hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injection is used to treat infertility in men (increases sperm production) and women (encourages egg release), and treat conditions like undescended testes (boys) and underdeveloped sexual traits (girls). It is a natural hormone found in the body.
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How to maintain sperm count through treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. I am taking HCG 5000 and HMG 150 injection twice a week. My sperm production has started from azoospermia. We have done IVF and it was successful. My doctor asked to take testosterone injection, but if I take this my sperm production will... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) and HMG (human menopausal gonadotropin) are excellent choices to ensure a good sperm production, which is needed for fertility that you have achieved. However, this treatment combination rarely leads to normal testosterone levels, ... Read Full »
I have taken an hCG injection to induce my second pregnancy. What are the chances I will conceive and have twins?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 years old and have been trying to conceive for second pregnancy for eight months. My first pregnancy was a natural conception. We consulted a doctor after being unsuccessful. She prescribed Progynova during the cycle and then hCG injection. Both follicles ruptured. Now I am on ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have done ovulation induction in this cycle. The chances for fertilization in any cycle are roughly around 60 %. The likelihood of twins is low as two sperms need to fertilize the two ova if the ova reach the fallopian tubes. The incidence of twins is more in pro... Read Full »
I am trying to conceive a baby with the help of certain medications. Is it possible for me?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a follicular scan four times for the last time; I had ovulated on the 18th day after giving a human chorionic gonadotropin injection on the 15th day. So for the past ten days, I have been taking Estradiol 2 mg twice a day, and from the 24th day, my gynecologist suggested taking Dydr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share your detailed obstetrics gynecology medical, and drug history with me. It seems you have been treated for a fertility issue.Things seem normal at present. 1.Have complete checks and regular treatment for any medical health issue; if you should have normal ... Read Full »
When can I take an hCG injection for fertility treatment and when will I ovulate after taking the injection?
Query: Hi doctor, My day ten scan shows three dominant follicles, one is 19 mm, the second is 20 mm, and the third is 14 mm. Since my husband is not available on day ten, he will be available on day 12th night. When should I take the hCG 5000 IU injection? When will I ovulate after taking the injection? Wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you take the injection on day 11 evening. Ovulation usually occurs 24 to 36 hours after taking the injection. Varies from person to person. So on day 12th night, you can contact your husband, and also on day 13th morning. Hope thi... Read Full »
What is the use of hCG injection?
Query: Hi doctor, In the last two months my period span was 34 days. As I am trying to get conceive I went to gynecologist to know is there any wrong. She asked me to get CBC (complete blood count), hormone test and urine test. My blood sugar and all other are normal. My LH 6.31, FSH 7.91 and prolactin 53.... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your problem and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Period span of up to 35 days is normal. Your prolactin 53.92 is high and you need medicine for it. A follicle size of 1.8 cm or more is mature and if it doe... Read Full »
I am six weeks pregnant and have an ovarian cyst. Should I be worried?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I am six weeks pregnant and have an ovarian cyst. I had light spotting this morning and doctor advised me Isolan and alternate hCG injections. I have UTI and a constant uneasiness in the uterus. My current medications are Duphaston, Ecosprin, Vomidox, Isolan,... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, the corpus luteal cysts are there to support the pregnancy. They dissolve over a period of time. And therefore require progesterone supplements to support the pregnancy. Follow the instructions of your doctor. She has been given all the necessary medicines... Read Full »
I am afraid a possibly viable pregnancy has been prematurely ended. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor,I was given the hCG trigger shot on the 5th of last month after showing a good follicle in response to Letrozole. I first showed positive for pregnancy on the 19th of last month with an hCG result of 17. On the 2nd of this month, I had a transvaginal ultrasound with no visible gestation... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am extremely sorry for your loss. I would like to put forth a few facts. 1. Beta hCG is the pregnancy hormone that is produced by the baby, and it doubles in 48 hours. So, if the level was 17 on the 19th, then it would be 34 on 21st, and so on. The normal doublin... Read Full »
What can we do to have a healthy baby after my wife has had three miscarriages?
Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my wife. She is 28 years old. She has PCOD. We have been trying for a baby for the past three and a half years. My wife conceived thrice, but all the times, the pregnancy got aborted in the second month. We have checked with infertility specialists in my area.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern regarding your wife's recurrent miscarriages. She can take these measures in the next pregnancy if she had missed any in the previous ones: Start taking Folic Acid 5 mcg once a day and tablet Ecosprin (Aspirin) 75 mcg onc... Read Full »
Is hCG or Progesterone injection indicated for spotting in pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am passing clots and spotting is there for the last two weeks. USG revealed subchorionic hemorrhage, but the fetal heart rate is good. I am taking Susten 200 twice a day and Duphaston 10 once a day. My hCG is 18000 on the 7th week. Should I take hCG injection or p... Read Full »
Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair Bhaskaran
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are already on two forms of progesterone. It depends on the severity of your bleeding. If decreasing, then continue the same progesterone as you are taking now. If not decreasing, then you need to discuss with your obstetrician. I do not think that an injection in add... Read Full »
Do I need an hCG shot if my dominant follicle is measuring 26.5 mm?
Query: Hi doctor, I did a follicular scan today, which is day 15. There was just one dominant follicle that measured 26 mm, and the endometrium is trilaminate with a thickness of 8. I do not know if I should take an hCG shot, or the follicle would rupture itself. For my past two cycles, I had over four do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would not recommend an hCG shot; the dominant follicle is big enough to ovulate by itself. The hCG is recommended when the follicle are 16 to 18 mm. I wish you a sooner pregnancy. Regards. Read Full »