had my ultrasound *Updated at top*

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had my ultrasound *Updated at top*

I'm not sure how I feel right now. The tech who did the ultrasound could not find anything :confused:So they sent me over to the lab to have blood work drawn to check my HCG. I waited around till I got the results, and I got a 138. Now that confirms that I'm pregnant, but if I got a + test 5 days ago shouldn't my numbers be higher?Right now I'm just feeling really confused, disappointed and worried. I'm going to call the Dr. tomorrow and ask for another blood test on Friday.I really wish I knew when I ovulated.

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I went in this morning and got my HCG levels, and I was at a 322, so I more than doubled in 2 days. I'm feeling so much better now. I am still shocked that a preg test can pick up levels of HCG so early. Right now I'm assuming that my due date is Oct 5th, give or take a few days, but I'm going to run with that till I get an ultra sound to confirm dates. Biggrin Hopefully in about 2-3 weeks.

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I did a ton of research with my last pregnancy. I got a faint BFP at 10dpo and had blood drawn at 12dpo. My # was only 13. This did tell me that some home preg tests are SUPER sensitive. Numbers can vary greatly. If you got a pos when your levels were say only 15 or even 25, then according to the average doubling rate, you would still only be at 80-140 range and that's where you are. I know how hard it is but try not to stress. One number doesn't tell you much. How far along do you think you are?

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I agree with Belinda, your numbers sounds about right to me. When was your LMP and about how long are your cycles? I wouldn't worry too much about the u/s. I'm sure there's a nice little sticky bean growing in there and it's just too early to see anything on an u/s. Are they giving you another u/s next week? I agree that you should ask for another beta on Friday. Sending lots of positive vibes your way!

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(((hugs))) and I agree with the PPs. But I'm still sending lots of t&p your way.

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(((hugs))) I hope it was just too early to see anything, and like the PPs said, one number really doesn't tell you much. I'll have my fingers crossed for you.

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*hugs* I agree, I think it's just too early to see anything. I had a scan at 5w3d with DS1 (to rule out ectopic) and they couldn't see anything at all in the uterus, not even a sac yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, hope you get some more bloodwork on Friday!

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Thanks ladies for the words of engorgement.

My LMP is really hard to tack down. I started BCP in November in hopes that I would bleed less, but they just made me bleed all the time. So I spent most of the month of December bleeding, so I got sick of it and stopped the pills mid pack. (2nd pack)
Anyways, I finally stopped bleeding around dec 28th or 29th and I never saw any fertile signs, cervix stayed firm and I was dry, so DH and I didn't bother with protection (children are always welcome to us) But because I had not gotten another period I kept taking a pregnancy test every 4 days or so, and Friday it turned positive. I even took a few OPKs during this time and all of them were very negative.

So its all just very confusing right now and I hate not knowing what is going on with my body. I really hope the baby sticks.

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It may just be really early. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! STICKY BEAN

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I hope it's just too early too! I had an ultrasound at 6 weeks with DS2 and they couldn't see anything. The tech told me not to worry, and I had another u/s at 8 weeks and there was a flickering hb in there Smile

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Hoping it was just early. I think my first u/s at the RE's was 5w6d. Even at that point they warned me there might not be much to see. Will they re-check your beta tomorrow?

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You bfp pic looks almost identical to my 10dpo bfp, so you're probably not even 5 weeks along yet, which would definitely explain not seeing anything yet. I hope your betas go up and that you can get another u/s in a couple weeks.

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Just looked back at my notes from pg with DS1. I got a faint + the evening of 11dpo. My first beta at 14dpo was 82 (3 days later). At 16dpo, they wanted to see at least a 60% increase (which would have been 131). Sounds like you're in the "normal" range.

Check out: http://betabase.info/showBasicChart.php?type=Single for normal ranges.

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Thank you, I have never had my betas ran before so this is all new to me and another point to worry about.

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Are they re-testing your beta today? If so, I hope to see a nice rise! Smile

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Yes, I called them yesterday and I'm going in this afternoon to recheck my betas. I'll hang out the hour so I can get the results today.
In the mean time I have had no cramping or spotting and I had a foot cramp last night (preg symptom for me) So hopefully it all looks good. I also had a dream about watching my belly roll around a ton with baby moving in there, like they do in late pregnancy.

I'll let you all know tonight when I get home and thank you for the support.

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sounds like your range sounds normal.. keeping my fingers crossed that those numbers doubled.

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Checking to see how it went!

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Thinking of you! I hope everything went well!!

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I know nothing....

I had my test, waited for 3 hours and I still don't have results. I can drive back to the Hospital tomorrow morning to get it, (40 min drive) I'm the most frustrated because they wont let me sign a waver to have my DH pick it up, he works there and will be there all night. So I'll have to drive in. Ugh.

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That sucks Crystal! Hope you get good news tomorrow at least. Smile

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That's really crappy. Sad Hope you have some great news though! (after reading what Amber posted, I should have just put 'ditto' LOL)

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That's ridiculous! Hope you get great news after driving 40 min!

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bump for updates

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Yay for great numbers! Yahoo I'm glad it was good news and that everything is right on track! Smile

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Yahoo glad your numbers doubled!!!!

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I'm so glad your drive was worth it. Congrats and can't wait to get to know you. Our due dates seem to be pretty close. Smile How are you feeling?

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Awesome news! I had a too early u/s with my son and nothing was seen. Combined with dropping HCG and some spotting, I was told I had miscarried and everything was just fine :). I wish they didn't even do ultrasounds way too early and give people such scares

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So happy to hear your level is going up!

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Congrats on the awesome beta number!!

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Yay, those numbers are great!

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Crystal what great news! Congrats on #4!

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Whoohoo! Congrats on good #'s!!

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"CamelNoodle" wrote:

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Crystal what great news! Congrats on #4!

Janel! Its so good to see you, I have been thinking of you and your family a lot.
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