My HCG & Progesterone levels....

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ChristaM's picture
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My HCG & Progesterone levels....

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!

Joined: 10/29/12
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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.

LaurenE's picture
Joined: 06/19/10
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This is why when they told me mine were fine I didn't ask for the numbers!! I knew I would worry! Try to trust the Dr. that all is ok!

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
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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. Smile

Joined: 03/07/05
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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.

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
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I'd say you are okay too. Every pregnancy is different!

ChristaM's picture
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I found these charts -- loved it!

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HCG Level

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Doubling Time

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[TD=width: 50%, align: center]48 - 72 hours

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[TD=width: 50%, align: center]1200 to 6000

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]72 - 96 hours

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[TD=width: 50%, align: center]> 6000

[TD=width: 50%, align: center]> 96 hours

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[TR=bgcolor: #ffddff] Weeks of pregnancy
after last menstrual period Days after conception Approximate hCG levels
for single baby pregnancy (mIU/ml)

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Week 3 7 0 to 5

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Week 4 14 (next period due) 5 to 430

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Week 5 21 180 to 7400

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Week 6 28 1,100 to 56,500

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Weeks 7 to 8 35 to 42 7,600 to 230,000

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Weeks 9 to 12 49 to 70 25,300 to 290,000

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Weeks 13 to 16 77 to 100 14,000 to 243,000

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Weeks 17 to 24 4,000 to 165,000

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Weeks 25 to birth of baby 3,200 to 90,000

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4 to 6 weeks after birth Less than 5
ChristaM's picture
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Posts: 713

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!! Smile

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

great chart/info. the range is so amazing huh?!