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Doctor insights on: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome And H Cg Human Chorionic Gonadotropin

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Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Is human chorionic gonadotropin only produced if pregnant?

Pretty Much: Hcg is also produced by molar pregnancies and choriocarcinoma, a type of cancer that is similar to pregnancy tissue. Outside of these, its just pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


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Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Does the human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) hormone work to lose weight?

Actually, no.: This probably would not work to lose weight. It goes up in the beginning of pregnancy, peaks and falls slightly by term. When it goes up, the mother increases in weight and the baby also grows, so it is unlikely that this would result in or enhance weight loss. As of december 6, 2011, the fda has prohibited the sale of "homeopathic" and otc HCG diet products and declared them illegal. ...Read more

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Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Human chronic gonadotophins in pregnancy?

Question?: Not sure what the question is. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is the hormone produced after implantation. It is the hormone detected on a pregnancy test and is sometimes monitored to determine the viability of a pregnancy that is in questions. I hope that helps-- if that isn't what your looking for, let me know. ...Read more

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Can corpus luteum cysts cause false positive pregnancy tests or is only rare cysts and tumors that produce hcg?

Can corpus luteum cysts cause false positive pregnancy tests or is only rare cysts and tumors that produce hcg?

NO to #1; YES to #2: No to question #1: a corpus luteum cyst produces mostly progesterone and would not "cause false positive pregnancy tests". Yes to question #2: there are a few rare ovarian and liver tumors which produce hcg-like molecules which can cause false positive pregnancy tests. ...Read more

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Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Hcg levels in ovarian cancer?

Usually none: Only a primary ovarian choriocarcinoma, or some dysgerminomas, will produce hcg. ...Read more

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Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

Are the women with polycystic ovarian syndrome fertile?

PCOS & Fertilty: Pcos is a disorder with infrequent ovulation as a hallmark. Because ovulation occurs at times, some women will get pregnant without help. If you need help with medication then medication is very successful. The success rate is lower than you might think and at ivf we often find poor egg quality as the likely cause. If you are overweight, then get as close to nl as possible. See a fertility doc. ...Read more

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High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

High follicle-stimulating hormone (fsh) and luteinizing hormone (lh)--what are normal levels at ovulation?

Varies: Lh levels peak just before ovulation, usually over 25 iu/l. During the rest of the cycle lh levels should be very low. Fsh levels are slightly high (5-10 iu/l) around cycle day #3 and also peak just before ovulation, around 15iu/l. ...Read more

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Why did human chorionic gonadotropin help women get thin early in the pregnancy?

Why did human chorionic gonadotropin help women get thin early in the pregnancy?

It usually doesn't: Most women do not lose weight during early pregnancy. When they do, it is usually because of nausea and vomiting from the high estrogen levels, which is an indirect effect of high HCG levels. ...Read more

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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.

Can chronic high LH from pcos cause breast underdevelopment via low estradiol and no ovulation meaning no progest? Cycles 36-51 days. Normal testost.

PCOS: It is true that you need a proper balance of estrogen and Progesterone to achieve normal breast development in a women. However, there are other factors affectiing the breasts including the hormones prolactin and growth hormone. It is true that there is increased lh in pcos but this usually increases testosterone (one of the hallmarks of pcos). ...Read more

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Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more

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How rare/common is lab error when hCG blood levels are drawn? (pregnancy related; no other hCG producing issues).

Usually very rare: If done in reputable labs, margin of error is small. If still having a doubt better repeat it. ...Read more

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What level of hCG does an ovarian cyst generate?

What level of hCG does an ovarian cyst generate?

Depends on the : Nature of the cyst. Usual ovarian cysts do not produce hcg. A cystic germ cell tumor would need to be considered if an ovarian cyst is associated with elevated hcg. ...Read more

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First cycle clomid (clomiphene). 19x17mm follicle Estradiol 1983 Pmol/l LH 65.82 Miu/ml Progesterone 8.45 Nmol/l Dr said don't need HCG trigger shot? Is this ok?

First cycle clomid (clomiphene). 
19x17mm follicle
Estradiol 1983 Pmol/l
LH 65.82 Miu/ml
Progesterone 8.45 Nmol/l
Dr said don't need HCG trigger shot? Is this ok?

At this point: you do not need a trigger shot: the progesterone of 8 indicates you already ovulated a few days ago, so the trigger will not do anything useful at this point. Congratulations. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

Ovulation: Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts produce hcg?

Can ovarian cysts produce hcg?

HCG: There is a type of ovarian cyst that can occasionally produce hcg. It is called a teratoma or a dermoid. It can either be a benign or a malignant type. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Chenette
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Gonadotropins (Definition)

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