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HCG levels?

post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 

Has anyone else had their HCG levels done?

 

If you don't mind sharing.....What were they?

 

I had:

 

4 weeks 1 day : 155
4weeks 3 days: 458

The nurse said they are low, but doubling, so that's reassuring. I have another test this coming Thursday so I'm meditating on high numbers, LOL.


Edited by Dakota1235 - 6/11/12 at 2:05pm
post #2 of 39

I just had mine done last week:

 

4 weeks + 6 days: 484

5 weeks + 1 day: 1236

 

I think the deal is that it doesn't really matter how low they are, as long as they're increasing by 50-60% every 48 to 72 hours. I have another one coming next week as well, so I'm in the same meditation space :)
 

post #3 of 39

I'm 6 wks today and my levels are 14k. I know this because I went to the ER today with spotting. I might be out! Trying to be positive, but either way I'm happy to have a little one in my belly for as long as he/she stays. The baby measured between 5-5.5 wks with no heartbeat detected. The ER doc wasn't worried, but personally I'm not too positive.

post #4 of 39

Jean, that is really scary.  I'm so sorry you're going through this.  Everything can still be totally fine, and those numbers are still good, right?  It is normal not to see a heartbeat yet from what I know. 

 

I hope everything works out, and that you feel a peace about this while you wait.  hug2.gif

post #5 of 39

Thanks!

post #6 of 39
Thread Starter 

Good to know that someone else's numbers are similar. =0)

 

Loveandgarbage, so sorry for you. I'll be sending reiki and best wishes.  namaste.gif

post #7 of 39

love.gif I'm still waiting but trying to be peaceful.

post #8 of 39

Just got my results back, HCG is 474, blood was taken on 4weeks exactly.  Progesterone is 18.8.  This is the first time in any of my pregnancies to have my levels drawn.  It's kind of fascinating! 

 

So how does that sound?  Normal?
 

post #9 of 39
Jean,
Im keeping my fingers crossed for you smile.gif 14 K sounds pretty positive.


Am I the only person who has never, ever had hcg levels tested? My OB typically doesnt see me until 10 weeks- this time she is seeing me at 7 because she knows how desperately I need to hear a HB. I've never had an OB offer to test my levels and Ive never known any of my friends to get any bloodwork done before 10 weeks, but with every ddc Ive been in it seems like everyone is getting it done. Is it a regional thing? I'm feeling left out.
post #10 of 39

I hear ya, the only reason they tested mine was because Im nursing and my LMP doesnt give them what they are looking for. LOL  They would have made me wait till 7ish weeks for a dating sono, but I get HG so waiting is not a good thing, I need Zofran NOW!
 

post #11 of 39

The only reason I'm getting my levels checked regularly is because I had a miscarriage last time. The didn't offer it during the last preg until I started spotting.

 

I like having these numbers to hold on to until the first ultrasound though, I have to admit.

post #12 of 39

jean! we are having the same pregnancy. last monday, i went to the ER with spotting as well. my HGC levels were 12,345 at 5 weeks 2 days. they saw the fetal pole & sac on an US but no heartbeat detected.

 

I had a follow-up with my regular doctor on that friday (5w6d), and he did another US and detected a heartbeat. it was "low" but he said that wasn't unusual for that time period. i have my regularly scheduled appointment this coming monday and i'm real nervous about it. i haven't had any more spotting since my ER trip, but i'm still concerned.

post #13 of 39

I hope things work out, Lizz! A fetal pole and a heartbeat are great signs. The waiting game is SO HARD though.

 

Holly, thanks for the good wishes. I didn't have my hcg levels tested with previous pregnancies. I don't think it's standard practice unless you ask for it, have spotting, or have had a previous miscarriage. I was so sick of waiting to know yesterday that I called to get more bloodwork done. So I'll know more today. And then if that's inconclusive I had an ultrasound scheduled for Monday. 

post #14 of 39
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Originally Posted by Adaline'sMama View Post

Jean,
Im keeping my fingers crossed for you smile.gif 14 K sounds pretty positive.
Am I the only person who has never, ever had hcg levels tested? My OB typically doesnt see me until 10 weeks- this time she is seeing me at 7 because she knows how desperately I need to hear a HB. I've never had an OB offer to test my levels and Ive never known any of my friends to get any bloodwork done before 10 weeks, but with every ddc Ive been in it seems like everyone igetting it done. Is it a regional thing? I'm feeling left out.

My OB says not to come in until 10-12 weeks. No ultrasound unless there's bleeding or something.
post #15 of 39

Every pregnancy progresses differently.... that's pretty much my anti-anxiety mantra these days.

 

The timeline of my pregnancy has pretty much been that I took the first test last Friday, then took another at-home test on Sunday just to be certain. I hadn't yet experienced too many preg symptoms besides mild cramps on and off plus tender boobies :) But my husband was convinced even before the tests that I was preggo :)

 

On Monday morning I overdid things and went on one too many trips to the park/long walks/etc with the boys I nanny for. I felt crampy all day long until I went to the bathroom that afternoon and noticed brown spotting. I FREAKED of course because the #1 thing "they" tell you is that cramping or blood by themselves aren't bad, but together are cause for concern. That night my husband and I made a trip to the ER and got back HCG of 1200 or so with the standard diagnosis of "threatened miscarriage" or possibility of ectopic, since I'm too early along too see anything on an ultrasound. (I estimate I'm just under five weeks today.)

 

Yesterday, I went and got blood drawn (42 hours post-ER) and it was right around 2470. Enough so that we feel a little better about the progression of this pregnancy. I have another blood draw tomorrow just to be sure, an ultrasound on Monday (because last Monday it was too early even to see a gestational sac, ugh!) and my first official doc appointment on Tuesday. Oh, and I've missed three days of work on modified bedrest. Really, I'm wishing I hadn't engaged in this whole cycle of checking HCG over and over again and having ultrasounds done when it's too early to verify anything. It's such mind trip. The one and only reason I'm going along with it is to verify that this pregnancy isn't ectopic. After that, I'm just going to tell myself that the baby will either stick or he/she won't. It's out of my control.

 

Anyway, sorry for the long tangent. I'm really hoping for the best for all our February babies! 

post #16 of 39

Good luck, waywornwanderer! I will send good vibes your way.

 

I've gone back and forth between wanting to *know* and being pushy about having tests done (why do I have to be so pushy with my doctors!?) and trying to just chill. My hcg levels are now 28K at about 6/6.5 wks, so looking good. Of course now I'm convinced I have a blighted ovum. Will know more with the ultrasound on Monday.

post #17 of 39
Thread Starter 

Good luck waywornwanderer and Jean.  I don't think that most doctors check HCG levels, not routinely. My CNM has been checking mine because my last pregnancy ended in a miscarriage, and because of my autoimmune disease which puts me at even higher risk for miscarriage. Honestly it doesn't change anything, but it does give me some peace of mind. Of course high HCG's could still end in miscarriage, but if they're offering I definitely don't mind knowing. I think it's kind of interesting to know.

post #18 of 39

I'm going Monday and Wednesday to get mine done.

post #19 of 39

My HCG went from 1236 at 5 weeks + 1 day to more than 9000 at 5 weeks + 6 days!

 

It's looking like this might just be the sticky baby I've been hoping for :D

post #20 of 39
cool, so I dont just have a crazy doctor. Good to know smile.gif

loveandgarbage- good about your levels! Stop trying to convince yourself that something is wrong!!! I know it's hard, but try to think positively so you arent so anxious. Let us know how your us goes on monday.
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