Can Low HCG Levels Cause Period?

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Low levels of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) hormone are not typically associated with causing a menstrual period. hCG is a hormone that is produced during pregnancy and is usually detected in the blood or urine of pregnant individuals. It is the hormone detected by pregnancy tests.

Menstruation (the shedding of the uterine lining) generally occurs when there hasn’t been a fertilized egg implanting in the uterus. In pregnancy, hCG levels rise after implantation of a fertilized egg and continue to increase throughout the first trimester. If a person is experiencing low hCG levels during pregnancy, it might be an indication of potential issues with the pregnancy, such as a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy (where the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus).

However, if a person is not pregnant and experiences what seems like a period along with low levels of hCG, it could be due to various reasons unrelated to pregnancy, such as hormonal imbalances, stress, or certain medical conditions.

If you have concerns about your hCG levels or menstrual cycle, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance based on your individual circumstances.

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