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Hi everyone! This is my first post in this forum as a pg mama!<br><br>
I just found out that I am expecting baby #2. It wasn't really a planned pg, I was charting and using my Clear Plan Fertility Monitor as birth control, but I ovulated very early this cycle. BD'd on cd 7 and O'd on cd 10 and here I am.<br><br>
Anyway, Fertility Friend and CPFM both said I O'd on cd10. So on Friday I would have been 10dpo.<br><br>
I had a serum hgc level done on Friday and it was 19. I expected it to be that low. My dr ordered a second one to be drawn 48 hrs later to make sure the level was doubling.<br><br>
I had it drawn today at 12 dpo, 48 hrs after the first one, and it was 81. It more than quadrupled!!! I was so suprised.<br><br>
With my pg with ds, I had a level of 29 at 11dpo and 75 at 13dpo. So that level more than doubled, but no where near quadrupling.<br><br>
I'm happy that the level is rising, but now I'm worried that it is rising too much. I have absolutely no history of twins in my family at all, so I doubt it's that.<br><br>
Could there be something wrong causing the dramatic increase?<br><br>
I'm going to ask my dr to run another one so we can see if it is still increasing by so much, or if the rise is leveling off.<br><br>
Help would be appreciated!!! Did anyone else have something similar to this happen to them?<br><br>
lisa<br><br>
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that's what i think! and you don't have to have a history of twins in the family to have twins yourself. you could've released 2 eggs, (rare though) or the embryo could've split into 2. I don't think that stuff is genetic.<br><br>
good luck! hopefully you get the answer you want.<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"> Congratulations on your pregnancy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
No answer on the hcg question, however. I've never had any levels tested and I don't even know what is normal.
 

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No experience with hcg either but wanted to say....I got pg by ooops the same way! I o'ed 7 days early! I was charting as b/c......<br><br>
Good luck!!
 

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If I remember correctly, the two most likely causes of unusually high HCG levels are twins (and homozygotic twins haven't been proven to be genetically linked so there'd be no need for it to be in your family) or molar pregnancy.<br><br>
Or, it could just be a fluke. Personally, I hope for your sake it's either twins or just a fluke.
 

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Well, I don't know much about hcg either, but your levels don't sound alarming to me. 14dpo, my level was 405. I'd already suspected I was having twins, and when I got the results, the doctor said there was a 90% chance that I was indeed pg with two babies. The other possibility was just that it was one very well implanted little embryo! It turned out to be twins, but from what I gathered during the four weeks I waited to find out (at a u/s), high hcg levels are fairly common and generally only mean good things, i.e. sticky pregnancy.<br><br>
Congrats!<br><br>
Lex<br><br>
p.s. It's "monozygotic" not "homozygotic" :LOL
 

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my level at 13dpo was 41.9 and at 17dpo it was 424. When it had my u/s if ound out that I released 2 eggs but I'm only having one child.<br>
You might have released more than one egg but that doesn't mean your going to have twins.<br>
Good luck<br><br>
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Thanks everyone for the replies and congrats!!!<br><br>
I still don't know anything yet. I haven't talked to the nurse at the dr's office, but I will ask for another level.<br><br>
If the hcg continues to increase at the same rate then it would be around 375+ on 14dpo, but I suspect the quadrupling was just a fluke. I cannot imagine twins.<br><br>
I'll keep everyone updated and I guess I'll be joining the May mama's thread.<br><br>
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There is quite a range of normal HCG levels in pregnancy. This web site has some helpful tables <a href="http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth/hcglevels.html" target="_blank">http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/birth/hcglevels.html</a> .<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"> Congratulations!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby">
 

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I found out I was pregnant 28 days past my LMP. I has an ultrasound that measured a 5mm gestational sac with no fetal pole. My hcg level was only 47 and was told it I might be earlier than I think or not a good pregnancy. 48 hours later my hcg was 267, nearly 5 and a half times the level. I have a strange feeling that I am pregnant with twins, maybe it is in my head, but I felt this feeling right away. I also should note that I have a 9cm fibroid on my uterus that I had scheduled to have taken out a few hours before I found out that I was pregnant... talk about timing. My abdomen has been really big the last few weeks, my uterus measures 3-4 months b/c of the fibroid. Now I have to live with it for 9 months, which it probably will double in size. Did I mention I am 125 pounds? I feel like I am already 4 months pregnant.<br>
I know I shouldn't pay too much attention to my hcg numbers, but I feel like there could be 2 in the sac. Any thoughts?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 
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