So, I got the results from the Friday blood draw. Nurse said they were fine. I had to ask for the actual numbers!
I think they seem low for me, but they are in the normal range, so I guess its fine!
Friday would have been 6 weeks -- HCG: 12,952 and progestrone was 29. For comparison, I had levels done with my first two pregnancies they were:
Kendall 4 weeks + 3 days (I was bleeding): 797 then at 4 weeks + 5 days: 2485. If I double that number every two days until 6 weeks I get 39,760. I was never told my progestrone level with her.
Quentin 5 weeks + 3 days HCG was 22,863 and progesterone was 33.2. Again, if I double that until 6 weeks, I get 91,452.
I'm probably being paranoid -- maybe I shouldn't have asked for the numbers!
Typically after your HCG level goes above a certain number it slows down and it actually takes anywhere between 48-72 hours to double. Also your progesterone seems really good, my levels the last two pregnancy have not gone above 20.
Last edited by Missbollinger1; 10-29-2012 at 10:01 PM.
CD46 (6w 3d) 32DPO HCG 45,802 Progesterone 11
7w1d :hb: 140bpm
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Your progesterone is definitely good. HCG once you get that far along has such a huge range of normal it really doesn't tell you much, especially just a single result. That's why most info you find will say once you get to 6 weeks an u/s is a much better indicator of the health of the preg than HCG levels. So I agree with others, go with the docs advice that all looks good.
Your numbers are completely fine!!! HCG stops doubling when it gets in the 1000s it's normal to take 3, even 4 days to double. Your progesterone is high - so that's good! Mine was only 10.9, and I was told anything above 10 is what they want to see.
I'd say you are okay too. Every pregnancy is different!
I found these charts -- loved it!
HCG Level Doubling Time < 1200 48 - 72 hours 1200 to 6000 72 - 96 hours > 6000 > 96 hours
Weeks of pregnancy
after last menstrual period
Days after conception Approximate hCG levels
for single baby pregnancy (mIU/ml)
Week 3 7 0 to 5 Week 4 14 (next period due) 5 to 430 Week 5 21 180 to 7400 Week 6 28 1,100 to 56,500 Weeks 7 to 8 35 to 42 7,600 to 230,000 Weeks 9 to 12 49 to 70 25,300 to 290,000 Weeks 13 to 16 77 to 100 14,000 to 243,000 Weeks 17 to 24 4,000 to 165,000 Weeks 25 to birth of baby 3,200 to 90,000 4 to 6 weeks after birth Less than 5
After seeing that chart, I recomputed Kendall and Quentin. Quentin is just off the charts, but Kendall was much closer to my current result. He would have been 45,726 at 6 weeks and Kendall would have been 19,880. I feel better now! Thanks for all the support ladies!!
great chart/info. the range is so amazing huh?!