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Four weeks pregnant light bleeding that stopped still positive on home pregnancy tests hCG level on Tuesday was 24 and Thursday was 23. Any hope?

Four weeks pregnant light bleeding that stopped still positive on home pregnancy tests hCG level on Tuesday was 24 and Thursday was 23. Any hope?

Hcg levels: It really shouldn't go down. However, if the tests were done at 2 different labs you can't compare the two being a couple days apart. I would repeat the level in about a week. Might be a good idea to check a progesterone level as well as very low levels are associated with miscarriage or tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


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I am getting positive pregnancy tests (multiple), I had my hcg level checked and it was 2. Can I still be pregnant? I was about 10 dpo at test

I am getting positive pregnancy tests (multiple), I had my hcg level checked and it was  2. Can I still be pregnant? I was about 10 dpo at test

See your doctor: Your doctor can get all the details of any medications that you may have taken and put it all in perspective. She can also do a sonogram and give you more pertinent information if need be. She can also help you with the emotional side of this issue. I hope it all turns ourt for the best. ...Read more

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I had 2 pregnancy blood tests, both showed hCG level: less than 1 and less than 2. Does that confirm that i'm not pregnant?

Timing of test: The tests tell you that the results are not diagnostic of pregnancy. How many days is your period overdue? Even a blood pregnancy test may not become positive till about a couple of days after the missed period. ...Read more

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Doctor said that some sensitive home pregnancy tests can pick up a positive result with an hCG level of just 1mlu. Possible? How?

Does it matter? : Most tests pick up a bhcg of about 20. I am not sure why this is useful information though. A bhcg coubles every 48 hours. Even in the rare cicumstance where someone checks a test so early it can not detect it (say a level of 19) 48 hours later your level is high enough for detection. Home pregnancy tests are very simple and very accurate. ...Read more

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My hCG levels dropped from 87000 to 77000. I didnt have any bleeding or cramping and after 2w i still get positive pregnancy tests. Whats going on?

My hCG levels dropped from 87000 to 77000. I didnt have any bleeding or cramping and after 2w i still get positive pregnancy tests. Whats going on?

HCG varies: hCH testing is useful for confirmation in early pregnancy, and to evaluate for a miscarriage. It varies daily and is not stable so, in general, comparisons are rarely useful. Your positive pregnancy tests are reassuring that you are still pregnant. Discuss with your provider whether or not another hCG measurement to reassure or clarify is indicated. ...Read more

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Which line on a pregnancy test is due to hCG levels?

Which line on a pregnancy test is due to hCG levels?

Check the package: Insert. The line closer to the point where urine is applied is due to hcg. Please see this site for more information on this topic as different tests do read differently. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/home-pregnancy-tests/pr00100. ...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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How is hCG measured in blood pregnancy tests? How is the level/number determined?

Antibody to HCG: Antibodies to the beta chain of HCG are used to measure HCG in blood and urine. Blood levels of 5 units or higher are usually indicative of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does a positive pregnancy test with a 300 count hCG mean? What does the hCG level indicate?

What does a positive pregnancy test with a 300 count hCG mean? What does the hCG level indicate?

Congratulations: You are pregnant. The level depends on the duration of pregnancy. See this site for more information on HCG levels. http://americanpregnancy.org/while-pregnant/hcg-levels/ ...Read more

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What lowers hCG levels? I have taken a pregnancy test and i was wondering if my hCG level wad low

What lowers hCG levels? I have taken a pregnancy test and i was wondering if my hCG level wad low

Low HCG is normal: Hcg rises in pregnancy. Normally HCG is not present in detectable amounts, except near menopause. If your pregnancy test was done correctly and was negative, your HCG was at a normal non-pregnant low level. ...Read more

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Just recently had blood test to confirm pregnancy. On 1/15/13 my hCG level was 64, today 1/17/13 my level was 239... Is this normal?

Wide normal range: There is a wide normal range for HCG levels and yous appears normal. See this site for more info. http://www.americanpregnancy.org/duringpregnancy/hcglevels.html. ...Read more

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Is it true that some pregnancy test do not show up positive until you are 6-8 pregnant due to low hCG levels? I tested yesterday 8days late

Is it true that some pregnancy test do not show up positive until you are 6-8 pregnant due to low hCG levels? I tested yesterday 8days late

Not likely: The current tests for HCG are quite sensitive and a properly done test, after a week of missed period, will be positive, if the woman is pregnant. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be an ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Hello. I had a pregnancy test last night and the report said my beta hcg level is 504 mlU/ml. Is it positive? If yes. What next do u advice?

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I had a pregnancy test last night and the report said my beta hcg level is 504 mlU/ml. Is it positive? If yes. What next do u advice?

Pregnant likley: please care for the baby by taking care of yourself, , retest pregnancy; take folic acid , see your obgyn for tests. God bless you for loving the baby if pregnant.never smoke or drink alcohol [during pregnancy , can drink after] ...Read more

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I took two pregnancy test they both were faint positives I took another later that night and it was negative. hcg level was 25 at 4 weeks is that bad?

I took two pregnancy test they both were faint positives I took another later that night and it was negative. hcg level was 25 at 4 weeks is that bad?

Needs tracking: A BHCG is very low. It needs to be repeated to determine if it is trending upward indicating a very early pregnancy or trending downward which would indicate a very early miscarriage sometimes referred to as a chemical pregnancy. You do not need to repeat the urine tests. A healthtap doctor in your state can order the BHCG for you through a virtual visit. ...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