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Does HCG always double with an ectopic?

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September 10, 2007 1:07PM

No Apparently they will raise slightly or even decrease every 48 hours. (e.g Hcg level 2000 could become 1800 in 48 hours in an ectopic)Whereas in a viable interuterine pregnancy the HcG levels will about double in 48 hours. This alone is not used for diagnoses a vaginal scan will also help to identify any mass in the tube. This will be to rule out a miscarriage also.