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    Default HCG Levels

    Hi,

    Is a HCG level of 46600 at 5weeks 2 days considered high? Does a drop in HCG always mean impending miscarriage?

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    Samantha

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    Hi
    Yes although the normal range for qHCG levels can vary enormously. It is normal for qHCG levels to increase to about 100000 i u at 10-11 weeks and then settle to 20000 i u for the rest of the pregnancy. This is often correlated with 'morning sickness'. Earlier in pregnancy, say at 7 weeks, a drop in the qHCG level is not reassuring!
    Cheers Dr Glenn Sterling


 

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