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How early can you pick up HCG levels?

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Answered 2007-01-31 11:13:38

From 7 days past ovulation until like 26 days past ovulation anything is possible!(this is home pregnancy test) Blood test (quantitive HCG) is more accurate after 7-10 days past ovulation(possible conception) All the best!

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Why doesn't an HCG test pick up my pregnancy?

maybe it is still early for the HCG to show in the urine.After 1 missed period and 16 days.HCG in the blood will show after a missed period and 10 days.

My hcg level was 49000 two weeks ago at 7 weeks pregnant they have only gone up 3000 in two weeks should I be worried?

Your HCG levels not going up can cause problems in early pregnancy. I would go to the doctor and see what they can do.

What does it mean when your hcg levels go down and then back up?

Decreasing HCG levels usually means your at risk of losing the baby but the levels always stay down in this case. Levels that go back up again, could be because the baby was sleeping and wasn't moving around much and the HCG levels lowered slightly. But see your doctor to find out for sure. It should be investigated anyway.

After having a miscarriage should hcg levels go up or down?


Why would your HCG level be rising after going down?

HCG levels only rise during pregnancy or if your taking medication that contains HCG. If your levels went down and then up again, this could be for any number of reasons. A strong possibility is you had a miscarriage and conceived again right after, the baby was distressed and HCG levels lowered then went up again or you was carrying twins and miscarried one and the levels went up again because of the remaining baby. You need to see your doctor to find out for definite.

How soon should you take a pregnancy test?

A pregnancy test bought at a pharmacy will probably first pick up the necessary HCG level at about the same time your period is due. If this is negative and you still don't get your period, wait a couple of days for your HCG levels to rise and try again. A blood test at a medical centre will usually show HCG levels 4-7 days before your period is due.

What if my hcg levels don't go up but had a positive blood test?

I had positive blood test but the hcg levels won't go up the first one was done when I was one week and it was 38 and the second one was done at two weeks and it was 7

Will a blood test for allergies pick up hCG?

Last time I checked hCG wasn't an allergy lol. Are some people allergic to getting pregnant?

When should HCG levels go up?

The level of the hormone human Chorionic Gandotropin, more commonly known as hCG is the hormone whos levels are usually what is tested for during a pregnancy test which you have done by your doctor. A high level of hCG indicates a positive pregnancy. In some cases the increased hCG level can be detected in your blood as early as 8 days after conception, but in most cases it is usually around 11 days. During the course of your pregnancy your hCG levels will increase and decrease, with the levels doubling on average every 30-31 hours until they peak, usually around the 9th and 10th weeks of your pregnancy. The level of hCG then decreases slightly until the 16th week where it remains fairly constant until birth

What are the normal hemoglobin levels at 6 weeks of pregnancy?

If your hcg level is at 600 can it show up in a sonagram?

If you are pregnant can a pregnancy test turn out to be negative even after 4 days of missed period?

No. A pregnancy test will not result into negative unless it is sure that you aren't pregnant. A pregnant woman has HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)in the urine, this is due to the formation of the placenta in an early stage of pregnancy. A pregnancy test detects the HCG in our urine and that is the positive result.AnswerThat is not true. I had 3 pregnancy tests come up negative and was Pregnant. Sometimes its just too early for a test to pick up the HCG.

Your hcg levels were 5.1 and 4 days later is 5.53 are you pregnant?

no. your hCG levels should be atleast 20 if you are pregnant. Yes you are if your beta hcg test is above 5 anything less than 5 is not . It doubles up every 48-72 hours when your pregnant to keep the pregnancy going . .

Do you hcg levels go up if it is a tubal pregnancy?

What if the pregnancy hasn't been diagnosed as a tubal pregnancy, but hcg start out low n double or sky rocket out of nowhere.

What levels of HCG can home pregnancy tests detect?

At two weeks pregnant when my hcg was 30 all of the home pregnancy tests came up negative, a week later when my hcg was 1598 there appeared a very faint line.

Could your HCG level go up because of what you eat or something else if you are not pregnant?

HCG IS not related to dietary intake. Certain fertility drugs could cause hcg levels to rise. HCG will not ever be detected if you are not pregnant. HCG is a hormone produced by pregnancy and has nothing to do with anything you eat. HCG can be produced if you have some cancers or ovarian cysts.

If you take an ovulation test and it never came up positive could you be pregnant?

I've done some research on this and apparently ovulation tests will come out positive if you are pregnant. As i understand it, ovulation tests pick up LH and HCG alike -- they don't differentiate. Pregnancy tests, however, only pick up HCG.

How long until HCG is detected in a pregnancy test?

A blood test should be able to pick up the HCG in your blood at about 7 days after conception. Some pregnancy tests say they can pick up HCG in your urine from about 7-10 days after conception, but most tests you have to wait to about 14 days - when your period is due. Of course every woman produces HCG at different levels and it is possible that your levels are low and you have to wait a little longer than the norm. So if you test and it is negative, wait 4 days and test again. Hello. HCG is released into your blood then later spilled into your urine once the Embryo has implanted itself in your Uterus. You can do a pregnancy test when your period is late. Some tests let you test for pregnancy 2-3 days before your period is due. Its always best to test no early then 3 weeks after unprotected sex. The longer you wait the more accurate the pregnancy test will be. Hope this has helped you some and if it has, then please recommend me. Good luck.

When can a blood test pick up on pregnancy?

When you skip a period and your doctor sends you to get blood work it usually picks up HCG at that point....

Your pregnancy test came up positive but it was really light does that mean you are really early in your pregnancy?

hi, this could just mean that the levels of HCG in your urine is low HCG is just a hormone that is produced when a egg is fertilized so i would go to your GP and get checked over ask him/her to do a test and him/her will advise you from there what to do next!

Positive OPK past ovulation period?

I just got one too, though I'm so late I don't know where I am right now. What I've read/been told is that if you get a positive close to your period there is a chance you could be pregnant. An OPK reads lh and hcg. I guess you could call them twins. An OPK can pick up lh and hcg, but because hcg has an extra special part of it, only a hpt can pick up hcg. Make sense?

Took an 'up to 6 days early' HPT 3 days ago period is now 2 days late when should you test again?

A home pregnancy tests measure the pregnancy hcg levels. HCG is the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone that is produced by the embryo as pregnancy progresses. The levels of this hormone double every 72 hours. It is recommended to re test a after this amount of time has elapsed to make sure that the higher level of hCG can be detected in your urine.

How long does it take for hcg show up in urine?

You can dectect hcg in urine as soon as you miss a period or sooner, but very small quanities, however further into the pregnancy the hcg is higher. so if you test early in pregnancy and have a negative result this may be because not enough hcg was traced, early pregnancy tests are better done in the morning with the first urine of the day.

Is it bad news if your hcg levels went up but didn't double?

Possibly ... but they might "catch up" the next week ... it's hard to say.

Why would a test show negative when 20wks pregnant?

Home pregnancy tests only measure hCG (the pregnancy hormone) up to a certain level. If you hCG levels are higher than what the tests reads then you can end up with a false negative.

How early can a scan pick up pregnancy?

A ultrasound will pick up pregnancy between 5-7 weeks into pregnancy.

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