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HCG levels and estimated gestation period - please reassure me

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starkadder Tue 21-Jul-09 13:23:09

I think this is the kind of question that has been asked a million times...but I can't help myself...Sorry, and I hope someone can reassure me

I have very ireegular menstrual cycles. Last two were 45 days and 69 days respectively. Then I got pregnant. LMP was 19 May so, for someone with a normal cycle, that would make me about 8 weeks, right?

BUT since I have a long cycle, am I right in thinking that ovulation is always at the end of that cycle - i.e. 2 weeks before your period? So therefore I would now be only around 4-5 weeks?

I ask because - I am pregnant - had a positive test result one week ago. Went to doc yesterday for early scan and he found a massive cyst (have started separate threat about THAT!!) plus said baby was measuring 4-5 weeks.

Had HCG test done today and levels (according to the bit of paper they gave me) correspond to 4-5 weeks.

This is good news right?? Would it be possible for me to be 4-5 weeks pregnant and still have got a positive test result one week ago? Do you think I can relax??

Thank you for reading this ridiculously long and boring post...

starkadder Tue 21-Jul-09 13:23:47

PS - separate "thread". Not "threat". God! Freudian typo or what?!

Ladyem Tue 21-Jul-09 14:59:15


Yes! Relax!!! grin

I got a positive test before 4 weeks with this pregnancy as my cycle is really short and so I was only about 3.5 weeks, so it is possible! Everything the Dr says also seems to tie in with the usual ovulating 2 weeks before your period theory, so I think you should relax and enjoy!!!

Congratulations!!! grin

starkadder Tue 21-Jul-09 18:37:05

Thanks Ladyem

DjangoTheDjinn Tue 21-Jul-09 18:40:07

Oh yes, luteal phase (time between ovulation and period) is generally between about 12 and 16 days so you probably ovulate very late in your cycle.

I got a positive test with dd 8 days after ovulating and 5 days before my period was due so about day 22 of my cycle.


starkadder Tue 21-Jul-09 19:56:39

Thanks Django This is all making me feel MUCH better

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