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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: did i mis carry

 nickky - Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:03 pm

:( hi i never missed a period but was given a postive test blood and urine last week they did hcg level 07/21/2005 it was 22,000 they did 07/22/2005 it was 36,000 07/25/2005 48,000 today 68,000 but no sight of baby but seen gestional sac whats going wrong?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:29 am

User avatar Hi nickky,
Although hCG levels are used as guides to development during early pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, and miscarriage, don't put to much emphasis on numbers alone. These levels begin rising at approximately 1 1/2 to 2 weeks after conception and double every 48-72 hours during the first 8-12 weeks of pregnancy. Was there no gestational sac observed by a regular ultrasound or was there a transvaginal ultrasound completed? In my opinion miscarriage would likely be ruled out as the levels of hCG would decrease rather than increase.


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