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Doctor insights on: Overweight With Low H Cg Levels

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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My hcg levels were 146 Sunday and Tuesday they were 354. I was told that is low for 5 weeks. Is that true or was I informed wrong??

My hcg levels were 146 Sunday and Tuesday they were 354. I was told that is low for 5 weeks. Is that true or was I informed wrong??

Not enough info: There isn't enough information about the lab's range of normal values for each of the weeks of gestation to answer correctly. HCG values typically double every 2 to 3 days in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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My pedestrone level is 8.6 an my hCG level is gettin doubled which was 3100.So if pedestrone level is low will it risk my pregancy.I am in first month?

My pedestrone level is 8.6 an my hCG level is gettin doubled which was 3100.So if pedestrone level is low will it risk my pregancy.I am in first month?

Borderline: The ultrasound findings are what is important. The Progesterone level is ok. When it is less than 5 that is much more worrisome. The most important thing ion the development of the pregnancy itself! ...Read more

Dr. Tonya Kozminski
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Hcg Level (Definition)

Beta-HCG is a pregnancy hormone. It is expected to double every 2 days in a normal pregnancy. If the level rises too slowly, it may indicate an ectopic pregnancy. If it drops, it usually means ...Read more