HCG Levels Calculator
There are several different ways to figure out whether your HCG levels during pregnancy are normal. HCG, if you don't already know, is an abbreviation for human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone which is produced in your body while you're pregnant in order to aid in the development of the fetus. HCG levels increase during the first 9-12 weeks of pregnancy, after which they fall off again. One way to figure out if your HCG levels is normal is to look at a chart. You can also use an HCG levels calculator online, an interactive tool which can assist you in understanding your levels. And of course, you should talk to your doctor about your levels. If your doctor thinks your levels are abnormal, he or she will probably initiate that conversation anyway.
An HCG calculator will ask you to input some information about your HCG levels and your pregnancy including an initial HCG measurement followed by a second HCG measurement. You'll be asked for your Days Past Ovulation (DPO) and how much time has taken place between the two HCG tests. The calculator will be examining not only your levels themselves but also the difference between them. This is important because it isn't just your levels which you should be concerned with but also the rate at which they are increasing. Your HCG levels should be doubling every 2-3 days. If they aren't increasing at the right rate, it could indicate that something is wrong.
We have built a calculator that will allow you to calculate your HCG levels. Just enter your first HCG level reading, then enter your second HCG level and finally enter the days between the first test and the second HCG levels test. You will then be able to see how often your HCG levels are doubling by the hours and the days.
You can fall anywhere in those ranges and still have a healthy, normal pregnancy. Notice also how the range gets broader with time. This is completely normal, and there are many innocuous explanations for why women's HCG levels vary. The most common reason is simple mathematical error. It's easy to get the date of your conception wrong. This will not only give you an improper idea of your HCG levels, but may also cause you to think you're delivering early or late when you're really right on time.
If you're in any doubt about your HCG levels, you should speak with a doctor. Also tell your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms of miscarriage, molar pregnancy, or ectopic pregnancy, whether or not your HCG levels seem to be off. If there is any cause for concern, your doctor will order additional testing for you. HCG levels alone cannot prove whether a problem exists or not. Most pregnancies are healthy and normal however, so try not to worry yourself too much if you are in the healthy range and you don't have any alarming symptoms.