HcG Levels May Take A While To Go Down After A MiscarriageI was always surprised that I still felt pregnant after my miscarriages.
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That's because HcG levels don't disappear overnight - they slowly decline. Some doctors may recommend coming in periodically after a miscarriage to make sure that your HcG levels are falling, however, many times they don't. I should mention that on one of my miscarriages, my HcG levels kept rising and they thought I might have a molar pregnancy. This is where the pregnancy cells keep growing almost like a malignancy. as it turns out, I did not have a molar pregnancy, but I did go ahead and have a D & C to be on the safe side. Although I wanted to have a natural miscarriage, it can be grueling to have pregnancy symptoms when you know that you don't have a viable pregnancy.
Here is an article that explains how HcG levels fall after a miscarriage:
How quickly do beta HCG levels fall after a complete miscarriage ? (www.clinicalanswers.nhs.uk)
LabTests Online has a Q&A section in their chapter on hCG , this states:
“How many days after a miscarriage would it take for a urine pregnancy test to show a negative result?
Urine hCG disappears at about the same rate as serum hCG, which can take anywhere from 9 to 35 days, with a median of 19 days. However, the timeframe for when an hCG result will be negative is dependent on what the hCG level was at the time of the miscarriage. Frequently miscarriages are monitored with quantitative blood hCG testing. If the levels of hCG do not fall to undetectable levels, some hCG-producing tissue may remain and have to be removed.”