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#1 of 3 Old 05-20-2005, 01:26 PM - Thread Starter
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hi all, just got a call from the nurse that my HCG level is only 13. ouch, that's low. She said 2 things: that it may be so early to cause such a reading, or, that the pg is not viable.

I told her that I conceived 5/5 and she said that this could explain the low reading. I'm going back on Monday for more bloodwork. I'll keep you posted.

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#2 of 3 Old 05-20-2005, 04:15 PM
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There is a very real possiblity that you ovulated/implanted later in your cycle than is "normal" (whatever that is :LOL) The actual numbers are not as important as how fast they are rising, so you won't really know anything until you get a second test. The range for the numbers is insanely wide.

I found this nifty little chart (no idea where any more) to demonstrate what I mean:

since LMP HCG level for single baby (mIU/ml or IU/L)
Week 3: 0 to 5
Week 4: 5 to 426
Week 5: 18 to 7340
Week 6: 1,080 to 56,500
Weeks 7 to 8: 42 7,650 to 229,000
Weeks 9 to 12 : 70 25,700 to 288,000
Weeks 13 to 16: 100 13,300 to 254,000
Weeks 17 to 24: 4,060 to 165,400
Weeks 25 to birth of baby: 3,640 to 117,000
4 to 6 weeks after birth: Less than 5

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This has happened to me with all my pregnancies as well. It takes a while for me to get going I guess (and you too!)
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