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Hcg Level Calculator

Hcg Level Calculator

What is HCG?

Pregnancy begins with fertilisation of the egg and implantation of the fertilised egg in the lining of the uterus. Implantation will normally occur about 8 to 12 days following conception. HCG begins to be produced around the time of implantation. The tiny amount of HCG that enters the maternal circulation around day 21 (less than 5 mIU/ml in serum or plasma, while too small to be detected by pregnancy tests, is sufficient to stimulate the corpus luteum of the ovary to produce progesterone.

A pregnancy will usually only continue after implantation if menstruation is prevented. Estrogen and Progesterone are produced by the Corpus Luteum and prevent menstruation by maintaining the lining of the uterus. The corpus luteum itself is maintained by HCG that is produced by the trophoblast cells of the placenta after implantation of the fertilised ovum.

What do I need to know about HCG?

  • Most pregnant women don’t know what their individual HCG reading is or will be.
  • Even if you do find out your HCG level, don’t make too much of it. A low reading of HCG can still mean you are going to have a healthy pregnancy and baby.
  • A pregnancy ultrasound gives a more accurate outcome prediction than an HCG reading done in isolation.
  • An HCG reading which is measured at less than 5mlU/ml is insufficient for there to be a positive pregnancy result. A reading above 25 mlU/ml is high enough to be considered pregnancy positive.
  • An HCG reading in isolation is not useful. For real benefits, a series of HCG blood tests are taken a couple of days apart and the readings are compared. There is often variation with a rapid increase in numbers especially in the first few weeks of pregnancy.

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.

You can contact a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.

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 Side Effects

Common Side effects of HCG

  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Swelling in the feet, ankles, lowers legs, or hands
  • Appearance of female breasts in men
  • Pain in the area where you received the injection

Serious Side Effects of HCG

  • Entering puberty sooner than normal
  • Painful rupture or swelling of the ovaries
  • Allergic reactions, including life-threatening ones
  • Blood clots
  • Multiple pregnancies (conceiving twins or triplets)