repeat: Had you been pregnant with a healthy embryo, HCG level would have increased two fold over two days. It would be prudent to repeat the HCG levels. If you get abdominal pain, go to the emergency room of a hospital to rule out ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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How high do your hCG levels have to be to get positive on a pregnancy test?

How high do your hCG levels have to be to get positive on a pregnancy test?

Pregnancy test: Most pregnancy tests at the pharmacy are able to detect levels equivalent to a blood level of 20-25 miu/ml. This is very early in the process. Most patients won't have missed their menstrual cycles by the time the test is positive. ...Read more

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BY the time your hCG level is high enough to detect in a home pregnancy test how many weeks pregnant will you be?

BY the time your hCG level is high enough to detect in a home pregnancy test how many weeks pregnant will you be?

Ralph881: Believe it or not, home pregnancy tests are positive at very low HCG levels in the first 2-3 weeks of pregnancy and sometimes even earlier. The key is performing the test on the first urine after a night's sleep so it is concentrated and not dilute and performing the test exactly as instructed ...Read more

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Done a clear blue pregnancy test 5days ago said positive with 2-3 weeks conception date.Done another this morning first sample now says1-2 weeks? Hcg

Done a clear blue pregnancy test 5days ago said positive with 2-3 weeks conception date.Done another this morning first sample now says1-2 weeks? Hcg

Biochemical Pregnanc: If the test was positive and now lower, it is likely you had a biochemical pregnancy. This may mean that the pregnancy was not normal and would not result in you having a baby. Your body eliminated the tissue. This happens more often than we realize. Still, if it happens to you on more than 2 occasions, it suggests that there may be something else going on and you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Quantitative Hcg (Definition)

A qualitative pregnancy test tells you either yes or no. It can be by blood or urine. A quantitative HCG measures the exact amount of the pregnancy hormone that is present in the blood test and is useful in a few ways. A number that doubles every 48 hours means a normal pregnancy - less may mean a tubal pregnancy. The value may also give an indication of how far ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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