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What causes increased levels of HCG?

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Dr. Rakhi Tayal

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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
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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.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 10 minutes later
could this possibly mean I may be pregnant or no
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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.
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 12 hours later
ok I looked at it wring. it's actually saying < negative 6
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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.
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