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Question by  bioone (24)

What does it mean if I have a low HCG level?

Should I be worried, what does this mean?


Answer by  soapjunkie (581)

There is no reason to worry. Normal pregnancies with low hCG levels can result in perfectly healthy babies. Results from an ultrasound taken after your fifth or sixth week are much more accurate than using hCG numbers. Consult with your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.


Answer by  JRossi17 (788)

When your pregnant and your hcg levels are low it either means your not very far along or your losing the pregnancy (in some cases). Go to your ob gyn and see if you need something like progesterone.


Answer by  Angela17 (697)

Doctors will test your HCG level, which is your hormone level, during pregnancy. If you have recently found out you are expecting, the level will not be high. It doubles every other day that you are pregnant. If you are further along and its low, get hold of your doctor.


Answer by  Danellia (134)

HCG is the pregnancy hormone that's produced when an egg implants its self in the uterus. If you are at the beginning of your pregnancy these level could be low. Levels double about every 48 hours. You may have to go for blood test every 48 hours. Remember that everyone is different so levels may rise fast or slow.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

A low HCG level is an indication of a missed miscarriage or a non viable pregnancy. In early pregnancy, first few days your hcg level will need to be over 20, however this number should double every 24 hours in early pregnancy, after a couple weeks it doubles 48 hours.

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