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#1 of 34 Old 11-29-2010, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got the results from my blood work today and it isn't exactly what I was hoping for.  On Friday my hCG level was 111.7 and my progesterone was 21.9.  On Sunday my hCG only rose to 147.5 and my progesterone dropped to 14.5.  They typically like to see hCG double in a 48 hour period.  I go in tomorrow for more blood work and they won't get the results from that until Wednesday.  Praying that this isn't another ectopic pregnancy and that this LO will continue to grow.


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Keeping my fingers crossed for you.  Hope all goes well.


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I am hoping with you! Good luck!


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If you need something to compare it to.... at 5w2d my HCG was only 350 and my progesterone was only 14.1  ... I'm going back Tomorrow (Wed.) to see if mine will keep going up too!  It's a hard wait and see game! Hang in there!


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that's kind of high progesterone for an ectopic isn't it?

i am sending you positive energy... i hope for the best for you!


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It not so much the progesterone I'm worried about.  I am not crazy about it dropping and, yes, I have had progesterone levels that high with previous ectopics but it is more the hCG not even coming close to doubling that worries me.  I did get some news that is reassuring though.  My doctor said that the lab that tested me (I had to go to a different one because it was over the holiday weekend) is great if you just want a positive pregnancy test but he doesn't exactly trust their numbers.  The blood work I did today is with a different lab and I will have the results tomorrow.  So maybe the bad numbers are really just that, bad numbers.


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Sending you lots of good vibes!


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I've never known what any of my numbers are so that doesn't mean much to me. I hope all is well and the numbers are much higher tomorrow.


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It not so much the progesterone I'm worried about.  I am not crazy about it dropping and, yes, I have had progesterone levels that high with previous ectopics but it is more the hCG not even coming close to doubling that worries me.  I did get some news that is reassuring though.  My doctor said that the lab that tested me (I had to go to a different one because it was over the holiday weekend) is great if you just want a positive pregnancy test but he doesn't exactly trust their numbers.  The blood work I did today is with a different lab and I will have the results tomorrow.  So maybe the bad numbers are really just that, bad numbers.



Ok, Here's to hoping for some good news! Let us know when you know.


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Any news?  Hoping that the numbers are where they should be!

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Still waiting for the doctor to call...


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I hope it doesn't mean what you think.  Are you having ultrasounds done? Did they give any hope over the phone?

 

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I have an ultrasound tomorrow morning at 8am and then a visit with the NP at 8:30.  The doctor is in surgery tomorrow morning so she will consult with him after he is done then call me.  I was mostly left with the feeling that it doesn't look good but it doesn't mean it is an ectopic.


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Good luck tomorrow! your numbers are still rising, thats a good sign!


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I hate the HCG game, I hate it but I also feel like it is at least good to be informed...even when it is not the best news.  I had a miscarriage in July...HCG first draw was something like 192, then the second time 232, then 297....and then I started to bleed.  I felt like at least the bleeding didn't hit from nowhere, I kind of knew...but I also researched in SO many places and found that really only 85% of women have HCG that doubles, that some women in fact don't follow that rule, that there were women there who had slow rising HCG and perfectly normal pregnancies and babies...so I hoped to be in that group, I wasn't at the time, but I can still hope that you are.  Fingers crossed...and sticky vibes to you!


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just want you to know that you arent alone....my numbers arent right either...i hate this waiting game.  my first hcg was 977.....48 hrs later it was only 1027.....doc called to tell me it "might to be a healthy pregnancy and i need to be retested"......went 5 days later (due to holiday and weekend) and i almost tripled, so now he's not sure what is going on and i'm scheduled for a ultrasound on monday.  progesterone was 18ish.  i've been doing internet research for a week straight.....most of what i read said that an ultrasound is more reliable than hcg numbers.  good luck.

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Mommy Kahbid- I am sorry for your loss and glad you are here now :)   Thank you to everyone for your encouragement, positive thoughts and prayers- it really means a lot.  I really hate that I have to keep track of hCG at the beginning of my pregnancies but because of my history with ectopics I don't really have a choice.

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just want you to know that you arent alone....my numbers arent right either...i hate this waiting game.  my first hcg was 977.....48 hrs later it was only 1027.....doc called to tell me it "might to be a healthy pregnancy and i need to be retested"......went 5 days later (due to holiday and weekend) and i almost tripled, so now he's not sure what is going on and i'm scheduled for a ultrasound on monday.  progesterone was 18ish.  i've been doing internet research for a week straight.....most of what i read said that an ultrasound is more reliable than hcg numbers.  good luck.


I am sorry you are going through this too, please let me know what you find out on Monday!  (((hugs)))


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I went in for my ultrasound today and there was no gestational sac.  They repeated my bloodwork and my hCG dropped to 167 and my progesterone to 3.8.   The bad news is that I am miscarrying but I do feel a little relieved that this is not an ectopic.  All the best to all of you ladies!


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So sorry to hear that! Big hugs to you!


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So sorry


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I'm so sorry.  Waiting and watching those hcg levels is so stressful.  I hope you get a miracle.

 

I'm in the same boat.  My first was 117 and second was 189.  I've had enough miscarriages to know that that slow of a doubling time generally isn't good news. :(


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Ms-quoted, *hugs* im so sorry! Im hoping for a miracle for you!

 

Shannon, *hugs* I hope everything works out for you too mama, sending lots of good vibes!


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so sorry to hear that.


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So sorry mama, take care of yourself :hugs


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not good news for me either....went for my ultrasound on monday.....it appears that there is a sac with nothing in it....so, i guess it's a blighted ovum.....still no bleeding/cramping or anything, but my doc said that it should happen within a few weeks.   i too am at least relieved that it's not an ectopic and that i'm not further along.  ugh.

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