HCG levels..

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HCG levels..

What are normal levels? Anyone had any drawn yet?

Yes, I'm asking for a reason...

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The levels vary from person to person, what the doc really looks for in a multiple draw situation is doubling, and that the growth rate is on track....

OR if it is ridiculously high, they may think it is twins....

OOOO IS IT TWINS???

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"MJDttc" wrote:

The levels vary from person to person, what the doc really looks for in a multiple draw situation is doubling, and that the growth rate is on track....

OR if it is ridiculously high, they may think it is twins....

OOOO IS IT TWINS???

What she said is this.. they don't schedule the 1st U/S until minimum 8 weeks due to not being able to see anything until then. That is when your HCG level should be approaching 9,000 - 10,000. (on avg). Mine is WELL over that. I was going to have my 48 hr followup blood work tomorrow but she cancelled that 11:10 appt and put me in for an 10am scan.

She asked me if I was sure of my dates as the level is indicative of an 8-9 week pregnancy.... and I said that with the situation as it is.. all the OPK testing.. temping.. charting.. etc that I have done, there's NO way it could be any other way than what I say it is. DH and I didn't start BDing until we were married and that was just in June.. According to FF, I was 3 days past my O date when we got married so we missed June. It was the July cycle that we caught the eggie (LMP 7/29).. I think I'm saying that right? So really only one opportunity and it happened. So I know my dates are right.

She said that because multiples are confirmed on both mine and DH's sides of the families, she can't say it's probable without a scan.. but says it's very possible.

I've done some reading and an extremely high HCG can also be a bad thing. Something about a mole pregnancy? I didn't get to far into that article.. just thought it best to stay off the internet until the scan tomorrow. lol.. Well, except here, of course. Wink lol..

I'm so nervous either way.. :teethchatter: What ever is in there, I just want it happy and healthy!

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Everyone varies. I've had some friends who had super high early hcg levels and were thinking it was twins or a molar pregnancy or ectopic or something and they went in for their appointment and everything was fine. I think they can vary big time from person to person and pregnancy to pregnancy. I think that more than likely everything is fine. I'm sure a scan will help you feel better though. Could be that baby is just growing really well. Smile Good luck sweetheart! I hope everything goes great at your appt.

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I've never been lucky enough to get mine done my office doesn't do an hcg level unless something is really messed up and you're too early for a scan (they will scan you at 5 wks though). So no personal experience. Though I have read exhaustively on the subject of pg and seen many girls on here get levels. I really do think that levels vary greatly between women and pregnancies. Molar pgs are really pretty rare plus you tend to have spotting a lot and other indicators. Twins would be cool!! GL!!

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From what I've learned when my HCG levels started to be tested is that HCG levels VARY GREATLY!!! There are many woman that have extremely high HCG and have just one baby. High HCG can mean twins though as well! It's so confusing!

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Thanks for the feedback, ladies! Smile I'm at peace with whatever today's appt brings. I just know - as I'm sure you all do too - all DH and I want is a happy and healthy family.

I'll update as soon as I can with the appt results! Smile

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Good luck with your appt! I hope that everything goes smoothly and perfectly!

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Ahh!! Can't wait to hear how it goes. GL!

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Oooooo good luck!!!!
Xxxxxxx

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:goodluck: Can't wait to read your update!

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I have no idea about HCG levels, but I hope all goes well and you have one (or two) healthy baby growing!!!

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Will be eagerly waiting your update! Good luck Smile

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Anxiously waiting!!

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No update yet?!!?! I'm dying here!

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"marymoonu" wrote:

No update yet?!!?! I'm dying here!

I'm with Mary! Update please?

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Sorry sorry!!! We had yard work to do last night before the rain moved in and was wiped out after that!!

Not a ton to tell, unfortunately... Sad Got to the appt, got called back by the U/S tech who was a mega-***** - and I don't use that term lightly!! - but she wanted to argue with me about why I was getting the scan. I gently reminded her it was the office staff that made the appt, not me. She performed a literally 7-10 second scan and said "You're fine. You can get up now."

:WTF:

I asked her what "fine" meant and if she could confirm only one bean.. She said "You're measuring between 5 and 6 weeks and I don't know. Like I told you earlier, we don't do scans for results this early." and opened the door.. She did give me a scan picture so that was neat..

I went back to the waiting area and was called into a room by a woman.. She said "Hi I'm Sandra.. we've met. Scan looks good. Nothing to really tell. Surprised that we were able to pick up a heart beat so early but we did. Keep your initial appt and we'll see you then." and walked out..

:huh: Who the hell are you?!?!

I was so overjoyed with everyone's attitude that I skipped the checkout desk all together. All I could think was "Well, ef you too!" :roll:

So I guess the summary is there's one from what I can tell and I'm measuring between 5 and 6 weeks. Absolutely nothing I didn't know before. I'll see if I can post a pic of the scan by lunch. Smile

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Wow!! Just wow!!!!
I think the staff there need to be reminded if customer service!!!!!

I am glad that it's all good!!!
But angry for you that something that is supposed to be joyous turned into something that left you feeling mad!!!

Hugs!!!
And I'll get em for you Wink

Xxxxxx

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I am glad that everything is good, but super mad with you that the staff sucks. That in itself would cause me to switch doctors.