So annoyed (Updated with second beta results)

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Leah261's picture
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So annoyed (Updated with second beta results)

I just have to vent a little for a second. I swear I HATE doc's offices and labs. I think 9 times out of 10 they're just idiots and don't have a clue what they're doing! Especially the labs! I had my beta done on Friday and was told the results should be at my RE's office by Friday night. I was expecting to get them until today anyway of course but I set my alarm to get up and call right away since I've been nervous about it and they tell me that my results still haven't been sent to them. I did one at my OB's office once and they did the test there in the office and it only took two hours so over 48 hours seems ridiculous to me. So I called the lab and all they would do was take a message to send back to the lab with the RE's fax number. So annoying! So I don't even know if I'll get the results today or not. I'm having my second one today and who knows when I'll get those results! I was hoping I'd get both back today and then be able to schedule an appointment if everything looked normal. Now I feel like I'll have to wait forever. Stupid stupid Labs! Ok I'm done now rant over. Thanks for listening. Lol.

Okay so I eat my words. I called back to check and see if it got sent and it did immediately so I got my results back. At 12DPO my hcg was 60.1 I think they said and my progesterone was 27. They said the progesterone was great and the hcg was low but considering I hadn't even missed AF yet they said it was normal. They told me they wanted a level of 180 today. I sort of feel like they made it sound like they didn't expect it to go up or something...like super cautious even though everything was normal. I was also told I shouldn't have symptoms for two more weeks? Seriously? Oh well. I just hope everything really is okay. I'm even more nervous now. Off to have my second beta done. Anyone have any info on beta results and know how good mine are at this point?

mrs.doolittle's picture
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Check on betabaseinfo.com

Your levels are fine. More important is the doubling time. Mine was 82 at 14 dpo. Our RE wanted to see a 60% increase two days later (lower than what I had always heard). At 16 dpo, my level was 270-something. I didn't catch the exact number because I started crying as soon as she started to tell me the number.

Hope you hear back soon so you can relax! Smile

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Your number sounds good to me! I also recommend http://www.betabase.info/showBasicChart.php?type=Single . According to them the median hcg for 12dpo is 37 so I don't think you're on the low side at all. Hopefully you'll get the second test results back today and be able to out your mind at ease.

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Sounds good to me!! At 11dpo mine were 36- then at 13 they were 101- so I feel like you fall right in there!! My nurse was kind of rude too and didnt leave me very optimistic at first..

IDK why she'd say no symptoms for two more weeks- I think I had "worse" or stronger symtoms the first week then I do now!

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:lurk:
In dealing with the medical community a lot, I have found that there are a lot of medical professionals that seem to forget that they are dealing with a person's life, and not just numbers or symptoms on paper. Sheesh.

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You ladies are wonderful. Thank you so much! I feel so much better after looking at that website and seeing your responses. I'm way less stressed now. I spent the whole morning feeling sick as heck thanks to that lady scaring me to death. I got off the phone and went straight to the lab for my second beta than to the grocery store and now I'm back home and I just have the worst stomachache...stupid woman. I swear! Oh well...at least I know all is probably okay as long as today's test has gone up the right amount. They told me they wanted it to be 180 for today's. Oh and I won't get the results until tomorrow they made sure I was aware of that...in another rude way. It was just a morning for rude people. When I told my mom about the nurse lady she said I should file a complaint or something for her being so insensitive to be working at a fertility clinic. I doubt I'll go that far...maybe I'm hormonal too. Who knows? Lol. Thanks so much ladies for the responses and the support. I feel much better now! Smile

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That stinks you'll have to wait til tomorrow. My doc's office is great and always puts stat on the test. They always call within 2 hours of the test with the results. You'd think a fertility office would be extra quick. As far as the symptoms, maybe she was talking about the morning sickness. That doesn't usually hit until closer to 6 weeks. Although I'm praying it would hurry up and kick in so I'd feel more reassured! The earliest I've had it was 5 1/2 weeks so we'll see.

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I almost threw up this morning and yesterday but I think it's because I stopped taking my reflux medication and I had orange juice. Bad idea. Lol. I've learned my lesson though I think. I told her my BBs were killing me and I was tired and all and she acted like I was an idiot for saying that. The problem with the test results is that my RE's office is an hour away so I get my tests done at a local lab. That lab is small so it has to send out to another lab and that's the one that takes forever to respond. If I got it done there it'd be back right away. I considered it but gas is so high I figured I probably shouldn't drive far just for blood work. I'm going to try to stay busy until then. Eeek! I hate to say I hope your morning sickness kicks in so that you're reassured but I do if it'll help. Smile I understand the feeling. I want to keep having symptoms so I know things are okay. Smile

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"Leah261" wrote:

I hate to say I hope your morning sickness kicks in so that you're reassured but I do if it'll help. Smile I understand the feeling. I want to keep having symptoms so I know things are okay. Smile

Thanks Leah! I know what's normal for me but I'm still stressing! I keep doing searches on when other people started having symptoms. The majority say 5 1/2 -6 weeks. Makes me feel a little better. I need to stop researching! My eyes are sore! I have been tired and emotional so that's something! Oh and super thirsty!

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Sounds like a great number Leah!!! I am keeping everything crossed that your bean is the sticky kind!

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"belindab" wrote:

Thanks Leah! I know what's normal for me but I'm still stressing! I keep doing searches on when other people started having symptoms. The majority say 5 1/2 -6 weeks. Makes me feel a little better. I need to stop researching! My eyes are sore! I have been tired and emotional so that's something! Oh and super thirsty!

I hear ya Belinda! I'm thirsty as heck too! I'm not sure if I'm peeing more cause I'm pregnant or because I'm drinking more water. I cut out caffeine too. I've always heard that the average for morning sickness was in the 6th week so I'm sure it's fine that you don't have it yet. Sucks to be wanting to feel bad doesn't it? Lol. I just feel like I'm okay if I'm having symptom so I'm wanting them also. If my EDD is right then we're only 4 days apart. That neat! Smile

Kim you're the best! I was a nervous wreck this morning thanks to that grouchy nurse. I'm much better now though thanks to all of you guys and a nap. Smile

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Thinking of you and waiting for your next numbers !!!

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Hi ladies! Second beta just came back at 169 after nearly 72 hours. I used the betabase website to calculate my doubling time and it said I doubled every 44.8 hours. That seems pretty decent to me but the doc's office was wondering if it should have been higher. They said they wanted it to be 180 and it was almost 170. Plus first beta was done at 4 in the afternoon and second beta was done at 10 in the morning. Plus don't they say as long as it doubles within 48-72 hours and it hadn't quite been 72 and it more than doubled. So it's good right? They acted like it wasn't quite where they wanted but it seems good to me. Any thoughts?

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Leah! Hip hip hooray! I think it sounds great. I wouldn't worry. Just enjoy your little sweet BABY in there. I am just so excited for you!!!! Ahhhhh!

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"Leah261" wrote:

I hear ya Belinda! I'm thirsty as heck too! I'm not sure if I'm peeing more cause I'm pregnant or because I'm drinking more water. I cut out caffeine too. I've always heard that the average for morning sickness was in the 6th week so I'm sure it's fine that you don't have it yet. Sucks to be wanting to feel bad doesn't it? Lol. I just feel like I'm okay if I'm having symptom so I'm wanting them also. If my EDD is right then we're only 4 days apart. That neat! Smile

Kim you're the best! I was a nervous wreck this morning thanks to that grouchy nurse. I'm much better now though thanks to all of you guys and a nap. Smile

your betas sounds good to me. as long as they keep going up, i think you're fine. congrats Biggrin

as for the m/s, i have horrible acid reflux and was warned that i could expect earlier and longer lasting m/s, and i did. mine started early in week 5 and didn't end until week 17. i'm 29 weeks now and it's starting to come back. just prepare yourself for it. stay away from your triggers. eat often and eat light. i hope you get the relief from it that i am not getting.

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That number sounds great. Do you have any more betas?

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I think there is a lot of variation within the "norm." My RE wanted to see a 60% increase in 48 hours.

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Your beta sounds good to me! It was less than 48 hours plus like you said, one was done in the am and the other in the afternoon. Don't let them stress you out!

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Damn, I haven't had any betas done yet. The receptionist at my Dr's office said they like to wait until you've missed your period. Well, today AF was supposed to arrive and nothing. I'm going tomorrow at 3:30 pm to get my blood drawn and will have the results Friday morning. According to that beta chart I should be around 207 (16 dpo). Wish me luck!

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I think those numbers sound pretty good! Will you have another one done?

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Sounds good to me too! Don't let those grouches stress you out. You have a BABY in there!!

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"KatieWillis" wrote:

I think those numbers sound pretty good! Will you have another one done?

They've decided to go ahead and do one more tomorrow and I won't get the results of that one until Thursday. I guess pregnancy is just going to be one big waiting game but man these beta's are kicking my butt. I spend the whole day of the blood work all afraid it's not high enough and then spend the next morning fighting to reach someone to tell me something and then when I do it always sounds bad so spend all of that day thinking that something might be wrong and then I do it all over again. I'm so exhausted. I just woke up from a nap and I'm pretty sure my legs still haven't woken up yet. Lol. Maybe it would have been better if they waited a little longer to do them and then they wouldn't be worried about them being low, but according to what I've read and all they're not. Ugh! I want this part of pregnancy to be over already.

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I'm no expert but it sounds good to me also! I'm so pleased to hear your results are good! Don't let insensitive Drs get to you Smile