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HCG levels can anyone help me ?

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golds Wed 20-Apr-05 15:47:06

I have just had some blood test results back from the hospital.

On Monday HCG was 391
Todays level 696

nurse still unsure and won't say for definate if I am PG got to do another test on Friday

What do you think ?????

harrogatemum Wed 20-Apr-05 15:59:27

well that sounds really high to me! I had an HCG level of 192 when I found out I was pg and was told that was extraordinarily high! I then went on to get mega sick and have twins!

MrsFogi Wed 20-Apr-05 16:03:17

yep - I just checked my lab results on which there is a handy grid (apparently not very reliable for calculating exact number of weeks post-conception but a good indicator) of weeks post conception/hcg level and 1-2 weeks = 40-300 UI/1 and weeks 2-3 = 100-1000 and weeks 3-4 500-6000

golds Wed 20-Apr-05 16:05:49

I'd go bonkers if I was having twins

I don't know much about all this, thanks guys

Cadmum Wed 20-Apr-05 16:46:40

I don't know much about this but thought this site may help. How many weeks do you think you are? Have you done a HPT? here

mummytosteven Wed 20-Apr-05 17:13:45

those levels sound pretty good to me - nicely doubling in 48 hours.

I think when I had blood tests done I was about 6.5 or 7 weeks - my first one was HCG being 2600, my second one, HCG was about 3800 - oddly although my PG ended up being fine, my bloods were coming up more consistent with an ectopic PG than a healthy PG.

scans give a far better picture as to how well a PG is doing, and blood tests can't give a definite answer so I guess that is why the nurse if being so cagey. are you booked in for an internal scan at all?

mummytosteven Wed 20-Apr-05 17:39:41

just stalked you on your Dec thread golds to see if you had had any scans. I had an abdo scan at 6 weeks ish, which was useless. I then had an internal scan at 6.5 weeks ish (after the bloods came back suggestive of an ectopic), and I was very fortunate in that there was a heartbeat at that stage. sometimes the heartbeat might not be visible until 7.5/8 weeks.

an abdo scan is probably at least a week behind an internal scan at such an early stage.

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