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Is it true that high hog levels in early pregnancy is linked to down syndrome?

Is it true that high hog levels in early pregnancy is linked to down syndrome?

Quad Marker Screen: The Quad Marker Screen is done between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy in select patients. It looks at levels of AFP, hCG, UE, and Inhibin-A. Low levels of AFP and UE and higher than normal levels of hCG and Inhibin-A COULD indicate that the woman is at higher risk for having a baby with Down's syndrome. It is not even close to 100% accurate (70%-80% at best). ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

What are the hormone levels in early pregnancy?

Varies: You are probably asking about bhcg hormones which are the main hormone associated with pregnancy. It goes up in early pregnancy but the numbers vary widely from person to person. ...Read more

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What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

What is hCG levels in early pregnancy like the first trimester?

Varies: Hcg levels vary by week and even by day. See this site for more info.

http://www. Americanpregnancy. Org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels. Html. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Does vitamin B6 and vitamin C helps maintain progesterone levels in early pregnancy?

Possibly: The research was done in 1972 on animals. Other nutrients may be even more important. The goal is to prevent deficiencies. Zinc is very important for the production of Progesterone and vital for the developing fetus. Vitamin d deficiency is very common and restoring vitamin d to normal levels increases successful pregnancies. Eat healthy, sleep well, de-stress and move frequently. ...Read more

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What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

What does high levels of hCG mean in early pregnancy?

How high?: A blood test will come back "high" for HCG in any woman who is pregnant. Anything positive gets coded as "high" by the lab.

Very high levels may be caused by multiple gestations (twins), abnormal pregnancy, or just be a variation of normal. ...Read more

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Are levels of hCG in early pregnancy accurate for knowing how far along you are?

Are levels of hCG in early pregnancy accurate for knowing how far along you are?

No: A wide range, what u want is to make sure you also ahve a normal Progesterone level and make sure the HCG doubles in 3 days and then at 6 1/2 weeks u should be able to see a ht beat and can measure the crown rump length to date the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not, during very early time)?

Can a very low hemoglobin level indicates pregnancy (even before we know if I am pregnant or not, during very early time)?

Hemoglobin level: Hemoglobin level simply help detect anemia. Anemia can have many cause such as iron def anemia, B12 def anemia, etc. Pregnancy also associated with low hemoglobin level due to sharing of blood between mom and the baby. Pregnancy testing by blood is the standard test for confirming pregnancy. So a very low hemoglobin level cannot accurately predict pregnancy. ...Read more

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How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

How rapid is rise in level of hCG in early pregnancy?

50% up every 2 days: Most healthy early pregnancies have a HCG level that rises by at least 50% every 2 days - it's often faster than this and it may double or nearly double every 2 days. It depends how far along you are too - no hormone can go up exponentially forever and HCG peaks at around 10 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the normal blood sugar level both fasting and post parendial in an early pregnancy?

What is the normal blood sugar level both fasting and post parendial in an early pregnancy?

Blood sugar: Most pregnant women without diabetes do not have high blood sugars but from time to time your doctor or nurse will check this. Only if high will you need treatment for your blood sugar. If so, it should not last long (days) after your delivery. ...Read more

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Can it be and early pregnancy sign to find low positive levels of urobilinogen in ypur urine?

Can it be and early pregnancy sign to find low positive levels of urobilinogen in ypur urine?

No: If you are concerned about being pregnant, use home pregnancy test, 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. ...Read more

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How soon does prolactin start to rise in early pregnancy? My prolactin level at cycle day 21 was a 34 and progesterone was 22. What does this mean?

How soon does prolactin start to rise in early pregnancy? My prolactin level at cycle day 21 was a 34 and progesterone was 22. What does this mean?

Non-specific: The progesterone level is ovulatory, the prolactin are "normal": these do not tell you whether you are pregnant on CD 22. Good luck next few days. ...Read more

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Can your LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Can your LH level be high in early pregnancy with pcos?

Prob not: That is not a test that anyone would do. It does not have any practical purpose. I can not think of a reason why it would be high but also no one would ever run that test during pregnancy. ...Read more

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My hcg levels are at <2.39 does this mean I am in early pregnancy?

My hcg levels are at <2.39 does this mean I am in early pregnancy?

HCG: A positive pregnancy test means that the HCG level has become high enough to detect – for blood tests that means over 25 mIU/ml. If this was a blood test, please discuss with the ordering provider. ...Read more

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What would cause a high level of liver enzymes in early pregnancy?

What would cause a high level of liver enzymes in early pregnancy?

ICP: If you have only liver enzyme elevation and the rest of your blood work and exam is ok, you may have intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancym which would resolve after delivery. Gallbladder us and elevated GGT confirm the diagnosis. The combination with the low platelets and elevated blood pressure, or hellp syndrome, is a complication of the severe preeclampsia which needed emergent hospitalisat. ...Read more

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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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Is an hCG blood test with a level 6 pregnant? I've read online that is early pregnancy.

Is an hCG blood test with a level 6 pregnant? I've read online that is early pregnancy.

May be: An HCG level of less than 5 is non-pregnant state. Above 25 indicates pregnancy. Between 5 and 25 needs to be repeated in 3-4 days. ...Read more

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If your hCG beta levels are doubling an an early pregnancy, do you still have a chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

If your hCG beta levels are doubling an an early pregnancy, do you still have a chance of having an ectopic pregnancy?

Very small: About 10-12 % of ectopic pregnancies have normal bhcg rise. You should be alarmed if sudden abdominal pain develops with possible diziness and nausea. Once your bhcg reaches 1500 a pregnancy should be visible in the uterus, hope this helps ...Read more

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6 wks w/ hgc level at 16000. no evidence of baby on U/S & no evidence of extra uterine pregnancy. No symptom of ectopic either. Too early?

6 wks w/ hgc level at 16000. no evidence of baby on U/S & no evidence of extra uterine pregnancy. No symptom of ectopic either. Too early?

No sadly not normal: If there is no evidence of pregnancy and the pregnancy hormone levels are persistent in the 16k area for as long as stated, there is little to no likelihood for a normal pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy (in the tubes or elsewhere other than the uterus) is still possible but not likely, either. Consider a D&C by surgery or medical evacuation as the risk of infection increases with time. ...Read more

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How hCG level increase in ectopic pregnancy andhow early it can bw found nd any peculiar symptoms?

How hCG level increase in ectopic pregnancy andhow early it can bw found nd any peculiar symptoms?

HCG: Is found at some amount in any pregnancy. In an ectopic pregnancy the baby plants in the tube instead of the uterus. As it grows and stretches the tube it causes pain. If not found the tube will burst and needing will start and the mom can die. It is not possible for this baby to live. ...Read more

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I am hypothyroid and on medication. How early to detect pregnancy to adjust levels to avoid miscarriage? ASAP or within a week or two?

I am hypothyroid and on medication. How early to detect pregnancy to adjust levels to avoid miscarriage? ASAP or within a week or two?

Hypothyroid: I would suggest you make sure your thyroid levels are normal before you attempt pregnancy and then follow them closely as soon as you get pregnant and then as you OB or FP directs, ...Read more

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Some docs say hCG levels have wide variations, but some say that the rise is very consistent in early pregnancy and that it always doubles. Explain...

Some docs say hCG levels have wide variations, but some say that the rise is very consistent in early pregnancy and that it always doubles. Explain...

Both are right: The absolute number an pregnant individual has as a result at one point in time has a broad range. You cannot predict the number of weeks of pregnancy solely based on the absolute number. However if you take one persons value and follow it over time, it should double every two days. ...Read more

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If my progest level is 20.1nmol/l day 22 you think I ovulated. Chance pregnancy. 33to34 day cycle. Previous 2 early miscg. I am on Clomid (clomiphene) 1st cycle.

If my progest level is 20.1nmol/l day 22 you think I ovulated. Chance pregnancy. 33to34 day cycle. Previous 2 early miscg. I am on Clomid (clomiphene) 1st cycle.

100%: If your Progesterone is 20.1 and you are not taking Progesterone supplements you absolutely 100% guaranteed ovulated; that's the only way you can have a level that high. ...Read more

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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