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Beta Hcg Calculator

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What is hCG and what does it do?

First off, it’s important to understand how pregnancy tests work and what they measure. When you take a pregnancy test, either by blood or urine, it either measures how much hCG is present or whether hCG is present at all. False positives are pretty rare, so elevated hCG levels are a good bet for pregnancy, with some exception.

As soon as 10 days after conception, a woman will start to produce hCG via the placenta. hCG helps with the secretion of progesterone during the first trimester, which strengthens the uterus with a lining of blood vessels and capillaries able to support a fetus.

HCG Interactions

Tell your doctor all the medications you're taking.

This also includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), herbal remedies and any illegal and recreational drugs.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist about HCG if you're taking any medications that affect your blood. This includes:

Drugs for clotting disorders like coagulation factors IX and VIIa

Drugs that increase red blood cell production like epoetin alfa (Epogen, Procrit), factor VIII concentrate (Humate-P ), and darbepoetin (Aransep )

Cancer drugs affecting blood supply like bevacizumab (Avastin), lenalidomide (Revlimid), and thalidomide ( Thalidomid)

HCG and Weight Loss

Although a prescription drug, HCG pills and liquid are sometimes purchased as a weight-loss supplement.

Since the FDA has not approved HCG for weight loss or over-the-counter (OTC) use, its sale is illegal, and any purported benefit of HCG in weight loss remains controversial.

HCG Dosage

The dose of injectable HCG that your doctor prescribes depends on your sex and the condition being treated.

HCG Overdose

If you suspect an overdose, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose of HCG

If you've missed an injection or an appointment to receive your injection, call your doctor's office to reschedule as soon as possible.

If you're injecting the medication yourself, call your doctor and do not double the dose to make up for the mixed one.

HCG Warnings

Before taking HCG, tell your doctor if you:

  • Have any allergies
  • Have heart disease
  • Have kidney disease
  • Have an ovarian cyst
  • Suffer from seizures
  • Have migraines
  • Have asthma
  • Are in early puberty

Pregnancy and HCG

HCG causes birth defects. It should not be taken if you are pregnant.

Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or are considering becoming pregnant.

Whether or not the hormone enters breast milk isn't known, so talk to your doctor before taking HCG if you are breastfeeding

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