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I'm Pregnant > hcg level not growing as expected?
gina's Avatar gina 01:34 PM 02-25-2003
anyone know about this? i am five weeks and my hcg level is not growing enough relative to the first time i had my blood drawn- my progesterone level is good according to nurse at doctor's office- anyone know about this?

hypatia's Avatar hypatia 08:45 PM 02-25-2003
Gina,

I found these links by typing "low HCG" into Google. Basically, it looks like that if your HCG levels aren't doubling every 48 hours or so, that is cause for concern that you might have a blighted ovum or an ectopic pregancy or something else. However, it is possible to have a normal pregnancy with slow HCG growth.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/matern...hive/3103.html

http://www.parentsplace.com/expert/o...112720,00.html

http://forums.obgyn.net/pregnancy-bi...9809/0153.html

How much do you know? Do you know the actual HCG levels recorded, and how many days apart? Were the levels actually dropping, or just not growing as quickly as they want?

I hope that everything goes well for you.
gina's Avatar gina 01:11 AM 02-26-2003
thank you so much- informative- i'm not giving up yet! thanks again
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