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is it possible for the hcg hormone to drop to zero immediately

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is it possible for the hcg hormone to drop to zero immediately after a d and c procedure for a pregnancy less than a month old?
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After how much time was the HCG test performed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

In about 3 hours after the D and C


It is rare to dip down the HCG blood levels to zero so fast. But if the previous levels of HCG were not too high, occasionally the HCG level can go down fast.
Usually it takes about 2-3 days for level to go to zero.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

so it is a possibility?

Yes, this can happen in rare cases. A possibility is that before the D & C, a spontaneous abortion may have been initiated some hours ago, which may have not been recognized (as there may not be any sign like bleeding or abdominal cramps). So dipping down of the HCG could have been a bit earlier than the D&C.

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