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What dictates how much hCG is present in the blood of a non pregnant woman?

What dictates how much hCG is present in the blood of a non pregnant woman?

It is not normal: If you are not pregnant, there should be no HCG in the blood. Certain tumors of the ovary, lung, stomach and liver can secrete hcg. ...Read more

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Can hCG be found in a woman's system if she is not pregnant ? Blood test had low levels of hcg, urine test was negative.

Can hCG be found in a woman's system if she is not pregnant ?
Blood test had low levels of hcg, urine test was negative.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes HCG normally. Low levels of the hormone may be within the normal pattern. Please discuss the matter with your doctor if a quantitative assay for the hormone level are warranted. ...Read more

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Can hcg levels 4.2miU/ml show up 28 days after sex on blood test? Does every woman have hcg levels regardless of pregnancy or not?

Can hcg levels 4.2miU/ml show up 28 days after sex on blood test? 
Does every woman have hcg levels regardless of pregnancy or not?

Less than 5: An HCG value of less than 5 28 days after sex essentially rules out pregnancy. Normal levels in non-pregnant state are less than 5. A level of greater than 25 is diagnostic of pregnancy. Between 5 and 25, the test needs to be repeated in a week or so. As I mentioned earlier, from the information you provided your highly unlikely to be pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a women to be pregnant and for hCG to not be detected in both urine and blood?

Is it possible for a women to be pregnant and for hCG to not be detected in both urine and blood?

Unlikely: Blood pregnancy tests are very sensitive and should detect very early pregnancies even before missing your period. It would be rare for the blood test not to pick up the HCG of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is it possible that some women get both negative hpt and blood hCG tests eventhough they are pregnant?

How is it possible that some women get both negative hpt and blood hCG tests eventhough they are pregnant?

Well..: Some possibilities are 1). Test was performed too soon 2). Test not performed accurately 3) the woman is not producing enough HCG for the test to become positive. ...Read more

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Isnt hcg level meant to be 0 if your not pregnant. why do some women have small amounts, under 5 in thier blood.

Isnt hcg level meant to be 0 if your not pregnant. why do some women have small amounts, under 5 in thier blood.

Pituitary: Pituitary makes a small amount of HCG, therefore a level of less then 5 is considered normal for non-pregnant state. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more