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does anyone know what there hcg level was 5/6 weeks after af

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beckie90 Mon 10-Dec-12 22:36:07

Hey, I had my hcg levels took Today as I've had a lot of cramps and slight spotting, my lmp was 5 weeks 5 days ago, after googling I'm concerned my hcg level was too low, so did anyone else know theres at around same time. I have a scan booked for Wednesday x

KnackeredCow Mon 10-Dec-12 22:48:58

Beta HCG levels can really vary. What's more important is the rate at which it rises. On average it should double every 48 to 72 hours in very early pregnancy, but this rate will slow down the bigger the number gets. One number on its own doesn't mean a great deal, you really need two a few days apart.

It's really difficult to do but the best thing is to try to step away from Dr Google and wait for your scan. A scan really is the best way to confirm whether you pregnancy is viable.

Really hope things work out for you. Good luck!

louistheseventeenth Mon 10-Dec-12 22:55:23

Yes I've had mine done at this stage and they seemed very low to me.

As KnackeredCow said, it is the rate of rise that is the main thing.

I asked at the EPU when they did the first reading and they said not to panic, the levels vary so much from person to person that the standard tables etc not really any use, they would wait for the second test 48 hours later and know from the rate of rise how things were.

Its horrible having the wait inbetween readings.

I really hope you get a positive outcome x

beckie90 Mon 10-Dec-12 22:57:06

Yea I know Google is Satan it wasn't bad it was ok but at like 6wks people was saying it was way higher than what mine is, I know in 2 days when I will be 6wks by lmp it should have doubled. It was 2100 today she said. So looking at around 4000 I hope by Wednesday.Thankyou knackered x

beckie90 Mon 10-Dec-12 22:59:39

They didn't say anything about another retest :/ just the scan. I'm guessing if they can't see alot they will retest x

louistheseventeenth Mon 10-Dec-12 23:08:34

Possibly that is a really good thing- they must think it is high enough to definitely see something on a scan- I was told mine was too low yet to bother- so I think that must be a good sign

beckie90 Mon 10-Dec-12 23:21:12

I was told over 1000 is more likely to see something. But with my 1st ds I had a scan at 5wk according to lmp and hormone level was 1700 I think or 2000 something like that but had my scan and there was nothing there on ultra scan so then they used the internal scan which showed a sac bit nothing else, so had to go back it turned out fine obviously I had another scan 3wks after that x

RileyTheLittleMonster Tue 11-Dec-12 11:44:56

I had my taken on Friday after bleeding at 5+5 it was 9000... but on my scan sunday they saw a baby with no hb. Got a scan in a week..

How many weeks will you be when you get scanned?

beckie90 Tue 11-Dec-12 15:36:38

From lmp I'm 6 tomorow which is when my scan is, but I don't think im 6 because I'm pretty sure I ovulated a little later than normal this month as day before af was due i got a neg i then didnt retest till 2 days late which it showed posative, well either that or hormone levels are just low :/ x

RileyTheLittleMonster Tue 11-Dec-12 20:24:21

My fingers and crossed tightly for you! Keep me posted! X

beckie90 Tue 11-Dec-12 20:35:50

Thankyou, they said they think everything is ok cause cervix closed and it was only a few spots of blood and pain has more or less gone now, but just to makesure I'm not excpecting to see anything there tbh as I had 1 with my son at 6week too all they could see was a sac n yolk they said but nothing else went back 2 week later to a lovely heartbeat xxx

RileyTheLittleMonster Tue 11-Dec-12 20:48:11

I had a scan on Sunday at 5+5 didn't see a hb, so got to wait until Tuesday to go back.. not knowing whats happening is horrible isnt it!

Let me know how your scan goes, hope every goes perfectly smile

beckie90 Tue 11-Dec-12 21:06:09

Itl be fine hun my oldest didn't either was prob about the exact same time as you were, he's 4 nowIt is awful I no they Defo won't be a heartbeat tmrow so then Il be panicking lol n getting impatient even though I know what to expect anyway. Good luck for yours chick smile xx

RileyTheLittleMonster Tue 11-Dec-12 21:42:10

You've experienced it first hand, so if there isnt one tomorrow you'll be a tad more relaxed smile xx

jinglebellyalltheway Tue 11-Dec-12 23:27:34

it doesn't matter what it is, it matters how much it has changed in 2 days time!

don't let ANYONE diagnose you based on a single hcg!

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 08:11:57

Iv only had the 1 took have not had any more they didn't mention taking another one either, so just see what they say today

RileyTheLittleMonster Wed 12-Dec-12 10:28:09

Good luck! X

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 11:26:09

Thankyou, I don't think its looking good xx

FoofFighter Wed 12-Dec-12 12:13:19

whats happened Beckie?

RileyTheLittleMonster Wed 12-Dec-12 13:19:25

Oh no, what happened? Stay positive lovely! X

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 15:16:29

It's all very strange lol I was there 3hrs had my scan there sayin 5/6wk but they can't see much in the sack yet, then they thought ther was 2 sacs, but now there saying the other 1 looks like fluid. Anyhow after getting all worked up doctor reviewed my scan and said at this early stage she's not concerned, so I've to go back Christmas even wen Il be 7/8 weeks and see if anythings changed i don't feel too posative though sad xx

FoofFighter Wed 12-Dec-12 16:14:51

replied on ther other thread x

jinglebellyalltheway Wed 12-Dec-12 16:15:46

push for another blood test OP, its wrong of them to only do one x

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 17:49:57

I'm going to ring back tomorow as im not happy that they havnt checked what was happening with hcg level I was waiting 3hr so it could have been done x

RileyTheLittleMonster Wed 12-Dec-12 19:39:14

Thats terrible! Did they see a hb? They didn't do my HGC either I was there for 2 hours! Best of luck, make sure you let us no of any changes. Fingers are crossed. X

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 21:13:13

No there was nothing but a sac, they saying its too early, ds1 was also nothing but a sac at 5.5wks. I must just be strange lol, although read lots online that has put my mind at ease saying its pretty common at these stages, my womb is also rear facing so it makes it hard to see things xx

jinglebellyalltheway Wed 12-Dec-12 21:22:13

no not strange, there was a HB with DS1 at just over 6 weeks, the sonographer said that it was "just" there and had the scan been a day earlier I probably wouldn't have seen it

RileyTheLittleMonster Wed 12-Dec-12 21:27:10

They said to me at 5+5 I'm going yo muscarry..4 days later I haven't! Scan Tuesday seems ages away! You must be strong waiting 2 weeks Beckie I was ment to wait until 23rd but my midwife got me an earlier one... like jingle said heart starts beating about 6-7 weeks. So hopefully we all get good news!

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 21:34:31

I know in just a matter of days things can change drastically and there nothing be there 1 day and then few days later something be there, I've also seen some comments about the thing they thought was blood apparently that can be quite normal too. It's just so hard not to worry isn't it. Aww good look riley smile my hosp can get you sorted pretty soon for a scan I think there just waiting the 12 days to be on safe side, but my mind is going overtime. I do think my hcg is going up still though cause I feel terrible today, lovely migraine and feel so sick, and my mouth just tastes like metal, so I'm trying to take that as a good thing. Jos do u feel riley? Xx

beckie90 Wed 12-Dec-12 21:35:38

How* not jos silly predictive text x

RileyTheLittleMonster Thu 13-Dec-12 11:15:57

Atleast you will no before christmas!

Very very tired, low energy, can't even think about cgeese on toast withoit feeling sick (first thing I craved for) and defiantly can't enough chocolate haha!

we both have positive signs! And I havent had bleeding since before having my HGC level checking Friday!

beckie90 Thu 13-Dec-12 11:21:46

Me neither when i did have it, it was just a few teeny spots on the toilet paper, I also have an errosion so it could have been that, it was just the pain that worried me, I'm really good with pain n never take paracetamol but I had to that night and that didn't move the pain, but I've not really had it since, I had a little bit Yesturday but that was the normal period type stretching pain.

I'm sooo tired today my eyes feel like they want to just close lol. 11 days to go it seems sooo long.

Yours sounds really posative smile xx

RileyTheLittleMonster Thu 13-Dec-12 20:18:49

I only have 5 and that seems ages away, feel sorry for you! Hopefully we will both get good news so we can get into the Christmas spirit grin

beckie90 Fri 14-Dec-12 08:55:34

4 for you now smile 10 for me lol, oh well it will go fast I have ds birthday coming up and still lots of shopping to do so that will keep my mind busy x

RileyTheLittleMonster Fri 14-Dec-12 10:39:37

That's what you have to do, I'm up seeing my little brothers and sister so they'll keep me occupied as I have to build Lego tomirrow , haha! What does ds mean? X

beckie90 Fri 14-Dec-12 21:04:24

Dear son. DD- dear daughter. Or dearest lol. Well I've just had some more blood wasn't red though... Tmi, was pink discharge :/ back upto epu tomorow I go xx

RileyTheLittleMonster Sat 15-Dec-12 12:33:22

Can you not go today?

beckie90 Sat 15-Dec-12 12:48:24

Yea thsts wot I ment I posted it last night. But I don't think I can go today now, I've got no1 to look after my boys, as I'm in middle of moving house, no pain or no more pink, pretty sure its my errosion, if I've been busy it bleeds slightly and cause I've been moving and not sat down aswell as trying to look after 2 toddlers its prob set it off, I've had it over 2 years now its always same x

RileyTheLittleMonster Sat 15-Dec-12 15:36:31

Atleast It's stopped now, fancy moving house wheb going through this, get your partner to do everything and you relax!

beckie90 Sat 15-Dec-12 15:54:14

He's done all the lifting and moving which has left me to do the sorting and looking after these luckily just got it finished now. It's just gone back to its usual normal clear/white blush was just faint pink that once so don't think its too serious. And now morning or rather evening sickness as kicked in, feel like rubbish but hey ho think that's a good thing x

RileyTheLittleMonster Sat 15-Dec-12 16:09:41

That is a good thing indeed grin

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