Pregnancy

Patient

Q: I am 3-4weeks pregnant and my hcg levels 3 weeks ago weere 16 then 2 days later 13 then 2.5 weeks later 162 then 3days later 161 am i losing my baby?

Doctor

A:   You are not necessarily losing your baby. HCG is produced during pregnancy and is made by cells that form the placenta, which nourishes the egg after it has been fertilized and becomes attached to the uterine wall.
The HCG levels will double every 72 hours in most women, also low HCG levels pregnancies may result in a perfectly healthy baby. The results from an ultrasound after 5 - 6 weeks gestation are much more accurate than using HCG numbers. I would suggest you to consult your physician if you notice contractions or bleeding that might appear as a miscarriage, also an ultrasound would be helpful to confirm a viable pregnancy.

Related Q&A

Q: Is it possible for me to be pregnant? Are these signs? Is it too early to tell? I had unprotected sex on 12/16/16, an...

Q: I had my period from 12- 18 and realised drops of blood from 18-25.had sex on 5-10 but he produced outside .i feel bl...

Q: Hello, I took the morning after pill (19th November) whilst I was at the end of my first period and within two weeks ...

Q: Hi I had unprotected sex on my ovulation day or at least around that time. But I still had my period thirteen days a...

Q: On the poor advice from someone at Planned Parenthood (who I think was a volunteer and not a professional), about a w...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews