• WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?

     

    1

     

    2

     

    1

     

    3

hCG Level and Early Pregnancy

on Oct 24, 2012

by Lindsey Zaldivar

  • Rate this Article:
    VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 4.8/5 (5 votes cast)
hCG Level and Early Pregnancy

hCG, the pregnancy hormone, is first detected as early as eleven days after conception with a blood test and 12-14 days with an at-home pregnancy test.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, also known as hCG, is what is often referred to as “the pregnancy hormone”. It is the hormone that is made by the cells that form the placenta. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When is hCG detected?

hCG is first detected as early as eleven days after conception with a blood test. If you are taking a urine pregnancy test, hCG levels can be detected as early as twelve to fourteen days after conception. Around every 72 hours or so, hCG levels in a pregnant woman should double. hCG levels peak at around eight to twelve weeks, and after that they will start to level off for the rest of a pregnancy. Many women are concerned about their hCG levels since it is the factor that pregnancy tests use to determine whether or not you are pregnant. hCG levels are important, since they determine whether or not you are pregnant, but not so important that you should be spending your pregnancy obsessing and worrying over them.

Pregnant Women and hCG levels

Doctors urge pregnant women to use caution when studying their hCG levels, and not to put too much emphasis on hCG levels. Every woman will have different hCG levels, and all women’s hCG levels rise at different rates. The basis that doctors use for hCG levels and pregnancy is that less than 5mlU/ml is considered “not pregnant”. If a woman’s hCG level is above 25 mlU/ml, that is considered a positive level for pregnancy. When a woman is around 3 weeks pregnant, her hCG levels can be anywhere from 5-50mlU/ml. Remember that especially in early pregnancy, the hCG levels will double every 72 hours, or somewhere around that. As a pregnancy progresses and the hCG levels in the body get higher, it can take longer for the hCG levels to multiply, sometimes as much as 96 hours.

How hCG levels increase

Every woman’s hCG levels will increase at their own rate, and can vary greatly among women. Doctors usually do not do much monitoring of hCG levels unless your pregnancy is experiencing a problem like bleeding or pain. Once the hCG levels reach 1000-2000 mlU/ml, a vaginal ultrasound should be able to show at least an indication of the gestational sac inside a woman’s body. If a woman’s hCG levels stop increasing, it can be an indication of a problem with the pregnancy such as possible miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. If a woman’s hCG levels are extremely high, it can indicate a multiple pregnancy also. If you are wondering if there are any other outside factors that could affect a woman’s level of hCG, the answer is no. There are not any other medications, such as antibiotics, pain relievers, herbal supplements, etc… That can manipulate hCG levels, nor will they affect the results of a test that measures or detects hCG. If you have any questions about your hCG levels during pregnancy, make sure to speak with your doctor or health care provider to address your concerns.

ConceiveEasy TTC Kit + 20 FREE Pregnancy Tests

ConceiveEasy® TTC Kit™ is the most complete fertility system available over the counter. Clinically proven to dramatically increase your chances of conception and help you get pregnant fast from the very first use. And now for a limited time, Try a FREE starter pack today & receive 20 FREE pregnancy tests and a FREE Digital BBT Thermometer!

hCG Level and Early Pregnancy, 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings

Lindsey lives in Roselle, Illinois with her husband and son Harry. In between keeping up with a busy toddler, she enjoys blogging about parenting, cooking, crafting at The Accidental Wallflower.

Related posts:

  1. HCG Shots and Infertility
  2. Period or Early Pregnancy Bleeding?
  3. Twin Pregnancy Symptoms: 8 Early Signs
  4. Implantation Dip an Early Sign of Pregnancy?
  5. Caffeine and Early Pregnancy
ask
  • Patel Manoj

    Hello in my wife HCG level is 282 in 5week and 6 day so this is good or bad. please help me and send answer as soon as possible..

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Shelley

    Hey iv had sex every day and i released. My egg on the 6″th of December and two days after i was getting cramps. Could i b pregnant

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Jada Williams

    what does it mean when you’re pregnant and your doctor calls and says 800 , my hormone level .. is it good or bad ?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • mrs.parish

    i have a hcg level of 110 with above high normal flaged and the rang of the mIU is 0-4 whats this mean?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Flo

    Hi i had eptopic in may and my cb was showing 1_2 weeks and very faint. Lines i am pregnant again jus found out but test is strong lines and cb says 3+ i am petrified il b havin another ep but the signs are diff this time ant advice i cant gt to hosp till monday as i live in a little village with no hospital near by xx.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Mercedes

    I am 23 days late average cycle is 43 days when would I have ovulated and what would my hcg level be at this point ?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Andrea

    I was on depo shot August 2015. I only had one shot.i had bleeding and I bleed for 4months so with being anemic I had a transfusion, in December 2015. I had unprotected sex Jan 11 and 12. I haven’t had a period at all for January. Could I be pregnant

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Mary

    Hi, I just recently had a miscarriage on 2/2/16 its now 3/1/16 and im pregnant again….the doc kept me in the hospital to make sure my levels went back to zero so I know it’s not do to my miscarriage. .will I have another miscarriage where I didn’t even have my first lmp?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • SharonM10

    I am about 5 days overdue my period. The day of my missed period I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I had blood work done on Monday and it came back positive with an hcg level of 73. Took a HPT and there was a very faint pink line. They had me go for another blood test on Wednesday and that was a level of 143. She wants me to go again on Friday. Should I be worried about a miscarriage or issue that my doctor isn’t telling me? Is this normal?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Amanda

    I have had 3 miscarriages and am pregnant with #4 hcg was 77 on Monday and is 66 today (wednesday) info?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Love87

    Hello so today I had a internal ultrasound and my uterus is thinking but don’t see anything. They said it can be too early to tell. My blood test was zero/ inconclusive. My period is 8 days late. What does all of this mean?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Rithvika

    I have missed my period 1month next month i got 2days of periods like bleeding now is their any chances of being pregnant bec i am feeling little week from 3days i have done 2home pregnancy test in the aftnunt but i got it as negative and but also i have done urine itself test i got thin white layer above my urine is that mean i am i pregnant now plz tel me i am so much tensed and confused,

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Brittany

    I just found out that I am pregnant. I had blood work done and they said that I was at 109. In 3 days went to 880.. is that normal to go up that high that fast? This is my second child but I honestly didn’t know anything about this with my first. Please help.

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
  • Zee oso

    My LMP WAS 28th March ..
    Yeasterday I did quantitative beta hcg test my result was 20 mIU/ml .. Is is +’ve or -ve for pregnancy?

    VA:F [1.9.20_1166]
    Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
meet the Experts
Cart preview 1 Out of 1 items

Quantity(1)

$

$

Your Exclusive Free Bonus Gift:

20 FREE Pregnancy Tests
20 FREE Ovulation Tests
10 Pregnancy/10 Ovulation Tests