PCOS and hCG Levels

(81 Posts)
Clwc Thu 23-Apr-09 16:11:51

Hello all,

Apologies if this has been discussed previously.

I have been reading more and more about a link between PCOS and difficult to detect hCG levels during early pregnancy, making HPTs almost useless for many weeks.

Having been diagnosed with PCOS and hypothyroidism, I was once told, by a doctor, that different hormone disorders often go hand in hand. If that is the case, could it be that, even if a PCOS 'sufferer' were to become pregnant, not enough hCG would be produced to keep the pregnancy? Or has my thinking/knowledge gone to pot?

Does anyone have any thoughts on (1) the use of HPTs with PCOS and (2) the production of hCG when affected by PCOS?

That was long and my head's spinning. Hope I didn't just cure your insomnia!

xx

Clwc Thu 23-Apr-09 19:03:32

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Clwc Thu 23-Apr-09 23:53:54

Gosh. Thanks dancingqueeen. lol
Are you interested to know too?

xx

catrin Fri 24-Apr-09 08:49:38

Have no medical knowledge on this, but I had 7 negative HPTs from 5 weeks on and eventually got a positive at 7 1/2 weeks. Have PCOS.
Have I just confirmed your theory?

Clwc Fri 24-Apr-09 10:01:38

Hello Catrin,

You may have.

On a couple of occasions before, I have felt as though I was pregnant, but it just ended up being another visit from AF. This time, I feel a bit different again, with nausea, headaches and a stronger cramping feeling. It was my first month of taking Clomid, and I'm now CD26. I had a negative HPT yesterday and now realise it was way too early for me to test.

Thank-you for your reply. Why did you keep testing? Missed AF? Let's see if anyone else had the same problem.

xx

Clwc Sat 25-Apr-09 01:30:49

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dancingqueeen Sat 25-Apr-09 08:32:15

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Clwc Sun 26-Apr-09 12:59:43

No worries, dancingqueeen

TattyCatty Sun 26-Apr-09 13:05:56

I have never done any research into this but I have PCOS and my HcG levels were very slow to rise when I fell pregnant (after IUI). Got a positive HPT on day 14 after my treatment (which I guess is the equivalent of 14dpo - I don't ovulate naturally so don't have an idea of cycle length), but my first Beta HcG blood test was only 89 which my clinic thought was very low. My levels were then very slow to rise, barely doubling every 72 hours (most clinics look for them to double every 48 hours) so we were told to expect the worst and that the pregnancy wouldn't be viable. My slow to rise HcG levels are now 3 years old and playing with her Barbie dolls

There may be a link between slow rising HcG levels and PCOS (tempted to go and look myself now!), but there are lots of ladies on here with PCOS who like me have carried a baby to term, so please be reassured by that.

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