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High Beta Hcg Levels

Beta hCG, also called human chorionic gonadotrophin, is usually elevated during pregnancy. An hCG level above 25 mIU/mL gives a positive result for pregnancy. Very high levels of hCG during pregnancy can mean multiple pregnancy or a molar pregnancy or Down syndrome. Other causes, such as gestational trophoblastic disease and tumors that secrete hCG, can show elevate the levels of hCG.

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My beta hCG level is high after embryo transfer. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor,My first beta hCG level is 16490 after the 14th day of embryo transfer. Is this high level harmful?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is really a very short description of your query. It would be better that you send me your gynecology, obstetrics, medical and drug history. This level could be for around six weeks of pregnancy, multiple pregnancies, gestational trophoblastic disease, any tumor, etc...  Read Full »

One of my scans detected a faint heartbeat, and the other scan showed a fetal pole. Is it possible?

Query: Hi doctor, I am reaching out for a second opinion. I am pregnant and going to a free woman center. They were able to detect a faint heartbeat. But when I went to my doctor, they saw a fetal pole for the first time. The baby is measured as five weeks two days. But the sac is estimated around seven we...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for the query. The rising hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) levels, which remain doubling in 48 hours, indicate a viable pregnancy as indicated by the arrival of the fetal pole. It is a growing pregnancy. The fetal heartbeat usually arrives by six to eight w...  Read Full »

Can Methotrexate lower my hCG levels in ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a query on ectopic pregnancy. My wife is having one and her beta hCG levels were 125.25 mIU/ml after taking her first shot of Methotrexate. Yesterday, she got her second shot and her beta hCG levels today were 141. I wanted to know how much time Methotrexate takes to low down th...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you had taken the Methotrexate dose under supervision only. The usual protocol is to check for a repeat beta hCG on the fourth day of taking Methotrexate. Early testing may cause undue anxiety and panic as it takes some time for the levels to come down. Moreov...  Read Full »

Do I have to continue Primolut after doing D and C?

Query: Hi doctor, I had D and C before a month and I bled for five to six days after that. I was given Xamic for three days and Primolut N for 21 days. I had brownish discharge 18 days after my D and C and then had bleeding for seven days. I am still spotting. My hCG three days prior to periods came 21 and...  Read Full »

Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per me you should discontinue tablet Primolut (Norethisterone) as you have already taken for 21 days. After 7 to 10 days you will have normal periods. Now you do not need any hormonal tablets. If you have any abnormal bleeding in next per...  Read Full »

Why are the hCG levels high after miscarriage?

Query: Hello doctor,My wife is 39-year-old, and this was her first pregnancy. She had an early miscarriage with light bleeding. She was approximately four weeks pregnant. We went to the hospital due to very light bleeding, and they did an ultrasound (transvaginal) which did not detect anything, as well as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The presence of positive beta human chorionic gonadotropin indicates a developing pregnancy, but if it is not intrauterine, then it is likely to develop outside the uterus as a possible ectopic pregnancy. You should wait for two weeks for a repeat USG (ultrasound) pelv...  Read Full »

How to Avoid Ectopic Pregnancy? Please Help

Query: Hi doctor, My wife had an ectopic pregnancy seven months ago. Through a surgery right side fallopian tube was removed at that time. Now what kind of treatment does she need to avoid ectopic pregnancy again? Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Actually, there is no treatment or medicine to prevent ectopic pregnancy. Only thing to look for is to avoid using copper-T for contraception as this may increase the chance of ectopic pregnancy in case you conceive. Take care to get an early...  Read Full »

I am pregnant with abnormal hCG levels. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am eight weeks and three days pregnant with no morning sickness and no food aversion. I am experiencing dizziness, increased appetite, tender swollen breasts (up a cup size), and fatigue. I went in and got blood work done recently. Everything looked good except my HCG levels were at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your history and report from the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Yes your report is showing low beta hcg (human chorionic gonadotropin) but if your pregnancy is healthy at eight we...  Read Full »

My beta hCG is 401 mIU/mL, and my last period was a month ago. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period was a month ago. I have had three pregnancies before. Now my beta hCG result is 401 mIU/mL. Is this a normal hCG level?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) above 10 mIU/mL is positive and is a positive pregnancy test. If you want to see the progression of pregnancy, then it is better to have repeat beta hCG after 48 hours of the ...  Read Full »

Does elevated hCG levels of my wife signify a healthy pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 25 years old and she has PCOD. We are trying to conceive for 2 years. We had done an IUI which failed. We did IVF, but it ended with a chemical pregnancy. Last month, our doctor did Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). He transferred 2 embryos on that day. We got a positive result...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The normal hCG levels in a singleton pregnancy as follows: At 4-5 weeks the HCG level ranges between 200-7000. At 5-6 weeks the HCG level ranges between 200-32,000. At 6-8 weeks the HCG level ranges between 4,000-150,000. In a twin pregnancy, the levels are 30% hi...  Read Full »

I have a high beta hCG value but a negative urine card test. Does it indicate a chemical pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have a 32-day cycle and my last period date was during the second week of last month. I had my beta hCG checked and the blood value was 16.80 mIU/mL. But the urine card test was negative. What does it mean? I read something about a chemical pregnancy. Is it somethi...  Read Full »

Dr. Manwani Saloni Dilip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The card beta hCG is positive only if the value is above 25 IU. Values less than that are not significant. If there was a pregnancy, the value would be a lot higher. A chemical pregnancy is when beta hCG values are hig...  Read Full »

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