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The First Trimester and Non-Doubling hCG Levels

Updated on January 5, 2017
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My name is Kay. As a result of my two misdiagnosed miscarriages, I was inspired to share my story and what I've learned with others.

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Inevitable Miscarriage? Not Necessarily

Due to my personal experience with two misdiagnosed miscarriages, as well as my work on the Misdiagnosed Miscarriage Site, I've learned a lot about pregnancy and miscarriage topics. I've written several articles about hCG levels, including a general overview entitled hCG Levels and Pregnancy, but for this article I'd like to focus on four sources that demonstrate that hCG levels do not need to double within 48 hours, as some doctors incorrectly inform their patients.

Keep in mind that what we know about medicine is still evolving. Many doctors are very busy with their patients, as well as with their charting and billing duties—and staying abreast of all the latest medical research can sometimes be a challenge. For this reason, I like to encourage women to learn more about their pregnancies and share what they have learned with their physicians. A good doctor will take an interest in what you have learned and will listen to you.

I believe every woman deserves to have no doubt before having her pregnancy ended.

— Kay

Have you been told your hCG levels need to double in 48 hours?

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Source # 1 - Research From the University of Pennsylvania

Study title: Redefining [beta]-HCG in viable pregnancies: rose 50% every 2 days

What they found: Researchers examined 293 women with viable first-trimester pregnancies. They found that in many of the pregnancies, hCG levels only rose 50% in two days.

Why is this important? Many women are incorrectly told that if their levels do not double within two days, or at the most three, they are probably going to miscarry. In fact, I get emails daily from women who have been told this. In some cases they do go on to miscarry—but many go on to continue their pregnancies.

Source # 2 - Research From UCSF

Article title: Ultrasound markers useful in determining early pregnancy viability: don't rely on [beta]-HCG levels

What they found: Although this is not specifically a study, there is some useful information to take away:

"Once you confirm [by ultrasound] that the pregnancy is in the uterus, there is no place for [beta]-HCG."

"Many clinicians determine whether [beta]-HCG levels have doubled within 48 hours, a sign of normal pregnancy, but sometimes they rely on this sign too far into the pregnancy."

What to take from this article: Most doctors stop measuring hCG levels once the gestational sac is viewed. While hCG levels can be a good predictor of problems very early in the pregnancy, once the gestational sac is viewed, doctors can look at other markers to determine the health of the pregnancy.

What NOT to take from this article: This article is correct that far too great an importance is placed on doubling hCG levels. However, the article also states when the yolk sac and embryonic pole should be seen. We have collected enough misdiagnosed miscarriage stories now to know this is not necessarily true. We have seen that if you have a tilted uterus, chances are you will see your baby up to three weeks (or even more!) later than most women. So, while we agree with the authors' thoughts on hCG levels, their criteria for diagnosing a miscarriage with ultrasound is not quite as valid.

Source # 3 - An Obstetrician's Blog

Blog title: HCG Levels and Ultrasounds in Early Pregnancy

About this blog: This blog by Dr. Robert Warnock again reiterates that misinterpretation can cause a lot of needless stress.

What to take from this blog: hCG that does not double every two to three days does not necessarily indicate a problem with the pregnancy

Once the pregnancy is visible on ultrasound, further hCG testing is less reliable than ultrasound for monitoring a pregnancy, as the variations in hCG levels are frequently misleading and cause unnecessary worry.

If you're not experiencing any pain or bleeding, and you are at a low risk for an ectopic pregnancy, try to avoid the temptation to monitor hCG levels.

Try not to read too much into the absolute numbers and rates of increase of the hCG levels.

Once an intrauterine pregnancy is visible on ultrasound, do not put any faith in hCG measurements.

Source # 4 - Pregnancy Website

Article title: HCG Ranges (published on the website ConveivingConcepts.com).

What you'll find here: The information found on this page is found in numerous places on the web, but I like how this site consolidates all the information on one page. You'll find average range of hCG levels as well as typical doubling time.

Most importantly, remember, typical doubling times increase with higher hCG levels.

  • Under 1200 mIU/ml: 48-72 hours
  • Between 1200-6000 mIU/ml: 72-96 hours
  • Over 6000 mIU/ml: more than 96 hours

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If your hCG levels are over 6,000, they can take 96 hours or more to double and still be within the normal range. In fact, as the hCG levels rise higher and higher, the rate of increase slows down and eventually starts dropping.

HCG Calculator

If you'd like to check your doubling levels, take a look here:

Beta hCG Doubling Calculator

Do you still think hCG levels need to double in 48 hours

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Video: Exploding the Myth of How HCG Levels Are Supposed to Double

This video explodes the myths of hCG doubling rates as well as diagnosing ectopic pregnancies. Great take-away message: doctors need to take their time in diagnosing. Two values and slow-rising values are not enough! If you are going through this scare, take a half hour to watch this video.

Ultrasounds May Lead to Misdiagnosed Miscarriages

Misdiagnosed miscarriages are finally making the news and, more importantly, research is beginning to be conducted on this important subject.

Time Magazine published an article in 2011 called Ultrasound Guidelines May Wrongly Diagnose Miscarriage. A snippet from that article:

"As if the worry over potential miscarriage weren't stressful enough for newly pregnant women, research released Friday shows that current guidelines for using ultrasound to determine that a pregnancy has ended may not always be accurate.

The four new studies looked at U.K. ultrasound specifications, but when the findings are extrapolated to U.S. guidelines, the researchers suggest 1 in 23 women diagnosed with miscarriage could still have a viable pregnancy."

We believe that that figure may actually be much higher. For women diagnosed with a blighted ovum, something like one in five may be much more accurate.

Important New Guidelines for Diagnosing a Miscarriage

The UK is the first country to acknowledge that misdiagnosed miscarriages are indeed a problem. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has revised its guidelines. If your gestational sac is more than 25mm and/or the CRL is 7mm or more, you should wait a week to verify (if there are no complications). If the measurements are less, you are too early to diagnose. For more information (and something to take to your doctor), please, see my article: New Blighted Ovum Guidelines! You ARE Being Diagnosed Too Soon!

The information shared here is meant to supplement the information given you by your doctor. If you feel your doctor is not doing enough for you or not willing to listen to your concerns, I strongly encourage you to take what you've learned here and get a second opinion.

Have you read about other research regarding hCG levels? Feel free to leave links and your comments below.

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    Kay 3 months ago

    Sometimes numbers plateau or drop temporarily and then jump back up. Hope you get better news soon.

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    needongamiracle 3 months ago

    im pregnant through a day 5 ivf pgd tested embryo. im ivf 4 weeks my beta was 30 ..2 days later im only at 33. they were drawn at different labs. i had children through ivf before. im scared and need hope I really want this baby.

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    Nina Ortiz 2 years ago from Paris, France

    hello, my hcg level was 146 and 48 hours later was only 166. am i most likely going to miscarry

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I went to the er they said I was having a misscarrage Iwas bleeding whent to my Dr a week later still bleeding did one hcg 452 two days later did another hcg 327 now 3 weeks later going for my 3 hcg still bleeding no pain whatsoever $6 and belly getting bigger

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    SteppingRasor 4 years ago

    You have great information on your lenses. This is another good, good lens. Thanks.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @wecomparebooks: hi this is mimi, im 8.5 weeks pregnant the first dr. said i have blighted ovum i saw another dr. at week 5.5 she said you have to wait it is too early to say that but now i am in week 8.5 and till now i didn't see anything in the sac but i stopped taking duphaston before 6 days i have no pain or bleeding my hcg level is growing up but not doubling it was 7000 in week 5 and 3 days16000 in week 6 and 5 days21000 in week week 7and 28000 in week7 and 5 daysthe sac is growing up but can't see anything inside.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Sarah, I am in a similar boat. My numbers are going up, but not doubling. I have my first u/s tomorrow and am extremely scared, because I had a misscarriage in July. What happened with your pregnancy? Thank you, Amy

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    wecomparebooks 5 years ago

    Hmm... You really make me think.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I went to the er yesterday becuase of some slight bleeding. Although it did start during intercourse. I only went because i recently had a miscarriage june 28 2012 and found out i was pregnant again august 19 2012. I never had a period between pregnancies. So they did the HCG and it came out 6900 on 9-1-12. It was 4400 on 8-26-12. The doc thought eptopic because it had only risen a little. The u/s showed a sack but that is all. I was told to go home and rest because a miscarriage will be soon to come. I dont really have morn sickness but am very tired and have tender breasts. I know stress is not good while pregnant but what is a person supposed to do when told to go hame and wait for your pregnancy to expell. With levels that high is it normal not to see a bby in the sack and my numbers are rising..slowly..just would like to hear other stories and hope everything goes ok for me and all you women on here. Good luck all

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    getpregnantaftermiscarriage 5 years ago

    If you are trying to conceive after miscarriage, your first step is to get a thorough examination and try and understand why it happened. Sometimes there is a simple explanation but at other at times even doctors can't explain why you have miscarried.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi, This is Jamie. I have had 2 Blighted ovums over the last two years. I got my bfp 16dpo. (I have 32 day cycles and believe I implant late as on CD22 my progesterone was 26.7)16dpo my hcg was 51 (taken at 3pm)18dpo my hcg was 87 (taken at 4pm)I made the 60% increase by 6. Wasn't quite 48 hours.I go back today for another beta. I am waiting till almost 6pm to make sure I can get the hours in. Scared as hell! With my prior Blighted Ovum I had bleeding Wk 5. That will be next week for me.Fingers crossed.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi my name is Sarah n I'm so worried I went in to get an u/s n it said I was 5 weeks 5 days couldn't see anything but my hcg levels were 55400 they checked my hcg levels the next week and didnt double after 7 days they just went to 66700 the doctor says it doesn't look to good n now I just gave to wait for two weeks for another u/s I'm so scared

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi my name is Sarah n I'm so worried I went in to get an u/s n it said I was 5 weeks 5 days couldn't see anything but my hcg levels were 55400 they checked my hcg levels the next week and didnt double after 7 days they just went to 66700 the doctor says it doesn't look to good n now I just gave to wait for two weeks for another u/s I'm so scared

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    Adamsmith11 5 years ago

    HCG level has its role but it is not something that completely determine or can effect on your pregnancy HCG

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    WriterJanis2 5 years ago

    Looks like your lens is already a big help to other women.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I am sorry for your loss. I too went through the non-doubling levels. My level never reached over 300. I went through weeks of rising and falling levels. Lots of spotting and bleeding. I ended up in the ER only to wait for four hours before a very rude doctor came in. When he did an exam he commented that I was bleeding a-lot. This was the whole reason for the visit in the first place, I felt he had no bedside manner and found his manner invasive and his demeanor cold. He recommended I had a DnC. Prior to this, on mothers day this year (2012), my body did this on its own. The day after the ER visit my doctor suggested the methotrexate injection. I took his advice to ensure that if it had been a tubal pregnancy I would be able to save my tubes and avoid rupture. Every week I have been going in to monitor my HCG levels to ensure they are dropping (blood testing has been over a month since the injection). Last week my HCG level was down to 15 and am waiting for the results of the last blood test taken. My doctor informed me that we have to wait a month before trying again once my HCG level has reached 0. My tubes had been tied for just short of 10 years and then we had a tubal reversal. Within 3 weeks of this operation, we were pregnant. It was my husbands first time. This miscarriage was very traumatizing. Some days are better than others. I hadn't gone back to work after and each day became more depressing than the day before. Because of this I decided to go back to work and worked 9 days in a row. This took my mind off of the miscarriage, and gave me no other time but to focus on my children as well as my husband. Time can heal all wounds. This does not mean that the pregnancy has to be forgotten as there was a viable pregnancy which means there was a baby. The baby is part of our lives now. Just take each day one at a time. Sometimes it might have to be one minute or second at a time. Just remember that all members of the family have gone through this mis-fortunate miscarriage with you and may be suffering from its affects as well. So communicate with one another, love one another, and look for support in each other. This is where you will receive the love, care, and nourishing you need to emotionally recover and heal your heart. My dilemma: I want to try again. My husband on the other hand does not. He said he does not want me to go through another miscarriage like I did this time. But, I feel that not every pregnancy will end in miscarriage even though, yes, tubal reversal rates for miscarriage do go up, and/or that the next one will end the same way. For me, I am not giving up yet. Maybe the circumstances at the time of my pregnancy as well as my health resulted in it just not being the right time. The best thing a person can do is reach out, know that they are not alone, share their story, find support, be supportive, and if they feel like trying (or not trying) again, then by all means they should go with how they feel. We are all stronger than we realize! Best of Wishes, and I hope this thread helps you and many others in one way or another!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I am sorry for your loss. I too went through the non-doubling levels. My level never reached over 300. I went through weeks of rising and falling levels. Lots of spotting and bleeding. I ended up in the ER only to wait for four hours before a very rude doctor came in. When he did an exam he commented that I was bleeding a-lot. This was the whole reason for the visit in the first place, I felt he had no bedside manner and found his manner invasive and his demeanor cold. He recommended I had a DnC. Prior to this, on mothers day this year (2012), my body did this on its own. The day after the ER visit my doctor suggested the methotrexate injection. I took his advice to ensure that if it had been a tubal pregnancy I would be able to save my tubes and avoid rupture. Every week I have been going in to monitor my HCG levels to ensure they are dropping (blood testing has been over a month since the injection). Last week my HCG level was down to 15 and am waiting for the results of the last blood test taken. My doctor informed me that we have to wait a month before trying again once my HCG level has reached 0. My tubes had been tied for just short of 10 years and then we had a tubal reversal. Within 3 weeks of this operation, we were pregnant. It was my husbands first time. This miscarriage was very traumatizing. Some days are better than others. I hadn't gone back to work after and each day became more depressing than the day before. Because of this I decided to go back to work and worked 9 days in a row. This took my mind off of the miscarriage, and gave me no other time but to focus on my children as well as my husband. Time can heal all wounds. This does not mean that the pregnancy has to be forgotten as there was a viable pregnancy which means there was a baby. The baby is part of our lives now. Just take each day one at a time. Sometimes it might have to be one minute or second at a time. Just remember that all members of the family have gone through this mis-fortunate miscarriage with you and may be suffering from its affects as well. So communicate with one another, love one another, and look for support in each other. This is where you will receive the love, care, and nourishing you need to emotionally recover and heal your heart. My dilemma: I want to try again. My husband on the other hand does not. He said he does not want me to go through another miscarriage like I did this time. But, I feel that not every pregnancy will end in miscarriage even though, yes, tubal reversal rates for miscarriage do go up, and/or that the next one will end the same way. For me, I am not giving up yet. Maybe the circumstances at the time of my pregnancy as well as my health resulted in it just not being the right time. The best thing a person can do is reach out, know that they are not alone, share their story, find support, be supportive, and if they feel like trying (or not trying) again, then by all means they should go with how they feel. We are all stronger than we realize! Best of Wishes, and I hope this thread helps you and many others in one way or another!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I just wanted to share; I was approx 6 weeks pregnant and spotting so went check everything was ok, had an internal scan and they couldnt see baby, just a small black dot, they put it down to my dates being wrong and that baby wasn't big enough to see, I was slightly panicked as was sure of my dates. They then did blood tests, my first results said my hcg was 702, I had repeat blood tests taken 48hrs later - these results showed 721. I asked the doctor if this was bad news and she said she didn't know what was going on but would repeat the blood tests in another 48hrs, I was worried. By this point I was totally confused and didn't know what to think. I came across this site which filled me with hope and swore whatever the outcome to add my story incase it helps others.So the next blood tests revealed my hcg levels had dropped to 520, and shortly after I started to miscarry. I am absolutely 100% gutted as have been trying for a baby for almost 3yrs :'( this happened last week. I was so hopeful but sadly I have not been one of the 'lucky' ones. Good luck to everyone else. x

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    i was in hospital on sat -sun they were thinging i was having a tuberal pregnacy my count was 377 at my last test sun morning at 730 am went back for blood work tues at 9 am my count is 698 they said by this time i should be at 1200 im so scared im not suppost to get pregnant so this realy worries me....

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    JoshK47 5 years ago

    Very well-presented information. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Update....last Thursday went in for u/s and saw embryo and it measured a little behind still w/out heartbeat (6.6 @ 8 weeks gest.). Went in today on call physician could not find same embryo and says possibly non viable pregnancy. Devastated I asked well where did the embryo go, I mean really. He did not know which figure was the embryo and gave two different measurements...7.2 which is up from 6.6 last week and then 16 mm for the other figure showing in uterus. I have had no cramping and no bleeding. I am so upset and worried right now....Trying to pursuade me into surgery. I declined. I will wait on God's report and go with that whether it is good or bad.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I was told by my fertility specialist that after 30k they do not double every 2 days but up to sometimes every 96 hours. Mine did not double in the beginning either and after 30k they slowed and I have not miscarried so far (thank God). Stay prayerful and hopeful, I am only 8 weeks gestational.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Oh, my gosh! I understand what you're going through. I just had my 1st HCG test done on 5-14-12. It was positive, and technically, I was 2 weeks pregnant. I had a level of 45. I was very excited. I went 2 days later, and it only went up to 46. They told me this is a very bad sign, and that I could have a chemical or eptopic pregnancy. Today is Friday, the 16th, and I still have to wait for my next result. I've had some spotting and weird brown discharge. The doctor says it can be the Crinone. I'm still worried but hopeful. I know that it'd be worse if I was farther along, but if it turns out I did miscarry, I will be very disappointed. This is my first in vitro treatment and my very first pregnancy.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I was at work last Tuesday and started to spot. Went to my Dr who said everything would be fine, next day, I was able to get an emergency ultrasound, but they couldn't see a heart beat (but they said I was on the cusp of when you might see a heart beat). Anyway, last Friday I went to see a different Dr, I had a blood test to measure my HCG level and was told to have another test on Monday and I'd get the results for both in the afternoon. I was told by my Dr that the HCG level would need to double.We went for my results Monday afternoon and didn't get the news we were hoping for. My HCG level on Friday (6 weeks 3 days) was 30,000 on Monday it had only gone up to 36,000 so my Dr has told me I am going to miscarry... :-( the really horrible thing is, I'm not bleeding, not in any pain....I physically feel fine. I'm just desperately sad at receiving the news. Yesterday, I was 7 weeks. Feel lost right now if I'm honest.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Don't worry so much I'm sure you're perfectly fine it's hard to say but you've gotta wait give it sometime I know it's hard. Another thing don't focus on the hcg some dr's don't even bother it's to early on in you're pregnancy to assume anything the more you relax and the more you take care will increase you're chances of a perfectly fine baby.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Did I mention, I feel all alone and am desperate for help. I feel like I bother my doctor with too many questions. My husband drives tractor trailers (18 wheeler) pulling double trailers. I've kept my demeaner all day because he had to drive tonight. My husband is not one for sharing his feelings. He has left for work & I have put my 2 children to bed. I can't stop crying. I live in Alaska & my whole family is in the lower 48. Scared and worried to death!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    On March 22, 2012 I had a successful tubal reversal. My tubes had been tied 8 months shy of 10 years. Had menstral on March 30, 2012. Ovulated April 10, 2012 & Conceived. This will be my husbands first biological child, and my third pregnancy. I have 2 beautiful children 13 and 9. I had complications throughout both pregnancies. I am 40 years old. On May 3, 2012 home preg. test +. May 4, 2012 Dr. Confirmed also with beta HCG level @ 119. At that time 5 weeks 1 day. Spotting May 6, on & off & continuing. Slight cramping but nothing like with a menstral. May 7, passed minor blood clot earlier in morning. Small amounts of red blood when pushing to completely void or slight strain for bowel movement. Beta HCG draw mid afternoon: 268. Evening teaspoon amount of blood on underwear and some slight blood on inner thighs. No cramping. Laid down back to light spotting. May 8, transvaginal ultrasound, thickened endometrium, no gestational sac, and definitely not a tubal pregnancy. Was told because HCG levels are too low. Told spotting was normal, not describing symptoms of a miscarriage. Most likely I will be having a routine pregnancy. 1 hour later May 9 HCG beta level dropped to 206. Doctor didn't like the way the numbers are going May 11 is next scheduled HCG beta draw. I'm scared and feel helpless because ultrasound was normal, but HCG levels are dropping not rising. Last airing for results on progesterone levels. Lastly thyroid function is almost completely neal. Normal level .45 mine .002.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    OK Ladies here is my update. Betas have been increasing...5/2-46,000 from 14,200 on April 24. Then to 46,524 May 4 and my last beta was on May 7 @ 50,868. Finally saw the fetal pole on 2 May but still no heartbeat. The Dr's in the OB clinic are very encouraging and hopeful Discovered on last U/S that I have fibroids that have come back and was informed that the presence of these can actually obstruct the heartbeat. I go back next week. Pray for me and I will continue to keep you all in my prayers! If anyone has any info on fibroids and heartbeats that would be comforting to know.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hello I'm new on here and well my HCG levels are only 47 and I was told they should be higher since I'm about 5 weeks along. They're rising very slowly and I've had bleeding/spotting. They told me I would miscarry for the 3rd time but I'm praying I am just a week off. This would be my first baby if all goes well. My husband and I are worried. Please pray for us.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Just wanted to say my light ovum just turned 3. They told me I needed w d&c that there was no hb went in at 8 wks for the procedure and whala they did US prior to procedure and there was my lil man!!!!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi Mandy, I was told the same thing but I am still holding on. My numbers were 4/3-62; 4/5-104; 4/10-203; 4/13-477 and then they jumped finally after almost 2 weeks on 4/17-1930; 4/22 10694 (which I bled the day before and was told I should look for a mis) 2 days later 4/24 14250! I have been in for u/s but have been told may still be too early because I had IVF. Fert clinic said may be nonviable, but my doc is still watching. I am prayerful and hopeful and please I pray you the same.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @Cari Kay 11: Hi! I'm dealing with slow rising HCG Levels! Was supposed to be 4 weeks and 4 days on Wednesday, with a low level of 32 :( Went back today, and only went up to 39! But no bleeding yet, Dr. Said it's a nonviable pregnancy, but I'm still hoping for a miracle!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @Cari Kay 11: Hi! I'm dealing with slow rising HCG Levels! Was supposed to be 4 weeks and 4 days on Wednesday, with a low level of 32 :( Went back today, and only went up to 39! But no bleeding yet, Dr. Said it's a nonviable pregnancy, but I'm still hoping for a miracle!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: Yeahhhhh!!! My numbers went up to 1930 from 477 on 4/13! Next beta check is 4/24. Still praying.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hello..i am pregnant..my ovulation occured on 20th March and i am dpo 28..on 9th April,,my HCG level was 40 and on 14th april,,it was 37..what does it mean?? is it sure that i am miscarrying?? i had my ultrasound done on 14th..no sac was visible..and till now,,i am not getting any bleeding..is there any hope??PLEASE HELP me replying this..anxiously waiting

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Just got back from first ultrasound. Gestational sac visible measured @ 1.07cm/10.7mm. Drew beta again, will have results tomorrow. Go back May 9th for nxt u/s. Officially 6 weeks tomorrow. Praise God!! Grow baby grow...thank you ladies for your support.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: OK ladies....numbers went up to 477 from 203 on Tuesday. US scheduled for Tuesday.....Pray for me.

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    Kay 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I love when women share stories like this because they are fairly common stories and give such hope!

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    Kay 5 years ago

    @anonymous: I have talked to women who had very slow rising or even declining hCG numbers very early on only to find they'd start rising normally again. Often, dehydration seemed to be the cause. I don't know if this is the case for you but I do hope all goes well for your pregnancy.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I had an IVF xfer on 3/24/12. My first hcg was (4/3) 64, second (4/5) 104 and third was only (4/10) 203. They are going up but did not double, I am 43 and unsure where my range should be? Worried. Is there anyone out there who can give me some encouraging advise....I am going cookoo!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: sonia i know it was long ago do you or anyone else have an outcome,i am in the same boat as sonia was

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi there! Yes, I had my baby. ;) He is a happy 5 month old baby boy now. I had slow rising HCG levels and my doctors stressed me out about for about three weeks because they were rising slowly. One of the doctors I saw said I would probably have a miscarriage in a day or two after my last blood results came in. Obviously they were VERY wrong. They caused me so much stress I did not enjoy the first twelve weeks of my pregnancy. I could hardly sleep or eat because I was so stressed. Just try to enjoy your pregnancy and relax. Most peoples HCG does to double within 48 hours. As long as it double every 3 to 4 days you will probably be okay. I was! Hope everything works out for you. ;)

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: that is exactly what im going through my levels where 1226 on monday and on tuesday they was 1600!!!! did u end up having ur baby im so stressed n worried idk what to do

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi my name is Jada. I am 7 weeks and 3 days pregnant. For the past week I have had my hcg levels tested every 3 or 4 days. My levels are going up but are not doubling like the doctors want them to. Yesterday i had got a phone call from the doctors office and they said that my pregnancy is not going to end good and that I will miscarry. They want me to go in Tuesday for more blood work. They said once they get those results back we will go from there. i am scared and worried sick. what should i expect? I hear that once the pregnancy is seen on the sonogram that they don't test hcg levels anymore. I may have a doctors appointment net week or the following week. should I demand an ultrasound be done? someone please give me advice. Thanks.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi my name is Jenna. My LMP was on the 25th January and the average number of days in my cycle is 30 days. I was admitted to hospital on Tuesday 21st Feb 2012 as I was feeling overly faint and weak. I had my bloods taken, a urine test and an internal exam. I knew I was pregnant as I had 4 clear blue digital tests test positive on Sunday 19th Feb, 4 days before my period due date. My HCG 2 days before my period due date was 17 and I was also diagnosed with a water infection and given medication hence the weakness and faintness. I had my HCG tested again on Thursday the 23rd (my period due date) and it had only increased to 28.7. I have no cramping and no bleeding. I have morning sickness and very tender breasts as well as other pregnancy symptoms. When the nurse gave me my results of HCG test over the phone yesterday and arranged for me to go back on 30th Feb she said expect to miscarriage and I am nearly 100% sure this pregnancy won't have a positive outcome... Really nice of her :-/ I am 25 and didn't plan this pregnancy however me and my partner are happy. According to my cycle I should be 4 weeks pregnant today. My breasts have gone from DD to F already and continuing to hurt and my morning sickness has already started...I now have to wait till thursday next week and I am becoming more and more stressed expecting the inevitable according to the nurse... This will be my first pregnancy. I am very worried...

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi my name is tagrid I had an ultrasound yest nd according to my lmp I'm 7 wk2days did my first ultrasound where no fetal or yolk sac were seen this is my 5th pregnancy nd at this time I have always been able to c a fetal pole I do have a tilted uterus my hcg levels started at 6 wks 2451 yest at 7wks2days at 12000 but my dr was still concerned going in again on Monday she is hoping for it to b at 20000 I'm worried sick still have all my pregnancy symptoms

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    hi i have been told that this is my second miscarriage due to my hcg levels are not doubling they went from 120 to 45 i was told. the doctor told me that b/c my hcg levels are so low it is a full miscarriage. how do i get my hcg levels to double? at this moment im only 2 weeks and im lost .

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I Ended up having a miscarriage with my slow rising levels

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Two days ago my beta was 323, today my beta was 576, the nurse said that they like to see them double and so I should come back in 2 days to make sure they're rising like they're supposed to, I am freaking out.. this is going to be a LONG two days... I came across this page while googling, I truly hope that the whole doubling of the beta in 48 hours is not necessarily true!!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    My hcg levels went from 16 at 17dpo to 24 at 19dpo to 34 at 21dpo and the doctor said that they are increasing by 50% (give or take) so we are continuing to monitor my hcg levels...I had bleeding like a regular period about 4 days earlier than expected period and no clots (except tiny little pieces that hardly could be defined as a clot) and cramping. I'm now having hip pain (like stretching) and lower back pressure. Does this sound viable or are my numbers way too low?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi, i am new to this forum but could really do with some answers. The first day of my last period was the 7th oct 2011. We have been trying for a baby for ages and discovered i was pregnant on12th nov only to develop heavy bleeding and severe cramps on 14th nov following which i was told that i had miscarried. An internal ultrasound was consistent with the diagnosis but my bloods had risen from 39.5 to 93.0 within 48hrs so iwas then told that i was possibly still pregnant but they couldnt rul out an ectopic. my latest bloods which were 509 on 26th then only rose 62% to 818 for yesterday. I have to go back again tomorrow for more bloods but i am so confused and distressed, no-one can give me an answer of what is going on.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    @anonymous: My last period was 09/29. I tested positive on my first home test on 10/26. On 10/31 my Dr office confirmed I was pregnant. On 11/10 I started spotting brown, so the next day 11/11 I went to my doctors for a hcg blood test and an ultrasound. My hcg level was 1900 and my ultrasound measured at 5 weeks so all they could see is a sac. I have continued to spot going back and forth between pink and brown since Thursday and so I went back today 11/14 and my hcg level was only 2200. I don't go back for another ultrasound until Friday. The doctor didn't seem worried that my level did not double in 3 days and said I would have to wait until Friday to see if there is a heartbeat. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? What is going on with me I am so worried....

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi, I had 2 spontaneous miscarriage in Sept 2010 and January 2011. I had a positive hpt last saturday and had Hcg levels tested on monday. It came back at 22.2. Depending on what chart I use , they are either low or in the normal range.Will go to the doctor on thursday. I need hope, just don't know what to think....

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi, I went to the emergancy room yesterday morning because I was having abdominal cramps (with no bleeding). I found out that I'm exactly 6 weeks along but my hCG level is severely low. It's around 8200 when the doctor told me it should be at 20,000! I am so scared I don't know what to do. I kept asking what that meant, what I could do, what tests should be done, but the doctor hardly said 10 words to me. All she said was I am a threatened miscarriage and sent me home. Can anyone please tell me what's going on or what I can do to save my baby?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Hi, I went to the emergancy room yesterday morning because I was having abdominal cramps (with no bleeding). I found out that I'm exactly 6 weeks along but my hCG level is severely low. It's around 8200 when the doctor told me it should be at 20,000! I am so scared I don't know what to do. I kept asking what that meant, what I could do, what tests should be done, but the doctor hardly said 10 words to me. All she said was I am a threatened miscarriage and sent me home. Can anyone please tell me what's going on or what I can do to save my baby?

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    hi i had an hcg taken last week and it came back at 1167 i went the second time and it had gone down making them believe i was having an ectopic or either a miscarriage i went a third time and it had stayed the same as the last test what does this mean?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    My hcg levels were 33,818 one day and 2 days later they were over 44,000. The doc wants to do another blood test because they said the number shouldve doubled. I keep asking for a scan and they just want to do blood tests! I had an early miscarriage at 6 weeks over a year ago and I just want to know my baby is doing ok. Instead they are making me worry about the hcg levels rather than do an ultrasound. Your site made me feel better though. With the high levels I have, they aren't going to double in just 2 days. Thanks for the info.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    STRONG HEARTBEAT yesterday of 170, measuring 8 wks, 1 day. due between may 13 - 16th 2012. numbers didnt always double, but always went up:)

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: thank you for writing me back!! i feel somewhat confident b/c my numbers are ok and my dr wasnt worried but part of me is teriffied. well you definelty know how that is. congrats and good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy:)

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi luv4mayer,I had multiple miscarraiges between last year and the beginning of this year. One dead giveaway that would M/C was the hcg level. They would never double; just slightly rise. If you have a good HCG level, that is definitely an indication that you may have a successful pregnancy. Eventually, my body finally got it right and I'm now (20 weeks) pregnant. All is well so far and the baby is very active-so I'm happy. I wish you all the best and please keep us posted on your results.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    get ultrasound this thursday and nervous due to miscarriage in december. 8wks along and my hcg levels are rising but just shy of doubling. input? 1000, 3000... 3900.... 10,326, 15,600.... 26,610. i know the futher you get the longer it can take to double so i am TRYING to keep positive.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi there! Do not let them get rid of your baby. Sometimes it just takes time for the HCG to show up. Also, you can not see anything on an ultrasound until you are about 5 weeks. So you are probably just really early. That's what happen to me. My HCG started at 27 and 3 days later it was only 42. So my doctor told us that we were probably having a miscarriage. Well he was very WRONG! I am now 34 weeks pregnant with a healthy little boy. ;) So my HCG started at 27 them three days later it was 42 then five days later it was 424 then they made me wait another week and it was up to 3200. So it just started out slow. Also, I found out online that it usually takes 3-4 days to double. When it did get up to the 3200 mark I had an ultrasound that day and you still couldn't see anything in the ultrasound. It was just too early. Then a couple weeks later, finally they could see something in there. Don't give up! Anyway, hang in there! I hope all works out for you. ;)-Katie

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    hi i found out on the 30/9/11 that i was pregnant then i bleed slightly for 2 days, went for hcg test was 43 7 days later 261 2 days after that 363 today which is 1 days after that they did a scan but couldnt see anything apart from i had a tilted womb, they testing hcg level again tomorrow but im really scared as they said if they dont double to have aN INJECTION TO GET RID OF THE BABY PLZ HELP COULD IT BE OK X

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I just wanted to follow up with what happened to me. My third beta test on 4/18 was 2154th beta test on 4/25 was 941 went for an (internal)ultrasound and nothing was seen, no sac, nothing. Started spotting on 4/26 and it continued throughout the rest of the pregnancy turing bright red on 5/65th beta test on 4/29 was 1965 went for another (internal)ultrasound and there was a sac but nothing else.6th beta test on 5/9 was 7510 sac was seen again in the ultrasound and it was getting bigger but still no fetal pole.7th beta test on 5/20 was 8200 and ultrasound showed no growth from the previous ultrasound. We were told that it wasn't a viable pregnancy at this point and we could decide to try and miscarry naturally, take medication, or have a D&C. My husband and I both agreed we wanted to wait 2 weeks and see if I would miscarry naturally. Went back to the Dr. on 6/3 and had final ultrasound that showed no growth from the last one. I decided to take medication which I took that night and I miscarried the next afternoon. We are now TTC again. I hope this helps someone, even if it's not the answer you're looking for. Good Luck to everyone!

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: I just wanted to follow up with what happened to me. My third beta test on 4/18 was 2154th beta test on 4/25 was 941 went for an (internal)ultrasound and nothing was seen, no sac, nothing. Started spotting on 4/26 and it continued throughout the rest of the pregnancy turing bright red on 5/65th beta test on 4/29 was 1965 went for another (internal)ultrasound and there was a sac but nothing else.6th beta test on 5/9 was 7510 sac was seen again in the ultrasound and it was getting bigger but still no fetal pole.7th beta test on 5/20 was 8200 and ultrasound showed no growth from the previous ultrasound. We were told that it wasn't a viable pregnancy at this point and we could decide to try and miscarry naturally, take medication, or have a D&C. My husband and I both agreed we wanted to wait 2 weeks and see if I would miscarry naturally. Went back to the Dr. on 6/3 and had final ultrasound that showed no growth from the last one. I decided to take medication which I took that night and I miscarried the next afternoon. We are now TTC again. I hope this helps someone, even if it's not the answer you're looking for. Good Luck to everyone!

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    Loulousews 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi, ive had the same thing just recently. First reading at 135, then two days later reading at 134. Why would it be pretty much the same level. I'm assuming this means a miscarriage, that there's been no growth. I am feeling upset about it, but going for an ultrasound next week and that seems so far away, I just want to get it over with....

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Hi. I and my husband have so many mixed emotions and need some guidance from others that may be experiencing the same situation. We have been TTC since Oct '09. I was diagnosed with PCOS and husband had low count and motility. We completed 4 rounds of Femara with natural intercourse and 2 Femara IUI's in 2010 with no positive results. In February 2011, we found out we were pregnant on our own and all levels were very bad from the very beginning with no doubling. I had heavy bleeding, clots and cramping approx. 3 days after + HPT. Dr. refused to place me on progestrone and approximately 3-4 weeks later, I received the methotrexate shot. Began TTC again this June. Tracked my BBT and temps were lower than normal after ovulation. Went to new RE and he automatically put me on progesterone suppositories 3 days after ovulation. We had a + HPT on July 30th with natural intercourse! Here is my story:date HCG8/1 56Progestrone was good (continue suppositories) and low estrogen (put me on Estradiol 2mg 3 x day and estrogen patch)8/3 1568/5 2678/8 4768/12 675 (saw gestational sac measuring 5 wk 0 days)8/15 (today) 747 (gestational sac measuring 4 wk 6 days)Doctor is very concerned about my HCG levels not doubling even over a 4 days period of time. Also concerned because the sac is measuring smaller than 3 days ago as well as no yolk sac. Indicated this pregnancy does not look viable and indicated I have approximately 3 options. 1) get off hormones and allow a natural miscarriage to occur, 2) get off hormones and take cytotec to induce miscarriage, or 3) have a D & C. I have had a fair bit of cramping but no severe pains (this has decreased over the last couple of days), some nausea (but this has decreased over the couple of days), sore breasts that have grown, but NO bleeding. This pregnancy is sooooo different than the last one and I want to remain hopeful and not give up on something unless I am certain. I am just not certain of what to do. Doctor indicated that we could have a another blood wkup and ultrasound this Friday, which in theory would have us at 6 wks, and then make a decision. It stills seems like that it is very early in the pregnancy to make a decision. I still have hope since the HCG is rising, although very slowly. My husband and I have discussed waiting another 2-3 weeks before making any decision, although not sure how we will handle this emotionally. Not sure what my doc will say about wanting to wait and monitor for 2-3 more weeks. We are looking for guidance, similar stories and support. Thank you and we remain prayerful and faithful that we will one day have a blessed child of our own.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    hi, ive had a confirmed pregnancy hcg result of 110, i had a m/c nov 2010, and also march 2011, i had my first hcg test and the result was 110 i had it repeated again yesterday and the result is still the same 110, what does this mean ? does this mean another miscarriage ? i have to go bk tomorrow for ore bloods but im terrified

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    All the information I am finding on here is so different, and I am SO frustrated because doctors just don't seem to know what they are talking about. I had an ectopic pregnancy last September. I have a very healthy 2 1/2-year-old, but I had no complications with that pregnancy and no longer see that doctor, so I can't even compare the HCG numbers. Last September, my numbers rose from 251 to 650, but the pain in my side was so unbearable and there was nothing to be seen on the ultrasounds so my doctor gave me the injection of methotrexate. My tubes are fine. I should be almost 5 weeks pregnant and my HCG levels are SUPER low. I was tested last week and got 106, then 2 days later, they were 152, and 2 days after that, they were at 223. I have constant pressure on my right side, but it's not painful and I have no blood coming. I'm only 29...and am very healthy. Could this be another ectopic? In my heart, I believe it is and the doctor keeps pressuring me to do an early dose of methotrexate to terminate, but my husband and I want another baby so badly that I keep saying no to the doctor and requesting more blood tests. Has anyone else had such low levels and gone on to give birth to a healthy child? Or should I just throw my towel in.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    This site and the information here is extremely helpful. I'm having the same hcg issues as minehave not doubled yet- with the help of promentrium. I'm trying not to worry and just be informed but as you all can imagine, its difficult. pls keep sharing your stories ladies.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi, I just read your post and I was on the exact same situation last week. I found this thread too and found some very good advice. But I just wanted to let you know that as of yesterday, my levels completely dropped to 29 and my doc saId I definitely will be miscarrying soon. I started cramping and spotting a little yesterday, sO I believe her. My HCG levels didn't double; only rose by 10, then started dropping by the next test. If your levels decline again, you will most likely miscarry. I'm sorry . But the bright side is, since you aren't that far along, your levels never got that high so it won't take too long for them to drop back down to below level 5, (maybe a week 1/2), then you can try again. My doc said immediately after a natural miscarriage, you'd body is very fertile for a time and it's very easy to get pregnant again.If you have a choice, avoid a D&C. It scrapes you uterine walls so much that it makes ig vert difficult tO have a successful pregnancy for a time after the m/c because they are too thin for an embryo to implant into; evens/progesterone supplements.Hope this may help some IF this is your situation.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Hi, I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to add my situation on here and see if anyone could shed any light. I ovulated on 3/17, got a bfp on 4/2 (10dpo) had my first beta test on 4/12 which would have been (20dpo) and it came back at 81, went back in for second beta test on 4/14 (22 dpo) and it came back at 84 with progesterone at 19.5. I had my third beta test today 4/18 (26dpo) so we'll see what this one comes back with. But I read somewhere that if the progesterone was over 15 then that meant interuterine pregnancy, so is that right?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Hi there! Okay so first of all take a deep breath... You are going to be okay. YES! I am still pregnant and everything is going great. I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant. ;) The slow rising HCH happened to me as well. It's totally normal! What doctors don't tell you is that it usually doubles every THREE days. So at least yours is rising. I stressed so much about this and became so obsessed with HCG numbers. Here is how my numbers went. First set was 27 then two days later it was 43 then three days later it was 424 then 5 days later it was 3720. So I just tested really early like you. We also figured out that I ovulated late. We couldn't see the baby on the ultrasound until my numbers reached 3720. So the day they reached 3720 I was only 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Don't let your doctor scare you. Mine did the same thing! I totally thought I was going to miscarry. After I did my research on the computer about HCG and how they normally rise every 3 days I showed my doctor the info. I found and he said " Yes I agree with that" so I said "then why the heck did you freak me out for the last couple of weeks?" He just kinda laughed it off like it wasn't a big deal. Anyway, I have already had two ultrasounds and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat at exactly 6 weeks so hang in there and get lots of rest. Also, make sure you take it easy. That baby is trying to grow and attach itself to you. Baby doesn't need any more stress on it so please just rest and be happy that you are prego and that the HCG is rising. ;) -Katie

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Thank you so much Katie! That is very encouraging. As much as I really didn't want to stress, I couldn't help it. (I'm a very analytical thinker..lol). I do feel a sense of relief regardless of the outcome right now. Congrats on the healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby to come! :)

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi there! Okay so first of all take a deep breath... You are going to be okay. YES! I am still pregnant and everything is going great. I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant. ;) The slow rising HCH happened to me as well. It's totally normal! What doctors don't tell you is that it usually doubles every THREE days. So at least yours is rising. I stressed so much about this and became so obsessed with HCG numbers. Here is how my numbers went. First set was 27 then two days later it was 43 then three days later it was 424 then 5 days later it was 3720. So I just tested really early like you. We also figured out that I ovulated late. We couldn't see the baby on the ultrasound until my numbers reached 3720. So the day they reached 3720 I was only 4 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Don't let your doctor scare you. Mine did the same thing! I totally thought I was going to miscarry. After I did my research on the computer about HCG and how they normally rise every 3 days I showed my doctor the info. I found and he said " Yes I agree with that" so I said "then why the heck did you freak me out for the last couple of weeks?" He just kinda laughed it off like it wasn't a big deal. Anyway, I have already had two ultrasounds and we got to hear the baby's heartbeat at exactly 6 weeks so hang in there and get lots of rest. Also, make sure you take it easy. That baby is trying to grow and attach itself to you. Baby doesn't need any more stress on it so please just rest and be happy that you are prego and that the HCG is rising. ;) -Katie

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    @anonymous: Hi, I am going through the same thing right now. My first HCG was 2 days ago and it came in @ 40. I went back to day, and it came in at 50. According to my chart keeping, I should be 18 dpo right now, unless I ovulated later than I thought. I talked to my doc and she said my levels are not rising appropriately, but we'll have to wait and see.What was your outcome? Your story was the best that I can compare mine too? Are you still pregnant? And if so, did your levels eventually rise?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    HCG over 6000 can take more than 4 days to double and once it gets to 30,000 ... 50,000 and more it can take mouch, much longer

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Hello there,I have found your site very comforting so thank you so much for that. When I was 3 weeks and 4 days pregnant my HCG levels were at 27 and my progesterone was 20. Then exactly 48 hours later my HCG levels were at 43 and my Progesterone was 39. My doctor has me very worried that Im going to miscarry. (No bleeding or anything)I have had to wait all weekend in fear until I found your site. I don't go back for another blood test for two more days so if you can give me any advice or encouraging thoughts that would be great! Thank you. :)-Katie

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    I had an ultrasound on tuesday 22 Feb 11 and thought I was 7w 5d pregnant as I have a history of blighted ovum and hydatitaformole(sp?). U/S showed feotus of 5w 5d and a heart rate of 111bpm. My doctor rang later that day to say she was concerned that my hCG levels had only risen from 2900 to 3500 in over a week. Now I am worried that things will end badly. I am booked to have another U/S at 7w 1d so fingers crossed everyting goes well.

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Yesterday I had an ultrasound for viability. I was thought to be 7 wks pregnant. During the ultrasound the tech could only see the sac. She said you are much earlier in your pregnancy than you thought and need to come back in 3 wks. I saw my ob after that and told her that I was concerned. She did say that the sac was only 5 mm and that there was a possiblity of a blighted ovum. She ordered progestrone and Hcg to be tested again. This afternoon she called and said that on Oct. 28th my Hcg was 134 and yesterday is was only in the 700's. She also said my progestrone had dropped to 17. She has put me on prometrium just in case. Is it possible for my Hcg levels to be that low two weeks later and my pregnancy still be viable?

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    anonymous 6 years ago

    Hi I have a few questions? Im 6 weeks pregnant and started bleeding a week ago which in prior pregnancys i have bleed so this is normal. I went to the hospital and a u/s showed a sac measuring 4wks 5days with a hcg of 196 no fetal pole. The following day i went to my ob and found out that my level had dropped to 160 more blood work was ordered for 2 days after and at 3 days from the last blood draw. I had never even heard of the term hcg and i have 3 prior pegnancys leaving me with 4 kids. (one set of twins). Where in the world do i stand? My level dropped from 196 to 160 within 12 hrs im pending a drs appointment with 2 days to review the further blood work ordered. has this happend to anyone else? what should i do? Is there even anything I should be doing??

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    This article is SO true!! With my daughter my HCG never doubled my whole first trimester. I was told several times I could miscarry in the very beginning. When I had my first ultrasound I was earlier than I thought. I ovulated late. Dr said there was a sac but no heartbeat. She said, " Im sorry but I could pencil you in for a D&C if you want. WTF huh?? I said no I want another ultrasound. I still had all of my symptoms. Not even week later I saw the most perfect heart beat and went on to have a healthy baby girl. I feel so blessed . I had an ectopic tubal with my first and my hub and I tried for 3 years to get preggers with my daughter.If I had listened to that Dr and had a D&C my daughter wouldn't be here today. It is so important to pay attention to your body and if you have any doubt to get a second opinion.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Hello to all. I am 24 and will be turning 25 this Valentine's Day. I have been married 4 1/2 years. I have had no previous OB/Gyn medical issues and no previous miscarriages to my knowledge. I have one living son who was born a VERY healthy 10lbs 6oz June 2008. No I am not overweight. 5'8 1/2" and 150. My husband and myself were both 9 1/2lb babies in the 80s.. My story is current as of January 6, 2010. My LMP was November 11, 2009 and it lasted the normal one heavy day and spot-light bleed 2-3 days. We were TTC so I had took a HPT the day before on the 10th and it was negative. Well on November 22nd, which is 11 days after LMP had some very light pink spotting that only showed when I wiped, once. I began OPK testing on November 24th. I got a very dark positive OPK on November 26th. So we were TTC again this cycle. I started feeling dizzy and having headaches about two weeks later. I have been charting and cervical checking for a while so I just swore I was pregnant. Sure enough on December 13, 2009 I had a POSITIVE HPT! However on Sunday, December 27th I had the same very light pink spotting that only showed when I wiped one time. I called the Dr. office the next day, Monday, to get in earlier. I met the Dr. on Tuesday, December 29th. She checked me vaginally, cervix high and closed, and no sign of blood. No u/s given. My hCG levels were 59,473 at 6w6d. Six days later I had my levels checked a second time. On January 4th my hCG was 113,398 at 7w5d. As you can see they have not doubled in almost a week... I go back Friday to re-test. I will be approx. 8w2d by then. Shouldn't my Dr. consider an u/s on Friday with my next hCG results? Worried they are not doubling on time.. P.S. I have had no more spotting. I have bad nausea (not vomiting) and spotted unlike my first pregnancy. :S

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    I am 11 weeks and just started bleeding yesterday . i went to the doctor yesterday and the vaginal ultrasound didnt show a sac or a baby, my hcg levels was 6,318, and today they were only 4,995 the doctor said i was probly haveing a miscariage. do you know if they can drop and go back up?just to get a second opinion thanks!

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    I miscarried in 2007 at 17 weeks and just finished 3 IUI cycles with negatives.I happened to be at my gynecologist's office last week for a pap and took a routine urine test which came back positive-which is mind blowing for me. I took an hcg and the first one was 24 and two days later was 27. It's very stressful for me to see such a low rise. I can't be miscarrying AGAIN when it took me two years to get pregnant again can it???

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    [in reply to Amy] I am having a problem of the same my HCG levels went from 25 to 32 in thirty six hours i have been ttc for 11 months and my AF is due 6/29 so i hope that this is not a real miscarriage and i actually keep the baby

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    My first hcg was 14, and the second, 2 days later, was 19. Since it was not even close to double, would you assume that this is not a viable pregnancy?

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    [in reply to Kristina] It was actually over 7 days. Sorry.

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    My doctor just told my I should be worried since my HCG only rose from 273.6 to 1280.7 in 5 days. Should I actually be worried?

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    anonymous 8 years ago

    HiI underwent an ivf donor cycle and was transfered two embryos.On day 14 after transfer, I tested positive with a blood test.So my first hcg was 200,44.After 5 days I tested again and my hcg level was 256.The doctor told me that it didnt look good but to continue medication andto test 3 days later and to my suprise my hcg levels were 500.I am going on Monday for blood test and scan.I really hope it is not an etopic pregnancy.I am supposed to be tree months pregnant only.I am very worried.