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Left over HCG or pregnant again???

My baby is 10 weeks old and I just got a positive pregnancy test.

Could there still be HCG left over in my system from having her or am I probably pregnant?

This might be a stupid question...I'm just not sure how long HCG stays in your system for after having a baby. My DH and I have been careful so I don't know when this would have happen but IDK...

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:16 AM on Sep. 4, 2009 in Pregnancy

Answers (5)
  • I read it's a few months before it goes away completely. If you are really concerned, I would go to your doctor or the health dept. and ask.

    Answer by kikikiki at 12:20 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • I'm pretty sure that means your pregnant, 10 weeks is enough time to have the hcg out of your system... but take a blood test if you can!

    Answer by pookipoo at 12:22 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • Grrrr I meant you're, but the first poster could be right! I thought I read the hcg tapers out completely by a month but maybe not!

    Answer by pookipoo at 12:23 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • I would assume that it would all be out of your system by 10 weeks so I would guess that you are pregnant. HCG levels drop daily after a miscarriage so they would also drop after a birth so I would either get a blood test to check your level or an u/s to check for a baby

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 12:27 AM on Sep. 4, 2009

  • I just read this online. Not sure how true it is though.

    The maximum HCG is reached between 9 and 10 weeks and then falls untill 18 weeks when it remains level until the end of pregnancy. It then starts falling as soon as the placenta is delivered. I am not certain, but I believe it is negligible after 3-7 days

    Also here is a website where a lady took hpts everyday after birth. The hpt was neg 10 days after birth.

    Answer by fitegirl at 1:11 PM on Sep. 4, 2009

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