Are hCG levels present in nonpregnant women?

Hormone. Hcg is the hormone of pregnancy and made by the placenta. It is most commonly seen in pregnant women. In women with retained placenta they can still have HCG levels. Hcg levels can also be detected in certain tumors, like liver tumors, certain ovarian tumors and others, and if the person is taking HCG shots.

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When the hCG level reach to 0 how long will it take for a woman to ovulate again?

Variable. I assume you are asking how long it can take for woman to ovulate after pregnancy. It depends on how the pregnancy ended. The shortest intervals are after pregnancy terminations such as d and c and ovulation can occur even within 2 weeks. Longer intervals are associated with full term deliveries, and breastfeeding can lengthen this also. It still could be within the first month though. Read more...

Following d&c surgery how long does it take a woman's hCG level to go down completely?

Less than 2 weeks. The HCG half life is about 1.5 days and urine pregnancy test should be negative in less than two weeks. If it is positive four weeks after the procedure, that indicates residual HCG producing tissue and would require additional treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2417443. Read more...

Can a women get pregnant after miscarrige with hCG levels at 40?

Possible. Miscarriage is very common. We generally recommend that you wait until after your levels are undetectable prior to getting pregnant again. Low HCG levels wouldn't reliably prevent pregnancy. Read more...
Miscarriage. The HCG level would likely have to drop to near zero for normal menses to return. It maybe possible, but i've never seen this. It is best to make sure your HCG level returns to normal after a miscarriage. Read more...
Yes, . Yes, but it is uncommon. It is important that you use protection until you menses return, usually 5-6 weeks. If HCG levels remain elevated, the cause should be evaluated. Read more...