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if i had a hcg level of 43 on day & a week later it was 8 & i am still having preg feeling what could have happened to my hcg levels to go downcan they go back up?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:17 AM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes...they should double every other day. If you have not had any bleeding I would say that your body absorbed the pregnancy instead of passing it. This happens VERY often (about 1 in 4 pregnancies). This is known as a “blighted ovum” or a “anembryonic pregnancy”. Those terms refer to a pregnancy in which the pregnancy sac develops in the womb, but the sac is empty and does not contain a developing baby (also called embryo).


    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 12:52 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • i do not think once they go down that they go back up. the should double every other day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:28 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • doesn't sound like good news. it doesn't go down until u are about 5 or 6 months and it goes down to the lower 1,000s not almost to 0. sorry

    Answer by mrsary at 12:51 AM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • The most likely explanation is that the embryo stopped developing at a very early stage and was re-absorbed. “Blighted ovum” literally means an egg cell which has something wrong with it, but this doesn’t really explain what is seen. “Anembryonic pregnancy” means a pregnancy without an embryo. This is a better description of what is seen on the scan and more doctors now use it, although you may hear both terms. The condition is usually discovered between the 8th and 13th week of pregnancy, sometimes at a routine early scan and can come as a shock, especially if you had no signs that anything was wrong.


    Answer by AvasMommy810 at 12:53 AM on Oct. 2, 2008