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I keep repeating "my midwife isn't worried, so I shouldn't worry." BUt it doesn't help.<br><br>
if you go by LMP I am almost six weeks. I O'd about Nov. 5. Last Monday and Wednesday I had blood drawn for HGC levels. Monday's was 11000 (good), but it's supposed to double or at least go up 66% in 48 hours, right, and when I had my second blood draw, 47 hours later, it had gone up, but only to 17000. My mw's assistant said "that means you're probably only 4 1/2 weeks" but what if it means something worse?<br><br>
And now, of course, every time I feel *good* I worry that something's wrong. I thought that with one successful pregnancy, I wouldn't panic all the time with this one, but apparently I do.
 

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You know, I have read SO many stories about women who panicked about their hcg numbers and they were fine. (Read the thread entitled "Amazing News" or something similar in this very subforum!) I think this whole hcg thing--while it can be a useful diagnostic number--is really a good way for women to get worried when there's no reason. I say, if it's going up substantially, try not to worry. You're almost certainly doing fine. Some ladies just don't double that quickly.<br><br>
The stories that I have read about m/c usually have numbers that more or less stay the same or even drop.<br><br>
ETA: Plus, your numbers are really close to what would be doubling in 72 hours, which is considered normal. I mean, what is that, 64% increase? I would not worry.
 

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I've actually read that after you hit the 1000 mark, it takes 72 hours for #s to double. (I'll try to find the reference) Your numbers sound fine to me, they are nice and high.<br><br>
Check this. Scroll down to "What do the numbers mean".<br><br><a href="http://www.conceivingconcepts.com/learning/articles/hcg.html" target="_blank">http://www.conceivingconcepts.com/le...icles/hcg.html</a>
 

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mchalehm, I am totally one of those women who worries at the drop of a hat, even when the hat is only just thinking about dropping. Thanks to you both for giving me some perspective. There are far greater things I could (and should) be worrying about, if I'm going to worry at all, and I should do less of it in general.
 

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<b><span style="color:#008080;">emikey</span></b> - I think these numbers sound reasonable. Try not to worry - easier said than done I know from experience.
 

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I've heard about the numbers over 1000 not doubling in 24 hours.<br><br>
Wishing you a happy & healthy pregnancy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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at this point I think that as long as your numbers are going up you shouldn't have anything to worry about.<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 
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