Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

162 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes increased levels of HCG?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

OBGYN

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 13102 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 in Women's Health
Question: Hi I was reading over my lab results on my patient portal and it says that my hcg in my bloodwork says >6 and I know 5 is normal what does this mean
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be a physiological variation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The increased levels of HCG can be due to a pregnancy or a recent abortion. This can be a physiological variation also. Just get the levels repeated after a week and see if there is any change. There is just a mild rise of HCG. Not worrisome right now.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 10 minutes later
could this possibly mean I may be pregnant or no
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pregnancy is a possibility.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Yes. It can be due to an early conception.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 12 hours later
ok I looked at it wring. it's actually saying < negative 6
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Then there is nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:
It is normal to have the levels less than 6.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Abortion

doctor1 MD

ive had miscarriage with out knowing it. I stop menstruating for 3 months I thought its just because of stress and exercise, I usually jog and bike at morning. two months later I started having rashes in the shoulders, and breast. Is it because of missed miscarriage? Thus the dead fetus in my womb infect my immune system that started having rashes?

doctor1 MD

I had an abortion around the 18th of july,had unprotected sex with my husband about 3 weeks after that,but i immediately went and got plan b pills,Took a pregnancy test last week and it was positive,can it be a false positive due to abortion and plan b pill

doctor1 MD

Hello, I m 26 and had a surgical abortion on December 5th 2013, I was 6 weeks pregnant. I had the contraceptive implant fitted at the same time. An ultrasound later that day showed some retained tissue and on the 7th I was given a half dose of the abortion pill to flush the remainder out. I had heavy bleeding and pain for a few days but it settled. However, 5 months down the line I am still having very spotty bleeding, no pain and very light but probably on average 4 days out of 7 every week. I know the implant can cause irregular bleeding but I also notice on a regular basis, tiny scraps of tissue after I pass urine, there is no blood, just a number of pieces of tissue ranging from 2-15mm long. Can you offer any advice? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Good evening. Just wanted to ask coz I made pregnancy test 4daya back and it's positve. However in order not the pregnancy go through I took some cytotec coz I never wanted to have a 2nd baby too soon as my 1st one is only 11 months under cs. After taking abortion pill I started to bleed with clot but it is not same like with my normal menstration. A day after bleeding stop. I'm wondering if the abortion was successful? Pls help.

doctor1 MD

I had my surgical abortion on may then i got 2 proper periods on time but the third period is 9 days late please help,i hv done the hcg test came negative , m finding a watery dicharge white plzz help

doctor1 MD

I am 45 days pregnant and i already have 1 child who is 2 years old. Myself amd my husband have not planned for the second child so we want to abort this pregnancy . We consulted a doctor and he has given 6 tablets for 10 days most of which is...

doctor1 MD

Best brand for copper t wen multiload goes for a failure ???