A pregnant woman produces a hormone called human chronic gonadotropin (HCG). After a spontaneous abortion or D & C procedure, GCH production decreases to levels prior to the pregnancy.
Levels of non-pregnant women
A woman who is not pregnant childbearing age should have HCG levels below 5mIU/ml.After spontaneous abortion, levels decline gradually to reach these numbers.
After a spontaneous abortion, HCG levels should return to normal within 4 to 6 weeks, according to the American Pregnancy Association (American Pregnancy Association).
HCG levels tend to decrease more gradually after a spontaneous abortion and faster after a D & C operation.
Doctors analyzed the levels of HCG in your blood after a spontaneous abortion or D & C to ensure they have returned to normal. This may require several blood samples.
If HCG levels do not return to previous normal pregnancy levels, means that part of the amniotic sac or embryo still in the womb. This can be dangerous for women.