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I am a little over 4 weeks pregnant I went

Patient: I am a little over 4 weeks pregnant I went in for my HCG levels and it was at 1208 the dr said it was low. Is this a bad sign ? What is the normal range for 4 weeks

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query to ATD,The hcg levels at 4 weeks are generally in the range of 3000-4000IU. But as lo ng as the pregnancy is growing, then just one single estimation of hcg is of no value rather a serial estimation of hcg should be done after 48hrs to note a rise of more than 65% which confirms continuation of pregnancy healthily.So at present there is no real cause of worry, just review with a ultrasound pelvis after 6 weeks to look for heartbeat of the foetus and then you may repeat the hcg serial levels again establishing the viability of the foetus.I hope I have answered your query in detail,Wishing you safe pregnancy,Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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