Pregnancy Tests

What causes low HCG and missed a period?

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October 21, 2007 10:44PM

It could mean that the pregnancy is only just beginning. A

second beta test will tell whether the human chorionic gonadotropin

(HCG) levels double within 48-72 hours. It also could mean that

there is a pregnancy, but it is not viable. If the HCG levels lower

after two days, without doubling, then the pregnancy will most

likely miscarry. This is often called a 'Chemical Pregnancy'. The

period will begin within a few days, and doctors will request that

the beta levels continue to be checked until they return to


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