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Why do doctors check hCG doubling times?

Why do doctors check hCG doubling times?

Health of Preg: A healthy preg, esp. 1st trimester, will approximately double HCG values every 48 hrs. Anything less makes your doctor concerned for.Poss miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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My Hcg doubling time went from 42 hours to 68 hours. Does this mean I'm most likely going to miscarry. ?

My Hcg doubling time went from 42 hours to 68 hours. Does this mean I'm most likely going to miscarry. ?

It really depends: The significance of doubling time depends on how far along you are in pregnancy. The rate of increase in HCG peaks at about 8-10 weeks then starts declining after that. If you're less than 8-10 weeks along, then a combination of symptoms, clinical judgment and serial ultrasounds are at least as important as HCG levels in determining the fate of your pregnancy. Please talk to your OB. ...Read more

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At 8 weeks by hCG level was 110000 then at 9 weeks it was only 130000. Is it normal for it to plateau at this point? It has been doubling nicely up until this week. I have my first scan on wednesday

Normal: I am not sure why you are following HCG levels at this point in the pregnancy. An us is a much better way to confirm a viable pregnancy at this geatation. Hcg levels do plateau. ...Read more

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My beta hcg was 59.6 progesterone 20.5 on 4/15. I was started on prog suppos. Today hcg 234.8, progesterone 27. Is 72.4 hrs doubling time ok?

Probably adequate: BHCG should increase by 66% every 48 hours. There can be variation though so this should not be used as a definitive tool to confirm pregnancy viability. ...Read more