hcg levels

BHCG 7.5 in non pregnant female and in a man

What Does BHCG 7.5 means for Female with no pregnancy and no menstrual period?

The well-known scientific fact is that the pregnancy hormone is used medically to detect the presence of tumors in the uterus, as these tumors simulate the presence of pregnancy and provoke the secretion of the beta hormone, but in very small quantities.
But even if these tumors secrete a small amount of the pregnancy hormone, it can be used to infer the presence of abnormal growth inside, which requires x-rays and hysteroscopy.

Also, the beta hormone of pregnancy is secreted from the testicular cells of the man in an insignificant amount, but it can be measured in the laboratory, and it can also be used in the diagnosis of tumors of the testicular cells that produce sperm.

an image sent by a follower on Facebook shows mild elevated BHCG test in non-pregnant woman

Normal BHCG Range for Non-Pregnant woman and for men:

  • Female Premenopausal stage: Less than 5.30 mIU/mL
  • Female Postmenopausal stage: Less than 8.3 mIU/mL
  • Male: Less than 2.6 mIU/mL

What does the BHCG normal range mean?

It is a range consisting of a higher level and a lower level, which must show all the numbers between them that are a normal level that does not express disease.
This also means that any laboratory result of the beta hormone that crosses these health barriers will be interpreted as having been caused by a disease.

Don’t miss this explanation video:

Tumors of the ovaries and testicles are the most common among the tumors that cause an increase in the level of the beta hormone. However, any tumor that reaches the stage of spreading throughout the body can use the beta hormone to feed the tumor with blood, and that is what causes the emergence of a high digital and quantitative pregnancy result in blood even though the patient is a non-pregnant female or he is originally a male who cannot and will not become pregnant.


Q: What Does BHCG less than 5 (<5) means?

BHCG is a short code for Beta-sub-unit Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, the hormone responsible for development of the fetus, and its concentrations are used to investigate how many weeks of pregnancy yet?

If the result is less than 5 it means the test is negative and no pregnancy.
If the BHCG result is any number between 5 and 20, it means borderline and should be retested within 2-3 days to ensure it will increase or drop.
If the BHCG level become 20 and above it considered pregnancy and must retest BHCG test after 48-72 hours to make sure the hormone continue to double every other day which means viable healthy pregnancy.

Q: My hCG levels jumped from 720 to 20000, Could I be having twins?

Original question:

My hCG levels were at 720 at four weeks and 5 days. They took my blood two days later and my levels had jumped up to 20,000. Could I be having twins?


I would tell you, yes you’re pregnant with twins but the doubling is not logical, hCG can be increased two times within 48 hours, but your beta hCG levels double too many times within 48 hours which leads to suspicion in the accuracy of both hCG tests.


Please repeat the beta-subunit test again two consecutive times in a well-respected medical laboratory.

After that, you can compare your beta-hCG level with those expected with twins pregnancy in the bHCG level for twins chart

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Is BHCG less than 5.0 considered a Positive or a Negative Pregnancy Test Result?

Many women sent such results to the Facebook page’s inbox, like this

The medial laboratory interpret the BHCG levels like that:

  1. Beta hCG < 5.0 mIU/mL, any hCG number less than 5 means that there is no pregnancy yet or that the pregnancy is still very early and at its first beginning, and therefore the level of the pregnancy hormone appears very little to a degree less than 5.
  2. Beta sub-unit from 6 up to 24, an hCG number in this range means that pregnancy is at its beginning and that the pregnancy hormone still needs more time to increase and rise, so we have to repeat the B-hCG blood test again after at least 48 hours to make sure that the pregnancy hormone increases as time passes. Also after re-doing the quantitative hCG test, if the hormone level increases, then this is a good sign of the continuation of the pregnancy, but it cannot be considered evidence of the viability of the pregnancy. Know why. But if the pregnancy hormone level has stopped increasing to a remarkable number or becomes less than the result of the previous test, then this is a very important sign of the end of pregnancy and the loss of the fetus in the very early stage.
  3. If Quantitative hCG test result >25, <100, any hCG number equal to or greater than 25 is considered a pregnancy from the first test, but this hCG number must double every 48 hours, and that the menstrual cycle must be delayed by a day or two at the most so that the result can be interpreted as a pregnancy at an early beginning. Practically we find most hCG readings between 25 and 100 in the first days after delayed menses often go down which leads to pregnancy loss, so that your doctor may prescribe progesterone supplements to increase the hCG level in the pregnant’s blood and to help maintain a healthy pregnancy.


B-hCG < 5.0 usually means negative pregnancy test, but if the date of menses is still early, the hCG lower than 5 may mean a very early pregnancy, that’s because the hCG hormone can be detected 6 days earlier before the due date, and therefore you must repeat hCG test after the menstrual cycle is late than the usual date every month, and this repetition is to make sure that HCG 5 increases and that it was due to very early pregnancy.

Also, hcg <5 can be seen if the woman is in premenopausal (before girl puberty) or postmenopausal stage (usually after age 50 of women there’s no menstruation), it means the girls before menopause may normally show b-hcg number lower than 5, and women stopped their menstruation can still naturally see hCG number lower than 10 without pregnancy or any disease.

Note that some tumors can see slowly increasing hCG levels, but this is another article, be tuned.