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

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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should be none

There should be no HCG in the blood of a non pregnant woman, with very few exceptions: 1) a woman with persistent gestational trophoblastic disease / choriocarcinoma 2) a woman who recently was pregnant or miscarried (whose level of HCG will be falling) 3) a woman who is taking exogenous HCG (ie HCG diet, injections for fertility).

In brief: Should be none

There should be no HCG in the blood of a non pregnant woman, with very few exceptions: 1) a woman with persistent gestational trophoblastic disease / choriocarcinoma 2) a woman who recently was pregnant or miscarried (whose level of HCG will be falling) 3) a woman who is taking exogenous HCG (ie HCG diet, injections for fertility).
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Usually none.

Agree with other answers.
Unusual but some pituitaries actually manufacture low levels of hcg. More commonly seen in menopause. This is relatively rare.

In brief: Usually none.

Agree with other answers.
Unusual but some pituitaries actually manufacture low levels of hcg. More commonly seen in menopause. This is relatively rare.
Dr. Michael Fox
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