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Concerned about the low HCG levels in pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor...
User :   i am going for a fertility treatment and 5 days back i did a UPT and it showed "weakly positive" and my doctor asked me to do a blood test and the HCG count was 135 ...
Doctor :   ok
User :   she told me it was low and gave me injection to support the baby ...when i did a blood test yesterday it showed count as 10.69 ...and my doctor told me that this is not the cycle...but can u tell me what ll be the possible reason for it...
Doctor :   Hcg levels are not a specific test
Doctor :   they just tell you how good the pregnancy hormone level is
Doctor :   since the UPT was weakly positive
Doctor :   this was done to correlate with pregnancy
Doctor :   as your also on IVF treatment
Doctor :   the hormone levels do fluctuate.
User :   i am not into IVF treatment doctor...i just did IUI this cycle
Doctor :   i meant infertility treatment
Doctor :   sorry about that.
Doctor :   coming to HCG levels,
User :   what would be the possible reason for decresing in HCG count doctor?
User :   u there doctor??
Doctor :   Let me explain to you
Doctor :   The HCG count which was 130 odd could be because of the IUI procedure
Doctor :   and later the HCG should be produced by placenta of the mother ( product of fertilization)
Doctor :   so if the placenta is formed, then the HCG doubles
Doctor :   if the placenta is not formed, then the HCG reduces on its own
Doctor :   To maintain or increases the chances of fertility, the doctor has given
Doctor :   Progesterone
Doctor :   supplements
Doctor :   SO this IUI cycle unfortunately failed as I suppose
User :   this there a high chance next time doctor....just curious...
Doctor :   Thereotically it is said that each cycle of IUI increases the chances by few percent
User :   ok doctor ....thanks a lot.....
Doctor :   Did I answer your query
Doctor :   Do you have any more questions?
User :   just confused doctor...because it came positive and suddenly it came to this the way it works?
User :   is this the way things work?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Serum Hcg serial titres are the way ., else Ultrasound scan is the way to detect pregnancy during assisted reproduction
User :   ok doctor..thank u
Doctor :   Pleasure here
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye doctor :-)
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