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Rae22 June 28th, 2005 05:54 PM

hi, i had a m/c last week and i have been reading on here that some ppl had to go back to the doc to get their hgc levels checked and to make sure they went back to 0...does anyone know why they do this? how long does it take to go back to 0 on average? any info would be helpful since i am having no follow up of any kind after my m/c (i don't have a family doctor) thanks!

hmcart June 28th, 2005 07:42 PM

I have heard that it can be days or weeks. I think it took a ouple of weeks for me at least but I was 17 weeks pregnant.

kitty_kitty October 26th, 2005 02:25 PM

i lost my baby 5 weeks ago now... n im still bleeding.... havent stopped. had an incomplete miscarriage.... n have had cramps.. still luk n feel pregnant and my hcgs are at 50..... :blink:

Miranda and Maria's mommy October 26th, 2005 09:36 PM

It took me about 3 weeks to get back to zero....hope that helps...

JennL October 27th, 2005 09:44 AM

As far as I understand, the time it takes to get back to 0 varies with everyone. The main reason why they'd want you to come back and have the levels checked is because if they remain above 0, it's an indication that not everything has passed yet. Once your body has shed all of the tissue, etc, your levels should naturally return to 0.

Trynitey October 27th, 2005 11:11 AM

Yes, it does vary with everyone and your period arriving is a sign that your HCG levels are back down. Some woman it takes the average cycle and others it can take much longer.

margo1973 October 27th, 2005 02:52 PM

The time for hcg levels to go down to zero depends on how far along you were and, in case of a natural mc (not D&C) whether all tissue was expelled.

There are two reasons to check hcg levels. If hcg levels continue to rise, this could indicate an ectopic pregnancy. If hcg levels fail to decrease, this could indicate that the placenta or part of it is still in the uterus. A retained placenta could cause an infection to develop or could casue prolonged bleeding.

If you cannot follow up with a dr, one thing you can do yourself quite easily is to take a sensitive hpt. If it comes back negative, then everything is probably OK.

Good luck.


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